Nature magazine: Romanian PM Victor Ponta accused of plagiarism. FAZ compares Ponta to Hungarian ex-president Pall Schmitt and former German Defense minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttemberg
The German newspaper compares Ponta to former Hungarian President Pall Schmitt and former German Defense minister Karl-Theodor Guttemberg, who resigned following charges of plagiarism.
PM Victor Ponta could not be contacted by HotNews.ro until late on Monday to comment on the allegations.
Nature magazine writes that Ponta is accused of copying large sections of previous publications without properly quoting the source. It quotes political insiders who say that should the accusations be substantiated, they might fuel public pressure for Ponta to resign.
And the magazine notes the charges rise question marks regarding the Romanian government's capacity to fight corruption within the higher education system.