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Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met via video bridge with his Latvian and Lithuanian colleagues, Artis Pabriks and Raimundas Karoblis.
19.05.2020|Ministry of Defence

Luik: Allied training exercises in the Baltic region must continue

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met via video bridge with his Latvian and Lithuanian colleagues, Artis Pabriks and Raimundas Karoblis. The focus of the discussion was the broader impact of Covid-19 on the field of defence, preparations for the soon to be held meeting of the NATO Ministers of Defence...
Minister of Defence of Estonia, Jüri Luik participated in a video conference between the European Union Ministers of Defence.
13.05.2020|Ministry of Defence

EU Defence Ministers discuss crisis impact on security environment

Tuesday, Minister of Defence of Estonia, Jüri Luik participated in a video conference between the European Union Ministers of Defence, led by High Representative Josep Borrell, which focused on the situation with the EU military missions and the long-term effects of the crisis on the security...
Minister of Defence of Estonia, Jüri Luik and Minister of Defence of Germany, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, at their meeting in Estonia in October 2019. (Credit: Ministry of Defence of Estonia)
12.05.2020|Ministry of Defence

Luik discusses NATO-related issues with German Minister of Defence

Monday, Minister of Defence of Estonia, Jüri Luik discussed NATO deterrence and defence in the Baltic Sea region and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the security environment with the Minister of Defence of Germany, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, both ministers emphasised the role of NATO. ‘...
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08.05.2020|Ministry of Defence

Statement of Minister of Defence of Estonia, Jüri Luik on 75th Anniversary of Second World War

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Second World War in Europe ended 75 years ago. We commemorate tens of millions of victims of war, the vast majority of whom were homeland defenders, simple soldiers who obeyed orders of aggressors and occupiers, and peaceful civilians of both belligerent sides. Estonia’s...
The Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Defence Forces are sending nearly 2000 MREs to Mali.
23.04.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonia provides food supplies to European Union training mission in Mali

The Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Defence Forces are sending nearly 2000 MREs to Mali, to increase the food supplies of the EU training mission EUTM Mali, as a precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘Even during the emergency situation, we must not forget that the second pillar of...
Winners of the Hendrik Sepp Prize for Military History were revealed
20.04.2020|Ministry of Defence

Winners of the Hendrik Sepp Prize for Military History were revealed

Estonian War Museum – General Laidoner Museum Press Release Winners of the Hendrik Sepp Prize for Military History were revealed Reigo Rosenthal and Mart Kuldkepp were awarded the Hendrik Sepp Prize, presented by the Estonian War Museum and the Ministry of Defence, for the best Estonian...
Estonian Navy to receive force protection boats.
17.04.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Navy to receive force protection boats

Within the framework of the current four-year development plan Estonian Ministry of Defence is set to acquire two force protection patrol boats built by an Estonian company Baltic Workboats AS, as a result of which up to 50 people will be employed until the end of the year on the island of Saaremaa...
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik participated yesterday evening in the secure video conference between NATO Defence Ministers. Photo: NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) in Estonia.
16.04.2020|Ministry of Defence

Luik stresses the strong security dimension of current crisis at NATO Defence Ministers´ meeting

Wednesday, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik participated in a secure video conference between NATO Defence Ministers, where the discussions focused on the Alliance’s activities and maintaining defence readiness under the conditions of COVID-19 outbreak. ‘For Estonia, it is important that our Allies...
Estonia signs technical agreement to develop armoured vehicles.
06.04.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonia signs technical agreement to develop armoured vehicles

Estonian Ministry of Defence, Permanent Secretary Kristjan Prikk has signed a joint technical arrangement agreement with Finland and Latvia, which enables Estonia to continue its participation in the programme to develop military requirements and platform for the potential procurement of armoured...
Estonia to contribute troops to EU´s new IRINI mission.
03.04.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonia to contribute troops to EU´s new IRINI mission

Thursday, Estonian Government approved participation of the Estonian Defence Forces in EUNAVFOR MED/IRINI, the European Union’s latest military operation, which started this week and serves as the continuation of the now concluded Mediterranean mission SOPHIA. ‘Although this is a European Union...

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