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Minister of Defence Luik at EU defence ministers meeting: ‘The European Union gave a strong boost to the development of the European defence industry’
17.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik at EU defence ministers meeting: ‘The European Union gave a strong boost to the development of the European defence industry’

Yesterday, during the EU Defence ministers video meeting, the EU commission presented a listed of projects which will receive funding from the European Defence Funds pilot programme.  Out of which 4 Estonian companies will receive a total of 10 million euros from the European budget. In...
Kusti Salm, Director of the Centre for Defence Investments, said that the European Union’s investment in the Estonian defence industry can be considered monumental.
16.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonian projects won more than EUR 10 million from the European Defence Fund

Estonian Centre for Defence Investment Press Release Estonian projects won more than EUR 10 million from the European Defence Fund Four Estonian defence companies – Milrem Robotics, Cybernetica, GT Cyber Technologies, DefSecIntel Solutions – received defence related research and development...
Minister of Defence participated in a UN Security Council discussion on Mali
12.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence participated in a UN Security Council discussion on Mali

Yesterday, Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik participated via video-link in a high-level UN Security Council meeting on the UN peacekeeping mission MINUSMA, in Mali. During the discussion led by France, current holder of the Presidency of the Security Council, Secretary-General Antonio...
Defence Forces vehicle fleet will grow with 40 new Volvo container trucks
12.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

Defence Forces vehicle fleet will grow with 40 new Volvo container trucks

Defence Forces vehicle fleet will grow with 40 new Volvo container trucks The Centre for Defence Investment is purchasing new universal Volvo FMX container trucks which are cost-effective and will increase Estonian defence capabilities. The vehicles are manufactured in Sweden, but all accessories...
Government confirms Marran to continue as Director General of the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service.
11.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

Government confirms Marran to continue as Director General of the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service

On the proposal of Minister of Defence Jüri Luik and the Security Authorities Surveillance Select Committee of the Riigikogu, the government approved the continuation of Mikk Marran as Director General of the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service for the next five years. According to Minister of...
11.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik sets Finland’s Emergency Supply Agency as an example for Estonia

Minister of Defence Luik yesterday visited Finland’s Emergency Supply Agency, in order to learn about the Finnish procedures and plans to ensure the availability of emergency supplies across the country in the event of crisis. The Minister of Defence also met with General Timo Kivinen, Commander of...
Minister of Defence Luik is on an official visit to Finland.
10.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik is on an official visit to Finland

Minister of Defence Luik met yesterday, in Helsinki, with Finnish Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen to discuss regional security and bilateral cooperation. The Minister of Defence also laid wreaths at the Cross of Heroes, in Hietaniemi Cemetery, and the Monument to the Finnish Boys and Marshal...
Ministry of Defence’s Permanent Secretary Kristjan Prikk thanked the Danish forces deployed in Estonia at a medal ceremony today for their commitment to Estonia's and NATO's security.
05.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

Danish soldiers at Tapa awarded with medals

Ministry of Defence’s Permanent Secretary Kristjan Prikk thanked the Danish forces deployed in Estonia at a medal ceremony today for their commitment to Estonia's and NATO's security. A Danish contingent arrived at Tapa military base in the beginning of the year and will soon be finishing their six...
Minister of Defence Luik proposes Mikk Marran to continue as the Director General of the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service.
01.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik proposes Mikk Marran to continue as the Director General of the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik submitted a proposal to the Security Authorities Surveillance Select Committee of Riigikogu to name the current Director General Mikk Marran for a new five year term. Minister of Defence Luik noted that Mikk Marran has done a great job during his current five year...
Estonian and Polish Ministers of Defence Jüri Luik and Mariusz Blaszczak met over a video link.
20.05.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonian and Polish defence ministers confirmed the need to strengthen regional security

Estonian and Polish Ministers of Defence Jüri Luik and Mariusz Blaszczak met over a video link to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on defence and the upcoming topics of NATO Defence Ministers meeting set to take place in June. Minister Luik thanked Poland for its contribution to the Baltic Air...

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