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27.07.2017|Ministry of Defence

Estonia to conduct a first cyber defence exercise for defence ministers

In September, as part of the EU presidency programme Estonia is organizing a strategic level table-top exercise on cyber defence for the EU Ministers of Defence in Tallinn. The objective of the exercise is to put ministers to the test in dealing with the aftermath of a cyber-attack. At his meeting...
26.07.2017|Ministry of Defence

Luik: military defence increasingly dependent upon functioning cyber defence

According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the dependence of military defence on information technology is growing, which is why a greater contribution to cyber defence is also required within the sector. At his meeting with European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen, Luik discussed the...
26.07.2017|Ministry of Defence

Luik: During its presidency, Estonia also protects the interests of small defence industry enterprises

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik confirmed at his meeting with Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs that, during its presidency of the Council of the European Union, Estonia will also stand for the interests of small and medium sized...
30.06.2017|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Information Board to become Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service

As of 1 July, the amendment to the Security Authorities Act will enter into force, with which the new name of the Estonian Information Board will be the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service. ‘The new name more clearly communicates the principal function of the organisation, which is the...
30.06.2017|Ministry of Defence

Luik: Estonia wants to move forward with EU defence cooperation

According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, who met today with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, one of the important topics during Estonia’s upcoming Presidency of the European Council will be tangible solutions in the area of...
29.06.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik discussed regional security questions with the Secretary General of NATO

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, who met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels, emphasised that NATO’s presence in Estonia is quite strong, but can be complemented further. 'As the host country, Estonia is thankful to our NATO Allies for the deployment of the battalion combat...
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...

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