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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!

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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/23 Recognition of the Pontic Greek genocide
2018/04/26 Colonisation in occupied territory is a threat to Cyprus
2018/03/19 Freedom of expression of journalists in Cyprus
2018/01/18 Provocative attitude taken by the Azerbaijani government towards the Republic of Cyprus
2017/11/21 Need to support municipalities and communities in Cyprus along the ceasefire line
2017/11/21 Further acts of provocation by Turkey against Cyprus, an EU Member State
2017/10/30 Need to create a photovoltaics research programme in Cyprus
2017/09/26 New provocations by the pseudo-state in occupied territories
2017/09/26 Cyprus demands and deserves the headquarters of the European Cybersecurity Research and Competence Centre
2017/08/31 Provocations by the illegal regime in occupied Cyprus on the Holy Temple of St. Mamas in Morfou
2017/07/04 Need for EU protection of our cultural and religious heritage
2017/06/21 Need for a Cyprus ferry connection
2017/06/09 Need to establish a European agency in Cyprus
2017/06/01 Condemning the unacceptable Turkish action of demolishing the elementary school in Livera in occupied Cyprus
2017/05/16 Development of sheep and goat-breeding in Cyprus
2017/05/09 EU action against unlawful Turkish activity in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Cyprus
2017/04/12 Provocative threats from Turkey against Cyprus
2017/03/31 High cost of medicines in Cyprus
2017/03/02 Economic prospects of Cyprus
2017/02/09 Unacceptably high cost of pesticides in Cyprus
2016/12/09 Fiscal easing
2016/12/07 Cyprus and EFSI (Juncker) Plan
2016/12/07 Turkey's responsibility for missing persons in Cyprus
2016/10/26 Visa liberalisation and unacceptable attitude of Turkey towards Cyprus
2016/09/20 Illegal quarrying in the Pentadaktylos mountains
2016/09/20 Safeguarding farming in Cyprus, which was affected by the drought
2016/08/31 Violation of international law by a Turkish frigate off Cyprus
2016/08/30 Cyprus entitled to be selected as the location for a European agency
2016/08/30 Infringement of religious freedoms in Cyprus by the occupying authorities
2016/06/22 Devastation wreaked by fires in Cyprus
2016/06/14 Need for Turkey to respect all its obligations towards the EU and Cyprus before visa requirements are lifted
2016/04/19 Drought relief for Cyprus
2016/04/19 Cyprus - exiting the 'Memorandum' (fiscal adjustment programme) and the need for investments
2016/03/23 Brexit
2016/02/10 The need to take practical and concrete steps to fight bureaucracy
2015/11/30 Exceptional economic needs in the EU and ways to meet them
2015/09/17 Major impact of designated Natura sites in Cyprus
2015/07/16 Russian embargo and consequences for Cyprus
2015/07/16 Guaranteed minimum income
2015/06/24 The risks arising from the operation of the illegal airport of Tymbou in occupied Cyprus
2015/06/24 Need to introduce e-government in the EU
2015/06/24 Acts of provocation by the regime in the occupied territories of Cyprus
2015/06/09 Need to stem rising euro-scepticism
2015/06/09 Need to create a technology park in Cyprus
2015/05/26 Uncoupling of government and banking debt
2015/05/26 Functioning of the euro area and problem management
2015/05/26 Haircut to Greek bonds - impact on Cyprus
2015/05/18 Cyprus as crisis management headquarters for the EU in the Mediterranean
2015/05/18 Cost of bureaucracy
2015/04/10 Areas in Cyprus adjacent to the ceasefire line and the buffer zone where the occupying troops are located
2015/03/31 Need for a direct link between Cyprus and Brussels
2015/03/30 Classification of Cyprus as a Less Favoured Area (LFA) of the EU
2015/03/03 Importance of Cyprus in search and rescue
2015/02/06 Eurogroup decisions on Cyprus
2015/01/28 The religious and cultural heritage of Cyprus
2015/01/08 New NAVTEX
2014/12/16 Cyprus-Brussels air link
2018/05/28 Need to support patients with multiple sclerosis
2018/02/14 Refugee support in Cyprus from the Fund for Strategic Investments
2017/11/21 EU support for National Health Insurance System (NHIS) in Cyprus.
