Clipped Wings: Berlin Struggles to Certify Military Plane

Clipped Wings: Berlin Struggles to Certify Military Plane

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 22, 2013

German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière, in trouble over the costly cancellation of the Euro Hawk drone, faces a potentially even greater problem. Certification for the A400M military transport plane is behind schedule and plagued by legal pitfalls. By Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

Plagiatsaffären von Schavan und Guttenberg: Die Ungleichen

Plagiatsaffären von Schavan und Guttenberg: Die Ungleichen

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 16, 2012

Annette Schavan soll in ihrer Doktorarbeit getäuscht haben. Noch ist nicht entschieden, ob sie ihren Titel verliert. Klar ist allerdings: So schwer wie bei ihrem Ex-Kollegen Guttenberg wiegen ihre Verstöße nicht. Ein Vergleich. Von Lena Greiner und Oliver Trenkamp mehr... Forum ]

Ex-Minister Plans 'Sabbatical': Guttenberg 'Moving Abroad for At Least Two Years'

Ex-Minister Plans 'Sabbatical': Guttenberg 'Moving Abroad for At Least Two Years'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 10, 2011

After months of hiding from the spotlight, Germany's fallen former defense minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is ready for his next big move -- abroad. The conservative is preparing to leave the country and rethink his career following the plagiarism allegations that stalled his promising political trajectory. more...

Two Scalps in One Day: Germany's Anti-Plagiarism Activists on a Roll

Two Scalps in One Day: Germany's Anti-Plagiarism Activists on a Roll

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 12, 2011

The online community of anti-plagiarism activists in Germany are going from strength to strength. Their efforts to uncover academic cheating caused a leading FDP politician to resign on Wednesday, and also led a German university to strip the daughter of a former state governor of her Ph.D. more... Comment ]

Guttenberg's Downfall: Ex-German Minister Plagiarized Intentionally

Guttenberg's Downfall: Ex-German Minister Plagiarized Intentionally

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 06, 2011

Former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg always insisted that he had never meant to plagiarize portions of his Ph.D. dissertation. On Friday, however, the University of Bayreuth said that he copied intentionally. more...

Open Season on Academic Copycats: Web-Based Plagiarism Hunters Have Politicians Nervous

Open Season on Academic Copycats: Web-Based Plagiarism Hunters Have Politicians Nervous

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 21, 2011

It started with Germany's defense minister. But once Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg lost his job, many of the researchers who uncovered his plagiarized dissertation have moved on to new targets. The activists prefer to remain anonymous, but their Wiki page has proven remarkably effective. By Oliver Trenkamp more...

Fresh Trouble for Free Democrats: Another German Politician Faces Plagiarism Accusations

Fresh Trouble for Free Democrats: Another German Politician Faces Plagiarism Accusations

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 13, 2011

Silvana Koch-Mehrin, a rising star in Germany's Free Democratic Party, is being accused of plagiarizing parts of her doctoral thesis and her university has started a probe. Similar allegations cost Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg his job as defense minister. more...

Merkel's Cabinet Restructuring: Bavarian Party Wins Despite Loss of Guttenberg

Merkel's Cabinet Restructuring: Bavarian Party Wins Despite Loss of Guttenberg

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 02, 2011

Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a cabinet shuffle on Wednesday following the abrupt resignation of her defense minister. Current Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière will now take over the Defense Ministry, being replaced by a career politician from Bavaria's Christian Social Union party. Although it has lost a powerful figure, the CSU has gained clout in the government. By Sebastian Fischer and Philipp Wittrock more...

The World from Berlin: 'Merkel Has Disgraced Herself'

The World from Berlin: 'Merkel Has Disgraced Herself'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 02, 2011

It didn't take long for Chancellor Angela Merkel to replace Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who resigned as defense minister on Tuesday. But, say German commentators, it will take much longer to repair the damage done -- both by Guttenberg's plagiarism scandal and her own poor handling of the affair. more...

The Right Decision: Guttenberg's Resignation Was Good For Germany

The Right Decision: Guttenberg's Resignation Was Good For Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 01, 2011

The resignation of Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg marks a turning point for Germany's political culture. He may still make a comeback but he will never become chancellor. A Commentary by Roland Nelles more... Comment ]

Guttenberg Fallout: Merkel Loses Heavyweight Minister, Gains Power

Guttenberg Fallout: Merkel Loses Heavyweight Minister, Gains Power

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 01, 2011

Defense Miniser Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg's exit has torn a gaping hole in Angela Merkel's cabinet. She now faces the difficult task of finding an adequate replacement for Germany's best-loved politician. Still, the move has spared her further criticism in the plagiarism affair and left her more powerful than ever. By David Crossland more...

Copy, Paste and Delete: The Downfall of Defense Minister Guttenberg

Copy, Paste and Delete: The Downfall of Defense Minister Guttenberg

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 01, 2011

Initially, it appeared as though German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg might survive the scandal surrounding accusations that he plagiarized large portions of his dissertation. But on Tuesday, he bowed to the growing pressure and resigned. By Charles Hawley more...

Plagiarism Affair: Defense Minister Guttenberg Resigns

Plagiarism Affair: Defense Minister Guttenberg Resigns

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 01, 2011

German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigned from Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet on Tuesday. The move comes after weeks of mounting pressure surrounding accusations that he plagiarized significant portions of his doctoral dissertation. more...