Patriotism begins in school

  • 2014-10-02
  • From wire reports, TALLINN

Estonian Prime Minister and Reform Party member Taavi Roivas said at a party board meeting that schools should introduce mandatory defense classes, reports Public Broadcasting.

Roivas said that the Reform Party's priority is more active involvement of people in national security and, therefore, the party wants to introduce a defense salary, soldier's guarantee package, two-week state defense courses and a mandatory defense education in schools.

The Reform Party also wants to increase defense spending in the amount finances are necessary to support the presence of allies in Estonia, and is considering the creation of state defense college.

The party's 2015 elections program will be completed by the beginning of next year.