Balkan Battle Group
|EU Balkan Battlegroup|
|Active||1 July 2007– present|
The Balkan Battlegroup is a European Union battlegroup led by Greece. Originally referred to as HELBROC (an acronym for HELlas, Bulgaria, ROmania, Cyprus), it consists of military units from Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, and Cyprus.
The emblem shows a white pigeon which carries an olive branch to the burning globe, on a canvas of the EU flag. The participating nations’ flags are seated on the top of the emblem, in the same order as they appear in HELBROC BG initials.
The olive branch and the pigeon are the very ancient symbols of peace and in combination with the burning globe reflect the urgent intervention of the HELBRROC BG, whenever may be required.
To complement HELBROC's operational training, two exercises were conducted in May 2007. The first was Command Post Exercise (CPX) EVROPI – I and the second was LIVe Exercise (LIVEX) EVROPI – II
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