Britain’s Prime Minister is one of 17 world leaders joining European Union member nations to discuss shared issues including energy, security and immigration.
Truss’s ‘yes’ boosts Macron’s Europe forum
UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s decision to join the inaugural summit of a pan-European grouping has boosted the initiative, a brainchild of French President Emmanuel Macron already dismissed by some as another talkfest.
The Prague summit of the European Political Community (EPC) will bring together the European Union’s 27 leaders and 17 leaders from the continent currently outside the club including Britain, Turkey, Norway and Ukraine.
Truss’s decision to attend Thursday’s meeting gives Britain an opportunity to shape a new European forum from the inside after Brexit.
“The British took a very pragmatic tactic – if you cannot ‘kill’ the strange initiative, it is better to engage deeply and to direct it in your own way,” a European diplomat told Reuters.