Visit to EUFOR Operation Althea by Operation Commander General Sir James Everard, KCB, CBE

On 29 – 31 August 2017 General Sir James Everard, KCB, CBE the Operation Commander of EUFOR Operation Althea and NATO's Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, visited EUFOR HQ, Camp Butmir. He was welcomed by COMEUFOR, Major General Anton Waldner and an Honour Guard consisting of soldiers from the Multinational Battalion (MNBN). During his visit he met with the BiH Minister of Defence, Ms. Marina Pendeš, and the Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to BiH, Mr. Khaldoun Sinno, where they discussed the close cooperation of EUFOR with the BiH authorities, and EUFOR’s continuing support to the overall EU comprehensive approach for BiH, respectively. The General also had meetings with COMEUFOR, COM NATO HQ Sarajevo, Brigadier General Robert A Huston, and other key personnel to discuss the future development of the Althea mission.

EUSTAR Project Official Signing Ceremony

On Friday 14 July, the official signing of the EUSTAR project took place at the European Union Force of Bosnia and Herzegovina HQ in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo. The EUSTAR (European Union Assistance to Stockpile Management, Technical Support, and Ammunition Surplus Reduction) represents the second phase of European Union’s support to the establishment of sustainable stockpile management in BiH. The project is the successor to the EXPLODE project which witnessed the disposal of more than 1,800 tons of ammunition over its life cycle.

Major General Anton Waldner first 100 days in Command

Commander of the European Force explains the Role of EUFOR in BiH.

As the Commander of the European Force (EUFOR), Major General Anton Waldner, reaches his 100th day in command. We look at some of the work that EUFOR conducts in the country, helping to maintain Bosnia and Herzegovina’s safe and secure environment.

Weapon marking, registration and recorded keeping Workshop

On the 19th June 2017, EUFOR representatives in collaboration with the Small Arms Survey and the HALO Trust conducted a workshop on ‘Improving weapon control measures in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ with a focus on Marking, Registration and Record Keeping. The event was held at the Hotel Sarajevo.

Mine Risk Education delivered to kindergarten children in Sarajevo

On Tuesday 13 June 2017, a team from EUFOR and the Armed Forces of BiH attended Kindergarten Višnjik in Sarajevo to provide Mine Risk Education to a class of 60 children aged between 4 and 5 years old. The aim of Mine Risk Education is to reduce the risk of landmines and unexploded ordnance to humans and the environment and to make BiH a safer and more secure place.

Invitation to all Media Representatives to the “20 Years of Service Ceremony”

Invitation to all Media Representatives to the “20 Years of Service Ceremony” for Civilian EUFOR and NATO employees at Camp Butmir

All media representatives are kindly invited to the “20 Years of Service Ceremony”, which will recognize the service of civilian EUFOR and NATO employees who have served for more than twenty years within these two organisations. The event will take place at Camp Butmir, Sarajevo on Friday 19 May 2017 from 1500hrs to 1600hrs and will be followed by a reception.

Europe Day Ceremony in Sarajevo

On 9th May 2017 EUFOR and the EU Special Representative in BiH, in cooperation with the Armed Forces of BiH, conducted a ceremony at the Army Hall in Sarajevo to celebrate Europe Day. COMEUFOR Major General Anton Waldner and EUSR Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark presided over the parade which consisted of troops from EUFOR, the Armed Forces BiH and the AFBiH Band. The theme of the event was “Sustainable Stability”.