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At the University of Tartu Narva College, the Minister of Defence discussed the security situation in Estonia with the residents of Narva and Mayor Katri Raik. Photo: Ilja Smirnov
09.03.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet in Ida-Viru County: the most important thing is to keep the people of Estonia united

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet paid a two-day visit to Ida-Viru County. In Jõhvi, Laanet met with the heads of local governments, who focused on issues of population protection and national defence in light of the war in Ukraine. At the University of Tartu Narva College, the Minister of Defence...
Ukraine to be accepted as a Contributing Participant to NATO CCDCOE.
04.03.2022|Ministry of Defence

Ukraine to be accepted as a Contributing Participant to NATO CCDCOE

This week, the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) held its 30th Steering Committee. With a unanimous vote, the 27 Sponsoring Nations in the Steering Committee of the CCDCOE agreed to Ukraine's membership in the NATO CCDCOE as a Contributing Participant. “Ukraine's...
Restoration of the bog.
02.03.2022|Ministry of Defence

Freshly published study on the environmental footprint of the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of the Interior helps the public sector go greener

Activities that ensure the internal and external security of the country are the top priority of both the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Defence, where the continuity of essential services and capabilities must be maintained around the clock. How to achieve a greener future while also...
Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) defence ministers’ meeting.
22.02.2022|Ministry of Defence

Laanet: Next steps of the Joint Expeditionary Force demonstrate capability and decisiveness

At the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) defence ministers’ meeting in Leicestershire today, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet spoke of how Ukraine and Europe are faced with an immediate military conflict, further propelled by the President of the Russian Federation recognising the so-called “...
NATO kaitseministrite kohtumine Brüsselis 16.-17.02.2022. Foto: NATO
21.02.2022|Ministry of Defence

Laanet: NATO does not accept Russia’s ultimatums

At the NATO Defence Ministers’ meeting, the tense security situation created by Russia’s unprecedented military escalation was discussed, along with the need to adjust NATO’s deterrence and defence posture in both the short and long-term. “The Allies were united in their assessment of the threat...
More than 200 million euros from defence budget reached Estonian economy in 2020.
21.02.2022|Ministry of Defence

More than 200 million euros from defence budget reached Estonian economy in 2020

Defence investments and economic spending by the Estonian Ministry of Defence totalled EUR 345 million in 2020, of which 60%, or EUR 207 million, was spent on goods and services from Estonian suppliers. “The significant contribution made by the defence sector towards stimulating the economy...
Estonia donated missiles of anti-tank weapon system Javelin to Ukraine.
18.02.2022|Ministry of Defence

Estonia donated missiles of anti-tank weapon system Javelin to Ukraine

Missiles of anti-tank weapon system Javelin, donated by the Estonian Defence Forces, arrived in Ukraine today. „This is a small step by Estonia in support of Ukraine, but it is a real and tangible contribution to defence against Russian aggression,“ said Lieutenant General Martin Herem, Commander...
Permanent Secretary Salm presented mission medals to French soldiers serving within the NATO Battlegroup at Tapa.
18.02.2022|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary Salm presented mission medals to French soldiers serving within the NATO Battlegroup at Tapa

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kusti Salm presented mission medals to the French soldiers and officers in the NATO Battlegroup, who have been serving with the UK-led NATO Battlegroup since September of last year. The French unit is comprised of the 5th Dragoon Regiment of the French...
17.02.2022|Ministry of Defence

Stoltenberg at meeting with Laanet: the European security situation has changed significantly

At the Meeting of NATO Defence Ministers in Brussels, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet discussed the security situation and efforts to strengthen it on NATO’s eastern flank at a bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The Secretary General stated that regardless of the next...
Ministry of Defence invites Estonian companies to apply for the Defence Industry Development Project Competition.
15.02.2022|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence invites Estonian companies to apply for the Defence Industry Development Project Competition

The Ministry of Defence announced the 2022 Defence Industry Development Project Competition, which is specifically looking for innovative and smart product development ideas. “The Development Project Competition is a long-standing tradition with many exciting products and developments having grown...

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