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07.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Conscript’s child allowance set to increase

On the proposal of the Minister of Defence, the Government decided today to raise conscript’s child allowance to EUR 300 per month starting in 2019. Minister of Defence Jüri Luik stated that it is reasonable on the part of the state to offer adequate support for those citizens who have been called...
Minister of Defence thanks General Terras
04.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence thanks General Terras

Today, a change in the position of Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces will be taking place, with Major General Martin Herem taking over the duty of protecting the flag of the Republic from General Riho Terras. A festive ceremony will be held at the Ministry of Defence, to thank General Terras...
Minister of Defence Luik: A full-scale military conflict may erupt at any time in Ukraine
26.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik: A full-scale military conflict may erupt at any time in Ukraine

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik noted that yesterday’s naval conflict in the Kerch Strait and the Azov Sea is yet another act of Russian aggression against Ukraine, which the international community must immediately takes steps to resolve. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the situation is...
13.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

Colonel Veiko-Vello Palm is set to become Commander of the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik issued a Directive naming Colonel Veiko-Vello Palm the Commander of the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces, as of 5 December. Minister of Defence Luik stated that Colonel Palm is an officer who has gained comprehensive experience in Estonia, as well as...
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik at the conclusion of the 39th Higher National Defence Course
22.10.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik: one must understand the factors that are shaping our security environment

In his speech at the conclusion of the 39th Higher National Defence Course, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik emphasised that Estonia’s national defence model requires awareness by citizens and situational awareness by the state. Luik cited the fact that broad-based national defence requires the...
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...

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