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20.09.2017|Ministry of Defence

Estonia thanked NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe for smooth cooperation

Jonatan Vseviov, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, expressed his gratitude to NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe for smooth cooperation with the allied forces stationed in Estonia. At his meeting with General Sir James Everard, NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe,...
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...
18.09.2017|Ministry of Defence

Luik: funding of national defence remains a priority

The field of defence accounts for 528 million euros in the 2018 draft state budget, and the defence budget is the biggest in the history of Estonia. Minister of Defence Jüri Luik emphasised the importance of the agreement on financing the field of defence. “Estonia continues to be governed by a...
18.09.2017|Ministry of Defence

Remuneration for participants in reservist training will increase ten euros per day

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik signed a regulation, according to which participants in reservist training will receive remuneration commensurate to that of active service members. The minister stated that the allowance rates established four years ago have, taking into consideration the growth in...
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...
12.09.2017|Ministry of Defence

EU defence ministers practiced decision making under cyber threats

During the informal meeting of the EU defence ministers, the ministers took part in the first strategic cybersecurity table-top exercise EU CYBRID 2017 in Tallinn today. The scenario led participants from technical cyber questions to the necessity of making strategic decisions. The objective of...
12.09.2017|Ministry of Defence

EU defence ministers: defence cooperation needs to be brought to a new level

EU defence ministers discussed contributing to security in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, developing defence cooperation, and increased defence industry financing at their informal meeting today in Tallinn. The consensus among the defence ministers was that sub-Saharan Africa has become a...
06.09.2017|Ministry of Defence

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and Defence Minister Jüri Luik affirmed Estonia’s commitment to ensuring security to NATO Secretary General

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and Defence Minister Jüri Luik held a joint meeting today in Tallinn with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to discuss the current security situation, EU-NATO cooperation and next year’s NATO summit. Ministers affirmed to the NATO Secretary General that Estonia is...
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...
06.09.2017|Ministry of Defence

Meeting of EU defence ministers begins in Tallinn

Tomorrow, 7 September, the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will host the informal meeting of EU defence ministers. In the course of the meeting, the ministers will participate in the strategic cyber training exercise EU CYBRID 2017 and discuss the topic of security...

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