NATO and EUFOR stance on protest 19 July 16 outside Camp Butmir

On 13 July 2016, attorneys Salihbegovic and Kapetanovic notified NHQ Sa and HQ EUFOR that they have been informed by their clients and other claimants, that they will continuously hold protests and blockades of Camp Butmir until they are officially and publically advised regarding the status and resolution of their claims.

12th Session of the Strategic Committee for Weapons, Ammunition and Explosive Ordnance

The 12th session of the Strategic Committee for Weapons, ammunition and explosives, hosted by the Commander of EUFOR (COMEUFOR) Major General Friedrich SCHRÖTTER in BiH, was held at the Hall of the AF BiH, Sarajevo on Monday, June 13, 2016 in order to analyse and promote activities aimed to solving the issue of surplus weapons, ammunition and explosives in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

EUFOR’s Support of the Management of Excessive Stockpiles of Ammunition and Weapons in BiH

On Thursday 19 May 16, Commander EUFOR, Major General Friedrich SCHRÖTTER visited the military unit "Tehnička radionica za održavanje municije" (TROM) in Doboj to witness the important work they conduct in support of destroying obsolete ammunition as part of Project EXPLODE. This visit was also attended by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Project Manager, Mr. Slobodan BOŠKOVIĆ, and the Deputy Commander of the Support Command of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH), Brigadier General Gojko KNEŽEVIĆ.

Commander EUFOR Change of Command

Major General Johann Luif today completed his 15-month tenure as Commander EUFOR. The EU Special Representative, Ambassador Wigemark assisted in handing over Command of EUFOR to Major General Friedrich Schrötter at the ceremony in Camp Butmir today.

Irish Ambassador Visits Headquarters EUFOR

On 25 February 2016, the Irish Ambassador, Mr. Seán O Regan visited Headquarters EUFOR in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo. During an office call with Commander EUFOR, Major General Johann Luif, the Ambassador was thanked for Ireland’s continuing support to the EUFOR Mission.

Commemoration Ceremony held at Camp Butmir

COM EUFOR Major General Johann Luif, Representative of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Embassy Mr Aleksandar Krstevski, and the EUFOR Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s Senior National Representatives Major Igor Nikchevski, gathered on 12 January 2016 at Monument Park in Camp Butmir to commemorate the death of 11 people from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in a helicopter crash 8 years ago.

Visit to Headquarters European Union Force by Commander of Turkish Land Forces

On 4 February 2016, Commander European Union Force (COM EUFOR), Major General Johann Luif welcomed Commander of Turkish Land Forces, General Salih Zeki Çolak who was on an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and to the Headquarters of EUFOR in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo.

Commander of Turkish Land Forces was met on arrival at HQ EUFOR by a Guard of Honour from EUFOR’s Turkish soldiers serving in the Multinational Battalion (MNBN). During an Office Call the Generals discussed the overall security situation in BiH and the wider region; EUFOR’s ongoing Mission objectives; and more specifically recent EUFOR Capability Building and Training (CB&T) activities in support of the Armed Forces of BiH. General Luif thanked General Çolak for Turkey’s continued high level of cooperation in the field of Peace Support Operations in BiH, and the important contribution of Turkish troops and capability to the EUFOR Mission Operation ALTHEA.

Exercise Quick Response 15 Distinguished Visitors Day

On the 20th of October in Mika Bosnic Barracks in Manjaca, EUFOR and the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovnia (AFBiH) held a Distinguished Visitors Day during Exercise Quick Response 15. The event was attended by Dr. Emir Suljagić Deputy Minister of Defence for Policy and Planning and Lieutenant General Anto Jeleč Chief of the Joint Staff of the AFBiH, alongside Commander EUFOR Major General Johann Luif.