Finland is recognized as the most “good country” in the rating The Good Country Index
TASS, January 24. Finland topped the ranking of “good countries” (The Good Country Index), which included 153 countries. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Republic.
According to the researchers, Finland has a more significant contribution to the development of humanity than any other country, and the planet causes the least damage. The Minister for foreign Affairs Timo Soini called it “great recognition” of the efforts of the country. Finland, he said, “good, pragmatic country that is a reliable partner in international forums”. “These results are the outcome of consistent work,” — says the Minister. He believes that “such recognition of the good impact on the atmosphere in the country.”
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Finland has demonstrated the best performance in the number of registered patents, the freedom of movement of persons, freedom of the press, export of logs, cybersecurity, the number of refugees accepted, compliance with environmental agreements, open trade, the outflow of foreign direct investment and food aid.
All the authors assess the country’s 35 criteria, based on the data provided by the UN, other international organizations. They are divided into seven categories: science and technology, culture, international peace and security, world order, planet and climate, prosperity and equality, health and well-being. Countries receive scores on each indicator relative to other States, adjusted for the GDP of each country.
Followed by Finland in five “good countries” includes Ireland, Sweden, Germany and Denmark. Russia is ranked 41st place in the rating.