Border guard task force to receive €5.5 million base ({{commentsTotal}})

The Ministry of the Interior and State Real Estate have signed an agreement to renovate a base for a special task force with the Police and Border Guard Board, costing around 5.5 million euros.

The base will be home to the recently established special task force which will react to border incidents and undertake special missions, as well as staff working in border check points close to Piusa, in SE Estonia.

Interior Minister Hanno Pevkur said the area around Piusa is one of the toughest eastern border areas for Estonia and renovating the base will be of great help.

Editor: J.M. Laats

Kallas, Kasemets, Maasikas: EU is strong, no upside to losing the euro

Speaking on Vikerraadio's "Reporteritund" ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, Siim Kallas, Keit Kasemets and Matti Maasikas agreed that despite its prblems, the EU remained strong as a union.

Opinion digest: How can Estonia shed its reputation as a frontline state?

In a recent opinion piece in Postimees, Propastop, a blog maintained by Estonian Defence Forces volunteers, listed suggestions on how Estonia could shed its international reputation as a frontline state.