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Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk met with Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs for Iceland
26.02.2020|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk met with Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs for Iceland

Today, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk met with Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs for Iceland. The main topics of discussion at the meeting concerned the security situation in Europe and especially the Antarctic, bilateral defence cooperation work...
Survey: Estonia’s security is ensured by NATO membership and its defensive will
21.02.2020|Ministry of Defence

Survey: Estonia’s security is ensured by NATO membership and its defensive will

The results of the recent public opinion survey on Estonia’s defence were introduced at the Estonian Ministry of Defence. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk noted that the main security guarantees for Estonia are considered to be membership in NATO, at 53%, the defensive...
Estonian Minister of Defence Luik approves new Development Plan
19.02.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Minister of Defence Luik approves new Development Plan

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik has approved the new Ministry of Defence Development Plan for 2021–2024, which will significantly increase investments in the development of situational awareness, communication capabilities and units. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the Development Plan...
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia, Kristjan Prikk meeting with the President of the Republic of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta to discuss the results of the Pau Summit. (Photo credit: Ministry of Armed Forces of France)
21.01.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonian MoD PermSec in Mali: Contribution of international community remains key in fight against terrorism in Sahel region

Currently on a visit to Mali, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia, Kristjan Prikk said that the contribution of the international community remains crucial in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel region. ‘Estonia is an active member of the international community and by...
With the marking of the 100th anniversary of the ceasefire, Estonia commemorated those who fell in the War of Independence
03.01.2020|Ministry of Defence

With the marking of the 100th anniversary of the ceasefire, Estonia commemorated those who fell in the War of Independence

Today, the 100th anniversary of the start of the ceasefire of the War of Independence was marked at the foot of the War of Independence Victory Column, commemorating those Estonians and foreigners who fought and gave their lives for Estonia’s freedom. In his speech, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik...
The Ministry Of Defence supported nine local governments with training areas.
27.12.2019|Ministry of Defence

The Ministry Of Defence supported nine local governments with training areas

Pursuant to the good intentions agreement, the Ministry of Defence paid nine local governments that are home to training areas – Anija, Kuusalu, Lääne-Harju, Narva-Jõesuu, Rõuge, Saarde, Saku, Tapa, and Võru – support of EUR 300,000. According to Minister of Defence Luik, the purpose of the...
U.S. defense budget to allocate 175 million to Baltic countries
23.12.2019|Ministry of Defence

U.S. defense budget to allocate 175 million to Baltic countries

The United States will allocate 125 million dollars to develop military cooperation between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania next year. It will also create, for the first time in history, a separate 50 million dollar budget line to support the development of Baltic air defense. According to Estonian...
Jüri Luik
20.12.2019|Ministry of Defence

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

I want to thank our Allies, whose presence in Estonia and in our region makes us all feel securer. The deployment exercises we have seen this year, and the ones coming up next year, strengthen the defence and deterrence of NATO’s eastern flank. One of the milestones from this year is also the...
Ministry of Defence recognised the authors of national defence research
19.12.2019|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence recognised the authors of national defence research

This year, the Ministry of Defence is supporting research of topics that are important to Estonia's national defence by awarding grants in the amount of EUR 4250 to eight Master’s students studying at Estonia’s public universities. Grant applicants were able to choose from among five different...
Estonia, Finland and Latvia are planning the joint development of armoured vehicles.
18.12.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonia, Finland and Latvia are planning the joint development of armoured vehicles

Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, Latvian Minster of Defence Artis Pabriks, and Permanent Secratary of the Ministry of Defence of Finland Jukka Juusti signed a letter of intent for research and technical development in the field of defence. Pursuant to the agreement, consultations will begin...

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