Romania can no longer be considered a national state for a while now, as there are 1.5 million Hungarian ethnics living in the country plus other minority communities, Hungarian Democratic Party President Marko Bela declared, quoted by Romanian news agency Mediafax.
Bela said that politicians are attempting to change the constitution again and he suggested that they should also consider changing the constitution's reference of Romania as a national state. He added that if politicians plan to change the constitution they should also take into account the Hungarian minorities and modify it accordingly.
President Basescu declared that in Romania there will never be territorial autonomy for the Hungarian minority, after meeting his Hungarian counterpart, Laszlo Solyom. At his turn, Hungarian President declared that his country will continue to support the Hungarian community in Romania and their needs.
Romania's Constitution stipulates in the first article that Romania is a national, sovereign, independent and unitary state.