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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!

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/06/21 Outbreaks of sheep and goat pox and the risk of the disease spreading
2017/06/08 Certification of University and Research Institutes
2017/03/14 Selection of Hellenic Competition Commission members
2016/02/23 Appointment of non-independent members and EBRD representatives to the boards of Greek banks
2016/02/08 Change in the terms of appointment of members of the Competition Commission in Greece
2015/09/02 23% VAT on private education
2015/05/18 Equivalence of credits and teaching units in higher education institutes
2015/04/10 Enforcement of a 26 % advance tax on invoice value for Greek enterprises which import from 'non-cooperating' countries in terms of taxes or which import at low tax rates
2015/03/20 Harmonisation of maternity benefits for self-employed and employed workers
2015/02/26 Exemptions in the application of Value Added Tax (VAT) rates in the Member States
2017/06/27 Progress of Public Power Corporation privatisation
2017/06/20 Earthquake on Chios and Lesbos
2017/04/12 Progress with privatisation of Trainose
2017/01/25 Extension of power supply interruptibility scheme
2017/01/13 Privatisation of DESFA
2016/11/30 Privatisation of Greek gas grid operator DESFA fails
2016/11/29 Privatisation of the Larco state-owned ferronickel production company
2016/10/31 Supporting Greek islands
2016/10/31 Investments in subsidiary gas pipelines
2016/10/27 Progress in implementing the NSRF 2014-2020
2016/06/08 PDO protection regime for Greek feta and the designation 'feta'
2016/05/26 Legalisation by the Greek government of appointments of Greek public sector employees holding fake diplomas
2016/02/18 Compensation for businesses owing to roadblocks at the Greek/Bulgarian borders
2016/06/08 Threats to the smooth operation of scheduled air services on unprofitable lines
2015/12/17 Continuation of programmes for scheduled air services on unprofitable lines in remote and isolated areas in Greece
2015/03/11 Passport control in the Schengen Area
2017/03/31 Social solidarity income
2016/12/01 Accumulated waste and natural disasters affecting Zakynthos
2016/09/30 Natural disasters
2016/07/01 Repairing damage caused by natural disasters in the region of Arcadia
2016/04/14 European Globalisation Adjustment Fund assistance for redundant Electroniki Athinon workers
2015/03/11 Request for Solidarity Fund assistance in response to natural disasters in Greece
2015/02/03 Fast-track procedure to activate funds to deal with natural disasters in Greece and prevent future risks
2017/06/13 Refoulement of Turkish citizens
2017/03/31 European fund for strategic investments and crowd-funding
2016/12/22 Cultivation of oilseed rape in Greece
2016/11/28 Allocation of Structural Funds in the Region of Central Greece
2016/10/31 Establishment of a National Promotional Bank in Greece
2016/09/20 Provenance of funding for the acquisition by successful bidders of auctioned television licences in Greece
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
2016/07/06 Broadcasting landscape in Greece
2016/06/22 Freeze on payments from the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund to Greece
2016/05/10 EFSI funding for projects in the Epirus region
2016/04/12 Incidents involving refugees at the border between Greece and FYROM
2015/12/10 Timely completion of co-funded projects in Greece
2015/11/23 Construction of a fence by FYROM along border with Greece
2015/10/28 Licensing of TV programme providers in Greece
2015/05/18 Taxation of Community agricultural subsidies in Greece
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Turkish provocation of Greece
2015/03/31 Liberalisation of the energy market in Greece
2015/03/25 Using regional authorities to restore social cohesion in Greece
2017/09/20 Compensation for those affected by the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf
2017/03/31 Tender procedure for supplying food to primary school pupils
2016/12/01 Commission proposals for improving all-day school activities
2016/05/02 Health problems in refugee shelters
2016/02/03 Non-inclusion of national spending on the refugee question in the criteria of the Stability Pact and EIB lending
2015/12/02 Reduction in banking fees
2015/11/24 Flexible implementation of Stability Pact response to refugee crisis
2014/08/19 Support measures for producers of perishable fruits and vegetables in the EU affected by the countermeasures imposed by Russia for one year on western food products
2017/03/31 Strategic Communication Task Force for the Eastern Neighbourhood and False News
2015/08/26 Inappropriate references to 'Macedonia' and 'Northern Cyprus' by the European Commission on its DG GROW 'Watify' platform
2015/06/09 Breach of the 1995 Interim Agreement by the Deputy Speaker the FYROM ParliamentUnder Article 7(2) of the Interim Agreement between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia that entered into force in 1995, FYROM is not allowed to make any use of the Vergina Sun symbol that appeared on its flag prior to the entry into force of the above agreement.
2015/06/09 VP/HR - Breach of the 1995 Interim Agreement by the Deputy Speaker of the FYROM Parliament
2017/03/31 Thessaloniki Port's first pier and the concession agreement
2017/03/31 Excise duty on grape marc and tsikoudia
2017/03/31 Connecting the port of Thessaloniki to the Patras-Athens-Thessaloniki-Evzoni (PATHE) highway
2016/12/22 Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities to Public Service Broadcasting Content
2016/09/30 Thessaloniki Public Transport Organisation (OAST)
2016/03/29 Publication of concession contracts in the regional media
2017/09/27 Aid for Samothraki following natural disaster
2017/04/04 Delays in the evaluation of State aid actions
2017/03/31 Hellinikon Metropolitan Park investment project
2017/03/31 Circular Economy Finance Support Platform
2016/12/22 Amendment of the JEFCA specification
2016/07/08 Phasing out of mortgage offices
2016/06/07 Irredentist claims against a Member State by the coalition government of Albania
2016/06/06 Greek government amendment to calls for participation in State aid programmes
2016/01/05 State aid to support regional employment
2015/10/13 Access to finance for SMEs
2015/05/21 Non-compliance by Skopje with the democratic principles and values of the EU
2014/12/18 Role of Turkey in cancellation of South Stream project
2017/08/30 Financing the modernisation of lignite plants
2017/06/12 Amyntaio mine disaster
2017/05/25 Delays in clinical investigations into medicines
2017/03/31 Shortages of medicines and Greek National Health Service Organisation debts
2017/03/31 Procedure for financing innovative medicines
2016/10/31 Financing the inspection cost of pesticide application equipment
2016/09/08 Updating of the Dublin Convention
2014/11/06 Refinancing of existing loans through the Structural Funds
2014/11/06 Increasing transparency in the management of Community funds