|Lieutenant Commander David Collins from EUFOR and Ms Biljana Barović from the EUSR welcome everyone to the EUFOR Soccer Cup 2012 in Banja Luka.|
A total of 40 teams from Banja Luka and its surrounding areas: 32 boys’ teams and eight girls’ teams are taking part in three days of fun packed non-stop football at the Sportska Dvorana - Univerzitetski Campus.
The EUFOR Cup 2012 has once again proved to be extremely popular with schools throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. This year there are 285 teams taking part, these are made up of 205 boys’ teams and 80 girls’ teams.
The event was opened by the EUFOR Spokesperson Lieutenant Commander David Collins who said: “The aim of the EUFOR Soccer Cup is to bring together young people from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina, to not only play football together but also to make new friends.”
|Ambassador of Switzerland, his exellency Andre Schaller with students who returned from trip to Switzerland|
Fifteen students from all parts of BiH, who were the winners of EUFOR School Competition 2012, have just returned from their five day prize winning trip to Switzerland. The trip was generously provided by the Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for the second year in the row!
The award has been handed to the students by the Swiss ambassador, his Excellency, Mr. Andre Schaller at the ceremony held in the Camp Butmir earlier this year!
|Major General Robert Brieger formally opens the EUFOR Cup 2012.|
The EUFOR Cup 2012 was formally opened in Ilidza by the Commander of EUFOR Major General Robert Brieger on 9 October 2012.
Teams from 285 primary schools have been eagerly awaiting the start of the fourth EUFOR Cup, which has once again proved to be extremely popular throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. This year 285 teams are taking part: these are made up of 205 boys’ teams and 80 girls’ teams.
|Major General Robert Brieger welcomes Dr Gjorge Ivanov to EUFOR.|
Dr Gjorge Ivanov, the President of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was welcomed to Camp Butmir on 4 October 2012 by Major General Robert Brieger, Commander of EUFOR.
The President’s arrival was marked by an Honour Guard comprising soldiers from the 23 troop contributing nations. Dr Ivanov was accompanied during his visit by His Excellency Mr Rami Rexhepi, the Ambassador of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
|(L-R) Major General Robert Brieger and General Sir Richard Shirreff during the honour guard at Camp Butmir|
The Operation Commander for Operation Althea, General Sir Richard Shirreff, visited Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) from 1 to 3 October 2012.
General Shirreff, who is also NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, was welcomed to Camp Butmir by Major General Robert Brieger, the Commander of EUFOR.
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