The Prime Minister said that while the aggression against Ukraine would inevitably affect the certainty and confidence of the Estonian people, Estonia was careful and knew how to protect itself. Defence spending is set to increase by 2.05 percent to 412 million euros.
"We will do what it takes to defend our country because our freedom is priceless," he said.
The objectives of the new budget for 2015 are national defence spending, investments in internal security and Estonia’s eastern border. It also takes into account an economic uncertainty.
The Government will continue to support several large-scale road construction projects, the development of railway infrastructure and e-Government services. The budget also foresees investments to promote Estonian culture.