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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partido Socialista
Magic Circle
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Vice-Chair tax3
Security and Defence Member sede
Terrorism Member terr
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Human Rights Substitute droi
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/06/07 Recommendations from the report on fundamental rights in the EU in 2015
2018/03/26 Police brutality against Roma
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/12/13 VP/HR - Situation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
2017/11/24 VP/HR - Bahrain: first military trials of civilians since 2011
2017/11/17 Violence employed by the Spanish police in Catalonia
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2017/07/14 Unpaid internships at the European Commission
2017/07/14 EU Anti-Corruption Report
2017/06/20 Cause of the deaths of three refugees in Moria
2017/06/09 VP/HR - Hamas' new political platform
2017/06/08 VP/HR - On the matter of Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who served allied forces in Iraq and Afghanistan
2017/04/12 Risk of the EU being seen as a digital colony of the USA
2017/04/03 Directorate-General for Competition rewards vulture funds
2017/03/20 Flat tax for high-net-worth individuals in Italy
2017/02/28 EU list of tax havens: 0 % corporate tax rate regimes
2017/01/24 Refugees with disabilities in Greece
2017/01/19 VP/HR - Egypt: The case of Ramy El-Sayed
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2016/10/26 Role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in the forced return of ten Syrian asylum seekers from Greece to Turkey on 20 October 2016
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/07/18 Slovakian EU Presidency and common European decisions
2016/04/15 Coordination between the Council, the Commission and the Kingdom of Morocco in relation to the appeal against the General Court judgment delivered on 10 December 2015 in Case T-512/12 Polisario Front v Council
2016/04/15 Risk of legal proceedings against the European Union following the Judgment of the General Court of 10 December 2015 - Front Polisario v Council
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/11/25 VP/HR - Bahraini Court of Cassation rejects appeal of two men sentenced to death on the basis of confessions obtained under duress
2015/11/17 Re-establishing fundamental rights at the European Patent Office
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/10/28 VP/HR - Situation of human rights in Bahrain and the case of Ibrahim Sharif
2015/09/29 European Commission interference in the Portuguese election campaign
2015/08/04 VP/HR - Situation of human rights in Bahrain and case of Nabeel Rajab
2015/07/02 Free movement and Roma
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/04/30 Disappearance of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/21 The unbalanced composition of the European Science and Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction
2015/04/20 Incontinence in developing countries
2015/04/16 Ilha do Farol
2015/03/06 VP/HR - Situation in Venezuela
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/01/22 Human rights situation and media freedoms in Azerbaijan
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/09/24 VP/HR - Political persecution of a Kazakh dissident
2014/09/24 VP/HR - Vladimir Kozlov case
2014/07/08 Differences between Portuguese and Spanish bailout interest rates
2018/01/18 VP/HR - Italian arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2014/11/13 VP/HR - The case of Souad Al-Shammary in Saudi Arabia
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Case of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia
2016/08/01 Collision involving a nuclear-powered Royal Navy submarine
2016/05/12 Almaraz nuclear power plant
2016/03/09 Serious safety failings at the Almaraz nuclear power plant
2015/09/29 EU membership in GRECO
2015/07/02 EU role in the lack of safety of Ukrainian nuclear plants
2014/09/11 VP/HR - Ebola crisis
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2018/02/22 Retortillo uranium mine
2017/09/14 Precondition for granting macro-financial assistance (MFA) to Moldova
2017/06/20 Goods originating from Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories
2017/04/25 VP/HR - the EU's next steps to secure the protection of civilians and a political settlement in Syria
2016/03/17 VP/HR - Israeli demolition and confiscation of EU-funded Palestinian structures in the West Bank
2016/03/10 VP/HR - Israeli settlement construction in area E2
2016/03/10 Israeli settlement construction in area E2
2015/10/08 UK targeted killings
2015/10/08 UK targeted killings
2015/06/16 Eritrea - military training and refugees
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2014/11/18 Golden visas and the integrity of the Schengen Area
2018/05/25 VP/HR - Follow-up on the Council's conclusions on Myanmar of 26 February 2018 and its decision 2018/655
2018/04/09 PCE/PEC - Transparency of political decision-making within the EU
2018/03/12 VP/HR - Implementation of sanctions against Russia
