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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...
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. ‘...
Jüri Luik
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...

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