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New Ministry Defence Action Plan raises combat readiness and defence readiness
01.02.2019|Ministry of Defence

New Ministry Defence Action Plan raises combat readiness and defence readiness

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik confirmed the Ministry of Defence’s action plan for the period 2020-2023. According to Minister of Defence Luik, servicemen are at the centre of the new action plan. ‘In 2018, together with the Commander of the Defence Forces, we made the decision to raise the...
Minister of Defence Luik, together with his Finnish counterpart, paid tribute to those who fell at the Battle of Paju
31.01.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik, together with his Finnish counterpart, paid tribute to those who fell at the Battle of Paju

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, together with his Finnish counterpart Jussi Niinistö, took part in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Paju and the liberation of Valga. During his speech by the memorial plaque dedicated to the Northern Sons, at St. John's Church, in Valga, Minister...
PHOTOS: Estonian Minister of Defence met with Estonian servicemen serving in Mali
24.01.2019|Ministry of Defence

PHOTOS: Estonian Minister of Defence met with Estonian servicemen serving in Mali

The Minister of Defence visited members of ESTPLA-28, the Estonian contingent stationed in Mali, in order to get acquainted with the situation on the ground and the work of our servicemen. Minister Luik recognised the Estonian soldiers for their contribution towards ensuring our own security and...
Minister of Defence Luik met with his Malian colleague and European Union and UN mission leaders
23.01.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik met with his Malian colleague and European Union and UN mission leaders

Yesterday, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met with Malian Minister of Defence Tiémoko Sangaréga. Mali's Minister of Defence thanked Estonia on behalf of the Malian Government for its significant contribution in ensuring Mali’s security. The Ministers discussed defence related cooperation between the...
Estonian Minister of Defence began his visit to Mali
22.01.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Minister of Defence began his visit to Mali

Minister of Defence of Estonia Jüri Luik began his visit to Mali to meet with the Deputy Special Representative of the UN peace keeping mission and the Estonian servicemembers serving there. During his visit Minister of Defence Jüri Luik will be meeting with Joanne Adamson, Deputy Special...
Danish troops serving at Tapa receive mission medals
16.01.2019|Ministry of Defence

Danish troops serving at Tapa receive mission medals

Tuesday, during a formal ceremony held at the Tapa military base, Minister of Defence of Estonia Jüri Luik and Deputy Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces Major General Indrek Sirel presented medals for participation in international operations to soldiers from the Danish contingent of the NATO...
Minister of Defence on War of Independence: the roots of freedom are within us
03.01.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence on War of Independence: the roots of freedom are within us

A minute of silence was observed today, in Tallinn, marking the 99th anniversary of the War of Independence ceasefire, during which those who gave their lives for Estonia’s independence were remembered. In his speech at the memorial service, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik noted that the fight...
Defence Ministers of Estonia and Finland commemorate the fallen of War of Independence
03.01.2019|Ministry of Defence

Defence Ministers of Estonia and Finland commemorate the fallen of War of Independence

Today, in Kuusalu, the Ministers of Defence from Estonia and Finland remembered the crucial battles from the War of Independence that took place 100 years ago, laid wreaths in the Kuusalu cemetery and dedicated the headstone to Finnish volunteer Aukusti Tuominen. According to Minister of Defence...
Ministry of Defence supports research in the field of defence
19.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence supports research in the field of defence

This year, the Ministry of Defence is supporting research in the field of defence by awarding scholarships of EUR 4250 to seven Master’s students studying at Estonia’s public universities. Scholarship applicants had the opportunity to choose between a total of 16 topics. The most popular area of...
 Kadi Silde to assume the position of Undersecretary for Defence Policy at the Ministry of Defence
19.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Kadi Silde to assume the position of Undersecretary for Defence Policy at the Ministry of Defence

With the Directive of the Minister of Defence, Kadi Silde, who is a long-time employee of the Ministry of Defence and a current national defence industry expert within the European Union’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, will be assuming the position of...

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