There is no specific project from the state or a private firm that affects the community. Rather, the case demonstrates a deeply rooted racial discrimination against the Khashtalo Forest community, and broader assumption that they are gypsies and therefore "uncivilised", "dirty", and "thieves". The case furthermore shows how the Khashtalo are accused of stealing vegetables, chickens, and fruits from other non-Khashtalo neighbours; just because their ethnicity; or accusations of the community for not knowing how to manage the forest lands. The local government neither recognise them as true Romanians and does not provide public water and sewerage infrastructure for the community  . (There is however an alternative "ecotourist" project). .