2017/11/24 Measures to support Member States with long-term and youth unemployment rates above the Eurozone average
2017/04/03 Follow-up on the LAW-TRAIN project
2017/01/13 Slovenian law on the reintroduction of border controls
2016/12/01 Commission project to provide 'Support to the Modernisation of the Administration of Justice' in Egypt
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Spanish Government's consent to the use of Ceuta's port facilities by Moscow warships undermining EU sanctions and possible family links with Commissioner Arias Cañete
2016/11/23 Law train project
2016/02/04 VP/HR - EU support for accountability in South Sudan
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2016/01/20 Local public enterprises and economic and territorial development
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/01/07 Impact of Tarakhel v Switzerland on the implementation and possible revision of the Dublin III Regulation
2018/06/07 Exhumation of victims of Francoism and rededication of the Cuelgamuros basilica
2018/03/20 The state of emergency in Ethiopia and direct aid provided by the EU
2017/12/14 VP/HR - Jewish nation-state bill
2017/07/14 National measures and EU legislation on drones
2017/06/26 VP/HR - Nation-state bill in Israeli Knesset
2017/03/17 Withdrawal from EuroNEWS
2017/01/13 VP/HR - Common European standards for transparency in the air war against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq
2016/11/23 VP/HR - Baha'i shop closures in Iran
2016/06/10 VP/HR - Harassment and persecution of Sudanese Christian citizens and Christian converts
2016/06/08 VP/HR - Sentencing of Kazakh journalist Guzyal Baidalinova
2016/05/02 VP/HR - Attacks on the LGBTI community in Bangladesh
2015/12/11 VP/HR - Repression of protests in Ethiopia
2015/06/08 Unfair labour practices in Asia shrimp farms
2015/06/01 Humanitarian aid shortage in the Tindouf Camps
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/03/10 VP/HR - 2015 elections in Ethiopia
2015/02/03 Flexibility in the Stability and Growth Pact - investment clause
2014/11/12 VP/HR - Minorities in Pakistan
2015/12/22 PNR Directive
2015/12/22 PNR Directive
2018/02/08 EU-Morocco Aviation Agreement and Western Sahara
2018/02/08 Western Sahara and EU air cargo
2018/02/08 Legal basis for exports from Western Sahara to the EU
2018/02/08 DG MARE evaluation of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement
2018/02/08 Western Sahara and the safety of EU airlines and passengers
2018/02/08 EU-authorised establishments based in Western Sahara
2018/02/08 Moroccan authorised importers based in Western Sahara
2018/02/08 The Commission's compliance with procedures relating to authorised establishments in Western Sahara
2018/02/08 DG SANCO visit to Western Sahara in December 2017
2018/02/08 VP/HR - Activities of the EU Delegation to Morocco in occupied Western Sahara
2016/12/16 VP/HR - Sahrawi students waiting for a legal trial
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2015/03/24 Energy: agreement on energy interconnections between Portugal, Spain and France
2015/02/25 VP/HR - Lajes Air Base
2014/12/08 Reference to Portugal in the Annual Growth Survey 2015: labour market reforms
2018/02/21 VP/HR - Mass deportation of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers from Israel
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/03/31 VP/HR - Lack of an independent investigation into allegations of serious human rights violations committed in São Pedro Sumé
2017/03/02 Human rights in Colombia
2017/02/08 Response to Parliament's resolution requesting protection for Edward Snowden
2016/11/09 VP/HR - Human rights ahead of the upcoming EU-Israel Association Council
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/06/10 VP/HR - Kidnapping and shooting of anti-corruption activist José Jaime Macuane in Mozambique
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2016/02/11 Proposed European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) and Complaints Mechanism in respect of violation of human rights
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Israel's separation wall in Palestine: legality of EU funding of security firm Elbit
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Lack of EU reaction to Israel's settlements expansion
2016/01/12 Compatibility of the Commission proposal on a common list of 'safe countries of origin' of asylum seekers with EU law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights (CFR)
2015/08/03 VP/HR - Wave of mass detentions of lawyers and human rights activists in China
2015/07/02 Addressing albinism from the human rights perspective
2015/07/02 VP/HR - GCC-EU human rights cooperation
2015/06/16 Eritrea: human trafficking and aid package
2015/04/09 Follow-up to urgency resolution on human rights in Uzbekistan
2015/03/11 Violation of human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Ukraine
2015/03/03 Tunisia-EU counter-terrorism cooperation and human rights
2015/02/24 European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights funding for Ethiopia
2016/01/04 CIA renditions, special tribunals and Guantánamo Bay
2015/12/11 VP/HR - CIA renditions, special tribunals and Guantánamo Bay