2017/10/12 Support for persons with dyslexia
2017/07/04 EU support needed for consumer organisations
2017/07/04 Need for EU support for the Rizokarpaso high school
2017/05/16 Support for enclaved Greek Cypriots
2017/05/09 Measures needed to tackle the scourge of drugs
2017/03/31 Need to include journalists and the media as part of information and awareness-raising on the EU
2017/03/27 Need for EU support for the Karaiskakio Foundation of Cyprus
2017/03/21 Need for EU support for the EastMed gas pipeline
2017/03/01 Accessible tourism for persons with disabilities
2017/02/28 Need to support and provide information for organ donors
2017/02/14 Support for couples to undergo IVF
2017/02/14 Need to support refugees in Cyprus
2017/01/13 EU support needed for refugee unions
2016/09/29 The ongoing refugee tragedy
2016/09/29 Destruction of a refugee ‘hotspot’
2016/09/20 Need to support pensioners and unemployed people requiring medicine
2016/08/30 Need to support and promote organic products
2016/05/27 Need to provide aid for refugees in Lebanon and Jordan
2016/05/12 The Junker Plan for Strategic Investments and progress in implementation
2016/04/21 Implementation of the agreement on the refugee crisis
2016/03/23 Support for island regions
2016/01/12 Incentives and support for EU Member States in implementation of the Climate Change Agreement
2015/12/15 The necessity to support countries such as Lebanon and Jordan, with respect to the Refugee issue
2015/06/24 Need to support young farmers
2015/06/24 Need to support the island regions of the EU
2015/04/17 Need to support provision of information/media
2015/03/27 CYPRUS - Support for tourism industry
2015/03/27 Europhile policy and information
2015/03/03 The European Investment Bank and the need to support SMEs
2015/01/08 Destruction of the town of Famagusta
2014/12/16 Access to support programmes
2014/12/16 Special SME financial support programme
2018/02/14 Supporting sports
2017/11/21 Supporting patients with diabetes and strengthening measures to prevent the disease
2017/11/21 Measures to combat cancer among men
2017/09/18 Parity between Member States
2017/02/14 The demographic problem and the need for counter-measures
2017/01/13 Cancer prevention
2016/12/07 Length of time required to obtain a university degree in EU Member States
2016/11/24 Protecting foreign currency borrowers
2016/10/26 Right of cancer patients to choose treatment centre
2016/07/05 Supporting and upgrading Euronews
2016/02/26 Current validity of the Schengen Treaty
2016/02/11 Measures by the EU to fight the dangerous Zika virus
2016/02/10 World Cancer Day and EU action
2016/02/10 Making funds available for cancer research and treatment
2016/01/12 Electronic cigarettes and possible effects thereof
2016/01/12 The need for measures to protect the public from radiation emitted by wireless devices
2016/01/12 Road taxes for motor vehicles
2015/10/14 Massive labour market deficit/need for immediate action
2015/10/14 Designation by the EU of 2016 as Year of Breast Cancer
2015/09/17 Need for free breast cancer screening
2015/09/02 Supporting and strengthening the cooperative movement in business
2015/09/02 EU funds for addressing natural disasters in Member States
2015/06/24 Promoting the concept of fair play in the EU
2015/06/09 Technological progress in EU Member States
2015/05/26 Need to create a European centre for the prevention of breast cancer
2015/05/26 Strengthening the economic position of all EU Member States
2015/04/17 Action to combat the social nightmare of bullying
2015/04/17 Strengthening export trade in the EU
2015/04/17 Need to converge productivity across EU Member States
2015/04/17 Need to converge EU economies
2018/06/05 Need to integrate sign language in the European Parliament
2018/06/05 The need to create a European Labour Authority
2018/05/28 Introduction of a single European student card
2017/09/18 European Common Security and Defence Policy
2017/08/28 Provocative statements by the Turkish Minister for European Affairs
2017/02/28 Need to Create University Chairs in European Studies
2017/02/28 Need for European Student Loan
