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Defence Policy

The purpose of the Estonian security policies is to ensure Estonia’s independence and freedom, territorial integrity, constitutional regime, and the security of the population.

This document has three core aims: to describe the security environment as of early 2023; to outline Estonia’s objectives in light of the deterioration of the security environment; and to describe the steps that need to be taken in order to achieve the objectives that have been set. It is a framework document serving as a guideline for sector-specific strategies and development plans.

The 2023 edition of the National Security Concept is the fifth Estonian National Security Concept. It draws on the previous concept, devised in 2017.

The National Security Concept is drafted by the government and approved by the Riigikogu (Estonian parliament). The document is updated at least once every four years or in response to changes in the security environment or in Estonia’s ability to ensure its security

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Last updated: 31 March 2023