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Estonia and France plan to strengthen defence cooperation
19.01.2018|Ministry of Defence

Estonia and France plan to strengthen defence cooperation

The Minsters of Defence of Estonia and France have, for an extended period of time, been discussing possibilities for strengthening bilateral cooperation in various fields. Next week, the Defence Ministers of France and Estonia will be meeting to discuss the strengthening of cooperation. The...
Estonia and Singapore concluded a cyber cooperation agreement
19.01.2018|Ministry of Defence

Estonia and Singapore concluded a cyber cooperation agreement

Today, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik and David Koh Tee Hian, Deputy Secretary and Defence Cyber Chief of Ministry of Defence of Singapore, signed a cyber cooperation agreement between the two countries.Chief Executive of the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore, signed a cyber cooperation...
Luik welcomes French participation in the battalion stationed in Estonia
18.01.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik welcomes French participation in the battalion stationed in Estonia

Florence Parly, Minister of Defence of the French Republic, notified the Estonian Minister of Defence this week that a French company would be returning in 2019 to the NATO battalion stationed in Estonia. Minister of Defence Jüri Luik welcomed the decision by France to participate again next year...
Minister of Defence met with his Danish counterpart
15.01.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence met with his Danish counterpart

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met today with his Danish counterpart, Claus Hjort Frederiksen, to discuss questions relating to the forthcoming NATO summit and to thank Denmark for its contribution to NATO’s battlegroup and Air Policing missions. Yesterday, Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and...
15.01.2018|Ministry of Defence

Jüri Luik: how do we protect Estonia?

The horizon for Estonia’s national defence planning is very long-term; more precisely, we are planning our activities for the next decade. At the same time, we are, of course, taking into consideration new information received, including everything we learned from Zapad, the large-scale Russian...
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik to propose Brigadier General Herem as the next Commander of the Defence Forces
10.01.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik to propose Brigadier General Herem as the next Commander of the Defence Forces

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik is going to make a motion to name Brigadier General Martin Herem, current Chief of Staff of the Estonian Defence Forces, as the next Commander, who would start his service on 5 December. Luik said that Brig. Gen. Herem is the best candidate for the position because of...
Minister of Defence thanked Estonia’s volunteer defenders
06.01.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence thanked Estonia’s volunteer defenders

Today, in Pärnu, at the welcoming ceremony for the best members of the Defence League and Women's Voluntary Defence Organization, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik said that each volunteer defender of Estonia is important, and that society greatly appreciates their contribution. “The Defence League...
Procedure for the imposition of and compliance with national defence duties is being updated
04.01.2018|Ministry of Defence

Procedure for the imposition of and compliance with national defence duties is being updated

The Government of the Republic approved a draft Act, specifying the procedure for the imposition of and compliance with national defence duties in order to ensure the performance of national defence duties during a heightened state of defence readiness, mobilisation, demobilisation, or wartime. At...
Those who fell during the War of Independence were remembered in Tallinn
03.01.2018|Ministry of Defence

Those who fell during the War of Independence were remembered in Tallinn

Today, in Freedom Square, all those who gave their lives for Estonia’s independence were remembered at the base of the Monument to the War of Independence. The start of the armistice, which entered into force 98 years ago, was also commemorated. In his speech, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik called...
Defence industry development project competition won by a record number of participants
20.12.2017|Ministry of Defence

Defence industry development project competition won by a record number of participants

While previous iterations of the Ministry of Defence’s defence industry development project competition had 3–4 winners, this year there were a total of 7. The following companies earned financial support at the competition: Semetron, Haine Paelavabrik, Nord Arms, Nordic Armoury, Uniraja,...

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