Bulgaria is home to some of the largest and most diverse ethnicities in the world.
However, it is also one of the poorest nations, with a per capita GDP of just $4,872 and a poverty rate of 25 percent.
In spite of this, the people of Bulgaria have taken on the task of creating an entirely new way of life, the Bulgarian Times reports.
The news agency cites research by the Centre for International Economic Studies that has shown that people in the country have made the transformation from a predominantly Roman Catholic nation to a more multicultural one.
The Bulgarian Times adds that the goal of the Bulgarian People’s Party (BPP), which was founded in 2007, is to make Bulgaria a “country of ethnic minorities.”
According to the paper, the party aims to “open up the country to all ethnic groups and bring them closer to their homes and communities, and to offer them more opportunities in the job market.”
The BPP was founded to take part in the 2016 Bulgarian presidential election, which saw the former president Boyko Borisov win with a total of 2,534,814 votes.
As the leader of the party, Borisov has promised to introduce legislation to change Bulgaria’s discriminatory immigration laws and to make sure that Bulgaria does not become a country of immigration.
The BSP has also introduced the “Bulgarian Family” law, which will allow the parents of Bulgarian citizens to adopt children from abroad, while the BSP also wants to raise the minimum wage to at least $500 a month.