Posts tagged as defence

EU puts forward news defence plan

Monday, April 16, 2018

The European Commission and the EU’s foreign affairs chief presented recently an Action Plan to improve military mobility within and beyond the European Union. Military Mobility is one of the initial projects launched under the EU’s Permanent Structured Cooperation in Defence (PESCO) facility. Facilitating the movement of military troops and assets is seen as essential for European security. Today’s Action Plan identifies a series of operational measures to tackle physical,…

Estonian Defence League to have four territorial defense districts

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Riigikogu on Wednesday passed with 77 votes a bill of amendments to the Estonian Defence League Act and the Income Tax Act which included the proposal of the National Defence Committee of the Riigikogu to fom four territorial defense districts beginning in 2019. According to a Riigikogu press release, during the second reading of the bill, several amendments were incorporated on the motion of the National Defence Committee, most…

Canada already assisting counterterror force in Mali, defence minister says

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan sidestepped a question Monday about Canadian peacekeepers supporting an African-led counterterror force in Mali, saying Canada has already helped what is known as the Group of Five Sahel. The United Nations Security Council in December authorized the peacekeeping mission in Mali to provide assistance to the group, a military force composed of troops from five African nations. That assistance includes medical evacuations for combat and non-combat…

Lithuanian Minister of National Defence discussed US support in strengthening regional security

Thursday, March 22, 2018

On March 21 leadership of the National Defence System discussed the upcoming meeting of the Presidents of the United States and the three Baltic states, US support in strengthening the security in the region, and Lithuania’s efforts to strengthen defence capabilities, at a meeting with Dr Richard Hooker, US National Security Council’s Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Europe and Russia. Increasing security in international arena was…