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FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Google’s legal woes in Europe might only just be beginning

By |April 16th, 2015|

For the U.S. technology giant the EU antitrust case is serious indeed, and potentially extremely expensive. By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS The E.U.’s case against Google made big news on Wednesday—so big, in fact, that the countless millions of Europeans who click on Google every day did not have to Google the company’s name to [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – The Disunited States of Europe

By |August 14th, 2014|

Scottish voters decide this month whether to split from Britain. Catalans in Spain have called for their own independence vote soon. Can the continent weather the separatist storm? By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS In the movie Braveheart, the 13th-century Scottish warrior William Wallace (in the form of Mel Gibson) gallops across the green Highlands [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Ukraine ‘will not lose’ economically if Crimea secedes, official says

By |March 11th, 2014|

Fortune‘s reporter in Kiev writes that, although losing Crimea to Russia would be a devastating political blow to Ukraine, it might, in fact, be a financial gain. By Vivienne Walt ~ KIEV  Ukraine’s capital Kiev is more than 400 miles north of Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula where President Putin has dispatched thousands of [...]

Edward Snowden Case Stirs Anger in Europe About Domestic Spying

By |July 12th, 2013|

RADIO: Vivienne Walt on PRI's "THE WORLD" - July 12, 2013

Brazil Protests

By |June 21st, 2013|

TV - Vivienne Walt on FRANCE 24 "The World This Week" - June 21, 2013


By |May 31st, 2013|

By Vivienne Walt ~ KURDISTAN If you head up the northern highway that cuts through Iraq's semiautonomous region of Kurdistan, a turnoff to the east leads you into the picturesque mountain village of Al-Kush. There, on a chilly afternoon in March, a monster traffic jam formed outside the local gas station, which had just [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Can This Woman Fix Europe?

By |April 8th, 2013|

By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS On a chilly night in March, in a concrete building on the grand avenue d’Iéna in Paris, a silver-haired woman sits at an empty conference table. Most of the offices at the international monetary Fund are dark, but managing director Christine Lagarde has been on the phone for the past [...]

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde, Even-Keeled in the Midst of Eurozone Financial Crisis

By |March 28th, 2013|

RADIO: Vivienne Walt on PRI's "THE WORLD" - March 28, 2013

Why Algerians Shudder at the Mention of ‘Arab Spring’

By |February 7th, 2013|

RADIO: Vivienne Walt on PRI's "THE WORLD" - February 7, 2013

Timbuktu Locals Said to Have Rescued Ancient Texts

By |January 19th, 2013|

RADIO: Vivienne Walt on PRI's "THE WORLD"- January 19, 2013