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Sunday, 24.06.2018, 00:40
Also in 2018 Latvia ranked the 40th most competitive country in the world compared, and is still showing the lowest score among its Baltic neighbors, according to the annual World Competitiveness Ranking developed by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Center in Switzerland, informs LETA.
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Lithuania ranks 36th in the annual World Press Freedom Index 2018, produced by Reporters Without Borders, unchanged from last year. Neighboring Latvia comes in 24th in the index, Estonia is 12th, reports LETA/BNS.
Latvia ranks 31st in the 2018 Global Peace Index, climbing one position from last year, and still slightly higher than its Baltic neighbors, according to the Global Peace Index released annually by a global think tank, the Institute for Economics and Peace, cites LETA.
Lithuania is among the EU's leaders in terms of the estimated time needed to resolve civil and commercial cases at first-instance courts and ranks first by the length of proceedings in administrative cases at first-instance courts, according to the 2018 EU Justice Scoreboard published by the European Commission on May 28th, cites LETA/BNS.
The international ratings agency Fitch on Friday affirmed Estonia's long-term foreign- and local-currency issuer default ratings (IDRs) at A+, with a positive outlook, the Estonian Finance Ministry said, cites LETA/BNS.
Estonia is the most westernized of the former Soviet Union states, it can be seen from the results of a fresh study carried out by StrategEast, a U.S. strategic center for political and diplomatic solutions, the daily Postimees reports, cites LETA/BNS.
The British weekly higher education magazine Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked the University of Tartu as the best research-intensive university among the research universities of the new member states of the European Union, informs LETA/BNS.