Hungarian Major General takes over the Command of EUFOR in BiH

Hungarian Defense Minister Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky confirmed today that the command of the EUFOR Althea mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina will be taken over by Major General Laszlo Sticz from January 1, 2024, and announced the reinforcement of the mission with Read More …

Bosnia and Herzegovina: The completion of the process of cleaning BiH from cluster munitions was solemnly marked

The Center for Demining in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Demining Commission in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the non-governmental organization Norwegian People’s Aid, marked today in Sarajevo the completion Read More …

Foreign Soldiers Complete Explosive Device Training in Hungary

The International Training Division of the Hungarian Defense Forces’ NCO Academy held a course for Belgian and Bosnia-Herzegovina soldiers in July. The Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) – Train the Trainer course was attended by ten participants from each country. The Read More …

Addressing mine ban treaty challenges: New contamination and compliance

The annual Intersessional Meetings of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpile, Production, and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (aka Ottawa Convention, AP Mine Ban Convention, or Mine Ban Treaty) closed on 21 June in Read More …

Two percent of BiH territory is mined: “After suffering from landmines, you don’t live, you survive”

The hostilities were over, but there were so many mines that it was impossible to pass. I am not the only one, more of us were injured. Walking through a forest, we came across minefields and that is where got Read More …

NATO and Bosnia and Herzegovina strengthen science and technology cooperation

The event, organised in cooperation with NATO Headquarters Sarajevo, highlighted the significant participation of scientists from Bosnia and Herzegovina in regional and international research efforts. In the past ten years, over a dozen activities have been developed with Bosnia and Read More …

Germany once again allocates 95.000 Euros to support Mine Victims in BiH

The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Thomas Fitschen signed an agreement yesterday with the local non-governmental organization “Mine Detection Dog Center” (MDDC) on the provision of funds in the amount of 95,000 euros Read More …

Migrants Warned of Dangers of Land Mines on the Balkan Route

Migrants attempting to cross into Western Europe via the so-called Balkan route face several risks including drowning, abuse, exploitation and gender-based violence. Added to that is the risk posed by land mines. The Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Centre estimates Read More …