In the last one hundred years, the situation and status of Transylvania and its Hungarian residents encountered many difficulties, and their relationship with Romania started to go in the wrong direction. Ever since the Treaty of Trianon, Bucharest has been trying to get the region’s natural supplies, destroy its culture, and shape the area to their expectations.
24 reported that Hungarian people of Romania hoped that after Trianon, Transylvania would be the location and starting point of the modernisation of the country, but their belief turned into disappointment as the government sees the region only as a “colony”. Since the most tragic day of Hungarian history, the Romanian government – as many Hungarians reported – has been trying to get all the natural resources and benefits of Transylvania and make them the main asset of Romania in its political and economic development.
The Romanian government has been trying to develop their regions outside of Transylvania, with no success. To make progress, the government started to demolish Transylvania’s cultural and economic heritage.
This means that all the mines and natural resources of Transylvania have been taken into the possession of the Romanian government. Romania is a unique country regarding its geography as the capital is the centre of the country only when it comes to geographical and political facts. Transylvania is still the biggest and most powerful region in Romania, and there is hardly any Transylvanian citizen who would travel to Bucharest in joy only for one day. This might be the reason why the government tries to “steal” the values of the region while still complaining.
For example, Bucharest still does not have any motorways that connect the Romanian capital with other EU capitals, but Transylvania has many to western regions.
The government still has no intention of developing Transylvania’s transportation or establishing more bus routes and airports in the region, and despite the area’s beautiful mountainous regions, major winter sports events still do not exist in Transylvania as the government does not build sports facilities. But the region has every necessary ingredient for a modern and well-organised winter sports event.
Another problem is related to autonomy as it has been reported that only Székler autonomy is accepted in the country while other Hungarians living on the outskirts of Transylvania are forgotten.