Elena Kašťáková is an associate professor at the Department of International Trade, Faculty of Commerce, the University of Economics in Bratislava. Her scientific research, pedagogical and publishing activities focus on the issue of the EU's foreign trade relations with third countries affected by geoeconomics changes with implications for the Slovak economy. Her key specializations are regions of Ukraine, the Russian Federation and the countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan), international trade, international trade operations, support for foreign trade and the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises. She is the author of more than 100 scientific publications and 10 scientific monographs focused primarily on the foreign trade relations of the EU and Slovakia in connection with the ongoing geopolitical changes. She is the guarantor of the following subjects: Import and Export Trade Operations, International Trade Operations, Trade Operations in International Business and International Trade - Current Issues. In 2016 - 2020 she was a member of the Working Group of External Economic Relations of the Slovak Republic for the period 2014 - 2020 at the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic and participated in creating the document Priorities of a pro-export policy of the Slovak Republic for 2018 - 2020 and Analysis of Slovak's SME exports in cooperation with Slovak Business Agency (2017). She is currently participating in several scientific research projects. She is a project leader of the Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences entitled: Importance of the Eurasian Economic Union for Shaping EU Trade Strategies (with Implications for the Slovak Republic). She is a member of The New Economic Association (Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian Federation), a foreign consultant for dissertations at L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) and others.