It is a great honour for me to be appointed as the Commander of EUFOR Operation Althea and to take command of the longest military operation under the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy, to date the only EU land operation with an executive mandate.
The UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2594 recognising EUFOR’s peace stabilization role under the military aspects of the Dayton Peace Agreement.
Restrictions on entry and exit to Camp Butmir remain in force at this time. Visitors and suppliers should continue to make arrangements with their point of contact before attempting to enter Camp Butmir.
EUFOR in Bosnia and Herzegovina has cooperated with EUFOR’s MICC, BH MAC and the AFBIH to provide EUFOR and its Liaison and Observation Teams with a Virtual Educational Tutorial Video. This allows the delivery of Mine Risk Education classes in kindergartens in schools and homes during the pandemic. With contact with the public now limited due to COVID-19 restrictions the MRE video facilitates the education of children about mines while adhering to COVID-19 restrictions. Children will learn what mines are, the dangers of them and how to safely avoid mines.