SmarterPoland-package provides a straghtforward connection to Eurostat data. It is uninformatively described as:
A set of tools developed by the Foundation SmarterPoland.pl
Tools for accessing and processing datasets presented on the blog SmarterPoland.pl.
But in real terms it has functionality only towards Eurostat. Here is a brief demo how you can search for material deprivation and then create a line plot at NUTS2 level.
Plot at nuts2-level
Plot at nuts1-level