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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!

Non-attached Members
Patriotic Radical Union (PAT.RI.E.)
Magic Circle
Budgets Member budg
Development Member deve
Culture and Education Substitute cult
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/04 The search for a more favourable fiscal framework and the exercise of fundamental rights and Community freedoms
2016/12/20 VP/HR - Sanctions against Turkey
2016/12/07 Foster families and child welfare institutions under pressure in Turkey
2016/11/15 Illegal child labour in Turkey
2016/11/15 Suspension of NGO activities in Turkey
2016/10/20 Negligence of Turkey with regard to safeguarding the human rights of Syrian refugees
2016/09/20 Qualifications of NGO doctors
2016/08/24 Press freedom in Turkey
2016/07/12 Human rights violations in Turkey
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/06/03 VP/HR - Situation in Libya
2016/02/15 VP/HR - Acts of provocation by Turkey against Syria
2016/02/15 VP/HR - Danger of the situation in Syria
2016/01/12 VP/HR - The unknown war in Turkey
2016/01/12 Turkey primarily responsible for the tragedy in the Aegean
2015/12/01 Funding for Turkey
2015/03/05 Child exploitation
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Reference to Cypriot villages as 'Turkey' on the European Parliament's website
2015/01/30 Drug processing and trafficking in Turkey
2017/07/04 Reluctance in vaccination - Anti-vaccine movement and safety of vaccines against complications
2017/03/27 Battling uncontrolled criminal organisations
2017/03/08 Imposition of a ceiling on cash payments
2016/12/07 Attempt to curb tax evasion by taxing cash withdrawals
2016/10/20 Increase of mental problems in children and adolescents
2016/10/20 Public health problems arising from shortages of hepatitis A vaccine
2016/09/27 Disclosure of sensitive health data of hospital patients
2016/09/19 Europe-wide tax
2016/08/24 Programme to address migratory flows
2016/07/13 Effectiveness of lights in crossover private passenger cars
2016/05/19 USAID suspends funding to NGOs
2016/04/04 Migratory flows and the role of NGOs
2016/03/30 Practices limiting migrant flows
2015/11/17 Identification of migrants
2015/03/30 Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and State bureaucracy
2018/01/30 Acquisition of citizenship and passport for payment of a fee
2018/01/30 Defence mechanisms in the face of a possible trade war with China and the imposition of punitive tariffs by that country as a result of the WTO regime and its rules
2017/03/08 Collection and donation of pharmaceutical and medical products
2017/03/08 Correlation between property tax and annual income
2017/03/08 Sustainable use of pesticides and environmental protection
2017/02/07 Education and training of non-resident refugees and illegal immigrants
2016/11/15 Suppliers and the application by retail chains of unequal terms to equivalent transactions
2016/11/14 Execution of a Palestinian woman by Israeli soldiers
2016/10/20 Promoting medical tourism
2016/09/27 Coupled aid for Greek producers of goat products
2016/08/24 Illegal property sales in Albania
2016/07/04 Electronic list identifying 'enemies of ISIS'
2016/06/14 Eliminating the illicit trade in tobacco products
2016/04/04 Illegal trade in antiquities by ISIS through Turkey
2016/01/26 France raises prospects that sanctions against Russia will be lifted
2015/12/02 Seeking a new approach with Russia to exports of agricultural products
2015/10/12 Expenditure in the Greek pharmaceutical sectorAccording to information published online, the institutions are calling on Greece to scrap the price structures for tried and tested domestic pharmaceuticals that are being economically produced, while leaving expensive imported products untouched.
2015/09/09 VP/HR - organised trafficking of illegal immigrants
2015/08/27 VP/HR - Confidential talks between US and Russia on the Middle East
2015/05/29 Illegal elections in occupied Cyprus and recognition thereof by the Commission
2015/05/12 Illegal immigration in Greece and the threat to tourism
2015/04/16 Illegal activity by media groups in Greece
2014/10/14 Recognition of 'Macedonian''
2018/01/30 Coastal erosion
2018/01/30 Exclusion of people with disabilities in notices for the recruitment of officials
2018/01/30 VP/HR - Cases of forcible Islamisation in communities in the Western Balkans
2017/07/04 Practising medicine in the EU, obtaining specialisation and notification of disciplinary inspections
2017/05/08 Objective property values in Greece
2017/03/13 Unconstitutional memorandum cuts
2017/01/09 Overtaxing, public debts to individuals and outstanding payments to tax authorities in Greece
2016/11/16 Proposals on the minimum wage and social policy for young people
2016/06/03 Impact of hot spots on local communities
2016/05/18 Down Syndrome Association of Greece
2016/04/04 Poverty and social exclusion in Greece
2016/03/07 VP/HR - Turkish expansionism at the expense of Greece
2016/02/04 Cases of H1N1 flu in Greece
2016/01/27 Outbreak of the deadly 'California flu' in Ukraine
2015/11/17 German report on Greece's energy reserves
2015/11/11 The economic impact of immigration in Greece
2015/10/09 VAT increases affecting care centres for the elderly in Greece
2015/10/02 Reduction of special excise duty on heating oil in Greece
2015/10/02 Responsibility for customs inspections and tax audits in Greece
2015/10/02 Problems in supplying childhood vaccines in Greece
2015/09/24 Measures to deal with the low birth rate in Greece
2015/08/18 Operation of radiotherapy department at the 'Aglaia Kyriakou' hospital in Greece
2015/07/02 VP/HR - Dangers of cuts in defence spending in Greece
2015/06/16 European Mechanism for the Management of a Potential Security Crisis in Greece
2015/06/04 The drugs epidemic in Greece
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Politically-motivated murders and suicides in Ukraine
