The summit is being championed by French President Emmanuel Macron and is intended to be a new space for cooperation between democratic European nations.
Why it matters
The UK's attendance at the summit would signal a willingness to cooperate with European nations outside of the EU, potentially opening up new avenues for political and economic cooperation.
What the papers say
The Independent and BBC News both report on the UK's consideration of attending the summit, while Euronews provides background on the state of the European Union and the concerns of its citizens.
How we got here
The idea of a European political community has been championed by Macron since May, with the first meeting scheduled for October. Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed enthusiasm for the idea, while current Prime Minister Liz Truss is said to be more skeptical.
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The European Union is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. Its members have a combined area of 4,233,255.3 km² and an estimated total population of about 447 million.
Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the northwestern coast of the European mainland.
Elizabeth Mary Truss, known as Liz Truss, is a British politician serving as Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade since July 2019 and Minister for Women and Equalities since September 2019.