2024-06-17 15:00:58

Controversy Surrounding Grant Scandal and Minister's Refusal to Resign

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The grant scandal involving Federal Education Minister Stark-Watzinger and her State Secretary Döring has caused uproar, with the Union demanding Stark-Watzinger's resignation. Despite the pressure, Stark-Watzinger refuses to step down, citing a lack of responsibility.

The scandal stemmed from leaked emails and an open letter on the Middle East conflict signed by university professors. Stark-Watzinger has taken steps such as dismissing Döring and considering legal consequences, drawing mixed reactions from different political parties and academia.

The situation has led to discontent and criticism, with debates on accountability and the effectiveness of the Minister's actions.

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n-tv.de Politik
16. Juni 2024 um 22:00

Earthquake in the Ministry of Education: Stark-Watzinger dismisses State Secretary - n-tv.de

Federal Minister of Education Bettina Stark-Watzinger wants to put her State Secretary Sabine Döring into early retirement. The reason for this is the criticism over an examination of possible consequences for university professors who had signed an open letter regarding the handling of pro-Palestinian protests at Berlin universities. The decision has been met with criticism and discontent from both the university professors and the opposition.
Innenpolitik - aktuelle Nachrichten
17. Juni 2024 um 08:34

Affair about open letter Bildungsministerin wants to part ways with State Secretary

German Education Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger has asked Chancellor Olaf Scholz to place her State Secretary Sabine Döring on temporary leave. The background is an open letter from university professors, which led to possible consequences for dealing with pro-Palestinian protests at Berlin universities. Stark-Watzinger emphasized that examining possible legal consequences contradicts the principles of academic freedom.
Spiegel Topmeldungen
17. Juni 2024 um 10:33

Sabine Döring and the funding scandal in the BMBF: The sacrificial lamb will not save the minister - DER SPIEGEL

The State Secretary Bettina Stark-Watzinger was dismissed, but it will not be enough to save the Minister Sabine Döring. It is seen as a diversionary tactic, and it is being discussed why the Minister should take responsibility.
Innenpolitik - aktuelle Nachrichten
17. Juni 2024 um 13:40

Grant Scandal Union demands resignation from Stark-Watzinger

The decision of Federal Education Minister Stark-Watzinger to part ways with her State Secretary Döring has sparked mixed reactions. The Union is calling for Stark-Watzinger's resignation, while the SPD and Greens express their support. The background is a grant scandal and leaked emails from the ministry.


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