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Estonia is on the highest position among Baltic States in the Global Peace Index 2012

Nina Kolyako, BC, Riga, 13.06.2012.Print version
The world has become more peaceful for the first time since 2009, according to the 2012 Global Peace Index, and Latvia is listed at number 45, with Iceland at top as 'most peaceful' nation for the second consecutive year. Lithuania is rated 41st, Estonia – 43rd.

Estonia is on the highest position among post-Communist states in the fresh Global Peace Index 2012.


Estonia climbed in a year from the 47th to 41st place; Lithuania is by 2 and Latvia by 4 places behind. The results of all three states improved in a year.


The top position in the list goes to Iceland, followed by Denmark and New Zealand.


Syria tumbles by the largest margin, dropping over 30 places to 147th position.


Somalia remains the world’s least peaceful nation for the second year running, writes LETA.


The 2012 GPI is the sixth edition of the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the GPI ranks 158 nations using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators which gauge ongoing domestic and international conflict, safety and security in society and militarization.


The Australia-based Institute for Economy and Peace has published the global peace index since 2007.


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