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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...
Jüri Luik
23.12.2020|Ministry of Defence

Holiday greetings from Minister of Defence of the Republic of Estonia Jüri Luik

Dear allies, soldiers and friends, This has been a long year and a difficult year, adjusting to the pandemic has not always been easy. But we have been able to maintain our readdiness and keep on training together on excercises. Thanks to our resolve, the pandemic has not weakened our capacity to...
USA allocates 169 million dollars of security assistance to the Baltics through newly created Baltic Security Initiative.
23.12.2020|Ministry of Defence

USA allocates 169 million dollars of security assistance to the Baltics through newly created Baltic Security Initiative

The US Congress adopted a 2.3 trillion defense appropriations bill, which foresees 168,7 million dollars of security assistance to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in 2021. For the first time the security assistance is allocated through the newly created Baltic Security Initiative, which highlighted...
Minister of Defence Luik awarded Danish soldiers in Estonia with medals
22.12.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik awarded Danish soldiers in Estonia with medals

  Minister of Defence Jüri Luik awarded Danish soldiers serving in Estonia with mission medals yesterday during a ceremony in Tapa. The outgoing Danish company received mission medals from the Estonian Minister of Defence, which bear the inscription ‘In Defence of NATO’, symbolizing the...
The Estonian Defence Minister Jüri Luik and United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace visited the Tapa military base.
16.12.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonian and UK's defense ministers visit the Tapa military base

The Estonian Defence Minister Jüri Luik and United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace visited the Tapa military base this week and met with Estonian and UK soldiers serving there. During the visit, the UK's Secretary of State for Defence received an overview of the conditions at...

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