Saturday 25th September 2021 marked the opening ceremony for Exercise EUFOR Quick Response 2021. The annual exercise tests EUFOR’s capability to call up and deploy its Intermediate Reserve Forces (IRF) held at high readiness by contributing nations.

COM EUFOR Major General Alexander Platzer, and the SAWAD (Special Ammunition and Weapons Advisor) to COM EUFOR, Col Martin Trachsler attended the Strategic Committee for Weapons, Ammunition and Explosive Ordnance.

On 15th July COMEUFOR, Major General Alexander Platzer, and a EUFOR team from the Joint Military Affairs branch in Camp Butmir, undertook an inspection of the defence industry facility Tehnički Remont Bratunac* (TRB) in accordance with the EUFOR executive mandate. COMEUFOR and his team met with the company management led by the CEO Deputy, Ljubomir Borovcanin and discussed the history of the company and its main business activities.

EUFOR Liaison Observation Team (LOT) houses in Bosnia and Herzegovina are permanently in close contact with the local population.

Her Excellency Christine Toudic, the French Ambassador to BiH, attended a Bastille Day celebration at Camp Butmir on the evening of 13 July in honour of Bastille Day. On her arrival she spoke with COM EUFOR, Major General Alexander Platzer.

EUFOR Liaison Observation Team (LOT) in Visegrad, whose members are from the Slovakian Army, shares a recent example of EUFOR co-operation with local communities.

On 13 July the new Italian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Marco DI RUZZA, visited EUFOR personnel in Camp Butmir. Upon his arrival the ambassador was greeted by the senior Italian officer of Operation Althea before speaking with a representative body of the Italian contingent to the mission.