Romanian premier gives up 'doctor' title, long after being accused of plagiarism in thesis

December 16, 2014 2:15 PM

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BUCHAREST, Romania – Romania's prime minister has given up the title of "doctor," more than two years after he was accused of plagiarism in writing his doctoral thesis.

Victor Ponta did not directly admit to lifting substantial portions in his 2004 thesis, but wrote to the rector of the University of Bucharest on Tuesday saying he should have renounced the title "long ago when the first accusations came out."

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