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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
Popular Association – Golden Dawn
Magic Circle
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/30 Illegal drilling by Turkey in Cyprus's EEZ
2018/05/30 Increased illegal migration flows in recent months
2018/05/30 Risk of the deadly Ebola virus being propagated in Greece as a result of the illegal entry of migrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo
2018/04/27 Illegal privatisations by the occupying authorities in Cyprus
2017/10/24 Statement by the Commission's chief spokesperson on the 'customs duties' imposed on humanitarian aid by the occupying authorities in Cyprus
2017/08/31 Deprivation of Cypriot refugees' religious freedoms by the occupying authorities
2017/07/05 Illegal fishing in the Evros River, on the Turkish side of the border
2017/06/29 Sheep pox outbreak in Evros
2017/06/29 Shortcomings in Athens' transport infrastructure
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2017/03/01 Combating the olive fruit fly
2016/09/27 Civil war among illegal migrants
2016/09/27 Greek maize hit by illegal imports
2016/07/14 Flood-prevention works in Evros
2016/05/31 Effects of electromagnetic radiation
2016/03/30 Illegal migrants in Kastelorizo are three times more numerous than residents
2016/01/28 State-funded sniper training for migrants in Sweden
2015/08/31 VAT on contrast media, radioisotopes and scintigraphs increased from 13 % to 23%
2015/08/31 International hauliers at their wits' end due to the chaos created by illegal immigrants at the Port of Patras
2015/08/31 Illegal immigrants channelled from Bulgaria to Greece
2015/07/17 Illegal wiretapping of politicians by the Cyprus Intelligence Service
2015/05/28 Problem of infestation of olive trees in Italy
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/02/25 The continuing invasion of Greece by massive numbers of illegal migrants
2015/01/08 Illegal immigration to Italy via Greece
2018/05/30 NGO activities on the island of Lesbos
2018/04/27 Irresponsible and provocative behaviour by Turkish fishermen fishing in the sea off Alexandroupolis
2018/03/28 Fishermen of southern Crete in despair at the appearance of toadfish
2018/02/27 Provocative behaviour by the University of Hamburg and Turkey
2018/01/25 Provocative incursion by Turkish navy vessel into the waters off Imia
2017/12/13 Thousands of self-employed professionals going out of business
2017/12/13 Fishing wars underway once again around Imia
2017/06/29 VP/HR - Turkish President hostile towards Kurdish anti-ISIS fighters
2017/04/26 Provocative statements by Turkish officer on Greek sovereign rights over Greek island of Gyali
2017/03/23 Statements by Tayyip Erdoğan
2017/03/01 Provocative statements by Devlet Bahçeli
2017/03/01 Statements by the Executive Director of FRONTEX, Mr Fabrice Leggeri
2016/10/17 Provocative statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
2016/02/26 Turkish companies supplying ISIS with explosives
2016/01/28 Provocative anti-Greek position adopted by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2016/01/28 Recent Turkish acts of provocation
2016/01/28 No to the adoption of Turkish as an official EU language
2015/10/30 Statements by Mr Dijsselbloem to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
2015/07/14 VP/HR - Statements by Ms Mogherini on Islam
2015/07/14 Act of piracy by Turkish soldiers against Cypriot fishermen
2014/10/14 EHCR ruling and Turkish accession
2018/01/25 Attacks by settlers and Turkish control over the occupied territories
2017/11/29 Giving away of stolen land and nationalities in occupied Cyprus
2017/11/21 Illegal flights by Atlasjet Ukraine to occupied Cyprus
2017/11/21 Disappearance of the bones of missing persons in occupied Cyprus involving the use of EU funding
2017/07/05 Arrests in the Turkish-occupied territory of Cyprus related to the Gülen (Hizmet) movement
2017/07/05 Turkish provocations, reminiscent of the Imia incident, against the occupied part of Cyprus
2017/03/28 Recognition by the UN of the pseudo-state of the occupied territories of Cyprus
2017/03/01 Turkish Cypriot helicopters and vessel close to the search area for a missing diver in Cyprus
2017/01/27 Recognition by Malta of Skopje under its 'constitutional' name
2016/12/16 Discrimination against Cyprus and Russia
2016/11/30 Funding needed for Bluetongue vaccination in Cyprus
2016/06/29 Stolen Hellenistic treasures auctioned abroad
2016/02/26 Growing numbers of ISIS combatants returning to Europe
2015/12/21 ISIS oil illegally channelled through occupied Cyprus
2015/10/23 Unnemployment still very high according to EL.STAT data
2015/10/15 Republic of Cyprus undermined by attempts to introduce the euro in occupied territory
2015/09/30 Presence of ISIS in occupied Cyprus
