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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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Izquierda Xunida
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Regional Development Member regi
Petitions Substitute peti

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/03/08 Royal Decree 4/2017 on dockworkers
2017/03/06 VP/HR - Situation in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 VP/HR - European companies investing in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 International status of Western Sahara under international and EU law
2017/02/03 EU fishing in Western Sahara waters under the EU-Morocco Fishing Agreement
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and the decision of the European Court of Justice on EU-Morocco relations
2016/06/30 VP/HR - Financing projects for women under occupation in Palestine, Western Sahara and Cyprus
2016/06/30 Humanitarian organisations and DG ECHO programmes dealing with refugees in Calais and the situation in the area following the Brexit vote
2016/05/17 VP/HR - Status of Morocco in Western Sahara under international humanitarian law
2016/03/01 Humanitarian organisations and DG ECHO programmes dealing with refugees in Calais
2015/12/17 VP/HR - Repercussions of the ECJ judgment on Western Sahara
2015/11/30 Labelling of products from the territory of Western Sahara occupied by Morocco
2015/10/22 Following up the Council's conclusions on Israel's water and sanitation policy towards the occupied Palestinian population
2015/06/25 Enforced conversion of deposits
2015/06/25 Follow-up to E-003229/2015
2015/06/04 Antequera high-speed rail test centre: situation with regard to the project and the investigation launched on the basis of Petition No 1536/2012
2015/02/27 Co-financing of projects
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2014/11/06 VP/HR - Future settlements in East Jerusalem, Israel's expansionist policy in the occupied territories and infringement of international agreements
2014/10/23 Situation of the workers of the company Grupo Unisolar in Béjar, Salamanca and problems with receiving compensation
2018/05/15 Sentences handed down in the 'Wolf Pack' case
2018/05/02 The Commission incentivising the transfer of public resources to speculators
2017/12/13 VP/HR - Saudi Arabia's indiscriminate bombing in Yemen and the High Representative's response
2017/08/03 VP/HR - Sentences passed on Sahrawi human rights activists: Morocco's continuing human rights violations and failure to comply with international law
2017/06/14 Port labour dispute and international law
2017/05/02 Election of Saudi Arabia to the UN Commission on the Status of Women
2017/02/07 LAW-TRAIN, Horizon 2020 and Israeli human rights abuses
2016/11/22 Resolution on corporate liability for serious human rights abuses in third countries - follow-up
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2016/05/31 Commission's reasons for not declaring 2016 European Year for combating violence against women and girls
2016/03/01 Request from the Parliament and the Council to establish a new 2016-2020 Gender Equality Strategy
2016/01/29 Human rights and international trade in raw materials extracted by questionable means
2015/12/10 Train crash in Santiago de Compostela (July 2013)
2015/11/30 Appeal to the Commission to declare 2016 European Year for combating violence against women and girls
2015/11/30 Council position on the 2016-2020 gender equality strategy and implications for the principle of equality between women and men
2015/10/28 VP/HR - Statements of racial hatred by Naftali Bennett, leader of Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home)
2015/06/25 VP/HR - Statements by the United Nations special rapporteur and maintaining trade agreements with Israel
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Summer 2014 Israeli attack on Gaza: reports containing allegations of indiscriminate attacks and systematic violations of international law
2015/04/30 Infringement by the Spanish Government of the Istanbul Convention through lack of transparency and consultation regarding election of the GREVIO members
2015/03/31 Shipwreck of migrants off the coast of Sicily as a consequence of the extremely grave situations in the Near East
2015/03/11 Statements made by the Bishop of Alcalá de Henares criticising women and the feminist movement
2015/02/24 People's Party proposal to reform laws on reproductive rights of women in Spain
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/01/22 VP/HR - Israeli ban on the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence
2015/01/16 VP/HR - Torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in Saudi Arabia
2015/01/15 Impact of the Commission's policies on women's occupancy of high-profile positions in business and public life
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/12/12 VP/HR - Change in the name of the State of Israel and consequences for the rights of non-Jewish residents
2014/11/27 Combating gender-based violence in the EU