2015/05/05 IMF investigation into the 'Memorandum' (bailout programme) in Greece
2015/04/16 Armenian genocide
2015/04/16 Fresh loan envisaged for Greece
2015/03/12 Cartelised goods and services in Greece
2015/02/06 Siemens scandal in Greece
2015/02/06 Suicides in Greece in the wake of the economic crisis
2015/01/30 Discovery of inscription in Greece dating back to the Neolithic era
2015/01/06 Infringement of separation of powers in Greece
2014/12/04 Shortage of doctors in public hospitals in Greece
2016/12/07 Action plan on bacterial resistance in the livestock sector
2016/05/19 EU-Turkey Agreement on the refugee question
2016/02/04 Fences and the Schengen Agreement
2016/01/12 Refugee resettlement programme
2015/12/08 Readmission agreement between the EU and Turkey
2015/05/11 Use of antibiotics by livestock farms
2015/04/30 Disappearance of unaccompanied minors
2015/02/23 VP/HR - Torture and repression of free speech in Saudi Arabia
2017/02/28 Wearing of headscarves for official visits by dignitaries and guests
2017/01/19 Shortages in Greek public hospitals and postponement of scheduled treatments
2016/12/07 Staff shortages and organisational problems with the Greek health service
2016/10/19 Increased tendency to reject legacies and the right to inherit lawfully acquired assets
2016/09/20 Management of available funds of the Greek National Organisation for the Provision of Health Services (EOPYY)
2016/08/24 Implementation of the Greek State budget
2016/07/11 Greek Government's overdue payments to private individuals
2016/05/19 IMF plans for the Greek debt
2016/05/10 Protection of the principal residences of Greek borrowers
2016/03/03 Consequences of the migration crisis for the Greek economy
2015/12/08 Recapitalisation of Greek banks
2015/09/09 Taxation of foreign assets held by Greek citizens
2015/07/17 Greek Rescue Programmes
2015/07/17 Haircut of the Greek debt
2015/05/29 Funded programmes to reintegrate unemployed persons into the job market
2014/12/11 Ukrainian Parliament ban on the use of Greek and Russian by ethnic Greeks
2014/12/01 Sustainability of Greek debt
2014/12/01 Seizure by the Greek government of Commission compensation for farmers to pay off their debts to the State
2014/11/17 Burial of Greek soldiers who fell in Albania during the Greek-Italian war of 1940 - 1941
2018/01/10 Censorship of Golden Dawn
2017/07/04 Formaldehyde, status and uses
2017/05/02 Ongoing crisis and political deadlock in a country involved in accession negotiations
2017/03/06 Statements made by Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern
2017/02/28 Political statements to the media by Europol Director
2016/07/04 Attempts by Turkish Government to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque
2015/09/09 Pollution of the River Aliakmonas with urban wastewater
2015/09/09 Fence erected at Hungary's borders with Serbia and statements by the Hungarian Prime Minister
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/05 Statements by an EP Vice-President
2015/05/11 VP/HR - Violent incidents in Kumanovo (FYROM)
2015/03/24 VP/HR - statements by Turkish President R.Τ. Erdogan
2015/03/03 Political developments in FYROM
2015/02/25 Borrowing by Greek political parties
2014/12/12 Turkish support for jihadists in the Central Balkan Peninsula
2014/11/14 Failure by Greek media to publicise the political activity of the Popular Association - Golden Dawn party
2017/11/22 Internal border controls between Schengen Member States
2017/07/04 Code of conduct for e-commerce
2017/07/04 Mafia activities in Member States
2017/02/07 Scientific study on the creation of semisynthetic life using modified, expanded unnatural genetic code
2015/07/06 Discriminatory treatment of Greek citizens as regards purchases in another EU Member State
2015/04/22 Transfer of US nuclear weapons to EU Member States
2015/04/22 Albanian irredentism in school textbooks
2015/03/03 School pupils in Crete undernourished and not vaccinated against diseases
2014/10/22 Albanian provocation of an EU Member State
2018/01/30 VP/HR - EULEX mission to Kosovo
2017/07/04 High rate of caesarean sections and choice of delivery procedures
2017/07/04 Cancer risk to workers in open spaces
2017/07/04 International money laundering network and current control framework
2017/07/04 Exemption from inheritance tax in joint bank accounts and freedom of capital movement
2017/07/04 Threat of terrorist attacks and terrorist risk level
2017/03/27 Requests for exemption from relocation scheme
2017/03/13 Importing sheep and goats from New Zealand
2017/03/08 EU ambassador to Albania under police protection
2017/02/28 Fake news websites
2016/03/07 Territorial claims by Albania in respect of Greece
2016/02/15 Risk of Deutsche Bank collapsing
2016/01/26 Contract between the Greek Land Registry (Ktimatologio S.A) and Deutsche Telekom
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
2015/02/10 Good neighbourly relations with Albania
2014/12/08 VP/HR - Attacks by Ukrainian authorities on the Orthodox Church
2017/07/04 VP/HR - Piracy in Somalia and the EU response strategy
2017/07/04 Privacy and security standards in EU meetings
2017/07/04 Return of stolen objects of cultural heritage and cultural interest
2017/07/04 Holy wars in Europe and the European response
2017/05/09 Support for shipping and the European commercial fleet
2017/05/08 Promotion of alcohol in films
2017/05/08 Subsidising catches of 'useless' fish species in the Sea of ​​Crete
2017/03/08 Development and promotion of spas
2016/06/03 Private monopoly in the commercial port of Piraeus
2016/03/01 Promotion of Emergency Call Number 112
2015/12/08 Use of European Internet access providers by IS
2015/11/11 112 European emergency call number
2015/07/03 Security of online financial transactions
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/03/24 State and European aid for foundations established by former Greek Prime Ministers
2015/03/24 VP/HR - establishment of an EU army