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Minister of Defence Luik concluded the 42nd Higher National Defence Courses
19.10.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik concluded the 42nd Higher National Defence Courses

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik concluded the 42nd Higher National Defence Courses with a speech and presented graduation certificates, emphasizing the importance of each graduate in ensuring national defence. In his speech, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik noted that an impressive number of interested...
Defence Minister Luik and the Commanding General of United States Army Europe discussed the deepening of Estonian and US defence cooperation.
01.10.2020|Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister Luik and the Commanding General of United States Army Europe discussed the deepening of Estonian and US defence cooperation

Yesterday at the ABCD Security Conference in Tallinn, Secretary of Defence Luik and Lt. Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli, Commanding General of United States Army Europe, discussed the advancement of defence co-operation between Estonia and the United States, and ways to strengthen the deterrence and...
Minister of Defence of Estonia Jüri Luik. Photo: Marek Metslaid
30.09.2020|Ministry of Defence

Luik: additional funding allows us to continue the development of national defence

Minister of Defence of Estonia Jüri Luik said that the agreements reached in the government this week will allow to continue the development of national defence in a way that, in addition to the existing capabilities, we can develop new ones. ‘It is important for us that our new capabilities are...
Minister of Defence Luik discussed the situation in Mali and Belarus with European allies.
26.09.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik discussed the situation in Mali and Belarus with European allies

On Friday Minister of Defence Jüri Luik took part in the European Intervention Initiative (EI2) meeting where the security situation in Belarus and Mali was discussed. In addition, the ministers discussed transnational defence co-operation in today’s security environment (including COVID conditions...
For the first time, students will be competing in a national defence competition
25.09.2020|Ministry of Defence

For the first time, students will be competing in a national defence competition

The Ministry of Defence and the University of Tartu Youth Academy concluded an agreement to organize the first nationwide national defence competition for upper secondary school and vocational education students, next spring. According to Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan...
Minister of Defence Luik remembered courageous resistance fighters
22.09.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik remembered courageous resistance fighters

In his speech given at the Cross of Liberty and the Monument to the War of Independence, Minister of Defence Luik noted that today we are commemorating those people who tried to restore Estonia’s national independence in 1944, during the turmoil of World War II, when one occupation was rapidly...
Website introducing Estonia’s defence development launched.
15.09.2020|Ministry of Defence

Website introducing Estonia’s defence development launched

Estonian Ministry of Defence has launched a website introducing the development of national defence since the restoration of independence. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik since then the firepower and the willingness to defend has Estonia has seen a significant increase. Luik commented...
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik handed out medals at Tapa military base to British soldiers who will soon complete their rotation in Estonia.
04.09.2020|Ministry of Defence

British soldiers received medals at Tapa base

  Minister of Defence Jüri Luik handed out medals at Tapa military base to British soldiers who will soon complete their rotation in Estonia. The medals are inscribed with „At the defence of NATO“ symbolising the allied soldiers’ contribution to protecting both Estonia and the NATO alliance...
Minister of Defence Luik participated in the Sahel Coalition video meeting yesterday called together by the French Minster of Defence, which discussed the situation in Mali and the further actions ahead.
03.09.2020|Ministry of Defence

Sahel Coalition's Ministers of Defence discussed the situation in Mali

Minister of Defence Luik participated in the Sahel Coalition video meeting yesterday called together by the French Minster of Defence, which discussed the situation in Mali and the further actions ahead. The Coalition’s Minsters of Defence confirmed that the coup would not be recognized, but that...
Meelis Oidsalu, Undersecretary for Defence Planning at the Ministry of Defence, presented certificates to graduates of Tallinn University’s national defence education teacher course.
31.08.2020|Ministry of Defence

Eighteen new instructors added to the ranks of National Defence Instructors

Meelis Oidsalu, Undersecretary for Defence Planning at the Ministry of Defence, presented certificates to graduates of Tallinn University’s national defence education teacher course. Undersecretary Meelis Oidsalu noted that national defence courses in schools play a very specific and clear role in...

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