EUFOR Medal Parade

On the 26 May 2015 40 personnel from the Austrian and Turkish contingents were presented with their European Union Common Security and Defence Policy Service Medal Operation Althea by Chief of Staff EUFOR, Brigadier General Zoltán Mihócza.

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Operations Chief of the Turkish General Staff visits EUFOR

Operations Chief of the Turkish General Staff, Lieutenant General Erdal Öztürk, today (20 May 15) visited the Turkish national contingent in Operation Althea. During his visit to Camp Butmir Lieutenant General Öztürk, took the opportunity to have an office call with COM EUFOR, Major General Johann Luif. Major General Luif thanked Lieutenant General Öztürk for the continuing support of Turkey to the EUFOR mission and remarked on the professionalism of the soldiers under his Command.

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Major General Luif welcomes new NATO HQ Commander

In a meeting on Monday the 18th May, COM EUFOR Major General Johann Luif welcomed the new Commander NATO HQ Sarajevo, Brigadier General Giselle M. Wilz. During the meeting Brigadier General Wilz met her EUFOR counterpart and signed the official guest book.

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Panel Discussion on Defence Sector assistance to Civil authorities with COM EUFOR

Major General Johann Luif, Commander of the European Union Force (EUFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, participated on 14 May 2015 in a panel discussion on multidimensional benefits of defence sector assistance to civil authorities. Topics discussed were the integration of Armed Forces in Civil Society, strengthening the European integration process and possibilities to act from a EU perspective, with a special focus on disaster relief assistance in view of last year’s flooding which hit Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2014.

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Letter of appreciation to EUFOR for the assistance during last year’s natural disaster

On the occasion of the anniversary of the catastrophic flooding in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Office of the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina awarded EUFOR with a letter of appreciation for the assistance during last year’s natural disaster. The event took place in the United Nations House in Sarajevo.
EUFOR’s Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Colonel Savas Celepoglu, received the certificate on behalf of the EUFOR Althea Headquarters. ”EUFOR is always ready to support the BiH population”, he said.

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