Deutsche ‚Plagiats‘-Ministerin übernimmt Vatikanposten – Diplomatic Briefing
Germany’s ‘plagiarism’ minister to ‘take ambassador to Vatican post’
Germany’s former education minister is reportedly set to become the country’s ambassador to the Vatican. She stepped down a year ago amid claims she plagiarized her PhD thesis. Annette Schavan will likely moving to the Vatican, in Rome, the Süddeutsche Zeitung daily newspaper revealed on Sunday. The former minister is a practising Catholic and used to be head of the Central Council of German Catholics. The new post means she will represent the German government abroad, despite the University of Düsseldorf stripping her of her degree, leaving the education specialist with only high school leaving certificate. Neither Schavan nor the Bundestag have commented on the reports, but Germany’s current ambassador to Rome is due to retire.