Dear Presidential Candidate,


First of all, I would like to wish you good luck in the honourable competitive battle.
I would like to draw your attention to certain historical aspects, related to the importance of the sea to the development, economy and culture of Lithuania as a state.


JŪRA MOPE SEA magazine has started the 20th year of its activity.
This Lithuanian maritime publication is the only one with such a long maritime history and is the only one to reach its 20th anniversary, although there were various attempts to create Lithuanian maritime press before. The magazine with a history, dating back to 1935, grew out of the roots of its predecessors, unfolding the first of its branches only thanks to cooperation and sincere partnership with Lithuanian maritime business, port, transport and logistics companies, associations, Klaipėda City Municipality, science representatives and some of the Lithuanian ministries and the diplomatic corps. Later this cooperation has been successfully joined by international organisations and companies.

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Professor Petras Punys 

Faculty of Water and Land Management of Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas-Academy
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Lithuania’s neighbour Belarus is a landlocked country with no access to the sea, yet they keep intensively searching for the most efficient ways of transporting their goods to ports.

Milda Manomaitytė, 
Founding Director of the Global AirRail Alliance


International mobility experts and partners of the LAirA (Landside Airport Accessibility) project, funded by Interreg Central Europe, met in Brussels on 23 January 2019 to discuss the merits of different solutions for low carbon mobility at airports. These solutions are meant to support local and regional authorities, infrastructure providers and airports in achieving their goals for green airport access.

Prof. Vladas Žulkus, 
Klaipėda University


Approximately 12 000 years ago the melting water of the last layer of ice, covering Scandinavia, gathered in what is now known as the Baltic Sea, flooding the modern-day shores. Nearly 11 500 years ago the water of the so-called Baltic Ice Lake, overflowed as a gigantic waterfall in place of the present-day Sweden, draining into the ocean, which was substantially lower back then. What was left in the Baltic was the Yoldia Sea, the shores of which are currently about 50 m deep under the water. The coast of that sea was inhabited by pre-historic people, but the water level was not stable. The ice had closed the strait into the ocean and the many rivers continued to carry the water, forming the freshwater Ancylus Lake, the water level of which forced the settlers to move further into the continent and away from the shores.

This spring TheATRIUM international theatre festival will take place in Klaipėda for already the third time. This is the only festival of its kind in Western Lithuania and has already gained interest and support from audiences from various countries. In 2018 the festival was attended by more than 5 000 viewers, who enjoyed 21 performances, introduced by troupes from 8 countries.

 Last year the port town of Klaipėda has made an announcement of choosing the way of the blue economy and fast solutions. JŪRA MOPE SEA covered this in the issue 3–4 of 2018. The city has been taking steps to achieve its goals.



Rita Bočiulytė
The article was published in the 1st issue of Jūra magazine, 1999.


The modern-day Klaipėda Castle – a cultural monument of the Republic of Lithuania – refers to the remains of the bastion castle of the former 13th–14th c. fortifications.


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