On 21 May 2022, the Liaison Observation Team (LOT) in Trebinje conducted two Mine Risk Educations (MRE) at the Primary school Vuk Karadzic. The aim was to inform about the danger of mines and UXO (unexploded ordnance) threat in BiH. The pupils of the 04th and 06th grade followed the course very actively and with interest.

On the 11th of May 2022 the formal transfer of authority ceremony took place in Camp Butmir between the outgoing Chief of Staff Brigadier General Szilárd Gerőfi and the incoming Chief of Staff Zoltán Somogy. This brings an end Brigadier General Gerőfi’s one year tour of duty with EUFOR.

On Monday 21st of March COM EUFOR Major General Anton Wessely presided over a ceremony to mark the change of command of the Multinational Battalion. The Command of the Multinational Battalion was handed over from Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Sanz to Lieutenant Colonel Lukas Lamtsch, both members of the Austrian contingent in EUFOR.

It is the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. It’s a day to on one hand remember the numerous victims of mines and on the another hand to raise the awareness that there is still an existing risk of mines and still challenging way ahead of us to meet the goals laid out in certain international conventions to achieve a mine free BiH.

A ceremony marking the completion of the SAFE-UP (Security Upgrade of Ammunition and Weapons Storage Sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina) project and signing of a contract between the OSCE Mission to BiH and the Ministry of Defense BiH on the donation of equipment from the SAFE-UP project was held in Sarajevo’s AFBiH Army Hall yesterday.

The second conference to make BiH cluster ammunition free by September 2022 took place on 22nd March 2022 and had input from EUFOR, the Demining Commission, BHMAC, NPA and AFBiH.

COM EUFOR Major General Anton Wessely had the great pleasure to welcome the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Mr. Josep Borrell to Camp Butmir.