European Union In The Context Of “New Normality”: Integration As A Response


The development of the treaty base of the European Union, phased introduction of a common currency, the process of EU expansion in the late 20th – early 21st centuries was perceived as the triumph of the idea of a united Europe with democratic values and a market economy. A stable economic and monetary union, a single domestic market, a freedom of movement of people, the implementation of a common foreign and security policy were to become a logical development of European integration and an example of international cooperation. However, in the first decades of the 21st century, the European Union faced certain problems caused by internal and external factors. The response to these problems in the context of the “New Normal” significantly influenced the development of this integration association. The first in a series of significant crises that had a considerable impact on the EU development was the global economic crisis of 2008. The crises and conflicts of the first decades of the 21st century caused a migration influx in the EU, which exacerbated the problem of unity in the organization and forced to rethink the relations with Russia. The accumulation of various political, economic and migration problems led to the withdrawal of Great Britain from the EU. Finally, the current situation with the pandemic encourages the search for new mechanisms of interaction to deal with its consequences both within and outside the community. The use of these mechanisms differs from the usual interstate interaction and implies more results.

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Cultural development, technological development, socio-political transformations, globalization

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Shmelev, A. P., Belachenko, D. A., Rykhtik, M. I., Tolkachev, V. V., & Shodzhonov, I. F. (2021). European Union In The Context Of “New Normality”: Integration As A Response. In D. K. Bataev, S. A. Gapurov, A. D. Osmaev, V. K. Akaev, L. M. Idigova, M. R. Ovhadov, A. R. Salgiriev, & M. M. Betilmerzaeva (Eds.), Social and Cultural Transformations in The Context of Modern Globalism, vol 117. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 1445-1451). European Publisher.