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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
2018/01/08 Unacceptable delays in the payment of pensions
2017/06/27 Eurogroup decision on a new Greek development bank
2016/05/30 Unacceptable interference of the President of the Eurogroup in the functioning of Greek justice
2016/05/30 Unacceptable interference of the President of the Eurogroup in the functioning of Greek justice
2015/11/03 Statements by the President of the Commission Mr Juncker concerning the negotiations and the 3rd MoU proposed by the Greek government
2018/02/09 State of progress of the evaluation of the application for EUSF assistance for the island of Kos
2017/12/08 Italy and Belgium's budget plans
2017/11/15 Secure and decent pensions for Greek pensioners
2017/10/02 Greek budget revenue shortfalls
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/09/04 Moscovici's statements on how decisions are taken with regard to Greek programmes
2017/08/31 Problems in the Greek labour market
2017/06/26 Greek Government commitments to the superfund
2017/06/23 Reforms to the Greek labour market
2017/06/23 Refunds of SMP & ANFA profits
2016/12/01 Greek state-owned enterprises included in the general government
2016/06/30 Complete sell-off of the Greek Independent Power Transmission Operator (ITSO)
2016/04/25 Number of privatisations to be made by the Greek Government under the Third Memorandum and the specific entities to be privatised
2016/02/11 Labour issues in the evaluation of the third Memorandum
2016/01/27 Return of profits on Greek bonds
2015/12/15 Hiving off the Greek Independent Power Transmission Operator (ITSO)
2015/11/10 Collapse of the Greek National Health System (NHS) and the right to cross-border care
2018/05/11 Large increase in migratory flows across the land borders between Greece and Turkey
2018/04/13 Impact of the implementation of the three adjustment programmes in Greece
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2018/01/08 Protection of primary residences from being auctioned off in Greece
2017/10/25 Eurostat data on poverty and social exclusion in Greece
2017/10/10 Unsustainable primary surpluses for Greece
2017/09/26 Tremendous pressure on the Aegean Islands from increased migration flows to Greece
2017/06/30 Potential breach of Directive (EU) 2016/343
2017/06/06 Need for accurate information regarding fuel smuggling in Greece
2017/06/06 Benefit cuts in Greece affecting even the poorest
2017/01/31 Fuel smuggling in Greece
2017/01/03 Scandalous statute of limitations in fraud cases in Greece
2016/12/13 Clarification of Eurogroup decision on Greece's primary surplus
2016/12/13 Clarification of Eurogroup decision on Greece's primary surplus
2016/06/21 Educating child refugees in Greece
2016/06/14 Implementation by Greece of the directive on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation
2016/05/31 Need for specific measures of direct support for the healthcare system in Greece
2016/02/25 Conflict of interest in the process of selling off the 14 airports in Greece
2016/01/04 Decision by the EP's Committee on Petitions regarding the violation of environmental legislation by the Grammatiko landfill
2015/11/03 Deregulation of pharmaceutical profession in Greece
2015/10/08 Unemployment benefits and undeclared work in Greece
2015/09/30 Fraudulent overbilling of mobile phone users for use of four- and five-digit numbers
2018/04/26 The finances and management of UNICEF'S Greek branch under scrutiny
2018/03/26 Economic viability of the Marathon-Grammatiko IIWM (Integrated Installations for Waste Management)
2018/02/13 Short-term waste management prevention programme for Attica
2017/12/07 Prior actions for the conclusion of the third review
2017/11/29 Flood management in Greece
2017/11/06 First review of the River Basin Management Plans
2017/02/10 Financing of waste management projects
2016/09/30 Hierarchy of objectives for waste management in Greece
2016/07/13 The criteria for selecting bank administrations are barely legal
2016/04/25 Bribery in connection with landfill management in Cyprus
2015/10/08 State supervision of bank management in Greece
2018/04/26 Privatisation programme in Greece
2018/03/26 Supervision of Greece following the end of the rescue programme
2018/02/07 Reduction in US funding for UNRWA
2018/01/24 Putting an end to the process of Turkey's EU accession and replacing it with a form of partnership
2017/11/30 Cancellation by the Municipality of Volos of a regeneration project under the LIFE programme
2017/05/16 Post-programme supervision of Greece
2016/11/18 Post-school funding programme for those with disabilities
2016/03/31 Scrutiny of funding of blood plasma fractionation facility in Greece
2016/02/29 Recommendation by the European Commission to Greece regarding bringing the Dublin Regulation back into operation
2015/12/02 EU-Turkey meeting
2015/11/11 Accountability for the cancellation of the political parties New Democracy's and PASOK's loans.
