Even more ignorant narrowing it to those few euros as IF they would make a lot of difference.
...in fact, between 2007-2013 Poland received a funding of 80 billion euros, of which 67.3 billion from the Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund, and 14 billion of loans for agriculture and fishing....
Few euros, huh? Peanuts! :)
The accession to the EU market and the support to rebuild your economy MAKE all the difference between a booming, rising economy and Ukraine!
I'm an Ossi and wouldn't even dream of thinking that East Germany would now look as good or even better without the support money from the West...I would be stupid!