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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: 2017-10-16

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)
Les Républicains
Magic Circle
Fisheries Chair pech
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/12/19 Landing obligation in the scope of sustainable fisheries agreements
2016/10/31 Landing obligation and the Union's external fleets
2016/09/30 Contradictions between the maximum sustainable yield and the landing obligation in common fisheries policy
2016/08/31 Setting TACs with the introduction of the landing obligation for fisheries in 2017
2016/08/31 Consultation on the setting of TACs and report on implementation of the landing obligation
2016/08/31 Difficulties encountered in the application of the landing obligation
2015/11/26 Prevention of parallel markets in juvenile fish in the context of the application of the landing obligation
2015/06/19 Setting targets for reducing discards
2015/03/04 Sustainable exploitation of sea bass
2014/09/19 Implementation of the White Paper on Sport
2017/04/28 Trade policy and agriculture
2017/03/29 Enhancing the role of the regions and local authorities in European trade policy
2017/03/29 25th ordinary meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) from 13 to 21 November 2017
2016/11/15 Accredited healthcare networks
2016/09/30 Integrated Maritime Policy
2016/07/13 Compatibility of the new car disk scheme introduced by the Paris city authorities and freedom of movement
2016/05/26 The EU Space Industrial Policy
2016/02/23 International panel on food and nutrition security
2016/02/03 Qualifying conditions for the Winter Fuel Payment
2015/02/06 The eel trade
2014/07/09 Conclusions of 8 and 9 November 2010 on the creation and implementation of an EU policy cycle for organised and serious international crime
2014/07/09 Project submitted for approval by the Commission and mobility policy
2017/07/14 Transposition of the 2014 Tobacco Directive into national law
2017/04/28 Contributing to gender equality in sports' governing bodies
2017/04/28 Compliance by national authorities with the Common Fisheries Policy
2017/01/31 Financing of Regional Advisory Councils (common fisheries policy)
2016/12/19 Strengthening the Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (RFMO) compliance committees
2016/10/31 Study by Adrian Farcas and Axel G. Rossberg on fisheries management plans
2016/10/31 Article 17 of the Basic Regulation on the Common Fisheries Policy
2016/06/30 Marine protected areas: between the Common Fisheries Policy and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive
2016/04/29 Fisheries local action groups
2016/04/29 Measures to protect broodstock in the Gulf of Lion (fisheries policy)
2016/04/29 Fisheries management in the Mediterranean
2016/04/29 Article 50 of the Regulation on the common fisheries policy
2016/03/23 Cutting off terrorism financing
2016/01/20 Transparency in the Commission's gathering of scientific advice concerning the common fisheries policy
2015/12/21 Application of Article 17 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013
2015/11/26 Consultation of advisory councils in the process of drafting regionalised delegated acts and implementing acts under the common fisheries policy (CFP)
2015/01/30 Common Fisheries Policy and technical measures for the Mediterranean Sea
2015/01/23 Copernicus
2017/02/27 Imports into the EU of fishery and aquaculture products
2017/01/31 Development of aquaculture
2016/09/28 EU self-sufficiency in fisheries products
2016/03/22 Traceability of fishery and aquaculture products in restaurants and retail
2015/12/08 Follow-up to the Commission consultation on a European eco-label for fishery and aquaculture products
2017/03/29 EMFF aid for the small-scale netters of the Bay of Biscay
2016/12/19 Rules on chartering vessels
2016/10/31 Eligibility criteria for fishing authorisation applications from non-EU fleets
2016/06/30 EMFF support for productive investments in aquaculture
2016/06/30 EMFF aid for fishing opportunity allocation systems
2016/02/23 EMFF start-up support for young fishermen
2015/12/22 Investments from the EMFF in adapting fishing ports to meet landing requirements
2015/12/22 EMFF aid for anchored fish aggregating devices in the outermost regions
2015/12/22 EMFF support for the permanent cessation of traditional wooden vessels' activities
2015/11/26 Action plans for the development, competitiveness and sustainability of small-scale coastal fishing under the EMFF
