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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
"Saskaņa" sociāldemokrātiskā partija
Magic Circle
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/08 VP/HR - The potential of PESCO in resolving the crisis in Syria
2018/04/09 EU-India Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement
2018/03/06 VP/HR - The Black Sea Synergy - implementing its potential
2018/02/07 Tackling residential segregation of ethnic minorities in the EU
2018/02/07 Tackling home-grown radicalisation in the EU
2018/02/07 The societal security concerns of Russian minorities in the Baltic States
2018/01/11 Strengthening legislation on illegal waste shipments
2017/06/28 Commission's plans for introducing a surveillance system for plastic waste
2017/06/27 Commission action to prevent illicit exports of waste within the EU
2017/03/30 The reasons for energy consumption decreases in the Baltic States
2017/03/30 Official EU reaction to Edward Snowden's media disclosures on surveillance
2017/03/30 Commission investigations in connection with surveillance disclosure by Edward Snowden
2016/12/09 Publication of Schengen States' lists of personae non gratae
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Limiting arms exports from EU Member States to Saudi Arabia
2016/10/28 Reduction of funding for the Youth Guarantee programme
2016/10/28 Size of Latvia's GDP without financing from the EU's Structural Funds
2016/10/28 Macroeconomic impact of reductions in funding from the EU's Structural Funds
2016/09/30 Factors which could influence the volume of EU funding during the next planning period, 2020-2027
2016/09/30 Timing of the start of planning of the EU Structural Funds for the next period, 2020-2027
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/08/31 Delay in EU investment funds
2016/07/01 Reconstruction of the Panama Canal and its effects on EU trade
2016/07/01 Deep sea mining prospects for the EU
2016/05/31 Negative effects on health and the environment from large seafaring vessels
2016/05/31 Food waste in the EU
2016/05/31 EU-Japan EPA/FTA
2016/04/18 Potential benefits to the EU economy from the prospective EU-Vietnam FTA
2016/04/18 E-waste recycling in the EU
2016/02/26 Tackling childhood obesity in the EU
2016/02/24 EU legislation on synthetic cannabis
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2015/12/04 'End' of energy isolation in the Baltics
2015/10/07 Climate change and rising sea levels
2015/10/07 Baltic Sea fishing opportunities for 2016
2015/09/08 Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
2015/09/08 Cyprus cedar: conservation and potential habitat extension
2015/09/08 Round goby - invasive species in the Baltic Sea
2015/07/20 Environmental impact assessment of the reconstruction of a power link
2016/08/31 Posted Workers Directive
2016/03/18 LipiDiDiet: one more step towards overcoming Alzheimer's disease and dementia
2015/10/27 VP/HR - visa liberalisation dialogue with Georgia
2015/09/03 Electric cars
2015/07/20 The single telecoms market
2015/07/20 A single telecoms market
2018/05/16 Protection of minority languages in Europe
2018/03/06 European Social Security Number
2018/02/16 Implementation of Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the coordination of social security systems
2018/02/07 Psychological support for the survivors of terror attacks in the EU
2018/01/11 Democratic counterbalancing of power abuse and safeguarding human rights in the EU
2017/06/27 Commission's intention of devising an information system for road tolls
2017/03/30 Sustainability of pension system in Latvia
2017/03/30 Sustainability of funded pensions in Latvia
2017/03/30 Protection of European citizen's privacy in the light of documents published by WikiLeaks
2017/01/31 The United Kingdom's contributions to the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund
2016/12/09 The European Commission's view on the plan to cease broadcasting on Latvian Television in Russian
2016/12/09 Compliance of Latvia's Immigration Law with European law
2016/11/30 VP/HR - concerning the scope for EU diplomacy to avert further foreign-policy errors by the USA
2016/11/30 Exports from Ukraine to the European Union
2016/09/30 Protection of Latvian non-citizens under the 'Umbrella Agreement'
2016/06/28 European Union's common stance on conflict minerals
2016/06/28 ‘Brexit’ and its repercussions for the European Union
2016/04/18 Increasing internet use within the EU
2016/03/21 Voting rights for Latvian non-citizens
2016/03/18 Marathon system: longer trains at lower cost
2016/03/18 FuseNet: road to comprehensive nuclear fusion studies in Europe
