On 12 January 2023, the Commander of EUFOR, Major General Anton Wessely presented an award to Mr. Harnes Safić in recognition of his carrying out an exceptional act which saved the life of a young citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mr. Harnes Safić is an interpreter with EUFOR’s Multinational Battalion. The award ceremony took place in in EUFOR HQ, Camp Butmir, Sarajevo.

Yesterday, EUFOR welcomed a new military contingent from the Netherlands to EUFOR Operation Althea, marking the occasion with a flag raising ceremony in Camp Butmir. After a hiatus of six years, the Netherlands have recommitted troops to the mission, with more potentially to follow.

On 21 December 2022 EUFOR’s German Senior National Representative Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Hofmeister made a speech on the occasion of the opening of the new German LOT( Liaison and Observation Team) House in Čapljina. He said that after an absence of 10 years the German Bundestag (German Parliament) decided to rejoin the EUFOR Operation Althea mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

A ceremony of remembrance was held on 12th January 2023 at Camp Butmir to mark the 15th anniversary of a helicopter crash which claimed the lives of 11 EUFOR personnel from the Republic of North Macedonia.

Today, COM EUFOR, Major General Anton Wessely met with the Parliamentary Military Commissioner of BiH, Boško Šiljegović.

On 10 January, COM EUFOR Major General Anton Wessely had a very positive meeting with BiH Presidency member Denis Bećirović where the good cooperation between the AFBiH and EUFOR was highlighted.

After five weeks of intensive activity across Bosnia and Herzegovina, Exercise EUFOR Quick Response has concluded. The closing ceremony to officially mark the end of the exercise was held this week in Camp Butmir Two.