Exercise EUFOR Quick Response 2021 Opening Ceremony
18th Session of the BiH Strategic Committee for Weapons, Ammunition and Explosive Ordnance
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EUFOR Marks Bastille Day
Italian Ambassador visits EUFOR in BiH

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.

Today at Camp Butmir, Sarajevo, Lieutenant Colonel Reinhardt Janko took command of EUFOR's Multinational Battalion (MNBN). Major General Alexander Platzer, handed the colours of the MNBN from Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Wilfing to Lieutenant Colonel Reinhardt Janko to signify the Change of Command. The MNBN is EUFOR's military manoeurve unit operating in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Change of Command Ceremony MNBN

It is based in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo and comprises troops from Austria, Hungary and Turkey. The MNBN is configured to respond to different situations as well as to train and exercise with the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH).

If the situation requires, EUFOR can be reinforced by reserves provided by EU nations and NATO. This is exercised on a yearly basis through the exercise series 'Quick Response'.

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