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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: 2017-10-16

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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Panhellenic Socialist Movement - Olive Tree
Greece
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Security and Defence Substitute sede
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/10/02 Taxibeat and economic growth prospects for Greece
2017/07/20 Universal Basic Income
2017/06/27 Question regarding young farmers
2017/06/01 Mergers of agrotechnology companies
2017/05/18 Excessive taxation in Greece
2017/05/15 Non-payment of VAT to farming undertakings
2017/05/10 Access to new medicines in Greece
2017/01/13 Efforts to silence the press in Greece
2016/12/19 On the Commission's proposal to activate the Dublin Regulation in Greece
2016/10/14 274 municipalities in Greece without community service programmes
2016/09/30 Privatisation of water companies in Greece
2016/09/26 Mismanagement by Greece of funds for refugees
2016/09/07 Broadcasting licences in Greece
2016/07/01 Putting television broadcast licences out to tender
2016/07/01 Tender procedures for awarding custodial and cleaning services with the exclusion of legal persons
2016/07/01 Bankruptcy of a large supermarket chain in Greece
2016/06/24 Issuing television permits in Greece
2016/06/22 Situation regarding infrastructural projects in Greece
2016/05/30 Over-taxation of businesses and basic necessities in Greece
2016/05/25 Adoption in Greece of an automatic cuts mechanism and its conformity with Community Law
2016/04/13 Sanitary conditions in refugee camps in Greece
2016/04/13 Expulsion of journalists and infringements of press freedom in Greece
2016/02/24 Oil prices in Greece
2016/02/24 Meeting of Austria and Balkan countries, excluding Greece, to discuss ways of containing migrant flows
2016/01/29 Schengen evaluation report for Greece
2016/01/27 Critical situation for farmers in Greece
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/12/21 Problems in the implementation of the new Code of Civil Procedure imposed on Greece
2015/11/25 New media regulation provisions in Greece
2015/10/27 Alternatives to VAT on private education in Greece
2015/09/30 Application of VAT to educational services
2015/06/02 EU policy on traditional shipbuilding
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Turkish provocation of Greece
2015/03/25 Economic policy for Greece
2017/03/31 Need for an institutional framework for the 'sharing economy'
2017/02/01 Institutional framework for the creation of a European rating agency
2017/02/01 Increasing corruption in the EU in 2016
2016/10/18 Institutional framework and funding for microcredit in the EU
2016/09/13 Need for immediate action by the Commission in respect of institutional manoeuvring on the issue of the mass media in Europe
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/04/18 Banking fees and capital controls
2016/03/21 Humanitarian crisis and NGOs
2016/03/21 Humanitarian crisis, assigning tasks to NGOs and the institutional framework for monitoring NGOs
2015/09/30 Restoring funding for eligible digi-lodge and digi-retail programmes
2014/09/22 Effective CAP Risk and Crisis Management Instrument
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/02/24 Addressing illegal migration in the light of recent tragic events
2015/12/16 Recent recapitalisation of Greek banks
2015/12/11 Fiscal neutrality and the cost of managing the migration crisis
2015/11/19 Recent statement by Eurogroup President regarding proposal for Greek debt write-off
2015/06/02 Violation of Community tax law through the illegal indirect imposition of duties
2015/05/05 Tackling irregular migration at the EU's external borders in the light of recent tragic events
2015/03/18 Exploitation of hydrocarbon deposits in the Eastern Mediterranean
2017/06/06 Employment subsidy
2017/02/01 Non-performing ('red') loans in the EU
2015/11/23 Non-performing loans and the plight of borrowers
2015/11/23 Non-performing loans and protection of primary residences
2017/06/29 High cost of energy for businesses
2015/12/16 Promotion of East Med undersea gas pipeline
2015/06/29 Obstacles to the production of electricity from renewable energy sources
2015/04/27 Production of energy from renewable sources
2015/02/26 VP/HR - Creating an energy hub ('energy island') in south-east Europe
