The problems of regional integration in the West African subregion : a case of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Idehen, Sunday Rustum


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Civil protection is one of the areas where the European Union (EU) coordinates the efforts of the Member States to minimize the effects of emergencies and disasters. In line with the subsidiarity principle, EU level civil protection mainly depends on the national capacities of the Member States. Therefore, civil protection is an area where the EU regulations do not have a binding power and the Union is mainly supporting the Member States in their civil protection efforts. The main aim of this study is to un...
Citation Formats
S. R. Idehen, “The problems of regional integration in the West African subregion : a case of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS),” Middle East Technical University, 1987.