Sorry, Mars, but I do not share this vision.
First, you cannot see Europe completely broken of economical and social realities of the World in A.D. 2012.
Let us go further. Each EU country, on an individual level means nothing, economically speaking, perhaps Germany means something, but even so, not easy, even for them, alone.
We saw in the last 50 years since we have the EU, that only economical relations in Europe are not much viable, as Europe cannot count as one, worldwide, due to the differences in the local economical models. This led to the crisis today, simply because it was no unique model, it was no unique and central validation mechanism. But nevertheless, others have to pay for this situation today.
Once more, you cannot expect an "easy life" just because you want one. You have to deserve it, too. You have to be able to provide for it. Your country has to be competent enough economically and socially, in order to offer that to its citizens. And moreover, in Eastern Europe, this is heavier due to the fact the transition from the communist system, where everything was planned and fakely reported to a model where you need to provide quality at the lowest price and in the shortest time range hits itself to people mentalities and "customs". Many such people were not prepared mentally for this change and that is why now they are trying to find scapegoats: their governments, presidents, parliaments and now seemingly they found a new one: the EU.
My oppinion is that we should do more our "homeworks": try to think how and what can we achieve of a more unified model in Europe and what we are really able to accept and where to compromise, so that we get at EU-level more competent and competitive on the world market. And what are the social elements, where we need to compromise in order to reach that, so that we function in a more contiguos way in EU.
And only after that, we should ask for "a good life".
Once more, by no means, I do not think we should accept in Europe two or three categories of countries and to try and do our "homeworks" better at country level, so that we reach a better stand then in EU.
And I think all Eastern European countries should think to it and also the Western European ones should try do really similar "homeworks".