2016/03/18 FURBOT: an efficient and modern urban delivery system
2016/01/28 Promotion programmes for EU agricultural products outside the Union
2015/12/04 European Union support for research and technological development (R&TD) and innovation in Latvia
2015/12/04 Development of organic farming in regions with low soil fertility
2015/10/07 Education and training development in the EU until 2020
2015/09/08 Pig welfare and pig meat production in the EU
2015/09/08 American grey squirrels versus Eurasian red squirrels in Europe
2015/09/08 SEPServer contribution to solar energetic particle observation
2015/09/03 Quality of Latvian roads
2015/08/31 Education for children in emergency situations
2015/08/31 Aid in Ukraine
2015/06/30 Aid to Nepal
2015/06/30 Corporate taxation system in the EU
2015/05/05 VP/HR - Murders and suspicious deaths in Ukraine
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2015/02/12 Plans to conduct independent research on the views of the residents of the Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions
2017/03/30 The amount of EU aid distributed to territories controlled by the Syrian Government
2017/03/30 Conditions for reviewing the current restrictive measures against the Syrian Government
2017/03/30 The influence of fake news produced in EU on the political situation in non-EU countries
2016/10/28 Whereabouts of resettled refugees
2016/10/28 Amount of benefit for refugees
2016/07/01 The EU in space
2015/12/04 Abolition of roaming charges in the EU
2015/07/20 Refugees from third countries
2015/07/20 Refugees from third countries
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2018/05/08 The future of the Multilateral Investment Treaty and Multilateral Investment Court
2018/01/11 Upholding cultural and linguistic diversity through education
2017/03/30 Underrepresentation of male teachers in primary and secondary schools across the EU
2017/01/31 The Commission's future steps to enhance the Youth Employment Initiative
2016/08/31 Linguistic requirements
2016/07/01 EU-SADC relations
2016/06/28 The future of EU-Russia relations
2016/06/28 The EU's role in the global fight against polio
2016/06/28 Further prospects for EU-Myanmar relations
2016/05/31 Future of e-commerce in the EU
2016/03/18 European bus system of the future (EBSF)
2016/02/24 The EU's role in promoting water security in Central Asia
2016/02/24 NextGen: combating genetic pool degradation
2016/01/28 Terrorist acts in Paris and their implications for the future of European security
2016/01/28 Possible temporary ban on travel to third-country airports with low internal security
2015/12/04 The future of EU-Belarus relations
2015/10/07 Combating respiratory diseases in the EU
2015/09/08 Agriculture as a source of greenhouse gas emissions
2015/09/04 Attacks by terrorist organisations
2016/07/01 Civilian supersonic air transportation in the EU
2016/04/18 Wastewater reuse in the EU
2015/06/30 EU Strategy for equality between women and men post 2015
2015/06/30 EU Strategy for equality between women and men post 2015
2015/06/30 EU Strategy for equality between women and men post 2015
2016/04/18 Excise duties on alcohol and alcoholic beverages
2015/08/31 The EU dairy sector
2015/08/31 The EU dairy sector
2016/08/31 Rail Baltica project
2016/05/31 Rail freight within the EU
2016/02/24 Andasol project: more energy, less desert
2015/09/08 Nanomatch project and historical building preservation
2015/09/08 Minerals4EU Project
2015/03/11 Use of infrastructure of the 'Rail Baltica 2' railway project
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2016/11/30 VP/HR - East StratCom Task Force communication in Russian
2015/09/03 Embargo implemented by the Russian Federation
2015/09/03 Embargo implemented by the Russian Federation
2017/03/30 Independent economic growth of Latvia
2017/03/30 Binding nature of the recommendations for the European Semester
2017/01/31 Commission recommendations regarding the high level of the at-risk-of-poverty rate
2017/01/31 Commission recommendations concerning the rapid decline in the labour force in Latvia
2016/12/09 Commission proposal to revise the Dublin Regulation
2016/11/30 Commission recommendations regarding the rapid decline in the population of Latvia
2016/09/30 Competition in railway services between Latvia and Lithuania
2016/08/31 TTIP negotiations
2016/01/28 Estimated level of material error in the 2014 EU budget
2015/10/07 EU School Milk Scheme
2015/09/08 Rapid fall in milk prices
2015/09/04 Reforms for Greece
2015/09/04 Mortality and birth rate in the EU
2015/09/03 Controls on house prices in the EU
2015/08/31 Ebola