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Minister of Defence names Kristjan Prikk as the new candidate for permanent secretary
22.06.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence names Kristjan Prikk as the new candidate for permanent secretary

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik decided to submit Kristjan Prikk, the current Undersecretary for Defence Policy, to the government as the new candidate for permanent secretary. According to Luik, Prikk is a leading expert in defence policy, whose has successfully held high-responsibility jobs in the...
Ministry of Defence to organise Estonia’s first defence hackathon
21.06.2018|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence to organise Estonia’s first defence hackathon

The Ministry of Defence, the Estonian National Defence College and the Estonian Defence Industry Association, together with Garage 48, invite experts in the field of defence to participate in Estonia’s first international development marathon in the field of defence. The Defence Makeathon will be...
Minister of Defence presented certificates to new national defence instructors
20.06.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence presented certificates to new national defence instructors

Today, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik presented certificates to the graduates of the national defence instructor course and thanked them for their dedication. According to Luik, being a national defence instructor means new challenges and opportunities. ‘You will be the first point of contact for...
Permanent Secretary Vseviov visited Washington prior to the NATO Summit
16.06.2018|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary Vseviov visited Washington prior to the NATO Summit

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Jonatan Vseviov visited the United States this week, to meet at the Pentagon with John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, in order to discuss the topics of the forthcoming NATO Summit and to appear at the Atlantic Council’s seminar on...
Estonian companies free to manufacture military weapons
13.06.2018|Ministry of Defence

Estonian companies free to manufacture military weapons

The Parliament approved an amendment to the Weapons Act, with which Estonia's defence industry undertakings will be granted the right to manufacture and handle military weapons, ammunition and ordnance. Minister of Defence Jüri Luik stated that the importance of the amendment lies in the creation...
Minister of Defence introducing Estonia’s defence industry in Paris
11.06.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence introducing Estonia’s defence industry in Paris

Starting tomorrow, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik will be in Paris, where he will be introducing Estonia's defence industry at the armaments fair Eurosatory and also meeting with the heads of defence industry companies. According to Luik, close relations with the defence industries of our Allies...
 Luik discussed the reinforcing of Allied units with NATO Ministers of Defence
08.06.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik discussed the reinforcing of Allied units with NATO Ministers of Defence

As of yesterday, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik is participating in the two-day meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence, in Brussels, in order to discuss the topics of the forthcoming NATO Summit, the most important of which are the reinforcement of forces and the ensuring of mobility, with...
 Nearly 900 Allied soldiers received mission medals at Tapa
05.06.2018|Ministry of Defence

Nearly 900 Allied soldiers received mission medals at Tapa

Today, while standing in formation at the Tapa armed forces campus, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik and Commander of the Defence Forces General Riho Terras presented mission medals to NATO battle group soldiers. Minister of Defence Jüri Luik thanked the solders for their service and contribution to...
Minister of Defence Luik thanked servicemen who participated in foreign missions
05.06.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik thanked servicemen who participated in foreign missions

At today’s ceremony, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik presented mission medals to Estonian servicemen who participated in foreign missions. ‘My sincerest thanks and deepest appreciation to you for your contribution to the security of our country,’ said Minister of Defence Luik. ‘No one is able to...
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met today in Brussels with the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg.
04.06.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik met with the Secretary General of NATO, the High Representative of the EU, and the Belgian Minister of Defence

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met today, in Brussels, with the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg; Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs; and Belgian Minister of Defence Steven Vandeput, to discuss questions related to the forthcoming NATO Summit...

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