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Christianity, as a predominant religion has played a crucial role in the evolution of the Europe, thus observed with interest in the area of Euro-pean integration studies. There are some surprising arguments that speak in favour that one of the emerging leading economical powers in the world, the European Union (EU), is founded and driven upon religious ideals, namely upon principles of Christianity and its values. Christian Democracy (CD) is a political movement which was born at the end of the 19th century. Christian Democracy seeks to apply Christian principles to public policy. It emerged under the influence of Catholic Social Teach-ing, and continues to be influential in the Europe and Latin America. The Europeans must make a distinction between being a European and being a Christian, if they really want to make integration possible for all Euro-peans, whatever their religious beliefs might be, since the EU is not a local project but a supranational and multi-cultural one. There are huge discussions about the arguments that speak in favour of Christian influ-ence in the EU include the affiliation with the religion of the founding fathers, adoption of a number of principles within the EU that are deemed religion principles, etc.