2017/02/09 EU action needed to raise public awareness of European objectives
2016/07/05 Creation of European offices to serve citizens and businesses
2016/07/05 Need to ensure EU student status in the United Kingdom
2016/03/23 The European health insurance card should be made available to all EU citizens
2016/02/10 Sign language
2015/12/11 Role of the European Central Bank in EU economic policy-making
2015/11/18 Need for a European scholarship fund for outstanding European students
2015/11/18 Creation of a European institution to reward entrepreneurship and innovation among young people
2015/10/14 European renewable energy fund
2015/07/16 Improving access of European citizens to information about EU programmes
2015/07/16 Need to boost the competitiveness of the EU
2015/07/16 One-stop shop in every Member State to assist citizens with European programmes
2015/06/24 Measures to increase the competitiveness of European tourism
2015/06/09 Need to address energy poverty
2015/06/09 The European Union should become a leader in RES
2015/05/26 Need for low-interest student loans
2015/05/26 Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) granted to European banks and the responsibilities of the European Central Bank
2015/05/26 Contribution by the European Central Bank to growth in the EU
2015/04/17 European healthcare plan for all citizens
2015/04/10 Necessity to set up a Poverty Fund in the EU
2015/04/09 European army
2015/03/31 European Energy Union
2015/03/03 EU - renewable sources of energy
2015/03/03 Energy-saving incentives
2015/02/06 Growth
2015/01/08 Cypriot European shipping
2018/06/05 Need to transfer small EU countries' uncommitted funds
2018/05/28 Water shortage
2017/10/30 Need to reduce telecommunications charges for third countries
2017/05/09 Harnessing the EU Solidarity and Globalisation Adjustment Funds in order to tackle unemployment
2017/01/13 EU plan for potential VAT change
2016/04/19 Need to assist islands affected by water shortages
2016/04/19 Unemployment among young graduates and EU assistance
2016/03/23 EU decision severely affects Mediterranean products
2015/12/11 Refund of VAT to citizens of third countries
2015/09/02 Need to promote start-ups
2015/06/24 Need to tackle child obesity
2015/06/24 Need for programme to assist Mediterranean countries
2015/06/24 Need to promote the Mediterranean diet
2015/05/26 Refund of VAT to non-EU citizens
2015/05/18 Need to support Mediterranean countries in managing immigration
2015/03/27 Eastern Mediterranean solution to EU energy problem
2015/03/27 Need to curb unemployment in memorandum countries
2015/03/03 The small countries of the EU experiencing big difficulties
2018/04/26 The EU needs to support autistic children and their families by all means possible
2018/03/23 The occupying regime is obstructing the education of children in the occupied Karpass Peninsula
2017/08/28 A single secondary education diploma for the EU
2017/06/21 Discrimination against children with special needs
2017/03/27 Need to vaccinate children
2016/10/26 Necessity of EU support for children with disabilities
2016/09/29 The occupying regime in Cyprus is obstructing the education of children in the enclave
2016/08/30 Support for children with special needs
2015/04/10 The necessity to close the social and economic gap between the North and the South in the EU
2018/06/05 Need for immediate support for Cypriot farmers who have been adversely affected
2017/11/08 Strict controls on aid for refugees and the way in which it is allocated
2017/08/28 Farm subsidies for Cypriot refugees
2017/06/21 Untenable transport costs for Cypriot agricultural products
2017/06/01 Turkish embargo harming Cypriot shipping
2017/03/21 Need for support for Cypriot prisoners of war
2017/02/09 Need to manage Cypriot bad loans
2016/11/24 Cypriot bank security holders and depositors
2016/10/26 Need to support Cypriot agricultural products
2016/07/05 Transparency in the EU budget
2016/05/12 Need for greater public information about carcinogenic substances in products
2016/05/11 Is there an EU exit strategy for the UK?
