The Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (CEUMC), General Patrick de Rousiers, visited Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and HQ EUFOR Althea on 23 April 2015 and was welcomed by Commander (COM) of EUFOR, Major General Johann Luif.
The General discussed with COM EUFOR, EUFOR’s role in assisting the Armed Forces (AF) BiH in capacity building and training in order to increase their professionalism, self-sustainability and interoperability at the international level. He then accompanied COM EUFOR to the medal parade where 38 personnel, from 7 of the 22 troop contributing nations to EUFOR, received their European Union Common Security and Defence Policy Service Medal Operation Althea.
During his visit General de Rousiers was accompanied by Military Representatives: Lieutenant General Günter HÖFLER (Austria), Lieutenant General Gheorghe Sauv (Romania) and Major General László Domján (Hungary)
General de Rousiers chairs the EU Military Committee (EUMC), which is the highest military committee within the European Council and responsible for providing the Political and Security Committee (PSC) with advice and recommendations on all military matters affecting the EU.
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