M&A soars in Balkan “rising stars”

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest January 30, 2019

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.

Head of troubled Atlas Banka accuses Montenegrin president’s “clan” of ordering his arrest

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia January 22, 2019

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.

Montenegro’s troubled Atlas Banka mulls capital hike

bne IntelliNews January 20, 2019

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.

One in seven workers in Eastern Europe report delayed paychecks

bne IntelliNews January 7, 2019

Part-time workers were disproportionately affected by pay delays, with 22% saying they had received late pay, compared to 14% of full-time workers.

OUTLOOK 2019 Montenegro

bne IntelliNews December 21, 2018

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