2014/11/27 Making progress in combating chauvinist violence
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2014/07/25 Cross-border care for Spanish women seeking abortions in EU Member States
2018/06/04 VP/HR - Commission action regarding the Freedom Flotilla Coalition's attempt to end the Gaza blockade
2017/03/22 VP/HR - Israeli authorities restrict fishing in the Gaza Strip
2016/01/29 Energy poverty in the Gaza Strip
2015/12/16 European citizen illegally prevented from leaving the Gaza Strip
2015/05/19 Refusal of extradition requests
2015/05/06 Indiscriminate bombardment of UNRWA installations during the Israeli 'Protective Edge' operation against the people of Gaza, according to a UN report
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/03/03 Active inclusion policies
2015/01/29 VP/HR - Suspension of aid to Gaza owing to lack of UNRWA funds
2014/11/27 Energy poverty in Spain and the tariff deficit that electricity companies with big profits are calling for the government to shoulder
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Refusal of entry to a Parliament delegation on a fact-finding mission to the Gaza Strip
2014/09/09 VP/HR - Expulsion order served on Khalida Jarrar, Member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (parliament)
2017/04/06 VP/HR - Links between the construction of illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank and French banks and insurers
2017/02/08 Israeli law legalising illegal settlements in the West Bank
2016/06/30 VP/HR - Water supply to the West Bank cut off by Israel
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Israeli demolition of homes in the West Bank
2015/10/22 VP/HR - Death of a Palestinian woman at a security checkpoint in Hebron and increasing coercion of Palestinians living in the West Bank
2015/09/10 VP/HR - Israeli demolition orders against Palestinian homes in the West Bank
2015/07/23 VP/HR - Demolition of Palestinian homes in Susiya by the Israeli authorities
2015/03/31 VP/HR - Water supplies on the West Bank cut off by the Israeli authorities in breach of the human right of access to drinking water and a sewage network
2014/11/27 The European Union's position with regard to the West Bank barrier ten years after the commencement of its construction
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Eviction of the Bedouin community in the West Bank to make way for new colonist settlements
2018/02/05 Air quality in the Central Area of Asturias and the possible consequences of EU directives being breached
2017/11/07 Outcome of the conformity clearance procedure for EAFRD funds granted to Asturias
2016/06/30 Timescales for publishing the results of investigations into the possible fraudulent use of EAFRD funds in Asturias
2016/04/26 Commission action to assess possible fraudulent use of EAFRD funds in Asturias
2016/04/26 Irregularities in the management of ERDF funds in Spain
2015/10/07 Possible fraudulent use of EAFRD funds in Asturias
2015/07/23 Refusal to grant CEF funding to projects in the Principality of Asturias
2015/03/31 Spain's failure to submit an action plan for the second round of noise mapping, with particular reference to Asturias
2015/03/31 VP/HR - Illegal blocking by Israel of funds for the Palestine National Authority to make payments
2015/02/04 Privatisation of AENA
2014/11/27 Changes in allocation of ERDF funds for the construction of a Parador hotel in the historic centre of Baena, Cordoba
2014/11/27 Rail works in the city of Murcia and allocation of ERDF funds
2014/10/14 Noise pollution on sections of the 'Y' motorway in Asturias
2018/04/25 Delays in the dismantling of the Lada-Velilla power line and possible repercussions for Spain
2018/03/06 The Bank of Spain's delay in implementing legislation to establish an equality plan in its workforce
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2018/02/05 The digital divide in rural areas of Spain and remoteness with regard to the objectives set out with regard to broadband in the EU for 2025
2018/01/24 Organisational changes with serious implications for employees of AN SCOOP in Ávila (Spain)
2017/12/06 VP/HR - US announcement recognising Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and its diplomatic consequences
2017/06/21 Assessment of the cost and management of the public bailout of the financial sector in Spain
2017/05/02 Local population in Avilés exposed to pollutants through toxic gas leak
2017/04/06 Timetable and fulfilment of objectives set for the Mediterranean rail corridor in Spain
2016/11/10 Monitoring and assessment of ILO rules in relation to coal imports from outside the EU
2016/07/05 Current situation regarding lindane pollution in Spain
2016/05/31 Spain's imminent closure of 26 uncompetitive mines
2016/04/29 Scrapping and quotas - MarViva
2016/01/29 Danish refugee legislation
2015/11/20 Possible increase in the levels of nitrogen dioxide in diesel vehicles
2015/10/07 Commission position with regard to discrimination against victims of thalidomide in Spain
