A common market, an unhindered flow of goods and people, more political strength internationally.2. If you are a wealthy nation (tiny or large), what is there to gain? Absolutely nothing.
The CAP is by nature a subsidy; I'd call that a bonus since it improves the quality of product for consumers in every EU state.3. Agricultural subsidies is not one of the bonuses of joining the EU, Note free trade.
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The critical difference is that under the EU, nationals of the peripheral countries have or might obtain more recourse against such practices. It is better to be an insider when trying to resolve a systemic problem.