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Thursday, 16.07.2020, 20:47
Latvia ranks second after South Korea among the member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in terms of Covid-19 epidemic control indicators, according to a study by OECD experts, cites LETA.
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Global peacefulness has deteriorated over the past year, with this being the fourth time in the last five years that the world has seen a fall in peacefulness, according to the latest Global Peace Index.
With a score of 92.11 out of a possible 100, Enterprise Estonia, the Estonian government’s agency responsible for promoting foreign direct investment into the country has come out on top in a major new report looking at investment promotion agencies across the emerging Europe region, informed LETA/BNS.
European Innovation Scoreboard: Estonia is a Strong Innovator, Latvia and Lithuania in the Modest Innovators group in EU25.06.2020
The 2020 edition of the innovation scoreboard highlights that the EU's innovation performance continues to increase at a steady pace, with growing convergence between EU countries. On average, the innovation performance of the EU has increased by 8.9% since 2012. Performance increased in 24 EU countries since 2012, with the biggest increases in Lithuania, Malta, Latvia, Portugal and Greece.
IMD: Singapore was number one for the second year in a row; Estonia is ranked 28st in the World Competitiveness Ranking16.06.2020
Estonia jumped considerably in global competitiveness ranking this year. Estonia rose by 7 notches to 28th position this year. Lithuania drops to 31st place in the ranking. Latvia inched down by one notch to the 41st position, and Poland came in 39th, from 38th last year.
Lithuania ranks the lowest (32nd) among members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in terms of data openness, the Special Investigation Service (STT) said on June 10th. Latvia and Estonia perform below average, too, but they are placed higher than Lithuania – at number 21 and number 24, informs LETA/BNS.
University of Tartu climbs to the 285th position, Vilnius University jumps to the 423rd position, RTU is the highest-ranked Latvian university in the QS World University Rankings.