The number of European Union citizens living in “severe deprivation” fell to a five-year low in 2015, according to a poverty measure tracked by Eurostat. Overall, 41 million Europeans were unable to pay their bills or keep their home warm, according to the statistics office. That compares with a 2012 peak which saw the number jump to 49.6 million. The improvement hasn’t made it to Greece, where the measure increased for a fifth consecutive year.
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