The University of Heidelberg has announced that they have rejected the protest that Silvana Koch-Mehrin lodged against the rescinding of her doctorate earlier this year. Articles can be found at Spiegel Online, Süddeutsche, n-tv, among others.
The documentation at VroniPlag has one third of the pages containing plagiarism.
Koch-Mehrin has stepped down from official duties except for her mandate in the European Parliament. In September 2011 news media in Germany complained that she was not even attending parliamentary meetings, although still a member .
Her lawyer notes that the next step would be to take the university to court, but she herself has not stated whether she will take that step or not.