2017/04/28 Improving European migration hotspots
2017/04/19 Harmonised definition of handicraft in the European Union
2017/02/27 European Asylum Support Office (EASO)
2017/01/31 Combating counterfeiting at European level
2016/12/19 Reducing inequalities in education at European level
2016/10/31 European system of space surveillance of the seas and oceans
2016/07/20 Energy Union
2016/05/04 Alliances between distributors at national and European levels
2016/03/01 Creation of a European Accessibility Fund
2016/02/15 Census of those living in the camps around Tindouf
2016/02/11 European suicide prevention strategy
2016/01/20 Breakdown by the Commission of the financial allocation for the pilot project for the coordination of a European coastguard
2015/11/26 Preventing radicalisation through education
2015/09/17 European emergency number and UEFA Euro 2016
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/01/23 Failure to include sea salt on the list of agricultural products defined in Annex I to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
2014/07/09 Scoreboard for the implementation of new European programmes
2014/07/09 European Union Transparency Register
2017/10/04 Protection of coastal marine habitats: the case of Posidonia oceanica
2017/05/02 Improving digital infrastructure in rural areas of the EU
2017/02/27 Oxo-degradable plastic carrier bags
2017/01/31 Fish stock recovery areas
2016/11/17 Interpretation in the work of FARNET
2016/08/31 EMODnet Human Activities portal and marine litter removal
2016/06/30 Combating marine pollution in the form of floating plastic debris
2016/05/31 EU action plan for the circular economy - reducing marine litter
2016/05/31 Blue shark (Prionace glauca) and mako shark (Isusrus oxyrinchus)
2016/05/31 CISE procurement procedures
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2015/06/19 Target-setting for the percentage of the surface area of marine waters covered by spatial protection measures
2015/05/29 Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and West Africa
2015/04/20 Blue Economy Business and Science Forum
2015/04/15 Foods for sportspeople
2015/04/09 Taking account of the specific circumstances of the outermost island regions in the Erasmus+ Programme
2015/01/23 Structural Fund programming
2015/01/23 Erasmus+
2017/03/29 Strengthening synergies between ESIFs and Horizon 2020
2017/03/13 Taxation of ports
2016/11/17 European legislation on and research into the prevention and treatment of Lyme borreliosis (Lyme disease)
2016/11/14 Public health and the impact of climate change on the spread of Lyme borreliosis
2016/11/14 Compulsory epidemiologic surveillance of vector-borne diseases such as Lyme disease
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/07/20 Food additives E621 and E320
2016/06/24 Calls for 'Horizon 2020' proposals in the area of maritime surveillance
2015/10/23 Frontex's calculations of the numbers of migrants entering the EU
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2014/07/09 Climate finance: towards the Copenhagen Accord 2020 target
2017/01/11 Health crisis in French poultry production, and hunting activities
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2016/09/28 Tax status of French ports
2016/07/20 Status of posted workers
2016/01/20 Insurance of a vehicle abroad and roadworthiness testing
2016/01/20 Safeguarding the EU's commercial interests if China is granted market economy status
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2014/09/09 Cross-border health care: implementation of the 2011 Health Care Directive
2017/07/14 Improving the Schengen filing system in order to better fight terrorism
2017/07/14 Admission of nationals of five EU Member States to the US visa waiver programme
2017/02/27 Combating drug trafficking
2017/02/27 Fight against doping
2017/01/31 COSME
2016/09/29 Measures to tackle corruption in the fight against wildlife trafficking
2016/04/04 Consistency of the Lannion Bay sand dredging project with the OSPAR convention
2016/03/16 Competition in the French freight sector
2016/03/14 Lack of reply from the Commission to a letter sent by 60 MEPs
2016/03/01 Discriminatory measures against foreign retailers in Hungary
2016/01/20 Member State responsibilities in the management of non-marketable catches landed at ports and docks
2015/11/26 EU measures to combat planned obsolescence of consumer goods
2015/03/05 Unfair competition in the shallot industry