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Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

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Last Updated: 2018-07-05

About this classification:

The classification works on the corpus of all the parliamentary questions (oral and written) presented during the VIII term. The corpus is projected in a vector space where the dimensions are the keywords selected through a technique that involves the use of Markov Chains.
In this space, every text is represented by the TF-IDF (term frequency–inverse document frequency) vector.

On this vector space we've trained two different classifiers (svm and random forest). Combining the two classifiers we reach a precision of 81% on our test set.

As you may understand, classifying parliamentary texts involves knowledge of the domain, care when combining the classifiers and a high quality training. Even when all these elements are there, this semi-automatic classification can hardly be perfect, but it's good to continously try to improve it.

Every feedback and help is then more than welcome!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Coalition of the Radical Left
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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/01 Use of glyphosate
2017/07/13 Evaluation of Horizon 2020
2017/05/10 2017 Eurobarometer figures
2017/03/23 Social Progress Index and Regional Policy
2016/12/19 'Brain Drain'
2016/11/23 Treaty of Lausanne and regional stability undermined by President Erdoğan
2016/06/30 Collective Bargaining and Fiscal Adjustment Programme
2015/02/03 Natural disasters in Epirus
2015/01/16 Thessaly Regional Operational Programme
2015/01/09 Epirus Regional Operational Programme (ROP)
2015/01/09 Ionian Islands Regional Operational Programme (ROP)
2014/12/16 Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Regional Operational Programme
2014/12/16 South Aegean Regional Operational Programme (ROP)
2014/12/16 Letter from Commissioner Hill concerning the Commission's legislative initiatives
2014/12/16 Revised Epirus Regional Operational Programme (ROP)
2014/12/05 Delay in approval of 2014-2020 operational programmes
2018/06/15 Green bonds as a potential source of speculation
2018/02/26 VP/HR - Ceasefire in Syria
2018/02/19 Risk of investment in virtual currencies
2018/02/08 Synthetic bonds
2017/06/06 Public debt in Member States of the euro area
2017/05/02 EastMed: Energy security and source diversification for the EU
2017/03/14 Sale of lower-quality own brand food products in eastern European Member States
2016/11/15 Chronic problems dogging Albania's path to EU membership
2016/09/02 Peace conference on Syria
2016/06/30 Refusal of Member States to comply with the EU decisions
2016/05/04 Penalty clause applicable to Member States in connection with the refugee crisis
2016/03/03 Non-compliance by Member States with joint EU decisions
2015/06/11 Excessive potential obligations of EU Member States
2015/03/30 Euro area loans in arrears
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2014/12/16 Assessment of Juncker Investment Plan
2014/12/16 Completion of the National Land Register under the Strategic Investment Plan 2014-2020
2014/12/03 Actions by Member States to counter tax avoidance through transfer pricing
2014/11/24 List of investment projects in EU Member States
2014/09/08 Conference of Western Balkan States organised by Germany
2018/04/19 Dramatic reduction in effective corporate tax rates after the 2008 crisis
2018/02/28 Tax evasion and avoidance in the technology sector
2018/02/20 Impact study of the channelling of funds through tax havens
2017/11/29 Co-operative banking
2017/11/06 Tax loopholes and the Paradise Papers
2017/06/15 Evidence of tax avoidance and evasion by large European banks
2017/03/23 Tax harmonization and tax avoidance in the EU
2017/03/23 Impact of climate change
2017/03/03 Excess German surplus and average wage in the German labour market
2017/01/31 Selective taxation and tackling tax evasion
2016/08/31 German external current account surplus and the EU
2015/11/30 Utilising the lists of Greeks holding large deposits abroad
2015/07/17 New Greek programme and fighting tax evasion
2015/06/10 Investigation into the Siemens scandal by OLAF
2015/05/30 Macroeconomic imbalances within the EU
2015/05/13 Tax on agricultural subsidies
2015/05/06 Spanish State aid to the banking sector
2015/05/05 Tax agreement between the EU and Switzerland
