Marcel Michelson

I write about European business; firms, people, politics and economy.

I have over 25 years' experience in international financial journalism, working for the Thomson Reuters news agency in various countries, and had reporting assignments in many more, including China, Japan and the United States. I started as a cub reporter in the Netherlands and worked several years in the very competitive European news hub of London. Later, I became a chief correspondent for France and had a short secondment as European business editor. Based in Paris, I now run my own communication and content agency, I help clients with media and communication strategies, media training, market research, reputation studies and management due diligence. I studied general and business economics at the University of Amsterdam, where I obtained the equivalent of a Master's degree. In my spare time, I am an accomplished cook and blog about food and recipes on . I practice Swedish gym, jogging, cycling and enjoy traveling. I have been married to Maartje since 1989, after we met during cycling holidays in the Spanish Rioja area. We still regularly share wine and meals, as well as some athletic activities.

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    フランスの地方選で、右翼政党で反移民を掲げる国民戦線(FN)が29%の得票率を獲得し、全13選挙区のうち6選挙区の得票率で首位に躍り出た。中道左派・共和党は27%、政権与党の社会党は23%の得票率だった。FNの勢力を阻止し確実に議席を確保するため社会党は今後3選挙区で候補者の擁立を辞退する方針だが、 ...