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This article focuses on the development of the management models applied in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius, the capital cities of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from the moment their independence was restored until 2005. The management models of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius are compared in the article with those of the capital cities of Sweden and Norway. In Eastern and Central Europe, the development of urban self-government suffered from the effects of totalitarian state rule over the past 50 years. Local self-government in the Nordic countries has undergone a long and stable development and has also influenced the development of the models of the Baltic States due to the short geographical distance between them.