2015/05/05 Use of tax lists
2015/04/23 Recapitalisation of banks through deferred tax assets
2015/04/10 Investigation for state aid through tax systems
2015/04/10 Audits for tax evasion by German companies
2015/04/10 Tax evasion by multinationals via tax systems
2015/03/30 Council policies to eradicate tax evasion by multinationals
2015/03/04 G20 pledge to use fiscal policies to stimulate growth
2015/02/12 Special advertising tax
2014/11/10 Disclosure of tax avoidance agreements between multinational companies and Luxembourg
2014/10/02 NSRF interest rate subsidies
2014/09/05 OLAF investigations into tax evasion by German companies
2014/08/01 EU policies to combat tax avoidance by multinationals
2014/07/21 Tax agreement between Greece and Switzerland
2018/06/15 Eurostat report on the EDOEAP
2018/02/20 Future of EU finances
2018/02/07 Limiting youth unemployment (Youth Employment Scheme)
2018/01/25 Fear campaign launched against the Turkish-Cypriot newspaper Afrika
2018/01/23 Implementation of the European Social Rights Pillar
2018/01/23 European Deposit Insurance Scheme
2018/01/23 Joint declaration issued by leaders at a meeting of southern European countries
2018/01/18 A sustainable common European asylum system
2018/01/17 VP/HR - Leyla Zana dismissed from the Turkish Parliament
2017/10/23 Degree of confidence felt by Europeans in the judiciary
2017/10/13 Creation of a European Public Prosecutors' Office
2017/10/06 VP / HR - Irredentist maps in Albanian school textbooks
2017/10/03 Extensive natural disasters in Samothraki and overall European strategy
2017/09/21 Use of energy from renewable sources
2017/09/14 Fintech development in the EU after Brexit
2017/09/01 European Monetary Fund
2017/08/29 Increase in income inequality in the European Union
2017/06/15 The next monetary union steps
2017/05/10 European Pillar of Social Rights
2017/04/28 VP/HR - Unacceptable statements by the Turkish Minister of European Affairs, Ömer Çelik
2017/04/26 Severe human rights infringements in the Philippines
2017/03/23 European minimum wage and supporting vulnerable groups
2017/03/23 Gender employment gap in the EU
2016/12/19 Social Justice and Europe 2020
2016/10/20 Supporting energy programmes for low-income households from EU funds
2016/10/06 Judgments of the European Court of Justice regarding appeals against memorandum provisions
2016/08/31 . European unification and euro-scepticism
2016/07/18 Slovakian EU Presidency and common European decisions
2016/07/15 Referendum to annul joint European decisions
2016/06/30 Extension of the supplementary payment mechanism after June 2016
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/02/11 Proposed European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) and Complaints Mechanism in respect of violation of human rights
2016/01/20 Measures to safeguard the Schengen Treaty
2015/12/15 EU strategy to combat terrorism and the resulting climate of fear
2015/12/15 Youth Action Teams
2015/11/05 Uniform Deposit Insurance Scheme
2015/07/24 Role of the European Parliament in future adjustment programmes
2015/06/10 Fines imposed on international banks
2015/05/21 ILO employment report
2015/05/13 Greece convicted by Court of Justice of the European Union for nitrate pollution
2015/05/13 Court of Auditors' report on financing mechanisms in the rural development sector
2015/04/28 Transparency International Report on the European Union
2015/04/28 OECD report on taxing wages
2015/03/30 Infringement of fundamental rights in the European Union
2015/02/27 Council of Europe resolution on social and employment rights
2015/01/26 Proposal of the Advocate General of the European Court on the OMT Programme
2015/01/26 Proposal of the Advocate General of the European Court on the OMT Programme
2015/01/07 Financing from European Structural and Investment Funds
2014/12/03 European Court of Auditors report for 2013
2014/11/14 Protecting island regions in European maritime transport programmes
2014/10/17 Participation by Greece in European programmes for the distribution of milk and fruit in schools
2014/10/15 European programmes to combat unemployment
2014/10/06 Decision by the Hellenic Court of Auditors to suspend proceedings for the sale of Hellinikon
2014/07/08 Monitoring compliance by Greece with the decisions of the European Committee of Social Rights
2014/07/03 Report by a UN expert on human rights abuses in Greece as a result of the implementation of austerity measures
