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EU executive to reroute 53 mln euros to help civil society, fight against COVID in Belarus

BRUSSELS, Aug 19 (Reuters) - The European Commission will reroute 53 million euros earmarked for Belarus away from the government and towards civil society, victims of the state crackdown on protesters and the country’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the bloc’s executive arm, Ursula von der Leyen, said on Wednesday. (Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, Kate Abnett)

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