The allegations of plagiarism are increasing: Annalena Baerbock continues to be criticized – but receives backing from her own party.
Berlin – Annalena Baerbock is currently facing a lot of headwind. While the Greens’ candidate for chancellor is being strengthened from within her own party, there is new fuss about her book. The next plagiarism hunter claims to have found suspicious spots.
Annalena Baerbock: Plagiarism hunter finds further suspicious passages “out of curiosity”
Like the news portal T-Online reported, the plagiarism hunter Martin Heidingsfelder also found suspicious passages in Baerbock’s book “Jetzt. How we renew our country ”discovered. The Nuremberg resident founded the internet research platform VroniPlag.
Heidingsfelder was recently asked to check the 40-year-old’s résumé. The trained business graduate does not want to take part in such a campaign. What has become public in connection with Baerbock’s résumé is exaggerated and comparable to the American election campaign. “I’m glad I didn’t take part.” He would now have dealt with Baerbock’s book “out of curiosity” – and discovered the next discrepancies in the process. It’s about a study by the Agora Energiewende think tank and the Wuppertal Institute.
Annalena Baerbock: The book shows parallels to the study of the energy transition
Baerbock writes on pages 97 and 98 of her book: “Should the European CO2 price rise above the contractually agreed avoidance costs, the company must repay the difference to the state. Over-funding is therefore very unlikely. With an ambitious EU climate policy, which would lead to an increase in the CO2 price, and a sufficiently long contract period, the state, as a patient investor, could even receive additional funds through this repayment mechanism. “
In a somewhat more technical way, but very similar according to Heidingsfelder, a passage on page 112 of said study reads: “If the CO2 price in the EU ETS rises above the price set in the CfD (strike price), the company has to pay the difference repay the state. Over-funding is therefore very unlikely. With an ambitious EU climate policy and a sufficiently long contract period, the state, as a patient investor, could even receive additional funds. “
Annalena Baerbock in focus: “If you act like this, it raises a lot of questions”
Heidingsfelder explained to that effect T-Online: “Baerbock has also made use of numerous scientists for their political purposes in a study, and that is simply not possible. It should go to sackcloth. ”The Austrian plagiarism hunter Stefan Weber had previously accused Baerbock of having copied in several places.
All in all, the plagiarism hunter doesn’t leave the candidate for chancellor a good one: “If you act like this after the plagiarism affairs of recent years, it raises a lot of questions. She has clearly copied. “It could also be that the relevant passages were made by her employees, but” then you have to worry about which personnel she would make as Chancellor. “
Annalena Baerbock: Bavaria’s Greens served – “the mistakes annoy me”
In the green party headquarters, the new revelations will probably be noted with discomfort. The first Green politicians were not very enthusiastic about Baerbock’s carvings. After the Greens were able to shine with famous polls and the Union had weakened itself with the mask affair, the chances of getting into the Chancellery seemed more likely. Especially since the CDU and CSU took a long time to present an election program and were rather busy with mud fights in their own camp (Söder / Laschet). As a result, however, the image of the Greens deteriorated – and that of Annalena Baerbock: incorrect information on the résumé, additional income reported too late and falling survey values. In a current opinion poll for the federal election *, the Greens are only thinly ahead of the SPD *.
Ludwig Hartmann *, parliamentary group leader of Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen * in the Bavarian state parliament, is annoyed Merkur.de about this development: “It was to be expected that a candidate who is young by German standards and who is running for the office of Chancellor would look at it with different eyes and ask the question about government experience.” But: “The mistakes are annoying me, because these mistakes make such a Union sleeping car election campaign possible in the first place. ”Hartmann’s motto for the coming weeks:“ Now it’s about getting on the offensive again. Content-related debates lead to what the path can look like – in order to bring ecology and economy together. ”This goal should be achieved with Annalena Baerbock *.
Greens federal manager: Baerbock remains candidate for chancellor
Baerbock should remain a candidate for Chancellor of the Greens. “We are going as a team, as a green team, together in this election campaign with Annalena Baerbock at the top,” said Federal Managing Director Michael Kellner on Monday. “That doesn’t change anything.” Young women are more exposed to attacks than men, said Kellner. It is also logical, however, that every candidate for Chancellor * would be severely attacked – regardless of age, gender or party affiliation.
In addition, “trivialities would be exaggerated in order to distract from the substantive disputes, from the big questions”. According to Kellner, this could be due to the concern that other parties might be “paler” here than the Greens. Baerbock had been proposed as candidate for chancellor by the federal executive of the Greens in April. Co-party leader Robert Habeck had also announced ambitions for the candidacy for chancellor, but then let Baerbock go first. (as) *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA