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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!

European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Magic Circle
Petitions Member peti
Development Member deve
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/06/15 Natural gas in Cyprus and threats from Turkey
2015/09/18 New threats by Turkey to Cyprus' EEZ
2018/03/30 Recent provocative moves by Turkey calling into question the sovereign rights of Greece and Cyprus - Implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon - Article 42.7
2015/12/17 Turkey's stance on the refugee issue in the light of the recent events in the Aegean Sea and avoidance of a new tragedy
2015/12/09 Security at Greece's borders
2017/05/08 Upgrading the Customs Union with Turkey
2016/06/09 Deepening of the EU-Turkey Customs Union
2018/04/10 The Turkish President's reply to putting an end to Turkey's illegal actions in the Cypriot EEZ
2018/02/20 Turkish naval vessels obstruct exploratory drilling by Italian ENI company within the Cypriot EEZ
2017/09/26 Commission position regarding the status of Mustafa Akinci, leader of the occupying regime, and Turkish Cypriot 'deputies' within the EU institutions
2016/12/13 The situation in Syria and acts of brutality by the Turkish army
2016/09/29 Problems at Deutsche Bank
2016/06/15 Visa-free travel for Turkish citizens
2015/11/24 Organisation of working time for permanent members of the Cypriot army
2015/05/06 Turkish occupation and blackmail
2016/06/21 Fires in Cyprus and the Solidarity Fund
2016/04/06 EU position on the principles underpinning a solution to the Cyprus problem - deviations from fundamental freedoms
2015/11/26 Abolition of the EU itself were its principles and values to be sacrificed for the sake of a 'solution' to the Cyprus problemAddressing a group of MEPs belonging to the PPE Group, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced on 24 November that he expected a solution to the Cyprus problem within the first six months of 2016.
2017/11/30 EU position on the issue of mass graves of missing persons in the occupied part of Cyprus
2017/11/10 Allocation and distribution of EU funding for Turkish Cypriots
2017/10/10 Commission position regarding a cessation of attempts to secure alignment with the EU acquis
2017/10/05 Commission stance regarding inadmissible treatment of enclaved communities
2017/10/03 Commission's views regarding alignment of occupied territories with the EU
2016/04/12 Investigation into ELA funding and the financial disaster in Cyprus
2016/01/14 Statements by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş
2015/03/10 Inadequate monument cleaning in Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus
2017/11/29 Measures against Turkey because of its collaboration with ISIS
2017/03/10 Request for sanctions against Turkey for conducting exercises with live ammunition 28 km from the coast of Paphos
2016/08/31 Undemocratic methods used by Erdoğan's Turkey
2016/06/02 Threat by Turkey to suspend the agreement on refugees
2015/03/31 Illegal changes to place names
2017/09/26 Turkey's nuclear programme
2016/09/30 Albania: relocation of Iranian Shi'ites and demographics concerns
2016/06/30 Special Fire-Fighting Unit - Rapid Response Task Force
2016/01/14 The Troika and privatisations
2014/12/04 The economy of Cyprus and exiting the bailout support programme
2016/09/29 EOS Green Energy Project in Cyprus
2016/04/13 Innovative financing for the CY CSPc EOS Green Energy project in Cyprus
2018/01/18 Provocative attitude taken by the Azerbaijani government towards the Republic of Cyprus
2018/01/16 Take-up rate for structural programmes by the Republic of Cyprus
2018/01/11 Tension in the Republic of Cyprus's EEZ
2017/06/27 Rights of guarantor powers regarding the Republic of Cyprus and illegal Turkish military presence on the island
2017/04/25 Envisaged EU response to continued Turkish infringements of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus within its EEZ
2014/12/04 Limiting co-funding for programmes relating to the Republic of Cyprus