2018/03/22 Weaknesses in utilising European funds intended for PPPs in Greece
2017/10/30 Development of IT and digital literacy skills
2017/10/06 Economic Empowerment of Women
2017/03/23 EFSI and SME funding
2016/05/30 EFSI implementation in Greece
2016/05/18 ESM and IMF proposals to make Greece's public debt sustainable
2016/03/08 State and police intervention at the Turkish daily Zaman
2016/02/11 Statements to the G20 by Erdoğan
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/09/30 Special Excise Duty on 'Tsipouro' and 'Tsikoudià' in Greece
2015/07/24 Emergency in Greece due to fires
2015/06/25 Political intervention in Greece's domestic political affairs by the Commission representation in Greece
2015/06/25 Special EIB funding instrument for Greece
2015/05/20 Commission's spring growth forecasts
2015/04/23 Labour market deregulation policies in Greece and the EU
2015/04/23 Explosive growth in undeclared work in Greece
2015/03/19 Digital and telecommunication services in Greece and the EU
2015/03/16 Special Greece/Commission working group
2015/03/10 Exclusion of Greece from European Semester country reports
2015/02/12 Register of assets in Greece
2015/02/06 Radical national reform programme for Greece
2015/01/16 ROP for Central Greece
2014/12/16 Statements by Jean-Claude Juncker on political developments in Greece
2014/12/16 Fuel prices in Greece
2014/11/26 Changes to VAT system in Greece
2014/11/07 Precautionary Credit Line for Greece
2014/10/31 Management of the 2014-2020 Partnership Agreement (PA) for Greece
2014/10/31 Reasoned opinion by the Commission on the shipping tax regime in Greece
2014/10/17 High price of staple commodities in Greece
2014/10/08 Use of ESM funds to promote growth
2014/09/16 Economic recession in Greece
2014/09/09 Fuel trafficking in Greece
2014/09/02 Management of non-performing loans in Greece
2014/08/29 Growth package
2014/07/23 Over-taxation in Greece
2018/06/15 Support for small and medium-sized enterprises
2018/04/19 EU support for productive investments in business
2017/04/11 Extreme Orbán Government efforts to limit academic freedoms
2015/10/14 EU unemployment fund
2015/09/30 Commission responsibility for the VW scandal
2015/09/23 VW emissions scandal
2015/06/25 Need to review Special Guarantee Fund agreements for small and medium-sized enterprises
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Pregnant ten-year-old girl denied abortion in Paraguay
2015/05/13 Review of Directive on maternity leave
2015/05/13 Review of Directive on maternity leave
2015/04/17 Review of fiscal efforts in France
2015/02/09 Swiss Leaks scandal
2015/01/09 ELSTAT scandal
2014/11/26 Performance of small and medium-sized enterprises in Greece
2014/10/02 Globalisation Adjustment Fund
2018/03/06 VP/HR - Arrest of Greek soldiers on the river Evros
2018/02/07 Reduction in US funding for UNRWA
2017/11/08 Construction industry challenges in the EU
2017/10/03 Digitisation of governance
2017/09/20 Creation of free wireless internet access points in public places in the EU
2017/07/13 Digitisation of the Greek economy
2017/07/03 EU Tourism Policy and prospects for the growth of the Greek economy
2017/03/29 Risks for the real estate industry by adopting automated models from the Dutch Government
2016/12/22 Persecution of Osman Baydemir by Turkish Government
2016/11/04 Arrest by the Turkish authorities of 11 MPs of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP)
2016/10/13 Cohesion Policy and Economic Governance
2016/09/08 Repair of damage to public infrastructure and compensation as a result of extreme weather events (6-7 September 2016)
2016/07/15 The Greek public debt and the second assessment
2016/05/31 Defusing tension in EU-Russia relations
2016/03/22 Commission forecast on the Greek economy
2015/11/18 European School Brussels III - Transfer of Greek Section
2015/07/24 Restructuring the Greek debt
2015/07/21 New Greek bailout programme and collective bargaining
2015/06/25 Greek fuel market
2015/06/10 Price rigidity in Greek oligopolistic markets
2015/05/20 Cost of Greek economic adjustment programme
2015/04/23 Profits by the IMF, EFSF and ECB from interest on Greek loans
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/12/16 Greek collateral for Finnish-guaranteed EFSF loans
2014/12/03 The Greek public debt
2014/12/03 Greek guarantees for EIB funding
2014/10/31 Greek Debt Haircut via PSI
2014/10/31 Enforcement of out-of-court settlement between the Greek State and Siemens
