It is a great honour for me to be appointed as the Commander of EUFOR Operation Althea and to take command of the longest military operation under the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy, to date the only EU land operation with an executive mandate.
The UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2594 recognising EUFOR’s peace stabilization role under the military aspects of the Dayton Peace Agreement.
Restrictions on entry and exit to Camp Butmir remain in force at this time. Visitors and suppliers should continue to make arrangements with their point of contact before attempting to enter Camp Butmir.
From the 26th of September to the 01st of October EUFOR will hold its annual exercise.
This will be the largest exercise that EUFOR has conducted to date.
Troops will be participating from 6 other countries, including from KFOR. Exercise areas include; Mostar & Čapljina, Trebinje & Bileća, Livno and Sarajevo.