The German military contingent were officially welcomed to Camp Butmir on Tuesday 16 August with a flag raising ceremony at EUFOR HQ. The contribution of the German contingent brings the total number of nations in EUFOR Operation Althea up to 20. The German contingent are drawn from different units and branches across the Bundeswehr.

EUFOR was delighted to welcome the European Union Political and Security Committee (PSC) and the European Union Military Committee (EUMC) to Camp Butmir, Sarajevo on 05 July and to brief them on how EUFOR supports the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in maintaining a safe and secure environment.

On the 30th of May soldiers and employees of the Polish Military Contingent in BiH took part in a ceremony to mark the official transfer of authority between the XXII and XXIII Polish EUFOR ALTHEA contingents. During the ceremony, commemorative medals and distinctions were awarded.

On Thursday 30 June, 98 soldiers from 9 different nations within EUFOR received their Common Security and Defence Policy Medal for Operation Althea.

On 21 May 2022, the Liaison Observation Team (LOT) in Trebinje conducted two Mine Risk Educations (MRE) at the Primary school Vuk Karadzic. The aim was to inform about the danger of mines and UXO (unexploded ordnance) threat in BiH. The pupils of the 04th and 06th grade followed the course very actively and with interest.

Yesterday COM EUFOR Maj Gen Anton Wessely had the pleasure to visit a combined exercise with the AF BiH in Zenica.

On the 11th of May 2022 the formal transfer of authority ceremony took place in Camp Butmir between the outgoing Chief of Staff Brigadier General Szilárd Gerőfi and the incoming Chief of Staff Zoltán Somogy. This brings an end Brigadier General Gerőfi’s one year tour of duty with EUFOR.