Serbian Finance Minister amends CV, no more doctorate

NEWS 23.12.2019 16:28
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Source: N1

Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali has removed the title of doctor from his biography on the ministry web site but the government web site still lists him as doctor, the FoNet news agency reported on Monday.

The biography on the ministry site no longer says that he defended his doctoral thesis at the Belgrade University Faculty of Organizational Science (FON).

Mali’s doctorate was under dispute for years until recently when Belgrade University bodies ruled that he had plagiarized large parts of the doctoral thesis and could no longer hold the title of doctor of science. The dispute led to protests, including a lock-down of several days in the headquarter of the University chief, Rector Ivanka Popovic.  

Danas daily claims that the biography was corrected after it reported that the minister was still clinging onto the title.