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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Platforma Obywatelska
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Member tax3
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/10/04 The CETC ROUTE65 Central European Corridor in the TEN-T network of pan-European transport corridors
2016/07/06 The CETC ROUTE65 Central European Corridor in the TEN-T network of pan-European transport corridors
2015/12/09 The Danube-Oder Canal, the Oder Waterway and the TEN-T network
2015/10/19 Increasing national ownership of the European Semester
2018/03/12 VP/HR - Implementation of sanctions against Russia
2017/09/11 VP/HR - The European Union's role in restraining Russia's aggression towards Ukraine
2016/08/31 EU sanctions against Russia and the implementation of the Minsk Agreements
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2017/12/06 The Council list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions
2016/04/28 Construction of a tunnel linking the islands Wolin and Usedom in Świnoujście
2016/02/17 Railway access to Szczecin and Świnoujście harbours
2015/11/25 Possible EU funding for the construction of multimodal logistics centres in the 2014-2020 period
2018/02/09 Ukraine's ban on pork imports from certain Polish voivodships
2017/03/15 Construction of offshore wind farms
2016/05/27 Support for offshore mining
2015/10/21 Humanitarian crisis in Ukraine
2017/10/30 Crimean Tatars
2017/07/13 Combating Russian propaganda
2017/01/26 Regional aid for investors
2016/09/08 Exchange of information concerning enforcement of surcharges for non-payment in a paid parking zone
2016/02/17 The Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme - seashore protection
2016/02/17 Transferring the powers of the managing authority for the Lubuskie Province Regional Operational Programme from local to central level
2018/04/17 Nord Stream 2 and the problems of fisheries
2016/03/08 Maritime fisheries
2015/06/11 VAT regime for SMEs
2015/06/11 Corrective mechanism - getting EMU member states to meet their obligations
2014/12/04 Cancellation of the South Stream project
2017/11/30 Waste recycling in Poland
2017/10/06 Expressway S6
2017/01/30 Apple's failure to comply with EU norms
2016/04/07 The impact of TTIP on purchasing power and the diversification of gas imports into the EU and Poland
2015/03/04 Mobility Package and the TTIP
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/07/14 Support from the Connecting Europe Facility
2016/06/08 European Fund for Strategic Investments - investment in central and eastern Europe
2016/04/21 Expert assistance for firms applying for support under the SME Instrument
2016/02/02 Small Projects Fund (SPF) within INTERREG VA
2015/12/16 Venture capital fund of funds
2015/12/15 Spending of EU funds from the 2007-2013 period
2018/02/28 Recent communication on the multiannual financial framework
2017/11/07 French law levying a fee of EUR 40 per posted worker
2018/01/17 The Maltese scheme involving the sale of passports to third-country citizens
2017/09/12 Restrictions on the fishing of eastern Baltic cod stock
2016/11/17 The Commission's lack of decisiveness over the risk of competition law being violated
2016/01/19 Polish Government plans to change the territorial boundaries of the administrative regions and their compatibility with the regional operational programmes that have already been negotiated
2015/04/29 Investor guarantees and a change to legislation in force