Partos has been reporting and analysing developments in the Balkans and central Europe since 1986.
“I am looking forward to joining the talented BIRN team”, Partos says, “particularly at a time when Balkan Insight is broadening and deepening its coverage with more news stories, more business reporting and more life-style material.”
While at the BBC World Service, Partos worked in the Newsroom, ran its Current Affairs & Information Section and headed its Albanian Service.
However, he spent most of his time focusing on the changing face of the Balkans and central Europe – a subject on which he has contributed articles to a number of newspapers, specialist publications and web sites, including The Guardian, The Independent, and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
He is the author of an interview-based history of the Cold War.
In addition to his editorial duties, which he formally takes up on 15 September, Partos will be working also as a member of BIRN’s training team.