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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
International Trade Member inta
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco
Development Substitute deve

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/04/17 The use of preservatives in cosmetic products
2017/06/06 Uniform application of EU competition rules for all Member States and companies
2017/05/16 Implementation of new EU rules on public procurement and concession contracts by individual Member States
2017/03/22 Discrimination against tenderers from other Member States in public procurement procedures in France
2017/02/16 Use of Horizon 2020 by Member States which joined the EU in or after 2004
2017/01/11 Free flow of data between EU Member States
2016/11/22 Enforcing State aid rules in the EU
2016/11/10 Protectionist measures on the food market in EU Member States
2016/10/14 Financing the building of public housing using EU funds
2016/05/20 Reasons for corporate tax avoidance in EU Member States
2015/10/28 EU support for Member States to fight the smuggling of tobacco products
2015/10/09 Implementation of the late payments directive
2015/04/16 Limited lifetime of products
2018/03/27 The impact of the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area on relations with the European Union
2018/03/21 Recycling of plastics in the European Union and export of waste to third countries
2018/01/09 Ukraine wood export ban - the need for full DCFTA implementation
2017/12/15 The criteria for granting preferences under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) of the European Union
2017/10/12 Monitoring of foreign direct investment in the European Union
2017/06/22 Charges for international calls within the European Union
2017/05/16 Protecting the rights of European consumers in the event of denied boarding
2017/04/11 European Union programme supporting the fight against youth unemployment
2017/04/03 A new wave of global trade protectionism that is detrimental to the Union and our partners
2017/03/24 Preparing the European Union for overcoming possible future epidemics and pandemics
2017/02/16 European Medical Corps
2016/12/13 Situation of European sugar producers following award of significant compensation to Brazil
2016/10/14 Effectiveness of the EU's 'Youth Guarantee' initiative
2016/09/15 Wholesale abolition of roaming charges in the EU
2016/06/08 European tracking system for pension rights
2016/06/08 Curbing food waste in the European Union
2016/03/18 Safety of European nuclear power plants
2016/03/09 Murders of people with albinism in Africa
2015/12/16 Completing the Economic and Monetary Union
2015/05/21 Active ageing in the EU
2015/05/13 Impact of Ebola epidemic
2015/05/08 Liberalisation of the liberal professions in the European Union
2015/04/29 Migration from Africa and the Middle East storing up problems for the future?
2018/04/17 Attempted fraud in connection with the need for businesses to adapt to the provisions of the GDPR
2017/11/07 French law levying a fee of EUR 40 per posted worker
2017/07/28 Protecting the rights of consumers and producers and workers at automotive companies producing vehicles with combustion engines
2017/05/09 German provisions banning truck drivers from resting in vehicle cabs
2016/11/17 Proceedings against Germany and France for applying minimum wage rules to the international transport sector
2016/10/31 Premium-rate services and associated dangers for European mobile network customers
2016/08/24 Application of Italian provisions on the posting of workers in the international transport services sector
2016/05/18 Application of French provisions on the posting of workers in the international transport services sector
2016/02/18 Revision of the Posted Workers Directive
2015/11/11 Distribution fraud in the EU
2015/09/10 VAT collection loophole in the EU
2015/07/02 Minimum wage for foreign truck drivers in Norway
2015/02/27 Sale in the EU of minerals mined in breach of the law
2015/01/30 Limiting the adverse effects of strike action by the employees of entities providing universal public services
2018/04/26 China's investment activity and the EU strategy on China
2018/02/26 EU preparedness for a potential new global financial crisis
2017/06/07 Consequences of the EU-China summit for bilateral trade and investment relations
2016/12/21 Recycling clothing as part of the circular economy
2016/12/13 Investment into telecommunications and the potential effect on Central and Eastern Europe
2016/07/25 EU-China summit and market economy status for China
2016/04/27 Future of EU-ACP relations after 2020
2016/04/15 Identification of endocrine disruptors
2016/02/18 EU strategy on access to critical raw materials
2015/08/20 EU-Taiwan investment agreement
2015/01/29 State of relations between the EU and Cuba
2017/09/28 Developing the electric vehicle market in Europe
2017/03/08 EU support for the generation of public revenue in developing countries
2017/01/17 Effective support for development in ACP countries against a backdrop of dwindling funding for development aid
2016/05/31 Implementation of the Agreement establishing an Association between the EU and the countries of Central America
2016/01/15 Better use of EU funding for developing countries
2015/11/30 EU support for controversial gas pipelines
2015/09/15 VP/HR - EU cooperation with Gulf countries on assistance for Syrian refugees
2015/09/08 VP/HR - Refugees from Ukraine
2015/08/21 EU support for Haiti after the earthquake
2015/07/07 Development of the electric vehicle market in the EU
2015/06/24 EU support for family businesses
2015/05/20 Review of the Small Business Act
