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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!

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Panhellenic Socialist Movement - Olive Tree
Magic Circle
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri
Human Rights Substitute droi
Security and Defence Substitute sede
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/11/29 Disastrous damage in Mandra
2017/07/21 Funding from the European Solidarity Fund to repair damage in Kos
2017/02/01 Armenia cut off from Turkey and Customs Union
2016/10/31 Damage to agriculture in the Prefecture of Arcadia
2016/06/30 Offshore wind energy
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2016/03/31 Parental care issues in the European Union
2016/03/30 Tackling energy poverty
2016/02/29 Prospects for the development of renewable energy sources
2016/01/29 Towards a European Energy Union
2015/10/22 Relations between Turkey and the European Union
2015/04/16 VP/HR - Equal treatment of Nazism and communism by Ukrainian parliament
2017/11/16 Measures to resolve the Pelagia Noctiluca jellyfish problem
2017/11/10 Financial support to tackle the refugee crisis
2017/09/01 Zakynthos destroyed by fires
2017/07/13 Addressing the demographic problem
2017/01/16 The refugee problem and relocation
2016/09/30 Lost profits and reporting on the Commission's investigation of Apple
2016/05/26 European funding for measures to tackle the refugee problem
2016/04/27 VP/HR — Escalation of ethnic violence in Burundi
2016/02/25 Unilateral actions in managing the refugee crisis
2016/02/03 10 000 missing refugee children
2015/12/11 Fiscal neutrality and the cost of managing the migration crisis
2017/12/07 Market for medicinal products in Greece
2017/11/10 Scandal of tax evasion by German car manufacturers in Greece
2017/05/30 Informal agreement between Greece and Germany on refugees
2017/04/20 Financial instruments for small and medium-sized enterprises in Greece
2017/02/28 Pharmaceutical expenditure in Greece
2017/02/21 Apprenticeships for young people in Greece
2017/01/13 Efforts to silence the press in Greece
2016/10/31 European Social Fund and Greece
2016/08/31 Link between Crete and mainland Greece
2015/10/30 Timetable for activation of EaSI guarantee programme in Greece
2015/10/27 Alternatives to VAT on private education in Greece
2015/03/03 Transfer of reserves of the Payment and Control Agency for Guidance and Guarantee Community Aid (OPEKEPE).
2018/03/27 Purchase of armoured vehicles by Turkey with financing from the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance
2018/02/14 VP/HR - Acts of provocation by Turkey
2017/03/28 Application of the EU-Turkey Agreement
2017/01/18 Turkey's refusal to recognise the genocide against its Christian populations between 1913 and 1923
2016/10/31 Human rights violations in Turkey
2016/08/31 Implementation of decisions on the transfer of refugees
2016/08/04 Implementation of EU-Turkey agreement following the failed coup attempt
2016/07/19 Reintroduction of the death penalty in Turkey
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/04/29 Disrespect shown to Christian churches in Istanbul
2016/02/09 Publication of the Progress Report on Turkey
2016/01/27 Implementation of EU-Turkey agreement
2018/01/24 Provocative statements by the Turkish President during his visit to Greece
2018/01/24 VP/HR - Turkish attack on Syrian Kurds in Afrin
2017/11/10 The Paradise Papers
2017/11/10 Vaccinations
2016/11/17 Detention of Albanian Foreign Ministry officials carrying propaganda material
2016/11/04 VP/HR - Arrest of HDP joint leaders and members
2016/10/31 Statements by the Austrian Foreign Minister
2016/10/04 Provocative statements by President Erdoğan and Turkish Foreign Ministry
2016/08/12 Revocation of permission by the Turkish Government concerning the historic Monastery of the Virgin Mary 'Soumela' [Moni Panagias Soumela]
2015/11/09 Statements by President Juncker on Greek-Turkish joint patrols
2015/08/27 Demolition of Saint Athanasios Orthodox Church in the Albanian village of Drymades, situated in the municipality of Himarë
2014/07/11 Destruction of Syrian chemical arsenal
2018/03/08 Measures to introduce transparency in the pricing of medicines
2018/01/24 Reduced rate of VAT on the Greek islands of the Eastern Aegean
2017/11/10 Family reunification
2017/09/27 Report of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) of the Council of Europe on the state of hotspots in the Aegean islands and the state of unaccompanied minors
2017/06/08 Vaccination promotion
2016/09/30 Measures to tackle the situation on the islands of the eastern Aegean
2016/04/13 Reducing the recognition rate for resettlement from 75% to 65%
2015/12/21 VP/HR - Communist Party of Ukraine banned
2015/04/08 Flexible interpretation of Stability and Growth Pact rules
2015/03/10 Promotion of the 2020 Digital Agenda
2015/03/03 NOTAM filed by Turkey infringing international law and Greek sovereign rights
2015/03/03 VP/HR - NOTAM issued by Turkey in violation of international law and Greek sovereignty
2018/06/12 Review of Eurostat opinion
2017/09/18 Environmental disaster in Salamina
2017/09/01 EU funding and emissions scandal
2017/01/10 Possible funding for the wine sector
2016/09/26 Management of non-performing loans
2016/08/31 Recruitment of José Manuel Barroso as non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs investment bank
2016/07/06 Protection of world cultural heritage sites in Turkey
2016/06/30 Protection of consumers in Europe that have been affected by the Volkswagen emissions scandal
2016/04/27 Circular economy
2016/02/29 Resumption of transfers
2015/09/25 Possible breaches of environmental legislation by automobile manufacturers
2017/04/18 Referendum on constitutional reforms in Turkey
2017/04/18 Referendum on constitutional reforms in Turkey
2018/05/23 The new Common Agricultural Policy
2017/04/10 Cost of agricultural supplies
2017/02/27 CETA and dairy products
2016/03/31 TTIP negotiations and agricultural production
2016/03/15 Labelling agricultural products
2014/09/16 Impact on Greek agricultural products of the ban imposed by Russia on trade in agricultural products and foodstuffs from the EU
2017/11/10 Relocation and return programme under the Dublin III Regulation
2017/09/18 Continuation of relocation programme
2017/06/08 Erasmus for lawyers
2017/04/20 Participation in the Erasmus programme
2017/02/09 Discontinuation of the visa pilot programme
2016/09/06 Implementation of Dublin III Regulation and return of asylum-seekers
2016/04/29 Change of asylum law in Austria
2015/02/13 Flooding in Evros