EUFOR and AFBiH Training and Cooperation plan 2022
Change of Command of the EUFOR Multinational Battalion
EUFOR Commander met with the newly appointed foreign minister of Austria
Visit to AFBiH Demining Battalion

Major General Alexander Platzer takes command of EUFOR Operation Althea

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.

 

Continued EUFOR presence in BiH

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2594 recognising EUFOR’s peace stabilization role under the military aspects of the Dayton Peace Agreement.

 

COVID-19 Information

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.

 

Exercise EUFOR Quick Response 2021

  • From the 26th of September to the 01st of October EUFOR held its annual exercise.
    It was the largest exercise that EUFOR ever conducted.
    Troops actively participated from 8 countries, with observers from KFOR. The exercise areas were; Mostar & Čapljina, Trebinje & Bileća, Livno and Sarajevo.

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The first day of action from EUFORs Exercise Quick Response 2020 showed that the troop integration training has worked very well.

Starting this morning in Visegrad with a simulated protest which quickly turned into bottles and smoke grenades being thrown at the EUFOR troops. This prompts a smooth response from the nearby LOT House (Liaison Observation Team) which is permanently staffed with EUFOR Slovak soldiers, who called in the Multinational Battalion to help clear the protest.

The Hungarian soldiers from the Multinational Battalion had little trouble in deterring further violence and soon had the situation under control as the trouble makers were cleared from the street and their make shift road block moved.

The Exercise Director then adds something else to think about with a simulated casualty from a thrown rock. Medical aid is quickly on hand and the casualty is first treated on the spot by medical experts before calling in the EUFOR helicopter to further test the response.

Flying quickly from Camp Butmir, the medical helicopter soon collects the casualty and has them on the way back to a medical centre to test the reaction some more.

In Visegrad to witness the exercise first hand was COM EUFOR Major General Reinhard Trischak who said;

“The way the multi-national force worked together today was extremely pleasing to see. Integration time is understandably short and we have to make the most if it. It is clear to me that the training staff at Camp Butmir have done a fantastic job.”

There will be little rest for the troops, as tomorrow there will be another early start and more unalerted problems to resolve until Exercise Quick Response 2020 concludes on 5 September 2020.

Day 1 of Exercise Quick Response in Visegrad

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