The European Union is currently in the early stages of the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 negotiations. The MFF is a multiannual investment budget, providing funding for large and long-term projects and setting the limits for the annual EU budget.
Last week, the 2018 Annual Cyber Security Assessment of the Estonian Information System Authority (RIA) was presented at the ICDS. The presentation of the Assessment was followed with an in-depth conversation over the findings with the Director General of RIA, Mr Taimar Peterkop, and the RIA’s Head of Analysis and Policy, Mr Hannes Krause.
Due to their limited human and natural resources, both Estonia and Singapore have become particularly open to technological development and innovation, the latter constantly ranked among the top innovators in the world (sixth in both the Global Innovation Index 2016 and the Bloomberg Innovation Index 2017).
As is common in intelligence affairs, the people who know cannot comment. But even the public coverage of recent spy swaps between Estonia and Russia provides some insight into a change of paradigm in post-Cold War “intelligence culture”.