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Major General Alexander Platzer takes command of EUFOR Operation Althea

It is a great honour for me to be appointed as the Commander of EUFOR Operation Althea and to take command of the longest military operation under the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy, to date the only EU land operation with an executive mandate.

 

Continued EUFOR presence in BiH

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2594 recognising EUFOR’s peace stabilization role under the military aspects of the Dayton Peace Agreement.

 

COVID-19 Information

Restrictions on entry and exit to Camp Butmir remain in force at this time. Visitors and suppliers should continue to make arrangements with their point of contact before attempting to enter Camp Butmir.

 

Exercise EUFOR Quick Response 2021

  • From the 26th of September to the 01st of October EUFOR will hold its annual exercise.
    This will be the largest exercise that EUFOR has conducted to date.
    Troops will be participating from 6 other countries, including from KFOR. Exercise areas include; Mostar & Čapljina, Trebinje & Bileća, Livno and Sarajevo.

On Friday 27 September part of EUFOR’s Austrian reserve arrived at Camp Butmir, bringing in over 100 troops from the Austrian 6th Mountain Warfare Brigade for EUFOR’s largest annual exercise, Quick Response 2019 (QR19).

Austrian Company arrives for EUFOR’s Exercise Quick Response 19

On arrival the Austrian Company was met by EUFOR’s Multinational Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Manfred Leitner.

Lieutenant Colonel Leitner said,

“Quick Response 2019 will be taking place all over BiH. The different companies will find the exercises we have prepared for them this year challenging, however, all the incoming troops are well trained and I am looking forward to observing how they deal with the scenarios.”

The Austrian troops join other elements of EUFOR’s reserve contingent from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and the United Kingdom which makes up just a small part of the total reserves EUFOR can call upon.

Exercise Quick Response is the annual test of EUFOR’s capability to rapidly reinforce its troops in BiH with part of its reserve forces which are held at high-readiness in partner nations. The exercise runs in cooperation with BiH authorities, Armed Forces BiH and Law Enforcement Agencies and will take place in locations all over BiH between the 7-11 October.

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