Operation description

 Major General Dieter Heidecker, Head of MissionMajor General Dieter Heidecker, Head of Mission

The Council of the European Union decided on 12 July 2004 (Council Joint Action 2004/570/CFSP of 12 July 2004) to conduct a military operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in the framework of the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). The EUFOR ALTHEA operation was launched on 2 December 2004.

This EU-led operation contributes in a significant way to EU's overall reinforced engagement in BiH , while EU´s assistance programmes are helping BiH to make further progress towards the European integration in the context of the Stabilisation and Association Process.


Recent press releases and speeches

  • 21/10/2014
    Foreign Affairs Council, Luxembourg, 20 October 2014pdf
  • 20/10/2014
    Council conclusions Bosnia and Herzegovinapdf
  • 02/07/2014
    165 57255 1 Swiss Head of Armed Forces Joint Staff visits EUFOR Swiss Head of Armed Forces Joint Staff visits EUFOR /csdp/missions-and-operations/althea-bih/pdf/swiss-head-joint-staff-02072014_en.pdf 07/02/2014 00:00:00 07/02/2014 00:00:00 07/02/2014 00:00:00 nulldate 2014070200 090126248c35d3df N 090126248c35d3df /csdp/missions-and-operations/althea-bih/pdf/swiss-head-joint-staff-02072014_en.pdf 165121 pdf Y /csdp/missions-and-operations/althea-bih/pdf/swiss-head-joint-staff-02072014_en.pdf 4 /csdp/missions-and-operations/althea-bih/pdf/swiss-head-joint-staff-02072014_en.pdf /csdp/missions-and-operations/althea-bih/pdf/swiss-head-joint-staff-02072014_hr.pdf /csdp/missions-and-operations/althea-bih/pdf/swiss-head-joint-staff-02072014_bs.pdf /csdp/missions-and-operations/althea-bih/pdf/swiss-head-joint-staff-02072014_sr.pdf /csdp/missions-and-operations/althea-bih/pdf/swiss-head-joint-staff-02072014_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Swiss Head of Armed Forces Joint Staff visits EUFOR pdf - 162 KB [162 KB] hrvatski (hr) bosanski jezik (bs) Srpski (sr)


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