Even if Joe Biden will be a far easier partner than his Europhobic predecessor Donald Trump, Europe should not expect a new "golden era" for the Euro-Atlantic partnership under the new US President-elect.
If he loses to Joe Biden, current US President Donald Trump will not be missed by Europe's foreign policy establishment. But even under new management, the White House will not necessarily see eye-to-eye with its European allies.
Chancellor Angela Merkel representing Germany, which currently holds the rotating EU presidency, is to negotiate with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of high-level talks concerning an investment deal between Beijing and the European Union.
Collective global efforts are now being made to find and fund a coronavirus vaccine. The European Commission alone is aiming at raising at least 7.5 billion euros.
Europe's top diplomats are meeting up to look for solutions regarding the current conflicts taking place in the Middle East, whether it was the situation in Libya or Iraq and Iran.
The United States has imposed sanctions against Nord Stream 2, a natural gas pipeline project between Russia and Europe. The contracting company has, therefore, announced it was halting all work on the project.