There are presently no plans to replace NATO’s Kosovo Force with an EU mission. Following implementation of UN special envoy Ahtisaari’s comprehensive proposals for Kosovo’s future status, it is envisaged that NATO will provide the international military presence in Kosovo. Separately, there will be a European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) mission in the area of policing and rule of law.
An EU planning team is in place in Kosovo and is carrying out the necessary planning and preparations for the ESDP mission. But the UK expects to maintain its personnel contribution at or around that currently provided to the UN Mission in Kosovo (circa 80 personnel) and will contribute around 17 per cent. of the common costs of the ESDP mission from the Common Foreign and Security Policy budget.