And it seems his adoring public is having trouble letting him go. Baroness Elisabeth zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen The irony is hard to top that Germany's education minister has become the next high-profile politician to be found guilty of plagiarizing portions of a doctoral dissertation.
He described the working-method during the several years of his dissertation as often working in short periods and using various different data carriers.
His mother married secondly Adolf Richard Barthold von Ribbentrop, owner of an Eltville art gallery and son of Joachim von Ribbentropinand has two children from her second marriage. Accused of having stolen large parts of his doctoral dissertation in what has become known as the Copy, Paste Affair, Guttenberg announced his resignation as minister on Tuesday, leaving his political future uncertain and the ruling Christian Democratic Union CDU devastated.
He told a news conference that it was "the most painful step of my life". He is also competent and reliable, so he makes an obvious choice for the next Defense Minister.
The announcement on Tuesday The Chancellor believes him. She now plans to sue the university for damages. Since then, "plagiarist hunters" have taken it upon themselves to look into the doctoral dissertations of well-known politicians and check whether they were plagiarized.
This is massive, systematic deception. The prosecutor found 23 prosecutable copyright violations in Guttenberg's dissertation, but estimated that the material damage suffered by the authors of those texts was marginal.
A page set up by Guttenberg opponents got just 5, "like" clicks. Bookish and lawyerly, he could hardly be a greater contrast to his flamboyant predecessor. In the face of the extent and amount of plagiarism found, it should be as clear to you as it is to us that at the end of an exact investigation by the university, only one result will be possible with respect to the intent to deceive on the part of the minister.
The castle has been in the possession of the Guttenberg family since Guttenberg's Downfall Ex-German Minister Plagiarized Intentionally.
Former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg always insisted that he had never meant to plagiarize portions of his. Few political careers have been launched with such fury and gained so much traction as fast as that of Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg.
In just two years, the year-old aristocrat, who is married to an heir of Otto von Bismarck, rose from a virtual unknown to Germany's Defense Minister and most popular. As some of you might know, Germany’s defense minister, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, resigned yesterday after admitting that he plagiarized his PhD dissertation.
Pitiful, I know. Pitiful, I know.
Gregor Aisch visualized Guttenberg’s dissertation, highlighting the plagiarized portions. (See more on Guttenberg and the plagiarism claims.) But despite the shock of Guttenberg's exit, the Berlin political machine grinds on.
On Wednesday, it was announced that Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere would replace Guttenberg at the Defense Ministry. German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Wednesday faced accusations he plagiarized parts of his doctoral thesis.
But the minister said he had nothing to worry about. It claims that on three pages, between 50% and 75% of the text is plagiarized text and on five pages, more than 75% of the text is plagiarized.
"I can reject the accusation of plagiarism," von der Leyen told the German press.Download