Exercise EUFOR Quick Response 2021 Opening Ceremony
18th Session of the BiH Strategic Committee for Weapons, Ammunition and Explosive Ordnance
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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 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.

A EUFOR patrol stopped to help a man and his son who were involved in a car accident on Monday 23 September. Eight soldiers from EUFOR’s Multinational Battalion Turkish Company were returning to Sarajevo from a patrol when they saw a car which had crashed off the road and fallen down an embankment.

EUFOR troops help at crash

The Officer in charge of the patrol, 1st Lt Ali Karabas, said,

“When we saw the accident we immediately stopped to help. We were pleased that there were no injuries but we still regulated the traffic, called the break down service to recover their car and ensured that the man and his teenage son were safe.”

He added: “Despite the language difficulties it was clear that the man was extremely grateful to us for stopping and we for our part were also very pleased to be able to help.”