European Parliament Rapporteur visits COM EUFOR

On the 18th June 2015, Dr. Cristian Preda, European Parliament Rapporteur for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), met with Commander of the European Union Force (EUFOR) in BiH, Major General Johann Luif.

NATO/EUFOR weigh claims carefully and thoroughly

NATO and EUFOR are responsible employers. According to the information at our disposal, the individuals that are gathering in front of Camp Butmir today are former employees of Troop Contributing Nations. It is important to state that every one of these claimants is given due process, and they are not protesting dissatisfaction with the results of the hearings; they’re asking that their cases be expedited.

EUFOR Operation Commander visits Sarajevo

The EUFOR ALTHEA Operation Commander, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, was welcomed at EUFOR Headquarters on Monday by Commander EUFOR, Major General Johann Luif at the start of a 3 day visit.

EUFOR Chief of Staff Handover Takeover Ceremony

Brigadier General András Szűcs today completed his 14 month tenure as the Chief of Staff of EUFOR. He formally handed over to Brigadier General Zoltán Mihócza during a Handover / Takeover ceremony at Camp Butmir.

Bulgarian President Visits EUFOR

On 23 April 2015, Commander (COM) EUFOR, Major General Johann Luif, welcomed the Bulgarian President, His Excellency Rosen Plevneliev, to Camp Butmir. He was accompanied during his visit by the Bulgarian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina His Excellency Angel Angelov.
During an Office Call with Major General Johann Luif, they spoke about EUFOR’s mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Capacity Building and Training programme for the Armed Forces of BiH. COM EUFOR took the opportunity to thank the President for the continued support of the Bulgarian Armed Forces and also praised the professionalism of the troops serving in the mission.

HR/VP Federica Mogherini visits EUFOR Headquarters

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, visited EUFOR headquarters at Camp Butmir, today as part of her visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini was welcomed by a guard of honour at the EUFOR headquarters before attending a brief on EUFOR’s mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina given by Major General Johann Luif, Commander EUFOR. The Senior National Representatives of all 22 Troop Contributing Nations were also in attendance.

Head of the European Union Command Element visits EUFOR and NATO Headquarters in Sarajevo

On 25 March, Lieutenant General Leonardo di Marco, Italian Army, Head of the European Union Command Element (EUCE) at the Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples (JFC Naples) visited the two Headquarters in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo. The focus of his visit was on Capacity Building and Training in support of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence, and on receiving an update on the current and future cooperation between EUFOR and NATO.

Commemoration Ceremony at Camp Butmir of the Helicopter Crash of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

COM EUFOR, Major General Johann Luif, the Charge d’Affairs of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Embassy, Mr Dimitar Mitrevsky and EUFOR Senior National Representatives (SNR) gathered on 12 January 2015 at Monument Park in Camp Butmir to commemorate the death of 11 people from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in a helicopter crash 7 years ago.

Gender Conference held by EUFOR to mark International Women’s Day

EUFOR today held a conference entitled ‘Efficient Security Sectors include women at all levels’, in the Army Hall, Sarajevo. The conference was opened by COM EUFOR Major General Johann Luif and Mr. Alexander CUPLYGIN, Acting Head of Mission of the OSCE. The Vice-President of the European Parliament, Ms. Ulrike Lunacek, honoured the initiative for this event by sending a video message with her best greetings and her conviction on that subject.

EUFOR Change of Command

Major General Dieter Heidecker today completed his two year tenure as the Commander of EUFOR. The Operation Commander, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw handed over the command of EUFOR to Major General Johann Luif at the ceremony in Camp Butmir today.
General Luif joins EUFOR from Austria where he was the Commander of the Military District of Burgenland. Before that he had been Deputy Commander of Kosovo Forces in 2011/12.