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Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet
24.02.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet: Happy Estonian Independence Day!

Dear Allies, I'm happy to greet you on this proud day for Estonia. Thank you for your contribution on defending our country and NATO so we can celebrate our hundred and third anniversary. Happy Estonian Independence Day!    
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet participated in a two-day meeting of NATO Defence Ministers.
18.02.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet: Continuing to increase the defence expenditures of NATO Allies is important

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet participated in a two-day meeting of NATO Defence Ministers, where the main topics were Allied burden-sharing, the Alliance’s deterrence and defence posture, operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the forward-looking NATO 2030 process. The meeting emphasized the...
The Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service has published a report on external security threats.
17.02.2021|Ministry of Defence

The Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service has published a report on external security threats

While the corona pandemic has not altered Estonia’s threat picture, it has offered authoritarian states new opportunities for influence, writes the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service in the report published today. According to the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service, authoritarian Russia...
Estonian Defence Minister Laanet discussed the future of warfare with NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation General Lanata.
12.02.2021|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Defence Minister Laanet discussed the future of warfare with NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation General Lanata

Yesterday, Estonian Defence minister Kalle Laanet met with General André Lanata, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) to discuss the adoption of emerging and disruptive technologies within NATO. Defence Minister Laanet emphasised, that Estonia is ready to offer its Cyber Range to NATO...
Minister of Defence Laanet: the most important task in the short term is the common defence capability development in the Baltics.
09.02.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet: the most important task in the short term is the common defence capability development in the Baltics

Through a video bridge, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet discussed the priority directions of Baltic defence co-operation for the current year with his Latvian and Lithuanian colleagues, Artis Pabriks and Arvydas Anušauskas. The discussion focused on strengthening the region’s defence capabilities...
Conscripts and reservists will begin receiving documents electronically.
05.02.2021|Ministry of Defence

Conscripts and reservists will begin receiving documents electronically

Yesterday the Estonian government approved a bill for the electronic transmission of documents to conscripts and reservists. Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet noted that the reason for the change lies in the need to improve the efficiency of inviting individuals to the military service and to...
Defence Minister Kalle Laanet visited Narva during a tour of Ida-Virumaa yesterday.
04.02.2021|Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister Laanet: Narva is of key importance to national defence

Defence Minister Kalle Laanet visited Narva during a tour of Ida-Virumaa yesterday, where he met with the Defence League’s Narva unit and Narva’s mayor Katri Raik and deputy Sergei Goratš. „The Defence League plays a central role in strengthening our national defence capability. Today visiting our...
Tiina Uudeberg was confirmed as the Undersecretary for Defence Planning and Meelis Oidsalu as the Undersecretary for Defence Readiness.
02.02.2021|Ministry of Defence

New Estonian Ministry of Defence undersecretaries Tiina Uudeberg and Meelis Oidsalu assumed office

Tiina Uudeberg was confirmed as the Undersecretary for Defence Planning and Meelis Oidsalu as the Undersecretary for Defence Readiness. According to the Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet, both undersecretaries have long-term experience in the field of defence. ’Both Tiina Uudeberg and Meelis...
16.01.2021|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Defence Minister Luik discussed European security with NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Estonian Defence Minister Luik, Chief of Defence Major General Martin Herem and Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Tod Walters discussed the strengthening of NATO’s deterrence and defence posture in the Baltic Sea region, yesterday. Further discussions were also held on the large...
Minister of Defence Luik commemorated those who gave their lives in the War of Independence with a minute of silence
04.01.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik commemorated those who gave their lives in the War of Independence with a minute of silence

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik commemorated those who gave their lives in the War of Independence and marked the ceasefire between the Republic of Estonia and Soviet Russia exactly 101 years ago by placing a wreath on behalf of the ‘Estonian people’ at the foot of the War of Independence Victory...

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