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Next year’s defence budget will value work of a serviceman
26.09.2018|Ministry of Defence

Next year’s defence budget will value working as a servicemember

A total of EUR 585 million has been set aside for next year’s defence budget, representing more than 2.1 per cent of the forecast GDP. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the 2019 defence budget values servicemembers, raising the average salary level of active servicemembers to 30 per cent...
21.09.2018|Ministry of Defence

Defence ministers of Estonia and Japan discussed Russia and the topic of cyber threats

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met today, in Tokyo, with Japanese Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera, in order to discuss bilateral defence cooperation and questions related to international security. This was the first trip to Japan by Estonia’s Minister of Defence. ‘Estonia shares common values...
Chancellor Prikk: we are deepening cooperation with Poland in the field of cyber defence
17.09.2018|Ministry of Defence

Chancellor Prikk: we are deepening cooperation with Poland in the field of cyber defence

At today’s meeting with Polish Deputy Minister of Defence Tomasz Zdzikot, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk discussed cooperation between the two countries in the field of cyber defence. According to Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk, Estonia...
10.09.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik discussed defence cooperation with his Finnish counterpart

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met in Muhumaa with his Finnish counterpart, Jussi Niinistö, in order to discuss defence cooperation between the two countries as well as regional security. According to Minister of Defence Luik, defence cooperation between Estonian and Finland has been highly...
05.09.2018|Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister Luik: an extremely unfortunate incident

The detention of two suspects in treason demonstrates the strength of our counter-intelligence and the competent authorities. It also shows that our competent authorities make no compromises in combating the crimes against our country. This is an extremely disturbing and unfortunate case. The...
Pictured (from the left): Austrian Defence Minister Mario Kunasek, Estonian Defence Minister Jüri Luik, and Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
30.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik: Estonia is protecting its interests by developing defence cooperation within the European Union

On Wednesday and Thursday, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik participated in an informal meeting of European Union defence ministers, in Vienna, where the focus was on the future of defence cooperation between European Union Member States and security questions involving the Western Balkans. 'Estonia...
Allied training flights in Estonian airspace to continue
22.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Allied training flights in Estonian airspace to continue

Starting on 27 August, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik has decided to restore access to training areas in Estonian airspace for allied training flights. ‘In order to ensure Estonia’s security, full scale NATO air policing missions must be carried out in our airspace, including various air policing...
Ministry of Defence launches defence innovation competition for future weapon-systems
22.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence launches Defence Innovation Competition for future weapon-systems

The Defence Innovation Competition for Estonian enterprises – for the development of innovative and high export potential weapons systems, ammunition and munitions or associated products – has begun. At the beginning of July this year the Estonian Parliament passed the amendment to the Weapons Act...
Kristjan Prikk assumed office as the Permanent Secretary of the Estonian Ministry of Defence
17.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Kristjan Prikk assumed office as the Permanent Secretary of the Estonian Ministry of Defence

Today, Kristjan Prikk, current Undersecretary for Defence Policy, was named the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of The Republic of Estonia. Kristjan Prikk has worked previously at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led the International Co-operation Department within the Ministry of...
Permanent Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence Jonatan Vseviov received the Order of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, First Class
17.08.2018|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence Jonatan Vseviov received the Order of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, First Class

With the Directive of the Minister of Defence, Permanent Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence Jonatan Vseviov received the Order of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, First Class, for exceptional merit in the national defence activity of the Republic of Estonia, building up and securing...

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