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New ‘copy-paste’ accusations in Germany

13/04/11 18:10 CET

Another German politician has been hit by plagiarism accusations.

MEP Silvana Koch-Mehrin is a rising star in the Free Democrats, a junior government partner.

Researchers say several parts of a university dissertation from ten years ago were copied from other authors.

Last month Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Germany’s then-defence minister, resigned over similar allegations.

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