From 11 to 23 Nov 2013 the annual EU exercise “MILEX-13 is taking place, organised by the European External Action Service (EEAS).
Following a unanimous decision reached by the EU Military Committee, our country assumed the Command of the EU Operational HQs throughout the exercise and Major General Alkiviadis Stefanis was appointed as Operational Commander.
The said exercise, conducted without the development of troops, with the participation of member states and International Organisations from their HQs, focuses on the parallel actions of the Operational HQs based in Brussels, the EU Military Staff Operational Centre and the Tactical HQs deployed in Mont-Valerien, France.
The exercise scenario entails crisis management in a fictitious part of the world and in-cludes the deployment of a Battlegroup, following a UN Security Council mandate, aiming to ensure a safe and stable environment.
On Wednesday 20 Nov 2013, Day of Distinguished Visitors, the exercise was attended by the Chairman of the EU Military Committee, Lt. General (AF) Patrick de Rousiers from France, the Director General of the EU Military Staff Lt General Wolfgang WOLOSOBLE from Austria, the Military Representative of Greece to the EUMC Lt. General G. Basiakoulis, Military Representatives of EU Member-States, the Operational Commander of the Operational HQs Major General Alikiviadis Stefanis who briefed all attendees on the exercise underway, the Commander of the French Forces Hqs, Brigadier General Daniel GRAMMATICO and the Heads of Sections and Departments of the EU, as well as the European External Action Service.