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20.04.2017|Ministry of Defence

NATO enhanced Forward Presence unit raised the flags at Tapa

The soldiers of the United Kingdom, France, and Denmark raised the national flags during the line-up at Tapa army base today, to mark the start of the service of the NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence battalion battle group in Estonia. The Estonian Minister of Defence Mr. Margus Tsahkna said in his...
19.04.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence recognised builders during the building rafter party at the Tapa army base

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna said at the rafter party celebrating the expansion of the Tapa base that Estonia is able, if necessary, to quickly organise the hosting of allies and the cooperation required between various agencies. “The development of the Tapa base is recognition that we are...
04.04.2017|Ministry of Defence

French soldiers have arrived in Estonia to ensure NATO security

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna welcomed the French servicemen who landed this afternoon at Ämari Air Base as part of the Allied battalion combat group that will be ensuring the security of NATO. “The defence of Paris, London and Copenhagen starts from Narva. The presence of our allies here is...
03.04.2017|Ministry of Defence

General Saar appointed special representative for defence technology in Ukraine

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna appointed Maj. Gen. (ret.) Valeri Saar as the special representative of the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Forces for defence technology and innovation in Ukraine. Maj. Gen. Saar will be responsible for cultivating closer ties between the defence fields and...
23.03.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Tsahkna: a patriotic education and recreational activities should be available to all young people

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna, together with the Commander of the Defence League, Meelis Kiil, signed a programme “Patriotic Education for Young People”, which provides state issued guidelines and means for expanding the patriotic education of young people. According to Minister of Defence...
23.03.2017|Ministry of Defence

DefMin Tsahkna: The United Kingdom can count on Estonia

Estonian Defence Minister Margus Tsahkna paid his condolences to the victims and their families in the wake of yesterday’s horrific attack in London and reconfirmed the strong Alliance bond between Estonia and the United Kingdom. “An attack at the heart of London is yet another example that we are...
16.03.2017|Ministry of Defence

Polish Minister of National Defence confirmed strength of allied relationships during visit to Estonia

The Minister of National Defence for Poland, Antoni Macierewicz, met with Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna; Chairman of the National Defence Committee of the Riigikogu, Hannes Hanso; Commander of the Defence Forces, General Riho Terras; and Commander of the Defence League, Brigadier General...
13.03.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Tsahkna: Estonian national defence relies on the entire family

Estonia’s total defence is based on the family model, in which men and women, boys and girls, grandfathers and grandmothers are all included and which relies on a strong will for defence, said Minister of Defence Tsahkna today at the conference “Women, Peace and Security”. “National defence is...
08.03.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Tsahkna: Large-scale investments to be made in the 2nd Infantry Brigade

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna was on a visit to the 2nd Infantry Brigade, for the development of which the four-year Development Plan of the Ministry of Defence calls for an investment of nearly EUR 90 million to cover the supplementing of equipment.  The plan primarily consists of...
07.03.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Tsahkna: The EU is strong when Member States develop national defence

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna emphasised that Europe is strong when Member States contribute sufficiently to independent national defence at the joint meeting of the European Union’s ministers of foreign affairs and ministers of defence held in Brussels. “To provide real content to our...

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