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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
Communist Party of Greece
Magic Circle
Regional Development Member regi
Human Rights Substitute droi
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/11/09 Immediate family reunification for refugees and migrants
2017/09/25 Closure of the Skaramangas nursing home for the severely disabled
2017/03/29 CJEU decision to refuse a humanitarian visa to a Syrian refugee family
2016/11/29 Need for the immediate evacuation of refugees and migrants from the islands
2016/06/30 Educating the children of refugees
2016/01/27 Uncontrolled NGO activities in the Aegean islands with regard to refugees and immigrants
2015/09/29 Fitting of software in Volkswagen vehicles to falsify emission measurements
2015/08/07 Explosive situation regarding refugees and migrants
2015/03/09 Drastic situation regarding waste management in the Peloponnese in general and the Municipality of Tripoli and Arcadia in particular
2015/02/18 Demand for the immediate closure of concentration camps for migrants and refugees
2014/09/11 Closure of the immigrants' concentration camps in Amygdaleza and the rest of Greece
2018/02/22 Grammatikon Landfill Site No 3
2018/02/22 Fyli landfill site
2018/02/14 VP / HR - Escalating acts of provocation by the Turkish State
2017/09/29 The sinking of the 'AGIA ZONI II' tanker
2017/07/14 Need to reinstate the Workers' Cultural Centre and Social Housing Organisation
2017/06/07 VP/HR - Measures to secure the immediate release from jail of educators Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, both of whom are on hunger strike
2017/04/25 VP/HR - Legitimate demands of Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike
2017/01/05 VP/HR - Ukrainian Government and the EU fortifying anti-communist laws
2016/09/09 Exclusion of migrant workers from welfare benefits
2016/08/31 New water tax
2016/07/28 Desperate state of Antonis Tritsis Park in West Athens
2016/07/26 VP/HR - Dangerous NATO and EU plans to develop a 'Schengen military zone' for the free movement of troops
2016/04/19 VP/HR - Clampdown by the authoritarian Turkish Government
2016/03/15 Ensuring sufficient funding to keep the 'KETHEA' addiction centre drug treatment units fully operational
2016/02/15 NATO involvement and conduct of naval operations in the Aegean
2016/02/02 Proposal to create a 'permanent civil-military headquarters' for the EU
2015/12/11 An end to sweatshop working conditions for students at vocational training institutes
2015/12/11 New Code of Civil Procedure
2015/11/30 Relaxation of conditions governing foreclosures of primary residences in Greece
2015/08/26 EU funding and support for NGOs
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/03/04 VP/HR - Escalation in Turkish aggression towards Greece and Cyprus
2015/02/10 Strikes by Turkish metalworkers
2014/12/09 Barbaric anti-working class measures taken by the coalition government and the EU-Troika which will demolish social security
2014/09/10 VP/HR - Increased aggressiveness on the part of NATO and the EU
2014/07/24 VP/HR - No to attacks on communists and the people of Ukraine by the Ukrainian Government with the support of the EU/USA/NATO
2018/03/21 New motorway tolls in Greece
2017/01/30 Greece's energy system on the brink of collapse after a few days of bad weather
2017/01/13 Fatal occupational accidents in Greece
2016/10/31 Establishing a European Solidarity Corps
2016/09/08 Resumption of return of refugees to Greece from other European countries
2016/09/08 Resumption of return of refugees to Greece from other European countries
2016/01/12 Urgent problems faced by cancer patients in Greece
2015/11/19 The European arrest warrant: a tool for suppressing the workers' and grassroots movement
2015/10/22 VP/HR - Inadmissible decisions and declarations by the EU regarding the joint patrolling of maritime borders between Greece and Turkey
2015/10/07 Serious problems caused by bad weather in Greece
2015/08/07 Major fires in Neapoli, Lakonia
2014/12/11 Demand for an immediate solution to the problem of Syrian refugees in Greece
2014/12/08 Kidnapping of Sergei Dolgov in Mariupol
2016/11/30 Anti-communist legislation in Bulgaria
2016/04/15 Provocative sentencing of cadres and rank-and-file members of the Polish Communist Party
2016/04/08 VP/HR - wrongful imprisonment of Vadim Kuramshin in Kazakhstan
