EUFOR

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EUFOR
EUFOR Roundel.svg

EUFOR logo
Active 2002–present
Country  European Union
Branch Army
Type Rapid reaction force
Size 300 soldiers - EUFOR Concordia
2,503 soldiers - EUFOR Althea
2,500 soldiers - EUFOR RD Congo
4,300 soldiers - EUFOR Tchad/RCA
Part of European Union Military Staff
Colors Blue, yellow         
Engagements Republic of Macedonia (2003)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (2004)
Democratic Rep. of the Congo (2006)
Chad (2007)
Central African Republic (2007)

EUFOR or European Union Force is a generic name for a rapid reaction force operated by the European Union as part of the Common Security and Defence Policy. EUFOR[1] is subordinate to the European Union Military Staff, and complements other EU military forces such as Eurocorps, the European Gendarmerie Force, European Maritime Force and EU Battlegroups. EUFOR has been used four times so far: in the Republic of Macedonia from March 2003 to December 2003 as EUFOR Concordia, in Bosnia from 2004 as EUFOR Althea, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2006, and in Chad and the Central African Republic since 2007.

Operations supervised[edit]

EUFOR in the Balkans.

EUFOR Concordia[edit]

EUFOR Concordia is a military deployment in the Republic of Macedonia.

EUFOR Althea[edit]

EUFOR Althea is a military deployment in Bosnia and Herzegovina to oversee the military implementation of the Dayton Agreement. It is the successor to SFOR and IFOR. The transition from SFOR to EUFOR was largely a change of name and commanders: 80% of the troops remained in place.[2] It replaced the NATO-led SFOR on 2 December 2004.

EUFOR DR Congo[edit]

The acronym EUFOR was also used for a short deployment in 2006 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. On 25 April 2006, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1671 (2006), authorising the temporary deployment of an EU force to support the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) during the period encompassing the elections in the DR Congo, which began on 30 July.

EU soldiers within KTO Rosomak in Chad.

EUFOR Tchad/RCA[edit]

EUFOR also refers to the EU mission under the auspices and in the framework of MINURCAT in Chad and the Central African Republic, from late 2007 onwards.[3]

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