Due to a plagiarism suspicion of the Free University of Berlin (FU) reviewed the PhD thesis of Minister for the family, Franziska Giffey. The SPD-politician has asked the University itself to this examination, as the news magazine “Spiegel” reported.
The University said it would comply with this request, and “a fair procedure”. Giffey rejected a conscious plagiarism: “I have written this work to the best of our Knowledge and belief,” she said.
according to The report, the plagiarism examine hunters of the website VroniPlag Giffeys work. Would have found you numerous literal or analogous text to the acquisitions, which were not characterized. “According to my previous impression, this is a serious case,” said the lawyer, and VroniPlag-player Gerhard Dannemann of the magazine.
Giffey earned a doctorate from 2005 to 2009 in the area of political science at the Otto-Suhr Institute of the Free University of Berlin. Her doctoral Dissertation, she wrote on the topic of “Europe’s way to the citizens – the policy of The European Commission for the participation of civil society”.