Ukraine will be among the invited states to the first summit of the European Political Community, which will be held in early October in Prague.
An unnamed EU official told journalists about this with reference to Euractiv.
The first meeting at the highest level of the new "EU+" forum should take place in Prague, as the Czech Republic currently holds the EU presidency. The meeting will take place on the eve of the informal meeting of EU leaders on October 7.
"Soon invitations will be sent to the summit, which is to be held on October 6-7 in Prague with the participation of the leaders of six Western Balkan countries. It is expected that they will be received by the leaders of Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Great Britain, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Turkey, Vir, Azerbaijan," the EU representative told journalists.
The idea of the new forum is the brainchild of French President Emmanuel Macron. Its purpose is to provide a platform for political dialogue and cooperation, including countries that seek to join the EU, as well as those that do not intend to do so and remain outside the bloc.
The main topics of the summit will include Russia's war against Ukraine, the energy crisis and the economic situation in Europe.
During talks with ambassadors last week, French President Emmanuel Macron said a new European political forum would meet every six months.
The European Council at the summit in Brussels in June approved the idea of creating a European political community proposed by France.
Macron emphasized that the European political community is a supplement, not an alternative, to the EU accession process.