COM EUFOR Major General Alexander Platzer, and the SAWAD (Special Ammunition and Weapons Advisor) to COM EUFOR, Col Martin Trachsler attended the Strategic Committee for Weapons, Ammunition and Explosive Ordnance.

EUFOR Liaison Observation Team (LOT) houses in Bosnia and Herzegovina are permanently in close contact with the local population.

Her Excellency Christine Toudic, the French Ambassador to BiH, attended a Bastille Day celebration at Camp Butmir on the evening of 13 July in honour of Bastille Day. On her arrival she spoke with COM EUFOR, Major General Alexander Platzer.

EUFOR Liaison Observation Team (LOT) in Visegrad, whose members are from the Slovakian Army, shares a recent example of EUFOR co-operation with local communities.

On 13 July the new Italian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Marco DI RUZZA, visited EUFOR personnel in Camp Butmir. Upon his arrival the ambassador was greeted by the senior Italian officer of Operation Althea before speaking with a representative body of the Italian contingent to the mission.

On 15th July COMEUFOR, Major General Alexander Platzer, and a EUFOR team from the Joint Military Affairs branch in Camp Butmir, undertook an inspection of the defence industry facility Tehnički Remont Bratunac* (TRB) in accordance with the EUFOR executive mandate. COMEUFOR and his team met with the company management led by the CEO Deputy, Ljubomir Borovcanin and discussed the history of the company and its main business activities.

On 07 July the commander of EUFOR Joint Military Affairs, Colonel Fiedler, and members of EUFOR’s Air Operations Helicopter crew participated in a joint operation with Civil Protection Agency (CPA). The objective of the operation was to remove several anti-personnel mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). The mines and ERW had been moved in winter by an avalanche and were discovered on a marked hiking trail on Mt. Treskavica a number of weeks ago.