Poland receives much more
Let, clear that misunderstanding once for all. Those funds are peanuts. We are talking about a whole country. It is more complex more, more interconnected and more two way street that a simple issue of given grants to an individual or a firm.
Those funds are no charity, it is a compensation to Poland for opening a 40 million market to the EU firms.
Clearly those funds are doing more harm than good.
But Poland can easily invoke Article 50 and tell the EU it's leaving, if it wants to. Why not?
Because is addicted to those funds like a junkie.
Corruption, behind the scene strong groups of interest are putting pressure on whoever is in charge to keep that pipeline open.
The EU is not just about funds, it's mostly about access to trade and markets.
In this case it seems to be one way highway. France and Germany not so long ago introduced laws that curtailed free access to trade and markets for successful Polish companies. Poland should retaliate but as always we are back at the square one - pussies, fools or corrupted scum in charge.
As to being next to Russia. The EU has nothing to do with Poland security and never will . If anything German Russian games are rather detrimental to it.