There is a general belief in Asia, that the European Union (EU) is primarily an economic undertaking. Foreign policy analysts therefore primarily address the politics of national governments where the "telephone number is known ", to borrow from Henry Kissinger’s famous dictum. Inthis article, one aspect of the community building process in Europe, i.e. post-ethnic nation is addressed. The central argument is that the intensified economic integration despite being based on neoliberal principles, as with contemporary globalization,will lead under certain conditions to a stronger drive for political community building. That drive,it is claimed, is contributing to the emergence of a stronger European body politic.