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Colonel Aivar Jaeski awarded with the Ministry of Defence of Latvia Certificate of Recognition

Colonel Aivar Jaeski awarded with the Ministry of Defence of Latvia Certificate of Recognition

Posted: 2015-01-08 Category: EMPA news

On Monday, December 22, 2014, to express appreciation for cooperation and support in EMPA's 2014 Congress' organization, and presentations at the Baltie Defence College, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, the Estonian Defence Forces 1st lnfantry Battalion and Kalev Infantry Battalion, as well as Amari Air Base, Colonel Aivar Jaeski, Deputy Director of NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence was awarded with the Ministry of Defence of Latvia Certificate of Recognition.

Supreme Command and Control of the Armed Forces: the Roles of Presidents, Parliaments, Governments, Ministries of Defence and Chiefs of Defence

Supreme Command and Control of the Armed Forces: the Roles of Presidents, Parliaments, Governments, Ministries of Defence and Chiefs of Defence

Posted: 2013-08-11 Category: EMPA news

The Baltic states have developed their armed forces and defence systems over a very short period of time following the principle of ‘learning by doing’. This chapter examines one aspect of this process: supreme command and control of the armed forces in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It aims to identify the major factors influencing the development of the democratic control of the armed forces of the Baltic states during the last 20 years. To do so, it explores how the chain of command at the strategic level (including the president, parliament, government, minister of defence and chief of defence) was established in the 1990s and how it has developed in the years since.

The Baltic States’ Air Policing – a Change of Command and  the Future of the Mission

The Baltic States’ Air Policing – a Change of Command and the Future of the Mission

Posted: 2012-09-10 Category: EMPA news

NATO’s air policing mission in the Baltics was launched in 2004 after Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia joined NATO. Since then air force fighters from 14 countries have performed air policing. There are countries that have fulfilled this mission only once but others, like Germany, have fulfilled the mission already five times. Poland has participated in this mission four times, the United States, France and Denmark three times, Belgium, Norway and the Czech Republic twice. Air policing mission has experienced a number of extensions, the latest being at NATO Chicago Summit this summer where it was extended for indefinite period of time which surely should be regarded as an excellent result of the three Baltic States’ diplomatic performance and cooperation.