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27.04.2017|Ministry of Defence

Tsahkna: Stronger defence cooperation between the European Union complements NATO

EU Defence Ministers met yesterday in Malta and will meet again today. The main topics being discussed within the framework of the informal meeting are the EU’s naval mission in the Mediterranean, permanent structured cooperation, and the future of EU combat groups. NATO Secretary General Jens...
27.04.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence eliminated restrictions on female conscription

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna sent to a coordinating circle the regulation that enables women to participate in conscript service in any of the structural units of the Defence Forces. Starting this summer, the new regulation allows even more women voluntarily to enter conscript service....
26.04.2017|Ministry of Defence

Campaign “Women into Uniform!” calls on women to complete conscript service

Today marked the start of the “Women into Uniform!” campaign by the Ministry of Defence. The goal of the campaign is to inform young women about the opportunity to contribute to national defence and complete conscript service as volunteers. According to Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna, Estonia’...
20.04.2017|Ministry of Defence

NATO enhanced Forward Presence unit raised the flags at Tapa

The soldiers of the United Kingdom, France, and Denmark raised the national flags during the line-up at Tapa army base today, to mark the start of the service of the NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence battalion battle group in Estonia. The Estonian Minister of Defence Mr. Margus Tsahkna said in his...
19.04.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence recognised builders during the building rafter party at the Tapa army base

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna said at the rafter party celebrating the expansion of the Tapa base that Estonia is able, if necessary, to quickly organise the hosting of allies and the cooperation required between various agencies. “The development of the Tapa base is recognition that we are...
04.04.2017|Ministry of Defence

French soldiers have arrived in Estonia to ensure NATO security

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna welcomed the French servicemen who landed this afternoon at Ämari Air Base as part of the Allied battalion combat group that will be ensuring the security of NATO. “The defence of Paris, London and Copenhagen starts from Narva. The presence of our allies here is...
03.04.2017|Ministry of Defence

General Saar appointed special representative for defence technology in Ukraine

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna appointed Maj. Gen. (ret.) Valeri Saar as the special representative of the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Forces for defence technology and innovation in Ukraine. Maj. Gen. Saar will be responsible for cultivating closer ties between the defence fields and...
23.03.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Tsahkna: a patriotic education and recreational activities should be available to all young people

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna, together with the Commander of the Defence League, Meelis Kiil, signed a programme “Patriotic Education for Young People”, which provides state issued guidelines and means for expanding the patriotic education of young people. According to Minister of Defence...
23.03.2017|Ministry of Defence

DefMin Tsahkna: The United Kingdom can count on Estonia

Estonian Defence Minister Margus Tsahkna paid his condolences to the victims and their families in the wake of yesterday’s horrific attack in London and reconfirmed the strong Alliance bond between Estonia and the United Kingdom. “An attack at the heart of London is yet another example that we are...
16.03.2017|Ministry of Defence

Polish Minister of National Defence confirmed strength of allied relationships during visit to Estonia

The Minister of National Defence for Poland, Antoni Macierewicz, met with Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna; Chairman of the National Defence Committee of the Riigikogu, Hannes Hanso; Commander of the Defence Forces, General Riho Terras; and Commander of the Defence League, Brigadier General...

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