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The ministers of defence of the countries deploying NATO battalion combat groups arriving in the Baltic Sea region and the host countries. Front row: U.S. Secretary of Defense and minsters of defence from Germany, Canada and the United Kingdom. Back row: Ministers of defence of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
16.02.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Tsahkna: NATO combat groups ensure the peace

Late last night at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Minister of Defence Margus Tshakna discussed the deployment of NATO combat groups in NATO border countries with his colleagues. “The objective of moving NATO combat groups to border countries is to maintain peace and stability across the whole of...
16.02.2017|Ministry of Defence

Estonia concluded a political agreement with Latvia and Lithuania for the rapid movement of NATO Allied Forces

At the Permanent Representation of Estonia to NATO, at NATO Headquarters, in Brussels, Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna, along with Latvian Minister of Defence Raimonds Bergmanis and Lithuanian Minister of Defence Raimundas Karobilis, signed a joint communiqué for the faster and simpler movement...
14.02.2017|Ministry of Defence

Tsahkna: Sweden takes changes to the security situation very seriously

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna met in Stockholm with Swedish Minister of Defence Peter Hultqvist, where they discussed the security situation in Europe as well as defence related cooperation between Estonia and Sweden. “Sweden is taking the security situation very seriously, following the...
13.02.2017|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence to apply measures to develop the operating environment of the defence industry

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna introduced the code of practice governing the development of the defence industry for the period 2017-2019. “Estonia’s defence industry must become an integral part of Estonia’s defence capability. It is important that the defence technologies developed here will...
05.02.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence presented awards to promoters of national defence

In honour of the 99th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna is presenting awards to people who have distinguished themselves in developing and supporting Estonia’s national defence. The Minister of Defence stated that he was pleased, on the eve of the...
01.02.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence recognises instructors of national defence education with scholarships

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna confirmed the 2017 scholarships results for instructors of national defence education, in the framework of which 12 outstanding instructors of national defence education will be awarded a scholarship of up to EUR 2000. 2017 scholarships for instructors of...
Kaitseminister Margus Tsahkna ja mereväe ülem kaptenleitnant Jüri Saska
31.01.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence: Commander Jüri Saska must restore order to the Navy

According to Margus Tsahkna — who signed the directive appointing the Commander of the Estonian Navy — Commander Jüri Saska must steer the Navy out of the crisis of confidence that has resulted from the actions of one ship’s crew. “Taking into consideration the proposal submitted by the Commander...
Minister of Defence Margus Tshakna at his meeting with Minister of Defence of Georgia Levan Izoria
30.01.2017|Ministry of Defence

Tsahkna: Estonia unconditionally recognises the territorial integrity of Georgia

Estonia unconditionally recognises Georgia’s territorial integrity, supports Georgia’s national defence reforms and contributes to the development of national cyber defence, said Minister of Defence Margus Tshakna at his meeting with Minister of Defence of Georgia Levan Izoria. “We recognise...
19.01.2017|Ministry of Defence

Estonian and Finnish ministers of defence concluded a bilateral defence cooperation framework agreement

On his first official visit abroad, Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna visited Finland, where he met with Finnish Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö and visited the Headquarters of the Finnish Defence Forces. At his meeting with Minister Niinistö, thoughts were exchanged on regional security,...
18.01.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence concluded a defence cooperation agreement with the United States

The Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna and the United States Ambassador to Estonia James Melville signed the Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA) between the United States and Estonia, which will regulate the legal status of members of the U.S. armed forces, their family members and contractors in...