2015/05/29 Illegal elections in occupied Cyprus and recognition thereof by the Commission
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Politically-motivated murders and suicides in Ukraine
2015/01/30 Renovation of archaeological site forming part of the cultural heritage
2015/01/19 Complaints regarding Cyprus Airways
2014/12/01 Compensation for grazing land
2018/03/28 Danger from plastic microparticles in bottled water
2018/01/25 Critical shortage of teachers at the Greek schools in Palestine
2017/12/13 Increased VAT rate in the coming year for 32 Greek islands
2017/11/23 The unjustified controls and delays for Greek citizens at German airports
2017/11/21 Upgrading computers in Greek schools
2017/10/25 Sale of three lignite plants belonging to the Greek Public Power Corporation (PPC)
2017/10/24 EU sanctions against Russia and the impact on the Greek economy
2017/09/27 Development of an Integrated Maritime Surveillance System
2017/09/27 Water quality problems in the Municipality of Sikyona, Corinthia
2017/09/27 Auctions of Greek homes and sales of non-performing loans to foreign investment funds
2017/07/05 A shift to exports necessary for the Greek economy
2017/05/31 Parlous situation in Greek public health sector
2017/05/31 Erdogan targets public servants in a fresh wave of arrests
2017/04/26 Commission decision to request recovery of interest on loans from Greek agricultural cooperatives
2017/04/26 Support for the development of Greek shipping
2017/03/01 Producers of 'Tsipouro' and 'Tsikoudià' alcoholic beverages threatened by Commission decision
2017/01/27 Protection of the PDO name 'Elia Kalamatas' (Kalamata Olive) from the recent Greek government law No. 3247/137259, which interprets 'Kalamata' as a generic term
2016/11/30 Taxes owing rise to EUR 9 billion in the month of September
2016/10/20 Need for water supply projects on the Greek Islands
2016/09/27 Dramatic decline in Greek exports
2016/07/14 Missing Greek Cypriots buried alive in Turkey by the Turkish army
2016/06/29 Contraband alcohol and tobacco
2016/05/31 Delays in paying subsidies to juice producers
2016/04/28 VP/HR - Alleged violation of Greek airspace over Idomeni by helicopter from FYROM
2016/04/27 Exploiting Greek flora
2016/03/30 Refund of VAT to companies
2016/03/30 Until now the migration crisis has cost the Greek Armed Forces three billion euros
2016/02/26 HSBC loans for the purchase of Greek Cypriot homes in occupied territory
2015/11/30 The EU embargo against Russia
2015/09/30 VAT increase in the education sector
2015/03/25 Genocide of Greek Orthodox Christians in Syria
2015/03/25 Farmers in Crete and the Russian embargo
2014/12/01 Official designation of FYROM
2018/05/30 VP/HR - Turkey's latest diplomatic challenge to Greece and Cyprus
2018/04/27 Amnesty International report on human rights in Turkey
2017/10/24 New acts of aggression by Turkey against Cyprus
2017/09/27 The Athens News Agency-Macedonian Press Agency (ANA-MPA) is gagging the third political force in the country
2017/07/05 Constant violation of Cypriot airspace by Turkey
2017/04/26 Repeated aggressive action by Turkey towards Cyprus
2017/03/29 Turkey expropriating churches in Diyarbakir, Kurdistan
2017/01/27 Violations of Nicosia FIR by the Turkish Air Force and the reinforcing of the occupying forces by Turkey
2016/11/30 Preserving the Greekness of feta cheese
2016/11/30 Human rights infringements at the Esphigmenou Monastery on Mount Athos
2016/08/31 Aggression by Turkey against the Kurds in the town of Jarablus
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/05/31 Duties on foodstuffs from Turkey
2015/09/30 Turkey's role in the migration crisis in Europe
2015/03/04 Aggressive action by Turkey in Cyprus's exclusive economic zone
2017/06/29 Investigation into the NGO Mercy Corps following allegations of sexual exploitation and corruption
2016/12/16 Toxicity of farmed salmon
2016/11/30 Detention in Greece of Albanian Foreign Ministry officials carrying maps of Greater Albania
2016/09/28 obacco growers in the Prefecture of Serres must receive compensation
2016/06/29 Impact of EU withdrawal on the Akrotiri and Dhekelia Sovereign Base Areas
2016/04/28 Unsold in citrus fruit in Laconia
2015/11/25 Statements by the former ambassador on Islamists in Albania
2015/07/17 Near miss at Akrotiri base
2015/06/29 Irregularities in the local elections in Albania
2015/05/28 Borders contested by Albania
2015/04/30 Albania's expansionist policy threatens neighbouring countries
2018/04/30 Support to families with three children from the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived
2018/02/27 NGO workers accused of abusing woman and children: need for greater transparency
2017/10/25 Unacceptable conditions for employees enrolled in the OAED Training Voucher Programme
2017/06/29 Hail totally destroys 1 000 hectares of agricultural crops in the municipality of Livadia on Saturday, 17 June 2017
