what's a wage of a woman working in supermarket?Here in Croatia about 300 Euros.
About the same, I think. Now, if you think that upon joining the EU the wages will skyrocket, forget it.
Everywhere I go I see historical buildings being renovated with the help of EU funding. For me, this alone is worth the union.
The farmers are quite happy too. And the infrastructure in most villages has improved largely (sidewalks, internet connections, sewage processing plants and so on - all done with the help of EU funding - the villages alone wouldn't have been able to afford it).
And I like being able to travel without a passport and waiting at the borders.
Lots of student and academics exchange programmes are going on (Erasmus etc.)
Life is simpler in many ways.
There are disadvantages too - for one, from what I know, ISO procedures can be a big headache.
But generally, the balance seems to be in the black.
One thing though - it pays off to keep your own money. The Eurozone is very unstable as of now.