2015/07/07 Aid for coal in Spain
2015/06/04 VP/HR - Clampdown on freedom of expression in the State of Israel
2015/06/04 Decline in freedom of expression in Spain
2015/06/02 Pollution of the Gállego River with lindane
2015/05/06 Repression and institutional racism in Israel against ethnic communities, in particular against people of Ethiopian origin
2015/04/30 Exceptional authorisations granted by Spain for fumigation methods prohibited in the EU
2015/03/27 Failure by Spain to comply with the Water Framework Directive
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/02/11 Budget cuts in Spain, increase in funding for the Catholic Church and interference in the non-confessional nature of the state
2015/01/29 Report by the Spanish Ombudsman criticising shortcomings in hospital accident and emergency services in Spain as a result of the cuts
2015/01/22 Collapse of emergency service at Salamanca University Hospital Complex and severe staff cuts affecting the quality of health care being provided
2015/01/15 VP/HR - opinion of the Commission Vice-President/High Representative on Palestine's ratification of the Rome Statute and on the actions of Israel
2014/10/09 Disability benefits for cancer sufferers in Spain
2014/10/09 VP/HR - Unlawful detention in internment centres and mass expulsions of asylum-seekers in the State of Israel
2014/09/30 Democratic rollback in Spain resulting from electoral and administrative reforms affecting the powers of local authorities
2014/09/25 Pollution in the Gállego river (Aragon)
2017/04/19 Macro-exploitation by the milk industry in Soria
2015/06/25 Deregulation of the financial industry via the TiSA
2015/06/25 Deregulation and liberalisation under the TiSA
2015/06/25 Legitimacy of TiSA negotiations
2015/06/25 Deregulation of services in the TiSA
2015/03/27 Inclusion of water and energy management in TTIP negotiations
2015/02/24 Secret negotiations on the TISA
2015/01/22 Reform of the law on social services in Asturias affecting the quality of social services provided to the 'third sector' and the population in general
2017/09/11 Reasoned opinion and consequences of a possible infringement for not reviewing the waste management plan in the Canary Islands
2017/02/02 Dumping of residential and industrial waste water at Valle de Güímar (Canary Islands)
2017/02/02 Waste water treatment plant in Valle de Güímar (Canary Islands)
2017/02/02 Investigation into the 'Green Islands' Tourism Law and Soil Law (Canary Islands)
2017/02/02 Persistence of illegal rubbish dumps in Tenerife (Canary Islands)
2017/02/02 Sand loss from El Médano's beaches and connection to the construction of the Port of Granadilla, Tenerife (Canary Islands)
2017/02/02 Impact of fencing around the building plot for a hotel at Playa de la Tejita beach, Tenerife (Canary Islands)
2017/01/19 Construction of a biomass plant in the Navia area
2016/10/13 Tyre dump in Puerto del Rosario and violation of EU environment regulations
2016/09/19 Gijón Este waste-water treatment plant - administrative follow-up
2016/05/19 Blaze at an illegal tyre dump in Seseña and failure by the authorities to remove the waste in a timely manner
2016/01/29 Projected seaside hotel complex in Granadilla (Tenerife) and destruction of the natural landscape
2015/09/10 Authorisation from the Spanish Nuclear Safety Council for operation of a uranium mine in Retortillo and Villavieja de Yeltes (Salamanca)
2015/03/27 Measures to develop transparency in the field of public access to water and sanitation, especially as regards urban waste water
2014/12/04 Redundancy plan for the Alcoa factory in Avilés and the impact of the electricity auctioning model on industrial policy
2014/11/27 Results of monitoring by the Commission of extraction and processing of uranium in Retortillo, Villavieja de Yeltes, Alameda de Gardón and Gambuta
2014/11/27 Harassment of an employee by the Canary Islands Department of Education for availing herself of the right to take maternity leave
2014/10/23 Serious irregularities on the part of the Spanish Government in the treatment of patients infected by the Ebola virus, associated with health service cuts
2014/10/09 Treatment of endometriosis
2018/05/17 VP/HR - Palestinians killed by the Israeli army at the border with the Gaza Strip
2017/11/07 VP/HR - Occupation of Palestinian media premises, arrests and seizure of material by Israel
2017/11/07 VP/HR - Customs Controls on Israeli products from settlements in occupied Palestinian areas
2017/09/27 Detention of top officials of the Regional Government of Catalonia
2017/03/29 VP/HR - Breach of the Geneva Conventions by Israeli sports clubs in the occupied Palestinian territories
2016/12/15 VP/HR - Lack of response to the question on Israeli sports club activities in Palestinian Occupied Territories
2016/10/13 VP/HR - Attack on the Zaytouna boat by Israeli forces in international waters
2016/09/30 VP/HR - Death of Yasser Diab Hamduna and his torture by the Israeli security forces
2016/09/08 VP/HR - Israeli sports club activities in Palestinian Occupied Territories
