The Ministry of Defense has decided to cut costs in its administrative area over the next four years and will be laying off 270 people. Even though investments will not be cut directly, development of the armed forces will be impacted nonetheless. The Ministry of Defense that finds itself underContinue Reading

The Covid-19 pandemic is over in Norway, according to one of the doctors leading the response against coronavirus in the rich Scandinavian country. Preben Aavitsland, chief physician in the infection control division at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, tweeted on Sunday a graph showing Norway with its lowest levelContinue Reading

While recent coalitions have agreed that defense spending would not be touched even during difficult times, Postimees’ information suggests that the ministry’s initial proposal was that of a universal cut. A top official standing close to state budget deliberations told the paper that the Ministry of Finance has presented theContinue Reading

The Armed Forces will receive a certain amount of the AstraZeneca vaccine every week and will distribute the shots among all major units, the military said on Friday. Military medics and personnel leaving for missions have already been vaccinated against COVID-19. The process is being organized by the Vaccination OperationsContinue Reading

The situation is becoming increasingly tense on Ukraine’s eastern border. While Ukraine claims Russia has consciously put a strain on the eastern part of the country and troop movements have given rise to rumors of the war picking up again, the Kremlin’s goals remain unclear for the time being. ChairmanContinue Reading

The Parliamentary Ombudsman of Finland has criticised the Defence Forces for using discriminatory training material in relation to fitness checks for new conscripts. The Centre for Military Medicine, which is responsible for the health of conscripts and Defence Forces personnel, was specifically singled out by the ombudsman’s report. The officeContinue Reading

The defense ministers of Finland, Norway and Sweden meet in the far northern military base of Porsangmoen to sign an agreement that is to bolster Nordic cooperation. “This is a beautiful place with great nature, and I wanted to show it to my Nordic colleagues,” Norwegian Minister of Defense FrankContinue Reading