On Thursday 30 June, 98 soldiers from 9 different nations within EUFOR received their Common Security and Defence Policy Medal for Operation Althea.

Yesterday COM EUFOR Maj Gen Anton Wessely had the pleasure to visit a combined exercise with the AF BiH in Zenica.

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 the 30th of May soldiers and employees of the Polish Military Contingent in BiH took part in a ceremony to mark the official transfer of authority between the XXII and XXIII Polish EUFOR ALTHEA contingents. During the ceremony, commemorative medals and distinctions were awarded.

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.

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.

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.