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Luik: UN peacekeeping requires a rapid and flexible reaction capability
17.11.2017|Ministry of Defence

Luik: UN peacekeeping requires a rapid and flexible reaction capability

Representatives from nearly 80 countries and organisations gathered this week in Vancouver, in order to discuss UN peacekeeping missions, their associated challenges, gaps in capability, and new solutions. As Estonia is the current holder of the Presidency of the European Council, Minister of...
Luik: the challenge today is reacting faster to a conflict situation
16.11.2017|Ministry of Defence

Luik: the challenge today is reacting faster to a conflict situation

Starting today, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik is participating in the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference. Since Estonia is currently the holder of the presidency of the European Council, Defence Minister Luik will also be representing Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the...
13.11.2017|Ministry of Defence

Luik: PESCO helps to ensure a more secure Europe for its citizens

Today, in Brussels, 23 European Union Member States signed the joint notification of intention for creating Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO). "With the creation of PESCO, Member States are taking defence cooperation to a whole new level. The member states have taken a solid step towards...
13.11.2017|Ministry of Defence

Deepening of defence cooperation in the EU strengthens Europe's security

European Ministers of Defence and Foreign Affairs are meeting today, 13th of November, in Brussels, to sign a joint notification for deepening defence cooperation between European Union Member States. Estonia is one of the signatories. According to Minister of Defence of Estonia Jüri Luik, the...
12.11.2017|Ministry of Defence

Vseviov: Germany is one of Estonia’s most important allies in the European Union and NATO

Tomorrow, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Jonatan Vseviov will be meeting in Berlin, with Dr. Katrin Suder, State Secretary for the German Federal Ministry of Defence. The meeting will focus on developments in NATO, European Union defence cooperation and defence cooperation...
Luik: NATO to improve its ability to reposition forces
10.11.2017|Ministry of Defence

Luik: NATO to improve its ability to reposition forces

The main topic of the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence, held yesterday and today in Brussels, was the continued application of the Alliance in accordance with the security situation, to ensure sustainable deterrence and defence for all member countries. The North Atlantic Council (NAC), which...
Luik: Civilian infrastructure must be protected
07.11.2017|Ministry of Defence

Luik: Civilian infrastructure must be protected

At the meeting of the Northern Group’s Defence Ministers, Minister Jüri Luik admitted that Russia's constant attention to the European countries information systems and the attempts to influence the elections is forcing the West to pay more attention to the protection of civilian infrastructures....
Luik: Steps taken by Russia further serve to strengthen defence cooperation between Baltic Sea region countries
06.11.2017|Ministry of Defence

Luik: Steps taken by Russia further serve to strengthen defence cooperation between Baltic Sea region countries

Today, at the meeting of Nordic-Baltic defence ministers in Helsinki, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik said that the security situation, which has been strained by Russia’s actions, is forcing all the countries in the Baltic Sea region to engage in closer defence cooperation. In his estimation,...
Jüri Luik to participate in the meeting of defence ministers in Finland
06.11.2017|Ministry of Defence

Jüri Luik to participate in the meeting of defence ministers in Finland

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik will be participating both today and tomorrow in the meeting of Nordic-Baltic and Nordic Group defence ministers in Finland. At their annual meeting, the Nordic-Baltic defence ministers will be discussing mutual defence cooperation, the security situation in the...
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Jonatan Vseviov met General Curtis Scaparotti, Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations.
01.11.2017|Ministry of Defence

Vseviov: Brussels Summit increases NATO’s response capacity

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Jonatan Vseviov is expecting that the decisions from the NATO Brussel’s Summit, which is set to take place next year on 11th and 12th of July, will create the prerequisites necessary to quickly strengthen the region militarily, as and when required. “...

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