Kosovo (KFOR)

KFOR is a NATO-led multi-national force responsible for establishing and maintaining peace and security in Kosovo. This includes maintaining general law and order, and ensuring that agreements that have been reached between factions at the end of the Kosovo war are adhered to. The force also supports the UN transitional administration in the province.

Swedish forces in Kosovo currently consist of a small number of officers at the KFOR headquarters in the Kosovar capital, Pristina, on a six-month rotation. Between 1999 and 2013, Sweden contributed some 1,000 servicemen and women to KFOR.

Sweden previously had a battalion of around 700 stationed in the province. The political decision was taken to scale down the Kosovar force in line with NATO and UN thinking, with a view to eventually disbanding KFOR and handing administration of Kosovo to its people.