The European focus for the development of the North-western Federal District is a natural geopolitical factor for development of the district. The European vector of development of North-western Federal District is broken down into mechanisms for strategic territorial planning and management of the regional economy. Based on data of the Strategy of Social and Economic Development oFthe North-western Federal District until 2020, the analysis of principles of managementfor the Northern Dimension macro-region was conducted, which includes both the are of the Baltic Sea and territory of cross-border cooperation.Simultaneously, the European Union has developed the approach toThe Implementation of development strategy of the Baltic Sea. For the effective development of a single macro-region there cannot be two different strategies. The purpose of this publication is to demonstrate opportunities for coordination of two strategies and plans for their implementation followed by selection in accordance with the strategic development of the macro-region of the Baltic Sea States.