Posts tagged as military service

Paradoxes of the Lithuanian society

By Adomas Abromaitis on Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Lithuanian authorities do their possible to attract young men to serve in the armed forces. Another thing is that what they do does not always bring the desired results. Due to the unique security situation Lithuania faces, it was decided to reinstate conscription in 2015, though, frankly, in a democratic society conscription seems very anachronistic. The fact is nothing compares to highly trained and fully funded professional armed forces. However,…

Lithuania postpones draft for military service due to pandemic

Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Lithuanian military has postponed the draft for military service due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Lithuanian Armed Forces said on Wednesday. Sixty conscripts were due to start their military service at the Lithuanian naval force on May 11. Another 150 reserve troops were scheduled to take part in a 20-day military training at the Lithuanian Armed Forces School starting from May 9. “The changes have not been significant so…

Estonia earns 150 000 euros from military evaders annually

Monday, July 16, 2018

Estonian compulsory military service is evaded by about 1 000 young men each year, who have to pay fines that annually exceed the combined total of 150 000 euros. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports that in 2017, Estonian authorities issued 221 misdemeanour fines with the average fine of 500 euros for avoiding compulsory military conscription. Young men are also fined if they do not appear before the medical commission of…

Committee supports more restrictions for military service evaders

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Riigikogu’s National Defence Committee supported a bill that would make it possible to restrict certain rights and permits of those who evade compulsory military service and training exercises. The new law would allow the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) and the Defence Resources Office to file an action with an administrative court to suspend the validity or the issuing of the right to drive power-driven vehicle, the right to command…