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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!

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Nea Demokratia
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/29 Increase in refugee flows through Evros
2018/05/03 Single evaluation system for rented rooms
2018/04/12 Increased migration flows to the Greek islands
2018/03/06 Turkey's provocative attitude in the case involving two Greek soldiers
2017/09/27 Aid for Samothraki following natural disaster
2017/08/31 Reduced VAT rates on Greek Islands
2017/08/23 Increase in the arrivals of migrants and refugees from Turkey to the Greek Islands during the summer months
2017/08/23 Direct dispute of the Greek maritime borders by the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs
2017/05/02 Collection and use of e-evidence
2017/02/09 Repeal of the visa facilitation pilot programme on the Greek Islands
2017/01/11 Greek government responsibility for reception conditions for refugees
2016/11/04 Easing the pressure on the Greek islands caused by the large number of refugees
2016/10/24 Presence of permanent coordinators in Greek hotspots
2016/10/12 Increase in migration pressure on Evros
2016/10/11 Renewed questioning by Turkey of Greek sovereignty over the Greek island of Kastelorizo
2016/10/04 Turkish authorities challenge Greek sovereign rights in the Aegean
2016/09/14 Attempt to manipulate the press and the information it publishes
2016/07/01 EGF support for Marinopoulos Group employees
2016/06/29 Increase in burdens on large Greek private enterprises and bankruptcy - case of Marinopoulos.
2016/05/30 Greek legislation regarding stakes in offshore companies held by politicians
2016/04/26 Tax on overnight stays in Greek hotels
2016/03/15 Presence of Turkish observers on Greek islands
2016/03/07 Supporting tourism on Greek islands overwhelmed by refugee numbers
2015/12/21 Greek programmes for unprofitable scheduled air services
2015/09/07 Support for tourism in Greek islands affected by migration
2015/06/29 Increase in emergence and use of new narcotics
2015/05/13 Tax on agricultural subsidies
2015/03/30 Possible increase in VAT on certain Greek islands in the Aegean
2015/03/03 Direct challenge to Greek sovereign rights by Turkish NOTAM
2014/11/27 Increase in poverty in the EU
2014/09/09 Aid for Greek transport operators affected by the Russian embargo
2014/09/09 Financial aid for Greek transport operators following the Russian embargo
2018/02/15 Sustained acts of provocation by Turkey in the Aegean
2017/08/23 New Turkish violations in the Aegean
2017/06/22 Fresh act of provocation by Erdoğan in Hagia Sophia
2017/06/19 Turkish provocation following the devastating earthquake in the Aegean
2017/02/23 Continual and intentional acts of provocation by Turkey in the Aegean
2016/11/30 Continued acts of provocation and intransigence on the part of Turkey
2016/11/04 Abolition of visa requirements for Turkish citizens and risk of undermining the EU-Turkey Statement
2016/08/31 Increased refugee flows from Turkey to the islands of the eastern Aegean and the EU-Turkey agreement on refugees
2016/07/01 Repeated acts of provocation by Turkey in the Aegean
2016/06/06 Undermining the cultural identity of Hagia Sophia
2016/04/13 Escalating acts of Turkish provocation following the EU-Turkey Agreement on refugees
2016/02/25 NATO mission in the Aegean
2016/02/02 Manufacture of defective life jackets in Turkey
2015/12/03 Fresh acts of provocation by Turkey in the Aegean
2015/05/29 'Game of 72' - juveniles go missing as part of a dangerous online 'game'
2014/10/28 Ageing population and the EU
2017/12/14 Protecting children in today's digital world
2017/07/07 Counter-terrorism measures
2017/06/19 Vessels in the Mediterranean associated with international terrorism
2017/04/25 International cooperation in the field of cybercrime
2017/03/15 Measures to strengthen the EU's internal security
2017/02/13 Protecting the EU against cybercrime
2016/06/24 Link between the drugs trade and terrorism
2016/04/27 Exchanges of intelligence in the EU for the battle against terrorism
2015/11/25 Terrorism in the digital era
2015/07/17 New challenges in the digital age
2015/05/29 Closer judicial cooperation in criminal cases