2018/04/30 Concerns regarding a cement manufacturer burning unsuitable RDF
2018/02/20 Persons suffering from autism forfeit disability pensions
2018/02/13 German legislation suspending family reunification for migrants and refugees
2017/11/08 Dispute resolution under CETA
2017/09/18 Report on the social implications of the third memorandum
2017/06/02 Clarifying the VAT regime at Athens International Airport
2017/05/30 Non-compliance with refugee family reunification provisions
2017/02/23 Direct award of a section of Highway E-65
2016/10/21 Refugee Crisis - The humanitarian and political crises of the great Syrian exodus are just beginning
2016/07/22 EU funding for international organisations and NGOs to deal with the refugee crisis in Greece
2016/07/05 Failure to implement properly the Stability and Growth Pact
2016/06/24 Legal basis for CETA
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2016/02/29 Overdue answer from the Commission concerning no VAT exemption for Eleftherios Venizelos airport
2016/01/28 Failure to honour agreements in addressing the refugee crisis and multiple threats against Greece
2016/01/22 Loss of fiscal revenue from the failure to tax online betting
2015/10/08 Impact of third memorandum on basic agricultural pensions
2015/09/29 Impact on the Greek economy of the refugee crisis in the Middle East
2015/09/29 Finding equivalent measures in order to avoid implementing the Memorandum provisions involving a reduction in minimum pensions
2015/09/29 Failure to execute the 3rd Memorandum
2015/09/24 Finding equivalent measures in order to avoid scrapping the Social Solidarity Allowance (EKAS)
2018/04/30 Plans for the establishment of an SRF production plant in the Volos landfill
2018/02/27 Exploration for the extraction of hydrocarbons in the Epirus region
2017/06/23 Is the establishment of a maximum threshold on gross financing needs (GFN) a sufficient prerequisite for debt relief?
2017/06/23 Is the establishment of a maximum threshold on gross financing needs (GFN) a sufficient prerequisite for debt relief?
2018/05/16 VP/HR - Recognition by the US of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
2018/03/06 ECJ ruling requiring that on-call readiness for work at home be considered working time
2017/12/08 New provisions favourable to OPAP
2017/07/13 Taxation of shipping companies
2017/05/17 Supreme Court ruling that provisions of the agreement between Government and institutions are unconstitutional
2017/04/04 The Supreme Court bans privatisation of water companies
2017/01/23 Uncontrolled growth of gambling, due to the disgraceful favourable treatment of OPAP, infringing its takeover agreement
2016/10/11 Greek Supreme Court ruling concerning the control and management of the EYDAP and EYATH water supply and sanitation companies by their 'owners'
2016/05/26 Cartel of construction companies in Greece
2016/03/29 Establishment of Greek companies in Bulgaria in order to avoid taxation
2015/10/08 General reform of the welfare system in lieu of implementation of pension provisions contained in Law 4336/2015
2018/06/06 Assessment by the Hellenic Financial Council
2018/05/11 Refusal by the Greek authorities to close down an illegal and dangerous landfill
2018/04/27 Eurogroup negotiations on the Greek debt
2018/04/20 Transparency in environmental and public health issues
2018/04/20 Resubmission of a question on illegal pension cuts
2018/01/25 Fear campaign launched against the Turkish-Cypriot newspaper Afrika
2018/01/19 Asylum for Turkish national accused of involvement in attempted coup in Turkey
2018/01/17 Illegal cuts to supplementary pensions in Greece
2017/11/24 Schedule of debt restructuring procedures
2017/11/22 Sale of Public Power Corporation (PPC) units
2017/10/25 Implementation of debt alleviation measures
2017/09/19 Arms exports from EU countries
2017/08/28 Compensation for Kos to repair the damage caused by a powerful earthquake
2017/06/27 Assessment of abolishing the step-up interest rate margin
2017/06/23 Greek debt adjustment mechanism
2017/05/16 Primary surpluses in countries with debt in excess of 60% of GDP
2017/04/12 Illegal clause in the sales contract for 14 Greek airports
2017/04/12 Investigations on public works cartel in Greece
2017/02/06 Macular degeneration - Illegal practices of pharmaceutical companies
2017/02/02 Investigations into multinational Novartis's illegal practices
2017/01/27 What are the main reasons for the sale of National Insurance?
2017/01/26 Unlawful dismissal of a Philip Morris employee
2017/01/17 Imposing fines on ratings agencies
2016/11/16 Illegal and inadmissible practices by banks in Greece at the expense of consumers
2016/10/31 Public debt sustainability assessment process
2016/09/20 Compensation for Greek farmers
2016/08/08 Withholding from private operators concessions for motorways financed entirely by public funds
2016/05/23 Proposed revision of the Dublin regulation at the expense of host countries
2016/03/29 Need for more rapid pension payments
2016/02/17 Negotiations for sale of non-performing loans to distressed debt funds
2016/01/27 Huge financial burden for Greek farmers
2016/01/25 Extortionate charges for debit and credit cards and interbank payments at the expense of Greek consumers
2015/12/15 Revision of the MOREA motorway contract
2015/10/19 Innovative proposals for the 'reduction' of Greek public debt
2015/09/29 Risk that hundreds of thousands of refugees will again be stuck in the countries of first entry as a result of the implementation of the Dublin System
2018/05/14 Granting of an additional two-year duty-free quota for olive oil to Tunisia
2018/04/27 Business Park in Mantoudi, Euboea
2017/08/31 Olive oil from Kalamata
2017/06/23 Allocation of additional funds from the European Structural Funds (GRNET)
2016/04/18 Obligatory transfer of assets from self-administered funds to compulsory pension schemes
2016/04/11 European response to massive shortage of medicines
2016/03/31 Combating the smuggling of oil and tobacco products
2015/11/03 Risk of losing funds from the 2007-2013 NSRF and ways to finance non-transferrable projects