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17.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence thanked developers of crisis prep app

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik presented a gift and letter of thanks to the members of Naiskodukaitse who created the mobile app Ole Valmis (Be Ready), which helps people be better prepared in the event of accidents and during crisis situations. ‘Many thanks for deciding to create this application...
14.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik: Siil 2018 confirmed the strength of our safety net

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik visited the headquarters of large-scale training exercise Siil 2018 (Hedgehog 2018) and observed the course of the final combat exercise from aboard a helicopter. At the Siil 2018 command post, located in Võru County, Chief of Staff of the Headquarters of the Estonian...
Minister of Defence Luik: Siil 2018 confirmed the strength of our safety net
13.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik: Large-scale training exercise Siil was an important signal of deterrence

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik opened the 38th Higher National Defence Courses at Roosta. The Minister of Defence admitted that the defensive will of the Estonian people remains high and is reflected in specific activities, such as the recently completed large-scale training exercise Siil 2018 (...
Luik: the war that shook the world to its very core continues to affect us to this day
08.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik: the war that shook the world to its very core continues to affect us to this day

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik gave a speech today during the memorial service held at Kaarli Church, which marked 73 years since the end of World War II. In his speech, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik remembered the tens of millions of people who lost their lives during World War II. ‘The...
Minister of Defence Luik: the commitment of reservists is inspiring
07.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik: the commitment of reservists is inspiring

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik and Commander of the Defence Forces General Riho Terras reviewed the service of reservists in the Signals and Headquarters Battalion and thanked them for their contribution to strengthening Estonia’s national defence. ‘Estonia’s military defence is strong, since our...
Japanese State Minister of Defence visits Estonia for the first time
06.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Japanese State Minister of Defence visits Estonia for the first time

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met today, in Tallinn, with Japanese State Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera, in order to discuss the defence related relations between the two countries and the international security situation. The meeting focused on the promotion of cyber-defence cooperation...
Luik: It is time for European Defence cooperation to demonstrate tangible results
05.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik: It is time for European Defence cooperation to demonstrate tangible results

Minister of Defence Luik participated in an informal meeting of European Ministers of Defence, on Friday and Saturday, in Sofia, where the focus was on increased defence cooperation in Europe in the form of the implementation of Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO). Also discussed at the...
Luik met with the Minister of Defence of the French Republic
05.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik met with the Minister of Defence of the French Republic

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met today, in Sofia, with his French colleague Florence Parly. Both ministers of defence are in Bulgaria, participating in the meeting of EU Defence Ministers The Estonian and French ministers spoke about preparations related to Estonia joining the French led...
03.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Estonia conducts exercise HEDGEHOG 2018 from 2-14 May 2018.

Exercise HEDGEHOG 2018 (“SIIL”) Altogether up to 15,500 members of the Estonian Defence Forces and Defence League together with Allies take part in the exercise. Police and Border Guard Board and Rescue Board will also participate in the exercise. The main focus of HEDGEHOG 2018 is to...
Jens Haug, Ingvar Pärnamäe, Jüri Luik, Eneli Saabas, and Kuldar Väärsi (from the left), at the Ministry of Defence, where they introduced the amendments to the Weapons Act and their impact on Estonia’s defence industry.
02.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Amendments to the Weapons Act were introduced in the Ministry of Defence

Amendments to the Weapons Act were introduced today in the Ministry of Defence, with which Estonia's defence industry undertakings will be granted the right to manufacture and handle military weapons, ammunition and ordnance. Local entrepreneurs discussed the impact of the amendments on the defence...

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