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Tuesday, 03.05.2016, 23:07
World press freedom deteriorated in 2015, especially in the Americas, advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Wednesday as it released its annual rankings, warning of "a new era of propaganda", while Estonia placed 14th, down from 10th place a year before, informs LETA/AFP.
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The international rating agency Moody’s Investors Service on Friday downgraded to Baa3 from Baa2 the issuer rating and the senior unsecured ratings of the state-owned Estonian energy generating group Eesti Energia AS, reported BC company’s press service.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Lithuania's long-term rating at A-, with a stable outlook. The international rating agency has also affirmed Lithuania's short-term foreign currency rating at F1 and the country ceiling at AAA, informs LETA/BNS.
The University of Latvia was ranked 701st among the world's universities last year, and its position has remained unchanged since 2013, according to information available at Topuniversities.com. Two universities in Estonia, meanwhile, have been ranked higher than the University of Latvia, informs LETA.
Standard & Poor’s has affirmed Lithuania's long-term credit rating at A-, with a stable outlook, reports LETA/BNS.
The University of Tartu ranks 181st to 190th among the top 200 universities in Europe in the first ever Times Higher Education (THE) ranking assessing European universities published on March 10th, cites LETA/BNS.
Lithuania rose two notches from last year to rank 13th out of 186 countries worldwide in the 2016 index of economic freedom released by the US-based think tank Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal. Estonia is ahead of its neighbours with 9th place, informs LETA/BNS.