all you have to do is to have a conversation with an average Joe out there to see what the true perception of the populace is.
Well, sorry if I count on stats and facts more than your biased listening.
I doubt that you have much patience to talk and listen to the majority who actually DOES appreciate the EU with all their faults and blemishes. As it is still overall a good thing and the only guarantee for a further peacfull and successful european development.
When you next time nag about a percieved under representation and the opression of big bad Germany spare a minute to ponder about how your country would do all alone, left to fend for itself...how much of a voice would you have now, without the economically and militarily safety net of the EU!
Just look at Ukraine if you need an example..
Experts call EU expansion historic success
The economic data are convincing. According to figures just released by the German statistical bureau (Destatis), the economic output of the ten new member states has grown drastically since they joined the EU five years ago.
...ignore the reality at your own peril!
I really doubt any misty slavic brotherhood could have done better....
Some more facts about Poland in the EU:
The economic impact of EU accession
65 per cent of Poles support Poland's membership in the EU. 73 per cent of Poles are of the opinion that Poland has benefited from EU accession. That is a shift of opinion - in the autumn 2002 Eurobarometer only 48 per cent were declared in favour of EU membership.
But...who cares about facts, right Piorun!
The economic migration of Polish citizens to "old" member states has also proved an important factor for economic growth. Estimates of Poles working legally in the European Economic Area - mainly in the United Kingdom, Germany and Ireland - range between 900,000 and 1.1 million.
Access to foreign labour markets has indirectly helped reduce unemployment....
Those mean bad Germans!!!
Poland's accession to the EU has also accelerated the modernization of the agricultural sector, spurring the development of rural areas. CAP instruments have become a financial incentive to future investment, changing the countryside and allowing Polish farming to play to its comparative advantage.
The fourth Reich conquers Poland!!! *insert evil laugh*