2016/03/30 Farmers and red tape
2015/11/30 Violations of Greek and Cypriot airspace by Turkish fighter-planes
2015/11/24 Organisation of working time for permanent members of the Cypriot army
2015/09/17 Need for full transparency regarding consumer products
2015/04/17 The demographic problem in the EU and how to manage it
2015/03/31 Impact on Cypriot agricultural products of Russian bans
2015/03/27 Support for Cypriot farmers using renewable energy sources
2015/02/10 Compensation for Cypriot farmers owing to the geographical position of Cyprus and the adverse climatic conditions
2015/02/06 Refugee Cypriot farmers
2015/01/08 Cypriot refugees
2018/03/23 Violation of the Green Line Regulation by Turkish-Cypriots and the occupying regime
2017/09/06 Control of funds granted to Turkish Cypriots
2017/06/27 Desecration of Hagia Sophia and the churches in Turkish-occupied Cyprus
2016/11/08 Utterances by the Turkish President threatening to undermine the EU
2016/10/27 Turkish provocation regarding the Church of Hagia Sophia
2016/09/20 Turkish provocation regarding a projected nuclear power station
2016/06/14 Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot pseudo-state prevent religious freedom and violate Greek Cypriots' human rights
2016/06/06 Desecration of Hagia Sophia Church in Istanbul, Turkey
2016/05/11 Turkish defiance towards the EU
2016/02/17 Turkish invasion of Syria and attacks on the Kurds
2015/04/17 Turkish disrespect for the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul
2017/06/09 Digital illiteracy and digital convergence in the EU
2017/02/09 Need to reduce Internet charges and increase speed
2016/12/15 Humanitarian crisis in Aleppo
2016/11/18 Ceaseless human rights violations
2016/11/08 Infringements of human rights of Greeks from Northern Epirus
2016/10/27 Situation in Aleppo and the humanitarian crisis
2016/10/06 Free Interrail passes
2016/04/19 The Internet is a right for all but charges are too high
2015/12/11 Strategic investment plan for Europe and results
2015/12/11 A uniform corporate tax is contrary to the EU's free market economy principles
2015/11/18 Internet access is a human right
2015/10/14 Internet for all in Europe
2015/10/14 Arbitrary excess baggage charges on airlines
2015/09/02 Green tax reform
2015/05/26 Need to invest in the digital economy
2015/05/18 Need to strengthen social Europe
2015/04/17 Pensioners and pension rights
2015/04/17 Reduction in mobile telephone charges within the EU
2015/04/17 Need for eco-tax reforms
2015/03/31 Public health in Europe
2014/12/16 Free internet access
2018/04/26 Turkey provocatively moving ahead with the construction of a nuclear power plant
2017/11/08 Need to provide desalination plant for islands and infertile areas
2017/06/01 Need for true gender equality
2017/02/14 EU-Turkey Customs Union
2016/12/15 Euronews: Distorting Macedonia's history
2016/11/24 Turkey's threats to the EU over migration
2016/11/24 EU-Turkey relations
2016/08/31 Persecution of journalists in Turkey
2016/07/21 The potential impact of the situation in Turkey on the EU
2016/06/22 Long-standing failure by Turkey to comply with agreements with the EU
2016/06/14 Defending protected designations of origin
2016/05/11 Opening of negotiating chapters and obligations to be met by Turkey
2016/02/10 Trafficking in stolen antiquities from Syria through Turkey
2016/01/27 Failure by Turkey to implement the EU-Turkey agreement on refugees
2016/01/15 Continued influx of refugees into Europe and the responsibility of Turkey
2016/01/12 Paternity leave
2015/12/15 Turkey enters Iraqi territory and hinders the return of Kurds to Kobani
2015/12/11 Accession negotiations with Turkey and respecting the principles and rules of the EU
2015/09/17 Risks relating to the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey
2015/09/02 Repatriation of antiquities
2015/04/17 Need to force Turkey to allow the Halki Seminary to operate
2015/04/10 The change of place names in the areas occupied by Turkey is a crime against European culture and the history of an EU Member State
2015/02/06 Persistent, provocative and illegal displays of aggression by Turkey within the EU
2014/12/16 Compliance by Turkey