Estonia: Higher defence spending Estonia’s goal at NATO summit

Estonia’s primary goals at the NATO summit in Washington include increasing defence spending, closing capability gaps, and maintaining a focus on the threat from Russia, ERR reports. Estonia is pushing for investments in critical defence capabilities such as air defence and ammunition. Estonia supports raising the defence spending target to 2.5-3% of GDP. Additionally, Estonia seeks long-term support for Ukraine, proposing financial assistance and NATO coordination of bilateral military aid agreements to help Ukraine. Prime Minister Kaja Kallas emphasised the need to make bold decisions for long-term security and to affirm Ukraine’s path to NATO membership.