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Ratas presents updates to Estonia’s security policy principles

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Estonian Prime minister Jüri Ratas

Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas has presented in the Estonian parliament novelties to state security policy principles emphasising the importance of cohesive society and that the bill is a consensus among parties working both in the ruling coalition and opposition.

Estonian public broadcaster ERR cited Ratas as stating in the Riigikogu on Tuesday, May 3, that Estonia’s security is affected primarily by the vitality of the transatlantic security system, relations between countries in neighbouring regions as well as Russia’s growing military activity and aggressiveness, which directly affects them.

Significant updates in the new version of the principles are the government-as-a-whole and society-as-a-whole approaches, cyberspace as a new dimension of the security environment and the so-called hybrid aggression.

Possible domestic risks are inconsistent regional development, societal groups that have not integrated well, manifestations of intolerance, as well as the polarization of society based on values and notions, it is noted in the bill.

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