2014/10/08 Greek representation in the Committee of the Regions
2014/08/27 Independence of Greek public broadcasting undermined by government interference
2014/08/22 Funding gap in the Greek programme
2014/07/17 Sustainability of Greek debt
2017/10/25 'Parlemeter' survey 2017
2017/10/13 Olive oil production
2017/05/02 Concern over the situation in the Western Balkan countries
2016/03/16 Changes to the Dublin Regulation
2015/11/05 Money laundering in EU countries
2015/10/14 Application of European Semester procedures to programme countries
2015/06/03 Explosion in income inequality in OECD countries
2015/05/05 Cancellation of debt for countries affected by Ebola
2015/05/05 Cancellation of debt for countries affected by Ebola
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2014/12/16 Olympia Road project
2014/12/16 Application of Regulation (EU) No 472/2013
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2014/09/16 UN resolution on sovereign debt restructuring
2018/05/15 VP/HR - Dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces on the Gaza Strip
2018/02/13 Need for Turkey to end its futile acts of provocation in the Aegean Sea and Cyprus
2017/10/02 Protection of PDO products
2017/10/02 Refugee relocation
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/07/24 Damage repair and assistance for earthquake victims on the island of Kos
2017/06/23 Turkey desecrating World Heritage sites
2017/06/22 Commission commitments as regards environmental protection and the implementation of the Paris Agreement
2017/03/31 Delays in implementing cohesion policies
2016/11/07 Asylum as an explicit task of the Commission's portfolio
2016/10/25 Basel III and Deutsche Bank
2016/10/06 Commission delays in implementing the refugee agreement
2016/09/14 Credit cards for refugees
2016/09/13 Return of refugees and relocation scheme
2016/05/03 Delays in the relocation of refugees
2016/04/26 500 refugees missing in the Mediterranean Sea
2016/04/18 Protecting the rights of refugees and migrants in connection with the implementation of the EU-Turkey Agreement
2016/04/13 Confiscation by the Turkish authorities of church property on the island of Halki
2016/03/21 Implementation of the programme for relocating refugees in the EU
2016/02/25 Surge in the influx of refugees on the island of Kastellorizo
2016/02/11 The Cyprus question - Commission Task Force
2016/02/09 Unjustifiable detention of Palestinians
2016/01/20 Speeding up implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement on refugees
2016/01/12 The position of Hungary on the issue of refugees and possible sanctions
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/09/21 Illegal trade in electrical and electronic waste
2015/05/30 Increased use of electronic payment cards
2015/03/19 Liability of audit firms in bribery scandals
2015/01/26 Protecting borrowers from the appreciation of the Swiss franc
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2014/11/26 Delays in implementing the financial transactions tax
2014/11/20 Wreck of the Sea Diamond in Santorini
2018/06/15 Transition without discrimination from institutional to social care
2018/05/08 Insularity and the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027
2018/03/01 New Social Budget and Multiannual Financial Framework
2018/02/22 VP/HR - Τurkish incursions into the Cypriot EEZ
2017/10/11 Introduction of fair and uniform fiscal policy in the EU
2017/07/13 EU budget
2017/03/28 Limits of EU electromagnetic radiation (HMR)
2017/03/23 Increasing job insecurity in south-eastern Europe due to the crisis
2017/01/26 2016 Social Index
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2016/11/08 Enforcement of fiscal rules by the Commission
2016/09/13 Growing crisis for refugee and migrant children
2016/07/18 Framework for rules on the wine sector
2016/04/19 Long delays in providing EU assistance for Greece to address the refugee crisis
2016/02/23 The case of Palestinian Omar Nayef Zayed
2016/01/21 The exceptional cost of addressing the refugee crisis and the budget deficit
2015/10/14 Relaxation of Stability Pact rules due to immigration crisis
2015/07/24 Institutional status of the Eurogroup
2015/07/24 Institutional status of the Eurogroup
2015/02/27 Dangerous publication in the Bild newspaper
2014/11/26 Council cuts to 2015 EU budget
2014/10/02 Institutional changes and replacement of the Troika
2014/09/16 Council priorities for the EU's economic policy