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31.05.2019|Ministry of Defence

Defence Budget to Remain at 2% of GDP

According to the budget strategy approved by the Government of the Republic for 2020–2023, Estonia will continue to use at least 2% of GDP for the development of national defence, added to which are the costs for hosting Allies and the Defence Investment Programme, in accordance with the principles...
Estonia and the United States signed a Roadmap for Defence Cooperation for 2019-2024
23.05.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonia and the United States signed a Roadmap for Defence Cooperation for 2019-2024

On 22 May, in Washington, Kadi Silde, Undersecretary for Defence Policy at the Estonian Ministry of Defence, and Kathryn Wheelbarger, the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Affairs, signed the Estonia-United States Roadmap for Defence Cooperation for 2019–2024 at the...
Jüri Luik at the Lennart Meri conference: Russia's target is Western unity
18.05.2019|Ministry of Defence

Jüri Luik at the Lennart Meri conference: Russia's target is Western unity

In his speech, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik – who is today’s keynote speaker at the Lennart Meri Conference – reminded listeners that Russia’s tools in fracturing unity between Western countries are not limited to the dissemination of false information or cyberattacks, since the threat of military...
Belgian unit handed over to the French
16.05.2019|Ministry of Defence

Belgian unit handed over to the French

Today, at Tapa, the Belgian Army company serving within the composition of the NATO battle group handed over its authorisations to the French Army unit that arrived in Estonia last month. Minister of Defence Jüri Luik thanked the Belgians for their excellent service and welcomed the French on...
08.05.2019|Ministry of Defence

Victims of the World War II were remembered at Charles’ Church

Victims of the World War II and the victims of repressions and crimes committed by occupation forces were remembered in Charles’ Church today in Tallinn. Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik said that the frameworks regulating the coexistence of nations today are built upon the...
Permanent Secretary Prikk: Early warning is of vital importance to Estonia
26.04.2019|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary Prikk: Early warning is of vital importance to Estonia

Today, in order to protect the overriding public interest, which is the ensuring of national security, the Ministry of Defence contacted the Police and Border Guard Board (PBGB) with a request to enforce a prohibition on stay in the Aidu Wind Park, until the threat at the object can be addressed....
11 statements regarding the Aidu Wind Farm which require correcting
25.04.2019|Ministry of Defence

11 statements regarding the Aidu Wind Farm which require correcting

Explanations by the Ministry of Defence to Aivar Kokk and Oleg and Andres Sõnajalg regarding the statements of 25 April 2019 concerning the development of Aidu Wind Farm. Aivar Kokk published the opinion piece, entitled „Kas riik reageeris Aidu tuulepargi saagas üle?“ in Eesti Päevaleht. 1....
Permanent Under Secretary Prikk: Veterans day message must resound across Estonia
24.04.2019|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Under Secretary Prikk: Veterans day message must resound across Estonia

Today, during his Veterans Day memorial service speech in Tori Church, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk called on people, in their thoughts as well as their deeds, to support the men and women who have had to stand with a weapon in hand in defence of the freedom of our...
Industry demonstrates electronic warfare in live combat environment
10.04.2019|Ministry of Defence

Industry demonstrates electronic warfare in live combat environment

A three day electronic warfare defence industry exhibition event is taking place at the Tartu Airport, where nearly 30 international and Estonian companies are demonstrating their products in a live electronic combat environment. According to Kusti Salm, Head of the Defence Investments Department...
Ministry of Defence announces intention to develop the Soodla training grounds
09.04.2019|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence announces intention to develop the Soodla training grounds

The Ministry of Defence began the process of notifying owners of registered immovables located on or in close proximity to the Defence Force’s Soodla training grounds about the plan to begin national designated spatial planning and the strategic environmental assessment to be carried out within the...

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