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31.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence presented with the findings of a study on strengthening the air defence capabilities of the Baltic Republics

The International Centre for Defence and Security presented the Ministry of Defence with the findings of a study on the possibilities for strengthening the air defence capabilities of the Baltic Republics. The report notes that the effective functioning of an air defence system is, by its very...
Kaitseminister Jüri Luik Bratislavas rahvusvahelisel julgeolekufoorumil GLOBSEC 2018
21.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik: Reaction time is critical to NATO

During his appearance at the international security forum GLOBSEC 2018, in Bratislava, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik stated that NATO is capable of providing effective deterrence on the Alliance’s eastern wing. According to the Minister of Defence, this is possible only through close cooperation...
17.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence thanked developers of crisis prep app

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik presented a gift and letter of thanks to the members of Naiskodukaitse who created the mobile app Ole Valmis (Be Ready), which helps people be better prepared in the event of accidents and during crisis situations. ‘Many thanks for deciding to create this application...
14.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik: Siil 2018 confirmed the strength of our safety net

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik visited the headquarters of large-scale training exercise Siil 2018 (Hedgehog 2018) and observed the course of the final combat exercise from aboard a helicopter. At the Siil 2018 command post, located in Võru County, Chief of Staff of the Headquarters of the Estonian...
Salary for servicemen to be kept permanently above the Estonian average
26.04.2018|Ministry of Defence

Salary for servicemen to be kept permanently above the Estonian average

Tallinn, 26 April – The salary of servicemen is to be kept at 30 per cent above the Estonian average for the next four years. The government confirmed a state budget strategy today which provides stable funding for the above. ‘Paying an above average salary is just as important as investing in...
25.04.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik: fighting in cyberspace has become commonplace

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik was visited today by Major General Olivier Bonnet de Paillerets, Commander of the French Cyber Defence Command (COMCYBER), with the two discussing an increase in cyber cooperation between the two countries and topics for the forthcoming NATO Summit. According to...
Luik: Estonia's current security situation was ensured by its veterans
24.04.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik: Estonia's current security situation was ensured by its veterans

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik gave a speech in remembrance of fallen servicemen at Tori Church, and together with Stanislaw Karczewski, Marshal of the Senate of the Republic of Poland, unveiled the memorial plaque to the recipients of the Cross of Liberty. After the memorial service held at...
Luik at UN debate: UN peacekeeping must be modernised.
29.03.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik at UN debate: UN peacekeeping must be modernised

Today, at the UN Security Council debate on enhancing the efficiency of peacekeeping missions, in New York, Luik said that the current principles governing the carrying out of UN peacekeeping missions must be modernised. In the new security environment there are no clear dividing lines, with the...
22.03.2018|Ministry of Defence

Licences and permits of the conscription evaders to be restricted

The Government approved a draft Act today, which provides the option to begin restricting the validity and issuance of permits and licenses to individuals dodging their national defence obligation. The Defence Forces and the Defence Resources Agency will be able to begin requesting that courts...
21.03.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik in Lisbon: NATO must pay attention to threats from all directions

The Minister of Defence met in Lisbon with the Minister of Defence of Portugal, José Azeredo Lopes, to discuss the NATO summit, scheduled for July, and topics relating to bilateral defence cooperation. Defence Ministers Luik and Azeredo spoke about developing bilateral cooperation between...

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