The Director of the Directorate for Coordination of Police Bodies of BiH, Mirsad Vilić, and his deputies Uroš Pena and Mile Jurić, held a regular meeting today (31st July 2014) with EUFOR’s Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Andras Szucs.

During the meeting they discussed the activities carried out in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between EUFOR and security structures in BiH on the exchange of classified information without security classification and intelligence information exchange. At the meeting, next steps in the implementation of this Memorandum have been agreed. In addition Brigadier General Szucs gave a brief overview of the activities undertaken during the recent floods in BiH.

Operation ALTHEA medals were today (29th July 2014) presented to EUFOR personnel who are nearing the end of their tours. Commander EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker, presented the medals to each person individually and thanked them for their efforts in BiH.

Commander EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker, today chaired a seminar to review EUFOR and Armed Forces BiH actions following the flooding in BiH.
Key attendees included Mr Zekerijah Osmić, the Minister of Defence, and Lieutenant General Anto Jeleč, Chief of the Joint Staff of Armed Forces BiH.
The purpose of the seminar was to identify where improvements could be made to improve the capability and capacity of Armed Forces BiH in the future, particularly when carrying out humanitarian and disaster relief tasks.

There have been a couple of reports in the media today concerning EUFOR military vehicles on the streets of Sarajevo.
These vehicles are attached to EUFOR’s British sub-unit.
EUFOR relies on forces provided by troop-contributing nations, and their equipment. The vehicles in the photographs are routinely operated by the British Army and are called ‘Jackal’ and ‘Coyote’ vehicles.

EUFOR Headquarters today hosted the 6th Meeting of the Strategic Committee for Arms, Ammunition and Explosive Ordnance. The Committee, led by the BiH Ministry of Defence, included senior representatives from Armed Forces BiH, NATO, EUFOR, the OSCE mission to BiH, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Office of the Special Representative of the EU in BiH and Embassies of the United States, Switzerland, Austria and Sweden.

The Chilean Minister of Defence, Jorge Burgos Varela, today (23rd July 2014) visited Camp Butmir and had an office call with Commander EUFOR, Major General Dieter Heidecker, where COM EUFOR was able to thank the Minister for Chile’s continued contribution to the mission.

5 July 2014: EUFOR troops today transported over 1500kg of medicine from Sarajevo Airport to Pale.
The Ministry of Security initially asked the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to assist in moving the medicine, who asked EUFOR to carry out the task.