The Office of the President plans to beef up security around the president's Kadriorg Park residence in the years ahead.
The office is asking for 410,000 euros in 2013-2014 for "ringing the outer perimeter with a physical barrier."
To this point, the residence is located just off one of the main streets in the Kadriorg district of Tallinn, between an art museum and the swan pond. There is an ungated paved apron in front of the building for visitors on official business, and a sentry stands guard, but no other conspicuous security. On the park side, low wall with security cameras rings the general area.
The president's public relations adviser Toomas Sildam says whatever barrier is built - the decision has not been made - the area will remain open to the public.
This April Prime Minister Andrus Ansip signed a Cabinet regulation on "physical protection of high-attack-risk sites." It is seen as being prompted by the case of a lone armed man who entered the Defense Ministry last year, attempting to set off explosive charges.
The security of strategic government sites was analyzed after the incident, said Aivar Ridamäe, the head of the Police and Border Guard's law enforcement supervision office.