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UK’s Truss Weighs Attending Macron’s New Political Club in October

  • First meeting of European Political Community due in Prague
  • UK diplomats considering agenda of new alliance after Brexit
Emmanuel Macron and Liz Truss.

Emmanuel Macron and Liz Truss.

Photographer: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss is weighing up whether to attend a new European political “club of nations,” the brainchild of French President Emmanuel Macron, despite being opposed to the idea when she was foreign secretary.  

British diplomats want to see the formal agenda of next month’s meeting of the European Political Community before committing to Truss’s attendance, a person familiar with UK government thinking said. The gathering is due to be held Oct. 6 in Prague, because the Czech Republic currently holds the rotating European Council presidency.