2015/09/08 VP/HR - Inadmissible decision by national authorities to ban the Communist Party of Kazakhstan
2015/04/15 VP/HR - More rigorous measures enforcing the ban on the Communist Party (KPU) in Ukraine and the persecution of Communists by the Ukraine government
2015/03/31 Attack on Gustavo Adolfo Ortega, member of the political office of the Communist Party of Mexico
2015/02/25 Against the persecution of the Communist Party of Ukraine and the dissolution of its Parliamentary Group
2014/07/16 VP/HR - No to the ban on Communist Party in Ukraine
2018/06/13 Waste incineration at the 'AGET Iraklis cement kilns in Volos
2018/02/19 Months of delay in processing compensation claims from the residents of Kos following a devastating earthquake
2017/11/16 Full and immediate compensation for families affected by flood damage
2017/11/09 Projected abolition or 'updating' of 'social tariffs' charged by the Public Power Corporation (PPC)
2017/07/22 Immediate compensation for earthquake victims in Kos
2017/06/13 Immediate compensation for earthquake victims and recovery measures on the island of Lesbos
2016/10/24 Assisting employers make collective redundancies
2016/08/05 Immediate compensation for fire damage in northern Euboea
2016/06/21 Urgent problems with public nurseries and kindergartens
2016/04/22 Collective redundancies at the cement plant belonging to the Lafarge-Aget monopoly
2015/11/20 Measures to make good earthquake damage in Lefkada
2015/04/22 Ascertainment by the EU of Turkey's progress with respect to the CFSP
2015/02/03 Immediate and full compensation for victims of the floods in Greece
2014/11/12 Measures in respect of non-performing bank loans
2014/10/20 Immediate measures to protect the public from Ebola
2018/06/15 Inadmissible censorship by Facebook management company
2018/01/10 Sharp increase in the number of occupational accidents
2017/09/21 VP/HR - Arrest and detention of Yevgeni Gavrilov by the Ukrainian authorities
2016/10/31 Loss of disability allowances by disabled persons and cuts in disability pensions
2016/06/03 Harsh measures affecting poorer medium-sized dairy farms
2015/10/15 Preventing government health cuts
2015/10/15 Invalidity pension cuts
2015/04/28 Reduction in NSRF funding and in the number of kindergarten places
2015/04/24 Government legislative instrument extracting funds from various organisations
2015/03/31 Need for national health paediatric hospital in Piraeus
2014/10/29 Flooding in Western Attica and Piraeus
2014/09/23 NO to inadmissible cuts by government and national health authorities affecting preventive medical examinations
2017/07/25 Unacceptable proposal on a single toll system
2017/03/10 Supply teachers facing dismissal and unstable employment
2017/01/03 'Private Employment Agencies'
2016/10/24 Below-minimum wages for newly-hired employees
2016/05/31 VP/HR - New imperialist intervention planned in Libya
2016/04/29 Contracts with unacceptable terms of employment
2015/09/21 Rights of those employed on five-month contracts
2018/05/14 VP/HR - Latest indiscriminate slaughter of Palestinians
2018/01/10 VP/HR - Arrest by the Israeli authorities of Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old Palestinian
2017/12/08 VP/HR - The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital by the USA and the corresponding move of their embassy
2017/05/11 New unpopular measures of the SYRIZA-ANEL-EU-IMF cohabitation
2017/04/07 Exclusion of children from working-class families from kindergartens
2017/01/30 VP/HR - Announcement of the beginning of the process of moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
2016/11/29 Ellinikon airport privatisation
2016/10/10 VP/HR - Prosecution of activists opposed to land privatisation in Kazakhstan
2016/08/04 VP/HR - Complaint regarding the willingness of the EU and the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government to countenance the brutal repression by Israel of the Palestinian people
2016/07/26 Union of Viticultural Cooperatives of Samos 'exclusive operation' to be abolished
2016/03/21 VP/HR - Confiscation by Israel of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank
2016/02/25 VP/HR - Murder of Palestinian children by Israel
2014/07/07 VP/HR - Renewed criminal attacks by Israel against the Palestinian people
2015/07/27 No to all drugs
2014/12/08 No to all drugs
2017/03/10 European Border and Coast Guard
2016/09/26 'Militarisation of the EU' by the European Border and Coast Guard
2016/06/30 European Border and Coast Guard