Quote Finder

EDJNet's Quote Finder facilitates finding different takes on European affairs. It provides an interactive interface to explore and filter tweets by all members of the European Parliament who are on Twitter, and to visualise word frequencies as wordclouds. It is possible to filter contents based on keywords, hashtags, political affiliation and language of the tweet. A different interface allows for interactively exploring textual contents published by EU-institutions such as press-releases. In this case, available visualisations include time series in order to highlight changes in the relative prominence of certain issues within the official EU discourse.

The Quote Finder is based on a purposefully created open source package for the R programming language that effectively deals with data gathering and powers the interactive interface available on EDJNet's website. The source code is available on GitHub , and the procedure for data collection and deployment of web apps is documented on the package's website , making it possible to replicate, expand, or adapt the Quote Finder web apps to other use cases.

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The latest Quote Finder notes:

Big events and small maintainance activites: removing UK MEPs from the QuoteFinder

Tuesday 18 February 2020 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

At a micro level, the exit of British MEPs impacted on one of the tools that we developed to keep track of the European debate. Since we have created it, #brexit has constantly been among the most popular hashtags used by MEPs.


Refugee camps in Greece

Friday 27 December 2019 | Eleni Stamatoukou
| OBC Transeuropa

The status of the Reception and Identification Centers (RICs) in Eastern Aegean is changing. Until recently the 5 RICs were operating as registration centers, as well as de facto open accommodation sites.


The new Greek migration policy

Tuesday 17 December 2019 | Eleni Stamatoukou
| OBC Transeuropa

Last month the newly elected Greek government of ‘New Democracy’ passed a new asylum law that will speed up the asylum process in Greece.