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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
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/06/29 Council Decision on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence
2017/03/31 Promoting e-skills among women and girls
2016/12/12 Accession of the EU to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/02/29 Tackling hate speech arising from homophobia and transphobia in Europe: the need for EU-level legal protection
2016/01/21 Response to mass harassment of women
2015/06/16 Cross-border e-commerce in the EU
2015/04/17 The situation of illegal immigrant minors in Europe
2017/06/30 The Mobility Partnership with Belarus
2017/06/30 The Bologna process in the Eastern Partnership countries
2016/04/07 Slave labour in textile factories in developing countries
2016/01/28 Financial support for Eastern Partnership countries
2015/11/19 Recognition of qualifications of third country nationals in the EU
2015/04/17 Tightening of conditions for Nikolai Statkiewicz to serve his sentence
2014/12/10 Criminal trials of Ukrainians detained in Crimea
2017/12/06 The scope of the proposed Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on work-life balance for parents and carers repealing Council Directive 2010/18/EU
2017/05/11 New European services e-card
2017/04/28 The access of Belarusian citizens to the EU Blue Card
2017/01/26 Revision of the Blue Card Directive
2016/02/23 Ending of free trade between Ukraine and Russia
2016/01/29 Improving and expanding the European Professional Card system in the EU
2014/07/17 Senior Citizens
2017/12/07 Balanced take-up of parental leave by mothers and fathers
2017/11/10 The problem of modern slavery
2017/10/12 Infringement of the principles of equal and dignified treatment of seasonal workers
2017/10/04 Difference in retirement age for men and women in Poland
2017/08/22 Upskilling Pathways: New Opportunites for Adults
2017/03/31 Baby-changing facilities in men's toilets in EU institutions
2017/03/09 Communication problem in the borderlands joining Poland and Slovakia
2017/02/15 The performance of national equality bodies in promoting and strengthening equal treatment
2017/02/03 Proposal for a Council directive on implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation
2016/12/01 Application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in respect of the 'British Protocol'
2016/11/30 The proposal for carers' leave
2016/10/25 Application of the principle of equal treatment of women and men in the healthcare sector in accordance with Directive 2004/113/EC
2016/07/14 Equal rights for fathers in the access to and supply of goods and services
2016/02/04 Ten thousand missing children
2015/12/15 Application of the directive implementing the principle of equal treatment between men and women in the access to and supply of goods and services in legal and practical terms
2015/11/09 The new post-2015 strategy on equality between women and men in the EU
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko
2018/05/18 The impact of automation on employment
2017/11/29 Gender imbalance in employment in the high technology sector
2017/10/26 Tracking higher education graduates
2016/12/02 Bogus self-employment
2016/10/26 Gender mainstreaming in the collaborative economy
2016/06/16 Use of welfare systems
2016/04/29 Promoting and mainstreaming universal design across the EU
2016/04/21 Revising the Eurostat methodology for calculating the gender pay gap
2015/11/16 Employment of people with a mental disorder or illness
2015/10/19 Promoting family employment and facilitating the procedures involved in hiring domestic workers
2015/06/17 Definition of 'good-quality offer'
2017/12/01 Transversal skills
2016/11/29 Youth Guarantee
2016/09/28 Skills Guarantee
2016/05/27 Supporting gender equality in the labour market through the European Semester
2016/04/27 Upholding human rights in the manufacture of textiles imported into the EU market
2016/02/23 Long-term unemployment
2015/09/23 Integrating refugees into the European labour market
2015/07/17 Supporting women's presence in the labour market as a necessary condition for achieving the Europe 2020 employment target
2015/07/08 Skills mismatch on the labour market
2015/01/28 Role of equality in tackling labour market shortages
2014/12/16 Hazardous tools of Russian propaganda
2014/12/11 Annexation of Abkhazia
2018/03/06 Implementation of the directive on the amounts of cover in civil liability insurance contracts in respect of the use of motor vehicles
2017/11/07 French law levying a fee of EUR 40 per posted worker
2017/09/29 Compliance with the 'roam like at home' regulation across the Member States
2017/04/10 Use of conscience clauses in the context of EU law
2017/02/09 Regulation (EC) 883/2004 and the Directive on Posted Workers
2016/07/14 Conflict between Schengen Agreement and Dublin Regulation
2015/10/13 Implementation and enforcement of EU law in Member States
2015/09/30 Regulation governing the professional competences and responsibilities of doctors, nurses and cosmeticians
2015/03/26 Danger to the privacy of users of new televisions
2014/12/10 Persecution of journalist Andrei Mialeshka
2018/06/20 European Social Fund Plus
2018/04/24 Pan-European Personal Pension Product
2018/04/13 Unequal remuneration of researchers under the Horizon 2020programme
2018/02/02 Validation of non-formal MOOC-based learning
2018/01/13 Child benefits in Austria
2017/10/04 The phenomenon of child marriages in the EU
2017/09/29 Social protection for the self-employed
2017/06/01 State of play of the European Code of Best Practices for Women and ICT
2017/04/10 European Accessibility Act and intellectual disability
2015/09/17 Raising awareness about the potential of social clauses in public procurement procedures for enhancing socially inclusive growth
2015/07/21 Widening the mandate and increasing the numerical strength of EU battlegroups (EUBGs)
2018/01/23 Visa liberalisation with Belarus
2018/01/09 Death penalty in Belarus
2017/12/14 Training of teachers
2017/06/02 Women's rights and Brexit
2017/03/29 Recent detentions of demonstrators in Belarus
2016/11/30 Nuclear power plant in Belarus
2016/10/28 Policy of critical engagement towards Belarus
2016/07/14 Discrimination in the aftermath of the Brexit vote
2016/05/12 On discrimination in recruitment procedures
2015/03/26 Reduced rate of VAT on electronic books
2015/03/26 Exempting medical e-consultations from VAT
2014/12/10 Open dialogue with civil society in Belarus
2014/09/16 Preventive arrests in Belarus
2015/12/16 Readmission and policy on illegal migrants in the EU
2015/09/23 Urgent need for a common EU policy to defend our borders against illegal immigration and 'hidden terrorists'
2015/07/21 Urgent need for a common EU policy to defend our borders against terrorists