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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...
Ministry of Defence supports seven Estonian defence industry undertakings
18.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence supports seven Estonian defence industry undertakings

The Ministry of Defence is providing nearly EUR 500,000 in support to seven Estonian companies involved in the development of armaments and explosives, which took part in this year’s defence industry development project competition. Minister of Defence Luik noted that the measure is part of the...
SURVEY: In the opinion of the Estonian people, our country is protected
18.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

SURVEY: In the opinion of the Estonian people, our country is protected

According to the public opinion survey by the Ministry of Defence, the opinion of the Estonian people towards life has improved, our country is protected, and national defence is well organized. The results of the Public Opinion and National Defence Survey, carried out this fall, have revealed...
17.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence presented medals of international operations

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik presented medals of the participant of international military operations to the nearly 140 servicemen who have participated in operations this year. Minister of Defence Luik thanked the servicemen for their service and emphasised that this service is important to the...
Luik discussed the situation on the Black Sea in Turkey
12.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik discussed the situation on the Black Sea in Turkey

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met yesterday, in Ankara, with Turkish Minister of Defence Hulusi Akar, and Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Binali Yıldırım to discuss the security situation on the Black Sea and in countries in the region. The two ministers also touched upon issues of defence...
07.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Conscript’s child allowance set to increase

On the proposal of the Minister of Defence, the Government decided today to raise conscript’s child allowance to EUR 300 per month starting in 2019. Minister of Defence Jüri Luik stated that it is reasonable on the part of the state to offer adequate support for those citizens who have been called...

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