Viewing cable 08LISBON2658
Title: PORTUGAL'S PARTICIPATION IN EULEX (C-RE8-01061)

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08LISBON26582008-10-22 12:53:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Lisbon
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INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
C O N F I D E N T I A L LISBON 002658 
 
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TAGS: PINR PGOV PREL EUN KV PO
SUBJECT: PORTUGAL'S PARTICIPATION IN EULEX (C-RE8-01061) 
 
REF: A. LISBON 2634 
     ¶B. STATE 60548 
 
Classified By: DEPUTY POL/ECON COUNSELOR TROY FITRELL FOR REASONS 1.4 ( 
b, d) 
 
¶1. (C) Following Portugal's recent recognition of Kosovo (Ref 
A), Portuguese MFA Deputy Director for Security and Defense 
Luis Leandro da Silva told us that they fully support the EU 
Mission.  He further noted that, although not every EU member 
state recognizes Kosovo, the EU has achieved consensus on the 
European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) in Kosovo.  For 
that reason, Portugal defers to the European Union 
institutions that administer EULEX, in which Portugal 
participates, for policy decisions on EULEX's operations and 
mandate (requested Ref B). 
 
¶2. (C) Regarding Portugal's specific contributions, da Silva 
said Portugal currently has two police officers serving in 
the EULEX mission and has presented an additional 20 
candidates to the Council Secretariat for various mission 
vacancies.  Regarding financial contributions, da Silva 
reminded us that it is financed by the Common Foreign and 
Security Policy line item of the EU common budget, the costs 
being shared by all member states divided according to the 
Gross Domestic Product key. 
STEPHENSON