2016/04/01 VP/HR - Public statements by members of the Israeli Government in breach of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
2016/01/13 VP/HR - Letter from the Israeli Prime Minister to the President of the European Parliament on the labelling of products from the occupied territories
2015/10/28 VP/HR - New Israeli army airstrikes in Gaza after the ceasefire of 2014
2015/10/22 VP/HR - Dozens of Palestinians killed or injured in attacks by Israeli settlers or the Israeli army
2015/09/10 VP/HR - Use of force by the Israeli Army to arrest a minor in Nabi Saleh
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/05/29 Participation of Israeli firms in the Horizon 2020 programme
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Detention of Palestinian activist and parliamentarian Khalida Jarrar
2015/03/12 VP/HR - Statements by the Israeli Prime Minister on the two-State solution that contradict what was established in the 1967 agreements
2015/03/12 VP/HR - Comments made by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman against Palestinians with Israeli citizenship
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Israeli occupation courts
2015/02/24 VP/HR - Conviction without evidence of Palestinian minors under the Israeli adult Penal Code
2015/02/11 VP/HR - Reports of torture, detention and trials of Palestinian minors by the Israeli Government
2015/01/29 VP/HR - Death of a Spanish soldier in an Israeli attack against Lebanon
2015/01/22 VP/HR - Illegal entry by Jewish settlers and members of the Israeli Government into the Al Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem
2015/01/22 VP/HR - Censorship by an Israeli newspaper, concealing the presence of women in graphic documents related to the 'Charlie Hebdo' rally
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Use of ʽSkunkʼ by Israeli security forces against civilian buildings and demonstrators
2014/12/12 VP/HR - Deportation of Palestinians living in Jerusalem
2014/09/19 VP/HR - Arbitrary detention by the Israeli Government of Members of the Palestinian Parliament
2018/03/06 VP/HR - Israeli arrests of Palestinians in Nabi Saleh and monitoring of the guarantees of minors' rights in Israel by the European Union
2018/02/07 Reduction in US funding for UNRWA
2018/01/10 Care for workers suffering from mercury poisoning
2017/12/13 Use of European funds for the Erasmus+ programme in Southern Mediterranean countries
2017/09/28 VP/HR - Attacks in international waters by the Libyan Coast Guard on European NGOs rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean
2017/04/19 Guatemalan potato moth
2016/11/11 Depopulation in Lorca's Tierras Altas
2016/09/30 VP/HR - European External Action Service actions concerning water supply and sanitation in the occupied Palestinian territories
2016/06/28 Legislative and policy progress since the Commission communication on the European citizen's initiative on the right to water
2016/05/31 VP/HR - Israeli demolition of buildings constructed with European Union funding
2016/03/31 European Ombudsman's Inquiry concerning Commission expert groups
2016/03/31 VP/HR - murders of refugees by the Turkish police
2016/03/08 VP/HR - EU appeal against the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on the EU-Morocco trade agreement
2016/02/04 Emergency funding - Sahrawi refugee camps
2015/12/21 European Border and Coast Guard System
2015/12/17 VP/HR - Revision of the EU-Israel Association Agreement following judgment T-512/12
2015/06/09 Funding for the URBAN programme in Córdoba
2015/05/29 Blocking of the new Maternity Directive by the Council of the European Union
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/04/22 Germany's account surplus
2015/03/31 Use of ERDF funding to renovate Cadiz casino
2015/03/27 Drive for minimum standards at a European level in order to guarantee the right to water for all residents of the European Union
2015/02/12 Funding and other economic instruments included in the EU-Israel Association Agreement
2014/12/09 Establishment of a European minimum income
2014/11/27 Labour problems of aid workers from Member States
2014/11/27 Problems with exercising the right to vote for Spaniards who live abroad
2014/11/27 Underground railway line in the city of Murcia and problems with noise pollution in breach of European regulations on health protection.
2014/11/27 Trans-European transport network corridors and the situation of Asturias with regard to funding possibilities
2014/11/12 Illegal dismissal of a female worker at Madrid City Council on the grounds that she had become a mother, and maternity policy in the European Union
2014/11/06 Secrecy surrounding Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations between the European Union and the United States
2014/10/14 Change in responsibility for supervising the European Medicines Agency
2014/10/06 Infringement of European law on noise pollution in Oviedo, Mieres, Pola de Lena and Olloniego
2014/07/28 Inappropriate Spanish registry system in relation to competition and consumer protection directives