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

Currently, one NATO battalion is stationed in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, and a very limited contingent of the American military is present in rotation, which, after conducting exercises with local armies, leaves the country. The Baltic politicians believe that this is not enough. After all, the deployment of a largeContinue Reading