PM admits to plagiarising university dissertation
The daily Reporter.lu made accusations about the thesis Bettel wrote in 1999 while studying as a postgraduate in public law and political science at the University of Nancy in France. According to the online media, more than “three-quarters” of the thesis was written without proper academic citation.
Bettel said in a statement that he had written the work “more than 20 years ago ... to the best of my knowledge and belief at the time … From today’s perspective, I recognise that I should have done it differently, perhaps I should have done it differently” he added. The Luxembourg PM said he would now leave it to the university – now called the University of Lorraine – to “assess” whether the dissertation met the criteria when it was written.
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