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Government to provide money for Estonia to join hybrid threat center


The Cabinet on Thursday approved a package which will guarantee the necessary funding for Estonia to join the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats being established in Helsinki.

According to Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser (SDE), the government will provide the money necessary for Estonia to join the center as well as for its continued participation in the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (NATO ENSEC COE) in Vilnius.

The initial entry fee for the new center will be €60,000, to which fixed costs will be added. The center’s annual budget is €1.5 million, half of which will come from membership fees and other half of which is to be picked up by Finland, the center’s host country.

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