Austrian Labor Minister resigns amid allegations of plagiarism of dissertation

Austrian Minister of Labor, Family, and Youth Christine Aschbacher has resigned amid accusations of plagiarism while writing her dissertation. The press service of the department reported.

“My family and I see that the media and political opponents are preventing me from conducting a fair verification process and hastily condemning me in an unthinkable way. (…) For this reason, I am resigning from my post, ”Ashbakher said.

Plagiarism charges against Ashbakher were brought forward by an independent expert. He claims that certain passages of Ashbakher’s dissertation were copied without specific references.

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