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Minister of Defence Luik met today in Greece with the country’s President Prokopios Pavlopoulos.
19.04.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik met today in Greece with the country’s President and Minister of Defence

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik visited Greece in connection with preparations for this summer’s NATO Summit. In Athens, he emphasised the inviolable principle of European security, confirming that even though Estonia and Greece are at opposite ends of Europe, we must understand each other’s security...
 The Minister of Defence laid a wreath during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in Athens.
18.04.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik to pay a visit to Greece

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik will be in Greece today and tomorrow, where he will be discussing topics related to the NATO Summit and European Union defence and security at high-level meetings. During his visit, Luik will be meeting with Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos, Minister of Defence...
Luik: national defence is a clear priority in the state budget.
17.04.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik: national defence is a clear priority in the state budget

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik confirmed that the government would be providing a stable foundation to the development of the field of defence within the agreed upon budget strategy. ‘If we take a look at the events taking place around us, Syria and Ukraine, and especially the Zapad training...
Estonia planning to contribute to French mission in Mali.
11.04.2018|Ministry of Defence

Estonia planning to contribute to French mission in Mali

Draft legislation, which would allow the Estonian Defence Forces to contribute up to 50 active servicemen to Operation Barkhane, the French-led military operation in the Republic of Mali, passed its first reading in the Parliament today. ‘Estonia has been an active contributor to international...
Luik at the UN: peacekeepers are threatened by cyber attacks.
30.03.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik at the UN: peacekeepers are threatened by cyber attacks

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met on Saturday, in New York, with Jean-Pierre Lacroix, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, and Miroslav Jenča, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs. Luik also took part in the meeting between the biggest...
An Estonian defence industry company won the European Union’s research development competition in the field of defence.
29.03.2018|Ministry of Defence

Estonian defence industry company won the European Union’s research development competition in the field of defence

The winner of the European Defence Fund research project competition was a consortium, which included the Estonian defence industry company Cybernetica. A total of 34 consortia comprised of more than 180 companies participated in the competition. The lead partner in the consortium that...
Luik at UN debate: UN peacekeeping must be modernised.
29.03.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik at UN debate: UN peacekeeping must be modernised

Today, at the UN Security Council debate on enhancing the efficiency of peacekeeping missions, in New York, Luik said that the current principles governing the carrying out of UN peacekeeping missions must be modernised. In the new security environment there are no clear dividing lines, with the...
Defence-sector development projects across the Europe were presented in Tallinn.
27.03.2018|Ministry of Defence

Defence-sector development projects across the Europe were presented in Tallinn

An international conference was held today in Tallinn today, at which the implementation of the European Defence Fund and the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) were discussed. For the first time, the European Union will start to finance defence-related projects from its...
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik (on the left) met with his British counterpart Gavin Williamson.
26.03.2018|Ministry of Defence

Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom: defence cooperation develops strong ties

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met today his counterpart from the United Kingdom, Gavin Williamson, to discuss the forthcoming NATO Summit, joint operations and questions associated with the Allied troops stationed in Estonia. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the United Kingdom plays an...
The Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom arrived in Estonia.
25.03.2018|Ministry of Defence

The Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom arrived in Estonia

Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom, began his two-day visit to Estonia today. He first headed to Tapa together with Minister of Defence Jüri Luik in order to meet with servicemen from the United Kingdom, Denmark and Estonia, who are serving in the NATO...

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