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Major General Anton Wessely takes command of EUFOR Operation Althea

Major General Anton Wessely was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1965. Following completion of training in the Theresian Military Academy between 1984-1987 he was commissioned in 1987 as a Battery Commander in the Anti-Aircraft Artillery/Combat Service Support Battalion 3 of the 3rd Mechanised Infantry Brigade.

 

Continued EUFOR presence in BiH

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2604 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.

 
  • The members of EUFOR LOT from all LOT Houses, under our supervision and in cooperation with Armed Forces BiH (AFBiH), are teaching Mine Risk Education (MRE) classes in every corner of BiH.
    So far in 2021, EUFOR has reached around 6023 children with its Mine Risk Education (MRE) program via the on-site classes delivered by EUFOR LOT personnel in schools across the country, with an additional 146,000 persons reached by its ‘Virtual Mine Risk Education’, launched in April of 2021.

On Wednesday Commander EUFOR, Major General Martin Dorfer, presided over an international Medal Parade at Camp Butmir. Soldiers from 6 nations were decorated with the European Union Common Security and Defence Policy Medal 'Althea' in recognition of their service in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

COM EUFOR addressing the parade.

COM EUFOR addressing the parade.

Lieutenant Colonel Krzysztof Buc of the Polish Army took the salute on behalf of the 44-strong parade from COMEUFOR at the ceremony.

Addressing the soldiers on parade, COMEUFOR underlined: ” When you take a close look at your medals today, you will find the Latin phrase “Pro Pace Unum” on it, meaning “United for peace”. I encourage you to wear this medal with pride.”

Master Sergeant Roberto Parisi of the Italian Navy was proud to receive the medal for his first mission abroad. He will finish his deployment in June. Staff Sergeant Veselka Ivanova was delighted as well to receive the medal as a visible reward for a successful tour in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She will return home to Bulgaria in April.

teCommander EUFOR thanked all those on parade for their dedicated service in BiH. This time soldiers from Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, North Macedonia, Turkey and the United Kingdom received the Operation Althea Medal. xt

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