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2017/12/07 The competitiveness of the European industry with regard to the manufacture of batteries and accumulators
2017/11/20 EU development aid and cooperation in the area of preventing unacceptable phenomena, including illegal migration towards Europe
2017/09/26 European Development Fund and European Fund for Sustainable Development
2017/08/24 EU policy on new forms of terrorist threats
2017/08/16 Doubts about implementation of the European Defence Industry Development Programme for 2019-2020
2017/07/11 Efficiency of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund in reducing persistent unemployment
2016/10/31 EU trade policy challenges
2016/09/15 VP/HR - Need for the EU to create its own army
2016/08/04 Support for SMEs under the European Fund for Strategic Investments
2016/07/19 Implementing the EU's COSME programme on SME competitiveness
2016/03/02 Effectiveness of the common agricultural policy
2016/02/18 EU development assistance for Myanmar
2016/01/28 Combating over-regulation in the EU - the REFIT programme
2016/01/14 EU climate policy after the COP21 summit in Paris
2015/12/02 Danger of a spiral of hatred following terrorist attacks
2015/07/16 Development of railways as an environmentally-friendly mode of transport
2015/04/29 Investor guarantees and a change to legislation in force
2015/03/19 Sustainable Development Goals and European Development Policy
2015/03/19 Obligation to re-register cars as a barrier to the mobility of EU citizens
2015/02/26 EU climate policy and competitiveness of the European economy
2015/02/12 Fighting over-regulation as a barrier to development of entrepreneurialism
2018/05/07 Safety of food imported into the EU in view of the recent scandal concerning Brazilian meat
2018/05/04 Legal protection of the EU flag
2018/02/22 Freedom of expression and illegal content on the internet
2018/01/29 Virtual currencies and protection of financial markets and consumers
2018/01/17 Country of origin labelling as an instrument of protectionism in the EU
2017/07/27 Businesses adapting to new EU requirements on the protection of personal data
2017/06/06 Data flows between the EU and non-EU countries
2017/05/09 Protection of public health in the EU - risk of tick-borne diseases
2017/02/23 Online dispute resolution platform - benefits for consumers and businesses
2017/01/11 New digital technologies and EU citizens' right to privacy
2016/12/13 Adverse impact of the regulation on the provision of food information to consumers
2016/09/29 Obligation to replace driving licences in the EU
2016/08/16 Protection of the European satellite infrastructure
2016/06/28 Protectionist measures on the food market in the Czech Republic
2016/05/26 Cash accounting method of paying taxes as an instrument to strengthen financial liquidity, especially for SMEs in the EU
2016/03/03 EU Civil Protection Mechanism and the migration crisis
2015/11/30 Protecting the privacy of car drivers
2015/02/24 Mandatory country of origin labelling for meat in processed food
2015/01/30 Protection of privacy, including personal data, on the internet
2018/05/24 Sensitive products under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
2018/01/24 Revision of the EU-South Korea FTA in the context of the seventh meeting of the EU-South Korea bilateral trade committee
2017/12/15 Situation of negotiations on a free-trade agreement between the EU and Indonesia
2017/08/29 Sustainability in EU FTAs in the context of the EU Court of Justice ruling
2017/08/24 VP/HR - The situation in Venezuela
2017/07/03 Consequences of the opinion issued by the Court of Justice regarding the free-trade agreement between the EU and Singapore
2017/02/23 Negotiation of free-trade agreement between the EU and India
2016/07/14 The Norwegian and EEA Financial Mechanism Agreements for 2014-2021 and the Norwegian fish trade protocol for 2014-2021
2016/02/09 EU free trade agreement negotiations and the protection of vulnerable sectors
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2015/12/02 Promoting Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
2015/08/21 Situation of negotiations on a free-trade agreement between the EU and Japan
2015/06/16 Kaesong Industrial Complex and the EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement
2018/03/27 Making a copy of proof of identity documents as a condition of concluding a service contract
2017/09/29 Consistency and transparency of rules and procedures concerning airport security checks on passengers
2017/09/26 VP/HR - EU action to maintain peace and security in the context of the North Korean nuclear tests
2016/06/30 Smart IT systems and data security
2016/04/18 Special loopholes in mobile phone security systems
2015/09/10 EU energy security and Nord Stream 2
2015/08/20 Geo-blocking
2015/04/22 Europe's energy security
2017/01/27 Barriers to free competition and the proper functioning of the single market raised by new Austrian laws
2016/11/22 Double standards for product quality in the single market
2016/09/15 Combating wildlife trafficking
2016/07/12 European pillar of social rights and the free movement of workers and services on the single market
2016/04/07 Ban on sale of traditional Polish product named 'Golonka Peklowana' (corned hock)
2016/01/25 Streamlining the system for combating rights infringements on the single market
2015/08/21 Copyright and cross-border access to digital content
2015/06/24 The digital revolution - a challenge for SMEs
2015/06/05 Set-top boxes and the digital single market
2015/03/05 Elimination of barriers to trade in the Single European Market
2015/01/28 Territorial restrictions on periodic inspections of HGVs
2015/01/16 German provisions on minimum wage as a violation of the rules of the European single market