Medal Parade for EUFOR by COMEUFOR Major General Friedrich Schrötter

A medal parade was held 15 Sep at EUFOR Headquarters in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo. COM EUFOR, Major General Friedrich Schrötter, presented the European Union Common Security and Defence Policy Medal Althea to 108 service personnel from 8 different nations and thanked them for their dedicated service in and for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

KFOR Change of Command Ceremony

Today, Commander EUFOR, Major General Schrötter attended the Kosovo Force Change of Command Ceremony between Major General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta and Major General Giovanni Fungo at Camp Film City Pristina.
The ceremony was also attended by the Allied Joint Force-Naples Commander, U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard, the Italian Chief of Defense, General Claudio Graziano as well as President Thaçiand senior Representatives of Institutions in Kosovo and the International Community.

Visit to Ammunition Storage Site (ASS) KRUPA

On 1 Aug 16, Commander (COM) of EUFOR Major General Friedrich SCHRÖTTER visited Ammunition Storage Site (ASS) KRUPA. The visit was vital in order to get a clear picture of ongoing activities at the prospective Ammunition Storage Sites located around BiH. After a cordial welcome and briefing by AFBiH Colonel MRKOVIĆ, COM EUFOR was given an introduction to the site and the various processes and storage areas.

NATO and EUFOR stance on protest 19 July 16 outside Camp Butmir

On 13 July 2016, attorneys Salihbegovic and Kapetanovic notified NHQ Sa and HQ EUFOR that they have been informed by their clients and other claimants, that they will continuously hold protests and blockades of Camp Butmir until they are officially and publically advised regarding the status and resolution of their claims.

12th Session of the Strategic Committee for Weapons, Ammunition and Explosive Ordnance

The 12th session of the Strategic Committee for Weapons, ammunition and explosives, hosted by the Commander of EUFOR (COMEUFOR) Major General Friedrich SCHRÖTTER in BiH, was held at the Hall of the AF BiH, Sarajevo on Monday, June 13, 2016 in order to analyse and promote activities aimed to solving the issue of surplus weapons, ammunition and explosives in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

EUFOR’s Support of the Management of Excessive Stockpiles of Ammunition and Weapons in BiH

On Thursday 19 May 16, Commander EUFOR, Major General Friedrich SCHRÖTTER visited the military unit "Tehnička radionica za održavanje municije" (TROM) in Doboj to witness the important work they conduct in support of destroying obsolete ammunition as part of Project EXPLODE. This visit was also attended by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Project Manager, Mr. Slobodan BOŠKOVIĆ, and the Deputy Commander of the Support Command of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH), Brigadier General Gojko KNEŽEVIĆ.

Irish Ambassador Visits Headquarters EUFOR

On 25 February 2016, the Irish Ambassador, Mr. Seán O Regan visited Headquarters EUFOR in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo. During an office call with Commander EUFOR, Major General Johann Luif, the Ambassador was thanked for Ireland’s continuing support to the EUFOR Mission.

Commander EUFOR Change of Command

Major General Johann Luif today completed his 15-month tenure as Commander EUFOR. The EU Special Representative, Ambassador Wigemark assisted in handing over Command of EUFOR to Major General Friedrich Schrötter at the ceremony in Camp Butmir today.

Visit to Headquarters European Union Force by Commander of Turkish Land Forces

On 4 February 2016, Commander European Union Force (COM EUFOR), Major General Johann Luif welcomed Commander of Turkish Land Forces, General Salih Zeki Çolak who was on an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and to the Headquarters of EUFOR in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo.

Commander of Turkish Land Forces was met on arrival at HQ EUFOR by a Guard of Honour from EUFOR’s Turkish soldiers serving in the Multinational Battalion (MNBN). During an Office Call the Generals discussed the overall security situation in BiH and the wider region; EUFOR’s ongoing Mission objectives; and more specifically recent EUFOR Capability Building and Training (CB&T) activities in support of the Armed Forces of BiH. General Luif thanked General Çolak for Turkey’s continued high level of cooperation in the field of Peace Support Operations in BiH, and the important contribution of Turkish troops and capability to the EUFOR Mission Operation ALTHEA.