Don’t be fooled: EU is based on economic issues

Much of Europe has been united many times over the millenniums. The Roman Empire imposed a unity of sorts. Charlemagne ruled most of western Europe in the eighth and ninth centuries. George of Podebrady did his bit, but received little recognition.

24th March, 2007

Alarmed by the fall of Constantinople to the Muslim hordes in 1453, George - who was King of Bohemia at the time - proposed the creation of a Christian League of European states in 1464.

But instead of an effusion of papal honours for his devotion to Christianity, he was excommunicated by Pope Paul II in 1466. Napoleon did sterling work for the cause of European unity, as did Adolf Hitler - two unheralded promoters of the...

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