2015/02/26 Creating an energy hub ('energy island') in south-east Europe
2017/03/31 Acts of provocation by Turkey and the refugee problem
2016/12/19 Efficient technical inspection on fuel consumption
2016/11/28 Development of tourism and airport fees
2016/10/31 Statements by the President of Turkey on the territorial status of the Aegean Islands
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/06/20 Commission plan and timetable for the development of 5G
2016/05/25 Correlation between the lifting of visa restrictions for Turkish citizens and an agreement on refugees
2016/04/29 Implementation by Turkey of agreement concerning the return of refugees and their living conditions with regard to food and hygiene
2016/02/24 Upcoming plans for managing migration/refugee flows to Greece and sanctions against Turkey for non-compliance
2016/01/29 Action Plan on Migration - Turkey
2015/10/22 Relations between Turkey and the European Union
2015/07/23 Plan B in the event of exit from the eurozone
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2014/12/15 Numerous EU residents ineligible for benefits
2014/12/08 Turkish aggression towards Cyprus and encroachment on its EEZ
2017/06/28 Transparency and accountability of the ESM
2017/02/28 Pharmaceutical expenditure in Greece
2016/12/19 Albania's accession to the EU
2016/11/15 Clawback regarding the Greek Pharmaceutical expenditure
2015/04/30 Maternity leave in the EU
2017/03/31 Tourism and wind farms
2017/02/20 Greek NSRF 2014 - 2020
2017/02/01 Spending cuts to the Greek Fire Service
2017/01/10 Measures to protect the lives of refugees from extreme cold in camps on Greek islands
2016/10/07 Greek Government agreements with the EU and other international bodies to promote the third economic adjustment programme
2016/05/31 Ending the ban on Greek politicians and functionaries holding stakes in offshore companies
2016/05/30 Consequences of taxing the internet
2015/11/19 Aid for Greek regional industries
2015/09/30 Refugees and Greek tourism
2015/07/23 Protecting the EU from individual politicians pursuing personal political agendas
2015/07/22 Consequences of 'Grexit' for Greek citizens
2015/06/02 NSRF
2015/02/26 Measures to combat cyber-bullying
2014/12/08 Combating violence against women
2017/06/26 Refoulement of Turkish nationals by the Greek authorities
2017/06/19 Unblocking the reform of the financial system
2017/05/10 Insecticides and bees
2017/03/01 Out-of-court settlements
2016/09/30 Discrimination against third-country nationals regarding social security
2016/03/31 Social security contributions in Greece and violation of the economic freedom of the self-employed
2016/03/03 Reform of the Greek healthcare system
2016/01/29 Greek proposal to the Troika regarding the social security system for the self-employed
2014/12/22 Need for protection of social rights
2017/04/10 Cost of agricultural supplies
2017/03/31 Cost of interbank transactions and implementation of Regulation 2015/751
2017/03/01 Public debts to private individuals
2017/02/27 Activities of the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AEPI)
2016/07/05 Bio-based industries public-private partnership
2016/06/08 SADC Agreement and protection of the PDO products feta cheese and Kalamata olives
2016/03/31 Protecting public health from illicit substances in foods
2015/12/21 Settling insurance guarantee issues
2015/06/03 Provisions of French parliament decision regarding supermarkets following adoption of amendment to Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 and Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013
2015/04/08 Protection of mining investment in Northern Greece
2015/03/05 Impact of forthcoming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on workers' rights and working conditions in the EU
2015/03/03 The ESA 2010 standards: an obstacle to recovery
2015/03/03 Ratification procedure for the extension of the Hellenic Republic's loan agreement by the Member States
2015/02/24 Institution of experimental schools and entrance examinations
2015/01/28 The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and potential areas of conflict with the Lisbon Treaty
2015/01/28 Compensation for insurance holders
2014/09/25 Plethora of property taxes in Greece, including the special property tax, and protection of vulnerable sections of society and families

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