Germany’s education minister has fallen from political grace, as officials with her former Duesseldorf University have found her guilty of plagiarism and stripped away her doctorate degree.
“I will not accept the decision,” she said, in the AFP report, “and will file a lawsuit against it.”
The plagiarism charges focused on Ms. Schavan’s thesis, titled “Person and Conscience,” written 33 years ago. Her political opponents are now calling for her resignation.
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