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Monday, 10.03.2014, 18:07
A global consultation company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released its ranking list QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 which ranks the specialties of top universities in comparison with each other. Estonia makes the list with three specialties: the highest position (51–100) is maintained by the communication studies curriculum of the University of Tartu, modern languages, history and archaeology rank on places 151–200, Tartu University informed LETA.
Keyword tags: Education and Science, Estonia, Rating
The Reporters Without Borders press freedom index places Estonia on the 11th place in the world in 2014, just like it did last year, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports. Latvia has improved its position from 39 to 37 and Lithuania gained one place to 32nd in the index.
In the European Council on Foreign Relations’ (ECFR) recently published annual European foreign policy performance assessment for 2013, Latvia is evaluated as “Leader” in three important areas of European foreign policy, informed BC the Latvian Institute.
Japanese rating agency R&I yesterday affirmed the foreign currency issuer rating at "BBB" for Latvia; the rating outlook is stable, informs LETA, referring to the State Treasury.
Moody’s Investors Service announced on Tuesday that it downgraded to Baa2 from Baa1 the issuer rating and the senior unsecured ratings of Estonia's state-owned energy giant Eesti Energia AS, informs LETA.
The international rating agency Standard & Poor's assigned its BBB long-term senior unsecured debt rating to the Eurobond issued by the Republic of Lithuania on Wednesday, informs LETA/ELTA.
Latvia is ranked 42nd in terms of economic freedom worldwide, according to the 2014 Index of Economic Freedom by the "Heritage Foundation" think tank and "The Wall Street Journal". Estonia is ranked 11th, up two positions from the 2013 index, whereas Lithuania is ranked 21st, up by one spot compared to 2013, reports LETA.