COS EUFOR visits 4th Brigade of the AFBiH
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 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.

 

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.

Today, the United Kingdom marked the end of its 16 year contribution to EUFOR in Bosnia and Herzegovina with a flag lowering ceremony at Camp Butmir, Sarajevo, led by COM EUFOR, Major General Reinhard Trischak.

United Kingdom ends contribution to EU Mission

In his speech he praised the UKs unwavering and professional commitment to not only Operation Althea but also to the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina. A commitment, that began with UNPROFOR in 1992. COM EUFOR said

“The UK contribution to EUFOR has been outstanding in terms of commitment, performance and professionalism. It is, therefore, with sadness that we see the departure of UK’s personnel from EUFOR, which reduces the number of contributing nations from 20 to 19.

I would like to express my conviction that although now the UK flag is lowered in Camp Butmir, that the UK’s unwavering commitment to the Western Balkans, specifically to a stable and prosperous Bosnia and Herzegovina always remains high.”

Also present to witness the ceremony was the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr Matthew Field. In his speech he praised the close relationship between the UK Military and EUFOR. He said

“Thank you for acknowledging the UK’s commitment, not just in Bosnia and Herzegovina but also to all the other EU Military Missions around the world. It has been our privilege and our pleasure to serve with you and your staff.”

The UK Flag was then lowered by the remaining members of the UK Contingent to EUFOR and presented to the Senior National Representative, Wing Commander Vincent Jackson.

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