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The percentage of Greek citizens living in extreme poverty increased from 2.2 to 15 percent, an almost sevenfold increase, between 2009 and 2015, a new study that digs deeper into poverty statistics in Greece has found.
The study, commissioned by Athens-based think tank Dianeosis and conducted by the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, estimates that just under 1.65 million people in Greece lived below the destitution threshold in 2015.
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