Tuesday, March 01, 2011

German defence minister quits after plagiarism row

German defence minister quits after plagiarism row

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Germany's popular Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, stripped last month of his doctoral title after accusations of plagiarism, said Tuesday he was resigning.

"I thank the chancellor for her support," the conservative zu Guttenberg, 39, told reporters in Berlin. "But I have reached the limits of my strength."

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting how just after the "picture" was removed from the Justus Lipsius building, the following photo headlines the EU observer, 2/1/11, as if to de-legitimize a current EU leader:

http://euobserver.com/9/31899

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/africa/news/article_1621821.php/Gaddafi-picture-taken-down-in-EU-Council-building

Fwiw.

Anonymous said...

Note the following two events scheduled for Friday, the 11th of March:

1) EU's Van Rompuy calls March 11 summit on Libya:

http://tinyurl.com/46oc4u4

or

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/01/eu-libya-rompuy-idUSBRU01133920110301

2) Potential Saudi Arabia ‘Day of Rage’ on March 11 could cause new oil high

http://tinyurl.com/4fqa427

or

http://www.examiner.com/christianity-politics-in-national/potential-saudi-arabia-day-of-rage-on-march-11-could-cause-new-oil-high

FWIW.