2015/04/14 Challenges regarding the issue of immigration
2015/02/10 Anti-piracy measures
2015/01/21 Danger of terrorism in Europe
2015/01/07 Migrants abandoned at sea in the Mediterranean
2014/12/22 Cyber terrorism
2014/12/01 People with disabilities
2014/11/27 Terrorism in the EU - foreign combatants
2014/09/30 Drugs trafficking through the Internet
2017/07/10 Position of women in the labour market
2017/05/15 Provocative and clear violations by neighbouring Turkey of Greece's sovereign rights
2017/03/23 Empowerment of women in a changing workplace
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/11/26 Strengthening legislation to tackle violence against women
2015/07/16 VP/HR - Equality of women and fundamental rights in third countries
2015/05/28 Rise in number of women raped in Greece
2015/03/16 Bullying in the workplace
2015/02/25 Violence in schools
2014/11/25 Violence against women
2014/10/28 Europe 2020 Strategy - Enhancing the Role of Women
2014/07/28 Combating child obesity in the EU
2018/06/11 Classification of EDOEAP as part of general government
2018/06/05 Direct threats against Greece by the Turkish Government
2018/05/28 Implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation
2018/04/24 New provocative statements by Turkish President Erdoğan
2018/03/28 Turkey's provocative statements against Greece
2018/02/20 Delays in the realisation of wind farm investment projects in Greece
2017/12/13 Turkish provocations following Erdogan's visit to Greece
2017/11/22 Controls in Germany on flights from Greece
2017/10/11 Relocation programmes to relieve the situation in Greece
2017/10/04 Ryanair cancellations - impact on tourism in Greece
2017/05/24 Stricter framework for cooperation with and controls over NGOs
2017/05/05 Recurring Turkish violations in Cyprus' EEZ
2017/05/03 Turkish threats aimed at Cypriot exclusive economic zone
2017/04/11 Child poverty in Greece and the EU
2017/03/22 Renewed Turkish threats to send large numbers of illegal migrants to the EU
2017/01/30 New Turkish threats against Greece and Europe
2017/01/27 Turkey's reaction to Greece's refusal to extradite the Turkish officers
2016/12/09 Fears of a mass influx of migrants into Greece from Turkey before the end of the year
2016/12/09 Return of Migrants returned to Greece under the Dublin Regulation
2016/11/17 Immediate recall of asylum experts from Greece
2016/09/06 Dublin Regulation and return of migrants to Greece
2016/05/30 Promoting investments in Greece in transport and tourism
2016/01/27 Female entrepreneurship in Greece
2015/12/03 Blocked railway line between Greece and FYROM
2015/12/02 The Schengen Agreement and Greece
2015/10/13 Personal data protectionThe EU Court of Justice recently ruled invalid Commission Decision 2000/520/EC
2015/07/17 Illegal employment of migrants
2015/06/30 Further development of the cruise shipping industry in Greece
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Turkish provocation of Greece
2015/01/09 Continuing Turkish provocation
2014/12/22 Modernisation of the rail network in Greece
2014/12/22 Better cabotage links in Greece
2014/12/12 Data retention
2014/10/28 Turkish provocation of Greece and Cyprus
2014/07/25 Equivalent financial adjustment measures for Greece
2018/05/28 Conditions of detention in European prisons
2017/12/07 Greek travellers quarantined at European airports
2017/04/05 Competitiveness of European - including Greek - shipping
2017/04/03 Provocative Erdogan statement against the security of European citizens
2016/09/08 Granting of permits for television channels in Greece, in contravention of European law
2016/06/10 Delayed take-up by the Greek authorities of European migration funding
2016/04/25 Funding of jihadists through trafficking in looted antiquities
2015/11/25 Strengthening security on European cross-border railways
2015/05/29 Trans-European Transport Networks - ORIENT - EAST MED Corridor
2015/03/12 Fight against human trafficking
2015/01/30 Increased funding for the European tourism sector
2014/11/27 Funding for transport infrastructure
2014/09/22 Sustainable urban mobility - EU investment funding
2014/07/28 Religious freedom
2014/07/28 Overcrowding in European prisons
2014/07/17 Increased funding for Greece to cope more effectively with migrant influxes
