The volume and value of M&A deals both soared in some of the EU accession candidate countries in the Western Balkans, a report from law firm CMS and information service EMIS.
Prosecutors have accused Dusko Knezevic of laundering €500mn through Atlas Banka, but the banker claims the president and his family are trying to take over his assets.
Atlas Bank is one of two Montenegrin banks that had to suspend payments in December due to their poor financial condition, but it is now seeking to raise its capital and resume normal operations.
Part-time workers were disproportionately affected by pay delays, with 22% saying they had received late pay, compared to 14% of full-time workers.
Montenegro’s politics remain turbulent. Since the October 2016 general election, most opposition parties have refused to join parliament sessions, claiming that the election result was not legitimate