Combined Training of MNBN and AF BiH

From 07 – 11 April 2014, a platoon of the EUFOR Turkish Contingent Multinational Battalion conducted combined training with a platoon of the 1st Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Brigade of the Armed Forces of BiH in Dubrave, the former SFOR/EUFOR Eagle Base.

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A Medal of Honour

On 3rd April 2014, the Turkish Company of the EUFOR’s Multinational Battalion has been honoured for its commitment in the theatre by holding a medal parade for its soldiers. Under the presence of COM EUFOR, General Dieter Heidecker 112 Turkish soldiers were decorated with “The European Union Common Security and Defence Policy Service Medal Operation Althea”.

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Chief of Hungarian Defence Visits EUFOR

On 29 and 30 Mar 2014, the Hungarian Chief of Defence, General Tibor Benkő, visited EUFOR at Camp Butmir, Sarajevo.
During the visit, General Benkő met with the Commander of EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker, and the Commander of NATO HQ Sarajevo, Brigadier General Merle Hart, and visited the 160 strong Hungarian contingent currently serving with EUFOR in Operation Althea.

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CB&T Division Bi-monthly Meeting

On 28th March 2014, the Bi-monthly CBTD meeting took place in Camp BUTMIR. The aim of the meeting was the revision of the goals reached during the last two months, as well as the way for the near future regarding training activities. All members of Capacity Building and Training Division (CBTD), including the Embedded Advisory Teams (EATs), attended the meeting, as well as representatives from NATO and the Armed Forces of BiH (AF BiH) Joint Staff.

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Visit of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Hungary and Austria

On 27th of March, during their stay in BiH, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Dr. János Martonyi and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, took the opportunity to visit the Commander of EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker and their respective troop contingents.

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