Posts tagged as Defmin

People have misconception about defense funding, Lithuanian defmin says

Monday, November 25, 2019

Public disapproval of plans to increase defense spending is affected by unresolved social problems and misconception of funds allocated to national defense, Lithuanian National Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis says, stressing the need to increase the defense budget in response to a fundamentally changed security situation. His comment came in response to a recent public opinion poll showing that more than half of Lithuanian residents are against the political parties’ agreement…

Estonian defmin to take part in NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Estonia’s Defense Minister Juri Luik is about to take part in a two-day meeting of NATO ministers of defense in Brussels on Thursday and Friday where strengthening of the alliance’s deterrence and defense will be talked about. Luik and his Latvian, Lithuanian and Polish counterparts are to meet with Gen. Tod D. Wolters, NATO’s supreme allied commander Europe (SACEUR). In addition, the ministers of defense are to discuss matters related…

Defmin thanks Estonian troops who served in Mali

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Estonian Minister of Defense Juri Luik awarded mission medals to the approximately 50 members of the Estonian defense forces who served as part of the French-led anti-insurgent mission Barkhane in Mali. “Mali is one of the most remote places where our soldiers, with weapons in their hands, have protected Estonia’s interests. However, with this choice, we have affirmed our membership of a unified Western security space,” Luik said at a ceremony held at…