Euro-Atlantic Council of Slovenia and Centre for European Perspective organized a discussion titled “RISING DRAGON AND EURO-ATLANTIC (SECURITY) PARADIGM” on Monday, July 9th, 2018 at the Stow Café, City Museum of Ljubljana. We discussed a highly intriguing topic – presence and influence of China as rising power on power relations within the Euro-Atlantic space.


  • Zorana Baković, journalist and one of the best European experts on Chinese politics and culture
  • Dr Uroš Lipušček, journalist and reporter from Beijing
  • Ambassador Marija Adanja, diplomat, former ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Beijing

Moderated by: Sabina Carli, Centre for European Perspective/THINK Initiative

Discussion was in English language.

The event was organized in a format of “crisis room”. It was the first of a series of events organized in the framework of the project Secure Together which aims to support wide public discussions about strategically important international, regional and local events and security challenges in the Euro-Atlantic space. With the first event, we wanted to shed a light on the rise of China as a (new) power and on its growing influence in the Euro-Atlantic community. Together with you, we wanted to search for answers on some of the key challenges, shape possible responses and future steps.