2017/05/31 Early warning and protection against natural disasters
2017/05/31 Control of European energy market by third countries
2017/03/28 Ships deactivating their tracking devices when entering European waters
2017/01/31 Violations of Greek territorial waters and threats by Turkey against Greece
2016/10/20 Rice production in the European Union under threat
2016/08/31 Violation of Cypriot territorial waters by a Turkish navy frigate
2016/07/14 Organic farmers are at great risk, once again, because the payments under the 2012 - 2016 programme have not been made
2016/07/01 Commencement of procedure for compensation payments and calculation of damages
2016/05/31 Threats from Turkey against the European Union
2016/03/30 45 000 children at risk of being removed from early childhood centres
2015/12/21 Problems with payments for energy crops
2015/09/30 Cooperation programme in the Balkan-Mediterranean region
2015/08/31 Energy security in the eastern Mediterranean
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Reference to Cypriot villages as 'Turkey' on the European Parliament's website
2015/02/25 Problems in exporting the Kalamata variety of olives
2014/12/08 ISIS threat to European countries in the Mediterranean
2018/01/10 Censorship of Golden Dawn
2015/12/11 The need to legalise hunting of the Eurasian Blackcap
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/05/28 Attacks on executives, buildings and demonstrations by the Popular Association - Golden Dawn
2015/02/23 VP/HR - Torture and repression of free speech in Saudi Arabia
2018/02/23 Children with special needs abandoned by the State
2018/02/23 The exclusion of Greeks from FRONTEX administrative posts
2018/01/25 Insurmountable barriers to daily travel for people with disabilities
2017/12/13 Frontex funding for Hellenic coast guard services
2017/08/31 No plan can be implemented in Himara unless the ownership issue is resolved first
2017/04/28 Goal of boosting beekeeping should be strategic
2016/10/19 Bayer's pesticides kill bees
2016/09/27 Sale of drugs as air fresheners
2016/08/31 Albanians selling property belonging to Greeks from Northern Epirus
2016/04/25 Theft by the Albanian State of property belonging to the ethnic Greeks in the village of Drymades in Himara
2016/03/30 London advertising campaign by the pseudo state of northern Cyprus
2016/02/26 Marginalization of the deaf
2015/11/30 Islamic Universities in Europe harbouring terrorism
2015/10/30 Poor harvests and unpaid subsidies
2015/10/15 Vandalism of the Church of the Virgin Mary in Korytsa
2015/06/29 Albanian citizens among the ranks of Islamic State's jihadist fighters
2015/04/30 Citizens of Kosovo to be allowed to travel without a visa within the EU
2015/04/15 Recognition of the pseudo-state's passports
2015/03/19 Destruction of property belonging to the Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Albania
2015/01/08 Change of tax rate for online sale of digital products
2014/12/10 Theft by Britain of the Parthenon Marbles
2018/04/27 Continuing high rates of poverty in Greece and Cyprus
2018/03/28 Transposition of the EU Directive on the protection of seafarers
2018/03/28 The Corinth Canal and the imperative need to widen it
2018/03/28 Mobile phone company 'cartels' in Greece
2017/12/13 Absorption of Community funds by Greece
2017/09/27 Acts of aggression against Greece committed by Turkish air force
2017/08/31 Reports and intelligence concerning a possible jihadist attack in Greece
2017/08/31 Fuel smuggling in Greece
2017/08/31 Aid for Greece due to disastrous fires that are still active
2017/05/31 Preparedness of Greece to deal with forest fires
2017/01/27 Civil servants hired to work in refugee reception facilities in Greece have failed to show up
2016/12/16 Greece ranking first in taxes in 2015
2016/12/16 More than 1 000 deaths every year from hospital-acquired infections in Greece
2016/10/26 Increase of accidents at work
2016/08/31 EU looking for shipyards and Greece selling off its own
2016/08/31 . Record numbers of malaria and hepatitis A cases in Greece
2016/06/29 Support for the long-term unemployed in Greece
2016/05/31 Unexpected contraction of Greece's GDP
2016/02/26 Alexandroupoli landfill site and waste disposal in Greece
2016/01/28 Action by NGOs in Greece
2015/12/21 Preferential treatment of ALUMINIUM OF GREECE
2015/12/21 Mismanagement of waste in Corfu
2015/11/11 Violation by Greece of the EU Forestry Directive
2015/09/30 Decrease in per capita income in Greece
2015/08/31 Vaccination of cattle with lumpy skin disease in Greece
2015/07/14 Austerity policy implemented by the Commission in Greece
2015/06/29 Serious problems facing Greece's regional airports
2015/03/12 Cartelised goods and services in Greece
2015/01/08 Albanian expansionism at Greece's expense
2015/01/06 Infringement of separation of powers in Greece