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20.06.2017|Ministry of Defence

Sven Sakkov to head the International Centre for Defence and Security starting in September

By way of a competition, the Supervisory Board of the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) selected Sven Sakkov, who is currently serving as Director of the Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, as the Centre’s new Director. The Centre for Defence and...
20.06.2017|Ministry of Defence

Commander of Allied battle group awarded Cross of Merit by the Ministry of Defence

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence presented retiring Lieutenant Colonel Mark Wilson, Commander of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence battalion battle group, with the Third Class Cross of Merit of the Ministry of Defence for his notable contribution to preparations for, and...
16.06.2017|Ministry of Defence

Kristjan Prikk Undersecretary for Defence Policy

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik appointed Kristjan Prikk as the Undersecretary for Defence Policy. Prikk most recently served as the Director of National Security and Defence Coordination Unit at the Government Office of Estonia. Prikk has also worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has...
13.06.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence thanked peacekeepers

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna thanked the peacekeepers who had just returned from Lebanon for their service and presented them with mission medals. Minister of Defence Tshakna said that the contribution and sense of duty of our servicemen is noticed in Estonia as well as the capitals of our...
13.06.2017|Ministry of Defence

Vseviov: our efforts in ensuring our security must focus on results

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence said at the high-level Defence and Security Conference Prague that when it comes to developing the European Union's defence dimension the focus must be placed on specific and practically constructive solutions for the field of defence ‘During...
12.06.2017|Ministry of Defence

Estonians support voluntary conscription for women

According to the public opinion poll on national defence, the majority of Estonia's residents support the opportunity for women to complete voluntary conscription, support for conscription for women is even higher among active service members. According to the survey, 79% of those questioned...
07.06.2017|Ministry of Defence

Tsahkna: stronger European defence cooperation is also beneficial to NATO

Yesterday, during his presentation at the symposium held at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, in Washington, D.C., Minister of Defence Margus Tshakna stated that the European Union has taken specific steps over a short period of time in the field of defence cooperation which,...
05.06.2017|Ministry of Defence

PermSec Vseviov met with US DepSecDef Work

On his visit to the United States, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Jonatan Vseviov met with Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and confirmed that the lead role of the United States in NATO and the Baltic Sea region is firm. ‘The United States recently published its proposed 2018...
05.06.2017|Ministry of Defence

Baltic ministers of defence confirmed the need for the continuation of close cooperation

The ministers of defence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, who met in Daugavpilsis, Latvia, confirmed that the good defence related cooperation between the three countries must continue in order to ensure the defence of our countries. ‘The international Allied battalion combat groups that were...
31.05.2017|Ministry of Defence

Estonia and South Korea agreed on cyber cooperation

Today, Estonia and South Korea concluded a cooperation agreement on developing training and cooperation in the field of cyber security. South Korea is interested in Estonia’s experience in the field of cyber training exercises, especially the development and use of the Cyber Range for training....

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