2018/03/01 Expenditure on the refugee problem declared by the Greek authorities for 2018
2017/09/21 Delays in the take-up and deployment of EU funding in response to the refugee crisis
2017/09/07 Dissemination of fake news via the internet
2017/06/29 Abuse of encryption methods and increasing internet resilience
2017/04/11 Refugee crisis-related expenditure declared by the Greek authorities
2016/12/19 Complaints of cooperation between NGOs and refugee traffickers in the Mediterranean
2016/11/23 Take-up of EU funds by Greece for national programmes to address the refugee crisis
2016/10/04 Management and organisational shortcomings in addressing the refugee problem - allegations by a Greek government official
2016/09/22 Presence of EU funds management expert in Greece for the refugee crisis
2016/07/06 Utilisation of pre-financing for refugee crisis
2016/05/18 Assisting the regions and local authorities to cope with the refugee crisis
2016/05/11 Drugs trafficking in refugee reception centres
2016/05/04 Penalising Member States failing to comply with refugee relocation requirements
2016/03/21 Conclusions of the Summit of 17-18 March 2016
2016/03/15 Scheme for addressing humanitarian crises in the EU
2016/02/11 Immediate availability of funds to Greece for the refugee question
2016/02/04 Increase in the number of missing refugee minors in the EU
2015/11/06 Creation of refugee registration centres on the Turkish coast
2015/10/27 Conclusions of the summit on the refugee problem
2015/04/30 Disappearance of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/28 Money laundering
2015/02/25 Addressing the phenomenon of polygamy
2015/02/16 Child pornography on the Internet
2014/10/30 Child poverty and the economic crisis
2017/09/21 Measures to ease the pressure on Greece from the additional influx of refugees before and after 26 September 2017
2017/05/30 Extension of existing relocation schemes
2017/01/13 3 000 relocation transfers per month - refugees returning to Greece
2016/08/03 Risk of collapse of the agreement on refugees between Turkey and the EU
2016/07/06 Cost of hospital care for refugees and migrants and the situation regarding pharmaceutical companies
2016/03/01 Violent incidents by FYROM against refugees
2016/02/11 Strengthening the mechanism for resettlement from Turkey
2016/01/29 Confiscation of refugees' assets in Denmark
2016/01/28 EU policy regarding female refugees
2016/01/27 Combating the criminal networks trafficking refugees and migrants
2016/01/26 Threat of refugees being trapped in Greece
2015/12/22 EU-Africa cooperation on refugees
2015/11/30 De-institutionalisation in the EU
2015/10/27 Agreement to accommodate more refugees in Greece
2015/10/27 Agreement to accommodate more refugees in Greece
2015/09/24 Relocation and resettlement of refugees
2015/06/30 Resettlement of refugees from Greece
2015/06/30 Resettlement of refugees from Greece
2017/12/08 The MEPs of Nea Demokratia request emergency activation of the Solidarity Fund to address the catastrophic damage in Attica
2017/08/23 Catastrophic earthquakes at the Dodecanese - 100% funding by the EU Solidarity Fund.
2017/06/20 Earthquake on Chios and Lesbos
2016/08/01 Wildfire on the island of Chios - Activation of the Solidarity Fund
2016/06/21 Fire damage on Rhodes - Deployment of Solidarity Fund
2015/09/29 Flooding in Cephalonia, Corfu and Ithaca - Activation of the EU Solidarity Fund
2014/09/29 EU support - solidarity between Member States
2018/04/26 Regulation on wine tourism in Europe
2017/01/31 Reducing road accidents - road safety in the EU
2016/09/08 Compensation/special assistance for losses by Cretan olive producers as a result of extreme weather events
2016/07/26 Modernising the North Road Axis of Crete - reducing road accidents
2016/04/26 Recognition of and support for volunteering in Europe
2015/09/25 The Volkswagen scandal — software falsifying measurements of pollutants
2015/09/24 Schengen suspension - Europe's connectivity
2015/07/21 Use of the 'Connecting Europe Facility' (CEF) financial instrument in 2014
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2015/06/24 The 'brain drain' problem in countries in southern Europe
2015/03/11 Passport control in the Schengen Area
2015/02/25 The impact of German legislation on international road hauliers
2014/10/30 Road safety in Europe