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”.

EUFOR Change of Command Ceremony 28th March

Major General Anton Waldner Assumes Position of Commander EUFOR in BiH

COMEUFOR: “I assure the population, the politicians and the international Organisations that EUFOR will remain a dependable, flexible and supportive partner”

EUFOR Operation Commander Visits Mission in BiH

From the 2nd to the 4th of May the EUFOR Operation Commander General Sir James Everard visited Bosnia and Herzegovina to see various elements of the EUFOR mission in the country. This was his second visit as the Operation Commander to this theatre, his first being when he took over the role with a ceremony in Camp Butmir at the end of March this year.

Commander EUFOR Hosts Press Conference in Sarajevo

COMEUFOR: “EUFOR’s support demonstrates the European Union’s commitment to Bosnia and Herzegovina on its journey to European Union accession.”

On 24th March 2017 Commander EUFOR, Major General Friedrich Schrötter, hosted a press conference in Hotel Europe, Sarajevo, focussing on the achievements and challenges of EUFOR in BiH. He hands over Command of EUFOR Operation Althea in a ceremony on Tuesday 28th March and in his statement he highlighted his main successes and difficulties over the last 12 months.

New Chief of Staff EUFOR

On Tuesday 11 April 2017, Brigadier General József Szpisják assumed the position of Chief of Staff of the European Union Force (EUFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He took over from outgoing Chief of Staff Brigadier General Albert Sáfár.

COMEUFOR gets support for BiH from the EU

A Successful Visit to Brussels for BiH: EU Political and Military Committees re-state their support to the capacity building of the Armed Forces of BiH and confidence in their ability to maintain a safe and secure environment.