By Prof. Dr. Faruk Sen- Having received EU membership in the year 1982 with the help of then President of France Valery Giscard d’Esteing, Greece lived through a serious golden age between the years 1981 and 2005. Along with the regional and social development funds, the EU also gave agricultural funds in the amount of 104 billion euro to Greece during these years. While Turkey was borrowing from the IMF and other international institutions, Greece stood firmly on its feet with these grants. With the help of the EU, living standards in Greece were in much better condition in comparison to those in Germany, France, and England.
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