Alisher Abdreshev, http://kisi.kz/images/izdanie/CAA/CAA_site.pdf
The crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has led to significant negative economic and social consequences and health problems in the European countries. Currently, the main focus of the EU’s domestic policy remains on combating the spread of COVID-19, restoring and restarting the economy. The main challenge for the countries of the region is implementation of a coherent policy.
Besides, the European Union is facing new challenges in the foreign policy. Transatlantic tensions in NATO, the declining global influence of the United States, the growing role of China and difficult relations with the Russian Federation are forcing the EU to transform its foreign policy. Announced in July this year, the motto of Germany`s presidency in the Council of Europe, “Together for Europe’s recovery”, implies not only measures to save the economies of the EU countries, but also the intention to take the position of a key geopolitical player in the rapidly changing global world order.