Austrian Ministers visit EUFOR HQ

On Thursday 22 February, Commander EUFOR (COMEUFOR) Major General Anton Waldner hosted the Minister of Defence and Minister of Foreign Affairs from the Federal Republic of Austria on official visits to EUFOR Headquarters at Camp Butmir near Sarajevo.

Final farewell to EUFOR Major Peter Pavlovský

Personnel from every EUFOR nation joined EUFOR Chief of Staff and dignitaries from the Slovak Republic for the solemn repatriation ceremony of Major Peter Pavlovský at Sarajevo International Airport on Friday 16 February.

Visit of EUFOR’s Operation Commander

The man with overall responsibility to the EU and NATO for Operation ALTHEA, Operation Commander EUFOR ALTHEA and Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (NATO) General Sir James Everard KCB CBE, made a routine working visit to EUFOR HQ in Sarajevo on 29-30 January 2018.

International Diplomatic Community meets at EUFOR Headquarters

On 11 December 2017 members of the international diplomatic community in BiH met at the EUFOR Headquarters in Camp Butmir by the invitation of Commander EUFOR, Major General Anton Waldner. The meeting gathered the Heads of Mission from EU countries in Bosnia and Herzegovina headed by the European Union Special Representative in BiH, His Excellency Lars-Gunnar Wigemark.

Closing Ceremony of Exercise QUICK RESPONSE 2017

Today witnessed the closing ceremony of Exercise QUICK RESPONSE 2017. This ceremony concluded months of planning and cooperation between EUFOR, the Ministry of Security and the Ministry of Defence for BiH.

UK Soldiers Arrival at Sarajevo International Airport

On 6 October 2017 Sarajevo International Airport witnessed the arrival of some unfamiliar aircraft. An Antonov 124 cargo aircraft, the world’s second heaviest aircraft, delivering tons of British military equipment and vehicles , required by the British troops supporting the European Union Force (EUFOR) annual exercise ‘Quick Response 2017”. Shortly after the arrival of the Antonov 124 a Royal Air Force Voyager aircraft landed carrying British soldiers form the 1st Battalion, The Rifles, who are participating in the exercise.

QUICK RESPONSE 2017- Working Together for a Safe and Secure BiH

On the 11th October 2017 Commander EUFOR, Major General Anton Waldner welcomed the Minister of Defence of BiH Marina Pendeš and Minister of Security of BiH Dragan Mektić to EUFOR HQ, Camp Butmir, Sarajevo for the official opening ceremony of "Quick Response 2017".

QUICK RESPONSE 2017- Working Together for a Safe and Secure BiH

‘Quick Response 2017’ is a EUFOR-led peace support operation exercise. It will take place 11 - 15 October in the areas of Sarajevo, Pazaric and Kalinovik. This will be the first time BiH law enforcement agencies, Armed Forces of BiH and EUFOR will exercise together in realistic scenarios, in order to test their respective contingency plans.

NATO’s Kosovo Force Tactical Reserve Battalion deployment to Bosnia and Herzegovina, supporting EUFOR’s Exercise Quick Response 2017

Today troops from the Kosovo Force (KFOR) arrived at the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina, they have travelled from Kosovo through Montenegro in order to participate in Exercise “Quick Response 2017”. KFOR will participate in training with the EUFOR Multinational Battalion and Armed Forces BiH, local Law enforcement agencies and the European Intermediate Reserve Forces.

Visit to EUFOR Operation Althea by Operation Commander General Sir James Everard, KCB, CBE

On 29 – 31 August 2017 General Sir James Everard, KCB, CBE the Operation Commander of EUFOR Operation Althea and NATO's Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, visited EUFOR HQ, Camp Butmir. He was welcomed by COMEUFOR, Major General Anton Waldner and an Honour Guard consisting of soldiers from the Multinational Battalion (MNBN). During his visit he met with the BiH Minister of Defence, Ms. Marina Pendeš, and the Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to BiH, Mr. Khaldoun Sinno, where they discussed the close cooperation of EUFOR with the BiH authorities, and EUFOR’s continuing support to the overall EU comprehensive approach for BiH, respectively. The General also had meetings with COMEUFOR, COM NATO HQ Sarajevo, Brigadier General Robert A Huston, and other key personnel to discuss the future development of the Althea mission.