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Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik with Ukrainian Minister of Defence Andriy Zagorodnyuk
22.10.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik visits Ukraine

Estonia´s Minister of Defence Jüri Luik visited Ukraine this week where on Monday he met with the Minister of Defence and the new Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine to discuss enhancing the defence cooperation between the two countries. Luik also met with Estonian...
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik Wednesday met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi al-Muntafiki.
18.10.2019|Ministry of Defence

Luik visits Iraq to discuss situation in Middle East with Iraqi PM and Defence Minister

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik was in Iraq this week to meet the country´s Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi al-Muntafiki, the Defence Minister Najah al-Shammari and discuss the situation in the Middle East and recent developments in Iraq and Syria. Luik also met the Estonian troops serving in the...
Keretü soo ääreala.
14.10.2019|Ministry of Defence

With the restoration of the Keretü Bog, the Ministry of Defence is helping to preserve the natural biodiversity of Nursipalu

Next summer, the Ministry of Defence will begin the process of restoring the Keretü Bog, located within the Nursipalu Training Area. The bog is being restored to reduce the possible impact on protected species and the biodiverse environment resulting from the establishment of training conditions....
20.09.2019|Ministry of Defence

Joint Statement of the Minister of Armed Forces of France and the Minister of Defence of Estonia

The minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly and the Minister of Defence of Estonia Jüri Luik have met today on the margins of European Intervention Initiative Ministers of Defence meeting in Hilversum, Netherlands, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of signing a bilateral defence...
The Ministry of Defence concluded an agreement of good intentions with nine local governments
19.09.2019|Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence concluded an agreement of good intentions with nine local governments

The Ministry of Defence and representatives from nine rural municipalities, on whose territory training areas are located, signed an agreement of good intentions, with the goal being to continue with constructive cooperation contributing to national defence. According to Minister of Defence Jüri...
New national defence textbook is intended for everyone
12.09.2019|Ministry of Defence

New national defence textbook is intended for everyone

The new national defence textbook – which is meant for people who have an interest in and desire to learn more about national defence, and to participate in it – was introduced at the Ministry of Defence. According to one of the authors of the textbook, Commander of the Defence Forces Major...
Skills necessary for a civil career developed during conscript service
05.09.2019|Ministry of Defence

Skills necessary for a civil career developed during conscript service

Yesterday, at the Tapa armed forces camp, the Ministry of Defence organised a national defence day for the Estonian Human Resources Management Association to draw public attention to the value of the conscript service for employers in the civilian sector. According to Permanent Undersecretary of...
Estonia´s Defence Minister Jüri Luik today met with the new UK´s Defence Secretary Ben Wallace
28.08.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonia´s Defence Minister meets UK´s new Defence Secretary

Estonia´s Defence Minister Jüri Luik today met with the new UK´s Defence Secretary Ben Wallace to discuss defence cooperation, operation in Afghanistan, enhanced Forward Presence and questions related to upcoming NATO Leaders´ Meeting in London. “UK´s contribution to our regional security has been...
Ministry of Defence invites Master’s students to participate in scholarship competition
23.08.2019|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence invites Master’s students to participate in scholarship competition

To ensure the inclusion of promising young researchers of the future in defence related research, the Ministry of Defence is organising a Master’s thesis competition and will be awarding eight scholarships in the amount of EUR 4250. This year it will be possible to submit works in five different...
Modular Unmanned Ground System (Milrem Robotics) tested by Estonian soldiers in Mali. Source: Estonian Defence Forces
23.08.2019|Ministry of Defence

Seven nations developing next generation unmanned ground system apply for funding from EDIDP

Centre for Defence Investment Press Release Today, Kusti Salm, Director General of the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments, signed an agreement with representatives from Belgium, Spain, Latvia, France, Germany and Finland for the development of Modular Unmanned Ground Systems (MUGS). The lead...

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