German minister denies plagiarism allegations: report

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, seen in Brussels on June 24, 2015, rejected allegations revealed in media reports that she plagiarised portions of her doctoral thesisGermany’s Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen fiercely rejected allegations revealed Saturday in media reports that she plagiarised portions of her doctoral thesis, a charge that has already brought down other high-level German leaders. “The frequency and the ease with which these errors could have been avoided indicate a grossly botched piece of work,” Dannemann told Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

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