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19.09.2017|Ministry of Defence

Luik: Sweden is an important provider of security in our region

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met today with the Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist, and General Micael Byden, Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces. The defence ministers discussed the security situation that has developed in the Baltic Sea region, the start of the Zapad training...
12.09.2017|Ministry of Defence

Vseviov: speed at which Allied Forces move in Europe must be improved

General Darren W. McDew, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, and Jonatan Vseviov, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, discussed questions regarding the deployment of forces in Europe at their meeting. Permanent Secretary Vseviov stated that the United States is continuously...
06.09.2017|Ministry of Defence

Jüri Luik: the importance of defence related questions is growing in Europe

The Annual Baltic Conference on Defence (ABCD) is taking place today in Tallinn. The main topic of this year’s conference is the common security and defence policy of the European Union. The title of the twelfth Annual Baltic Conference on Defence is European Defence Cooperation: Out of the...
05.09.2017|Ministry of Defence

Luik wants to give Estonian undertakings the right to manufacture weapons

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik submitted the draft Act to amend the Weapons Act and other legislation, for approval, the entry into force of which would grant Estonian defence industry undertakings the right to handle military weapons and munitions. Pursuant to the draft legislation, the plan is to...
28.08.2017|Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister Jüri Luik: We are looking for greater transparency from Zapad exercise and adherence to international agreements

Estonia and NATO are closely monitoring preparations for Zapad, the joint exercise between Russia and Belarus, and expect both countries to adhere to the letter and spirit of international agreements. “Zapad is a joint exercise between Russia and Belarus where we are hoping to see greater...
25.08.2017|Ministry of Defence

Jüri Luik: By protecting Ukraine, we are protecting Europe

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik took part yesterday and today in the celebrations in Kiev marking the 26th anniversary of Ukraine's independence. While there he met with President Poroshenko and Oleksandr Turtchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine. At his...
22.08.2017|Ministry of Defence

MoD's scholarship competition for graduate students

The Ministry of Defence announced a scholarship competition for defence related master’s theses, in the framework of which eight EUR 4250 scholarships will be awarded. Participants in the scholarship competition may choose from 11 topics, which have been selected by the Ministry of Defence, the...
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...
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...

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