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An artist general appointed to lead Althea

(BRUSSELS2) The EU military mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Eufor Althea) has changed its leader with remarkable discretion. It is true that it is a relay between Austrians. Since General Robert Brieger replaces Bernhard Bair. Born in 1956 in Vienna, with a degree in…Arts from the University of Vienna, he loves painting and history but is also a fan of skiing and mountaineering.

General Robert Brieger was until now Deputy Director General for Operations at the Austrian Ministry of Defense. Entering the Wiener Neustadt military academy in 1976 just after his military service, he served in the 3rd General Staff Battalion as reconnaissance platoon leader, then in the 33rd Armored Battalion as company leader. Most recently, he commanded the 9th Mechanized Infantry Brigade (1994-1995) and served in Kosov as head of the Austrian commander in Kosovo.

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Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).