Following the signing of today’s memorandum, the boards of the two think tanks will begin consultations for signing the merger agreement. The cabinet will have to approve the merger.
The new post-merger organisation would start operations on 1 January 2018 according to current plans.
Mikser said Estonia was too small a country for two state-funded think tanks to operate in interconnected fields.
Defence Minister Luik said the merger decision would do even more to encourage security policy research in Estonia. “I am convinced that the synergy created by the merger will benefit both the Centre for Defence and Security, the Foreign Policy Institute and everyone interested in Estonian foreign policy and security policy.”
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