Jüri Luik

Minister of Defence



  • The clear targets set by the new security forces structure

    The Estonian Defence Forces recently celebrated their 10th anniversary. Now the Defence Forces may step into their second decade of existence with clear development on a qualitatively new level: the "Analysis of the Structure of the Defence Forces", based on the Partnership for Peace between the Republic of Estonia and the North-Atlantic Treaty Organisation, has been completed, as has a document called "The Structure and Development Goals of the Defence Forces for a Medium-Term Period" which sets out the development goals of the Estonian Defence Forces up to the year 2015, relying on the structural analysis performed in 2001. The document was approved by the Government of the Republic on 6 November 2001.