Andrei Tuch

Andrei Tuch is a Tartu-based writer and freelance translator.

Andrei Tuch: Welcome to Estonia’s new neo-Nazi government

If the Centre-EKRE-Isamaa coalition comes true in Estonia, the far-right EKRE will hold prime minister Jüri Ratas by the balls and dictate the coalition’s policy, Andrei Tuch writes. The Estonian parliamentary election resulted in what initially looked like a rather worrying but non-apocalyptic result. Out of the 101 seats in …

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Second pension pillar reform: the first meaningful campaign promise for 2019

The Estonian parliamentary elections are coming up in March, and the campaign promise season has just geared up with the first policy point worth talking about: the shutdown of the mandatory retirement savings scheme and the return of the money to the citizens – to invest privately or do with …

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Gallery: Nostalgia for summer at the Tallinn Motor Show 2018

With above-freezing temperatures just around the corner, Tallinn’s Saku Suurhall hosted a motorcycle fair. The powersports show, focussed mostly on two-wheeled fun, brought together exhibits from major dealers, including a few exciting new models unveiled for the 2018 riding season. The Tallinn Motor Show competes with the longer-running Motoexotica show …

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Estonia’s personal business account is no tax miracle

The summer of 2018 will see the introduction of a super-simple tax regime for one-man businesses – but the details of it undermine Estonia’s reputation for clever and efficient solutions, Andrei Tuch writes. When Jüri Ratas’s left-leaning coalition took over in Estonia a year ago, the most immediate and impactful …

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Andrei Tuch: At the next junction, bear left

Estonia’s first left-wing coalition in decades has finally agreed on a plan of action. Andrei Tuch analyses its plan. The country has enjoyed remarkable political stability since the turn of the century, trading in a proud post-restoration of independence history of never letting a cabinet serve from one election to the …

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