Estonia highest-ranked Baltic country in the Global Peace Index 2012

14.06.2012, 16:50

Estonia was ranked 41st in the 2012 Global Peace Index, while Lithuania was 43rd and Latvia was 45th,

Estonia is also the highest-ranked post-Communist country in this year’s index.

Estonia improved its position from 47th to 41st. Also Lithuania and Latvia improved their ranking.

The top three countries in the index were Iceland, Denmark and New Zealand.

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.