Ongoing: Democracy + Communism: In Print - TIME :: Bulgaria: 25 Years After Democracy: 25_Years_After_Democracy_Paskova_019

A woman walks by an abandoned building clad in street scenes of Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, on October 5th, 2014. The European Union intermittently cuts off financial aid to the country when faced with mounting evidence of misappropriated funds, meant for construction and renovation. A recent finding by Study for Democracy, a Sofia-based think tank, labeled the country’s level of corruption at its highest in 15 years, across civil and political sectors alike.

A woman walks by an abandoned building clad in street scenes of Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, on October 5th, 2014. The European Union intermittently cuts off financial aid to the country when faced with mounting evidence of misappropriated funds, meant for construction and renovation. A recent finding by Study for Democracy, a Sofia-based think tank, labeled the country’s level of corruption at its highest in 15 years, across civil and political sectors alike.