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Althea - EUFOR - 14th Group

The goal of the Althea operation is to keep security and peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the mission should also help create conditions for lager integration into Europe, to fight corruption and organised crime.

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Operation of the European Union EUFOR in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Althea

The European Union took over responsibility over the multinational operation on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina from NATO forces on 2nd December 2004.

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Personnel of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic re-joined the operation after two years in June 2010 when two officers joined the EUFOR Headquarters in Sarajevo. The previous engagement of Czech soldiers was accomplished in June 2008.

While the first group of Czech assignement was commanded by Major Jiri Hanke, the second group was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Jiri Kubik since December 2010, the fifth group was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Ludek Krc, while the current 14th group is commanded by Captain Michal Tkadlec who assumed the operational task on 5 December 2016. The group stays at the Butmir Base in Sarajevo. The commander holds the position of the Senior Officer of the Management Storage Group and Captain Martin Zelenka is a specialist on mass destruction weapons. They directly contribute to training and capabilities development of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Last update: June 7, 2017