The EU's new migration proposal was discussed for the first time by the bloc's interior ministers today, beginning what is likely to be a long and uncertain process.
The funds would help the Western Balkans catch up economically with the rest of Europe.
The issue of the rule of law has become a central issue in the European Union over the last decade. Up until recently, the spotlight was mainly on concerns over Hungary and Poland. But now the European Commission has decided to widen its horizons.
Vera Jourova was speaking as the EU published its first-ever report on democratic values in the 27-country bloc.
French journalists in Brussels complain Commission uses too much English
The Commission's legal battle against the tech giant and Ireland dates back to 2016. It argues the low tax rate Apple pays Dublin amounts to state aid.
Delays, waiting to land or resorting to longer flight paths because of busy air corridors are just three examples of increased jet fuel consumption.
The European Commission on Thursday unveiled plans to create domestic supply chains for raw materials, including lithium, seen as critical to the bloc's digital and green transition.
Consumer groups worry it could set a dangerous precedent.