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Written by Lt Cdr Mark Frost RN Tuesday, 17 May 2011 13:59
EUFOR supports European Union on Wheels Initiative_2
Members of the Liaison and Observation Team (LOT) from Travnik were present in the town centre on Sunday, 15 May, to support the ‘European Union on Wheels’ Initiative. The aim of ‘EU on Wheels’ was to bring the values of a United Europe closer to citizens, as well as emphasise the significance of the Bosnia and Herzegovina accession process to Europe Union.

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Friday, 13 May 2011 22:06
Polish Minister Visits EUFOR HQ_1
COM EUFOR and Minister Sikorski passing through Guard of Honour.

A Guard of Honour comprising of all the EUFOR contributing nations and COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, welcomed Mr Radosław Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland to Camp Butmir.  The minister was accompanied during his visit by the Polish Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina His Excellency Mr Jerzy Chmielewski, Ms Marta Stachowiak, Deputy Director of Minister’s Cabinet, Ms Anna Sochańska, Deputy Director of Department  for European Policy and Ms Emanuela Suprowicz, Deputy Head of Mission.

During the subsequent Office Call, Major General Bair briefed the delegation on current situation in the country and the status of Operation Althea, the name of the EUFOR mission in BiH.  They engaged in a wide ranging set of discussions about EUFOR’s role as the military component of the overarching European Security and Defence Policy mission in BIH, EUFOR tasks and capabilities in support of BiH’s efforts to maintain the safe and secure environment. COM EUFOR explained that an important enabler of this is maintaining situation awareness through the Liaison and Observation Teams (LOT). They concluded by discussing the continuing co-operation with the AF BiH in a number of areas such as training.

Read more: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland visits EUFOR Headquarters

Written by Lt Cdr Mark Frost RN Monday, 09 May 2011 20:32
As part of the ‘Europe Week’ celebrations, the European Union Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Directorate for European Integration of Council of Ministers of BiH are organising numerous sports and cultural events across the country. The aim of these events is to bring the values of a United Europe closer to citizens, as well as emphasise the significance of the BiH accession process to Europe.

Read more: EUFOR supports the ‘Run to Europe’

Monday, 09 May 2011 00:00
Major General Robert Löwenstein visits EUFOR_1
COM EUFOR with Major General Robert Löwenstein.

Major General Bernhard Bair, COM EUFOR, welcomed Major General Robert Löwenstein, Commander of 1St Air Force Division, to EUFOR Headquarters today, 9th May. Major General Löwenstein is very familiar with the HQ having served twice as COS EUFOR HQ in 2008 and 2009.

The two generals held discussions during which COM EUFOR praised the high standard of the German troops serving in EUFOR. He went on to thank the German Republic for their continuing support to Op Althea. Germany is strongly committed to the Mobile Training Team concept. They discussed the possible German contribution to open Force Elements related to Air Medical Evacuation and Air Crew and Maintenance training in EUFOR.

Major General Löwenstein was visiting Camp Butmir to undertake discussions with German personnel serving in EUFOR HQ.

Written by Lt Cdr Mark Frost RN Thursday, 05 May 2011 21:00
Ambassador of Republic of Poland in BiH visits EUFOR
Ms Suprowicz, H.E. Chmielewski, Major General Bair and Lieutenant Colonel Zandarski
Major General Bernhard Bair, COM EUFOR welcomed H.E. Jerzy Chmielewski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ms Emanuela Suprowicz, Deputy Head of Mission, to the EUFOR HQ today, 5 May.

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