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Austerity policies ride into Bulgaria on the back of anti-Roma persecution.


This is how it works, people scramble for the debris of the welfare state. And that’s why racism can be so powerful – it works to limit access to the decreasing amount of welfare and public services.

Sociology student Jana Tsoneva sees anti-Roma persecution as a pretense for Bulgaria’s attack on its poorest citizens.

Jana and co-author Stanimir Panayotov wrote the three part series Bulgaria’s Creeping Apartheid for LeftEast.

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Jana Tsoneva

Jana Tsoneva is a PhD student in sociology at Central European University, Budapest.


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