The National Defence Act establishes a legal framework for efficient responding to the threats endangering the country as the need arises. The Act serves as the basis for the implementation of the national defence system arising from “The National Defence Strategy” according to which peacetime and wartime management systems are similar, as well as the implementation of the principle of the “broad understanding” of national defence. According to it, national military defence, the areas of government of all ministries, the participation of the society in national defence as well as the protection of the population of the state are integrated in national defence.
- National Security Concept of Estonia (559.31 KB, PDF)
- National Defence Development Plan 2017–2026
- Policy regarding veterans of the defence forces and the defence league (178.02 KB, PDF)
National Security Concept of Estonia
National Defence Development Plan 2017–2026
The National Defence Development Plan shall be established, based on a proposal of the Minister of Defence, by the Government of the Republic, for a period of ten years and it will be reviewed, based on a proposal of the Minister of Defence, every four years. Prior to submission of the National Defence Development Plan to the Government of the Republic for approval, the Minister of Defence shall consider the view of the National Defence Committee of the Riigikogu.
Military Defence Action Plan
The Military Defence Action Plan sets out the measures for the implementation of the Military Defence Development Plan, considering the measures based on organisational expedience and ensured with resources that are in compliance with the requirements for development plans, as established under the State Budget Act.
The Military Defence Action Plan shall be established by the Minister of Defence for a period of four years, and it will be reviewed every year.
National Military Defence Plan
The National Military Defence Plan shall describe the performance of military national defence functions, utilising the available military capabilities, in accordance with the objectives established in the National Military Strategy.
The National Military Defence Plan shall be established by the Commander of the Defence Forces for a one year period, at the approval of the Minister of Defence.