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.
EUFOR is the military face of the European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina and a key part of the EU’s efforts in the country. 19 nations are joined in one mission, Operation Althea. To support maintenance of a Safe and Secure Environment, while working together with the local Authorities, especially the Armed Forces of BiH and law enforcement agencies. EUFOR has in BiH a Headquarters, a Multinational Battalion, and the network of 17 Liaison and observation Teams across BiH. EUFOR also maintains a reserve out of country, that can deploy quickly to BiH if required.