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15.10.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik met with his Italian colleague

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met on Friday, in Rome, Italy, with Italian Minister of Defence Elisabetta Trenta, to discuss the security situation in Europe and cooperation with NATO. At the meeting, Minister of Defence Luik emphasised that Estonia supports NATO's 360 degree view, in which an...
11.10.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik met with the President of Afghanistan

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met on Wednesday, in Kabul, with the President of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, with whom he discussed the Afghan peace process. President Ghani first thanked Minister of Defence Luik and the Estonian service men for their contribution to the NATO-led...
10.10.2018|Ministry of Defence

Conscript's child allowance set to rise in 2019

The Ministry of Defence is preparing a draft, with which conscript’s child allowance will rise to EUR 300 per month starting in 2019. The child allowance is paid in addition to the conscript’s monthly support, which is between EUR 100 and EUR 200 per month, depending on the duration of service....
Next year’s defence budget will value work of a serviceman
26.09.2018|Ministry of Defence

Next year’s defence budget will value working as a servicemember

A total of EUR 585 million has been set aside for next year’s defence budget, representing more than 2.1 per cent of the forecast GDP. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the 2019 defence budget values servicemembers, raising the average salary level of active servicemembers to 30 per cent...
21.09.2018|Ministry of Defence

Defence ministers of Estonia and Japan discussed Russia and the topic of cyber threats

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met today, in Tokyo, with Japanese Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera, in order to discuss bilateral defence cooperation and questions related to international security. This was the first trip to Japan by Estonia’s Minister of Defence. ‘Estonia shares common values...
10.09.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik discussed defence cooperation with his Finnish counterpart

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met in Muhumaa with his Finnish counterpart, Jussi Niinistö, in order to discuss defence cooperation between the two countries as well as regional security. According to Minister of Defence Luik, defence cooperation between Estonian and Finland has been highly...
05.09.2018|Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister Luik: an extremely unfortunate incident

The detention of two suspects in treason demonstrates the strength of our counter-intelligence and the competent authorities. It also shows that our competent authorities make no compromises in combating the crimes against our country. This is an extremely disturbing and unfortunate case. The...
26.07.2018|Ministry of Defence

‘Colours of Freedom’ calls on people to share memories in the colours of the Estonian flag

‘Colours of Freedom’ calls on people to share memories in the colours of the Estonian flag This week we are starting the social media campaign ‘Colours of Freedom’, which calls on people to save photos symbolising freedom in the national colours during the anniversary year. The posted photos will...
26.06.2018|Ministry of Defence

Estonia joins European Intervention Initiative

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik participated in the meeting of European ministers of defence and foreign affairs, in Luxembourg, where he signed a letter of intent for the European Intervention Initiative proposed by France. Yesterday, in Luxembourg, defence ministers from nine countries signed...
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...

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