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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: 2017-01-31

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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Popular Unity
Magic Circle
Culture and Education Member cult
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/11/18 Post-school funding programme for those with disabilities
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
2016/03/31 Scrutiny of funding of blood plasma fractionation facility in Greece
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
2015/11/11 Accountability for the cancellation of the political parties New Democracy's and PASOK's loans.
2015/09/29 Impact on the Greek economy of the refugee crisis in the Middle East
2015/09/29 Failure to execute the 3rd Memorandum
2016/12/13 Clarification of Eurogroup decision on Greece's primary surplus
2016/12/13 Clarification of Eurogroup decision on Greece's primary surplus
2016/11/16 Illegal and inadmissible practices by banks in Greece at the expense of consumers
2016/06/21 Educating child refugees in Greece
2016/05/23 Proposed revision of the Dublin regulation at the expense of host countries
2016/04/11 European response to massive shortage of medicines
2016/03/31 Combating the smuggling of oil and tobacco products
2016/02/29 Recommendation by the European Commission to Greece regarding bringing the Dublin Regulation back into operation
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
2015/10/08 General reform of the welfare system in lieu of implementation of pension provisions contained in Law 4336/2015
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
2015/09/28 Volkswagen's emissions fraud and the protection of EU citizens
2017/01/03 Scandalous statute of limitations in fraud cases in Greece
2016/12/01 Greek state-owned enterprises included in the general government
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'
2016/09/30 Hierarchy of objectives for waste management in Greece
2016/07/13 The criteria for selecting bank administrations are barely legal
2016/06/24 Legal basis for CETA
2016/05/26 Cartel of construction companies in Greece
2016/04/25 Bribery in connection with landfill management in Cyprus
2016/04/18 Obligatory transfer of assets from self-administered funds to compulsory pension schemes
2016/03/29 Need for more rapid pension payments
2015/10/19 Access to finance for the SMEs
2015/10/08 Unemployment benefits and undeclared work in Greece
2015/10/08 State supervision of bank management in Greece
2016/09/20 Compensation for Greek farmers
2016/04/25 Number of privatisations to be made by the Greek Government under the Third Memorandum and the specific entities to be privatised
2016/01/27 Huge financial burden for Greek farmers
2016/01/27 Return of profits on Greek bonds
2015/11/10 Collapse of the Greek National Health System (NHS) and the right to cross-border care
2015/11/03 Statements by the President of the Commission Mr Juncker concerning the negotiations and the 3rd MoU proposed by the Greek government
2016/12/05 Violation of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in Greece, concerning labour relations
2016/06/14 Implementation by Greece of the directive on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2016/02/11 Labour issues in the evaluation of the third Memorandum
2016/01/04 Decision by the EP's Committee on Petitions regarding the violation of environmental legislation by the Grammatiko landfill
2015/09/30 Fraudulent overbilling of mobile phone users for use of four- and five-digit numbers
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
2016/10/31 Public debt sustainability assessment process
2016/08/08 Withholding from private operators concessions for motorways financed entirely by public funds
2016/02/29 Overdue answer from the Commission concerning no VAT exemption for Eleftherios Venizelos airport
2016/02/25 Conflict of interest in the process of selling off the 14 airports in Greece
2016/02/17 Negotiations for sale of non-performing loans to distressed debt funds
2015/12/02 EU-Turkey meeting
2015/11/03 Risk of losing funds from the 2007-2013 NSRF and ways to finance non-transferrable projects
2015/11/03 Deregulation of pharmaceutical profession in Greece
2015/10/19 Innovative proposals for the 'reduction' of Greek public debt
2016/05/31 Need for specific measures of direct support for the healthcare system in Greece
2016/03/29 Establishment of Greek companies in Bulgaria in order to avoid taxation
2015/10/08 Impact of third memorandum on basic agricultural pensions
2015/09/29 Finding equivalent measures in order to avoid implementing the Memorandum provisions involving a reduction in minimum pensions
2015/09/24 Finding equivalent measures in order to avoid scrapping the Social Solidarity Allowance (EKAS)
2016/06/30 Complete sell-off of the Greek Independent Power Transmission Operator (ITSO)
2015/12/15 Hiving off the Greek Independent Power Transmission Operator (ITSO)