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Hungary: President Accused of Plagiarism

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Bulgaria, Hungary, Citizen Media, Education, Humor, Media & Journalism, Politics, Sport

Vastagbőr blog collected [1] [hu] some internet memes about the President of Hungary Pál Schmitt [2], the newest of which appeared after hvg.hu news site published an article titled ‘Serious Suspicion of Plagiarism in Pál Schmitt's Ph.D. Dissertation [3]‘ [hu]. According to hvg.hu, the President had allegedly plagiarized his dissertation (‘Analysis of the Modern Olympic Games Program’) from the text of a Bulgarian sports expert Nikolai Georgiev. The Presidential Office claims [4] [hu] that Schmitt and Georgiev knew each other well personally, collaborated and used the same sources.