87 service personnel from 7 different nations were presented the European Union Common Security and Defence Policy Medal Althea in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo on 25 October. Brigadier General Albert Sáfár, Chief of Staff EUFOR, thanked them for their dedicated service and stated, “EUFOR’s presence in this country is still of great importance.

Austrian Mountain Infantry Specialist Lieutenant Colonel Christoph Blasch is the new commander of the EUFOR Multinational Battalion (MNBN). He took command of the battalion in a ceremony at Camp Butmir on Tuesday 9th August.

On Thursday 3 March 2016 the Armed Forces of BiH Barracks in Rajlovac, just outside Sarajevo, was once more the venue for an important EUFOR Exercise.

14 Jul the Multinational Battalion (MNBN) EUFOR conducted a military ceremony for the incoming Austrian infantry company and the outgoing Hungarian Company (Coy) and staff members of the MNBN.
Only twice a year the MNBN has the opportunity to have 3 Coys in theatre, this time for 5 days. The reason, that the AUT and HUN Coys change totally, whereas the TUR Coy rotates one platoon every two months.

On Wednesday the 24th of February a ceremony marked the Change of Command of the EUFOR Multinational Battalion (MNBN). The Multinational Battalion is composed from three different nations who serve together as one in EUFOR.

From 30 May to 3 June 2016 an intense training on missions on urban terrain was conducted by the Turkish company of the MNBN. This training on company level has to be seen as a preparation for the combined trainings and the combined exercises together with the AFBiH in summer and autumn.

On the 13 January 2016 at Camp Butmir, there was the badge ceremony for the new Hungarian soldiers of the European Union Force (EUFOR) Multinational Battalion (MNBN). Following this symbolic ceremony both the Hungarian Company, and staff serving soldiers, were formally accepted in to the MNBN by their Commanding Officer - Lieutenant Colonel Reinhard Bacher (Austrian Army).

MNBN News

Change of Command Ceremony MNBN
Tuesday, 23 March 2021

EUFOR Training climb of Trebevic Mountain
Thursday, 04 February 2021