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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!

European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Magic Circle
Culture and Education Member cult
Security and Defence Substitute sede
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet
Legal Affairs Substitute juri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/11/14 Alarming arrest of Bulgarian doctors on a humanitarian mission in Serbia
2017/09/29 Worrying development for minorities in Albania
2017/04/26 Status of the Bulgarian minority in Albania
2016/07/13 Pensions of Bulgarian nationals who worked in Greece
2015/10/07 Political agreement in Macedonia
2015/09/02 Desecration of a Bulgarian historic monument in Bosilegrad, Serbia
2015/04/13 Status of medical assistants
2015/03/18 Expropriation of inherited land by the Bulgarian state and municipalities
2015/02/27 Bulgarian minority's right to education being violated in Serbia
2015/02/02 VP/HR - Civil and political rights of the Bulgarian minority in Ukraine
2015/01/30 Compensation for Bulgarian farmers and dairy producers
2015/01/29 VP/HR - Civic and political rights of the Bulgarian minority in Ukraine
2014/12/12 Discrimination against Bulgarian hauliers in the Croatia
2014/09/02 Rights of the Bulgarian minority in Eastern Serbia
2017/01/31 Violation of citizens' rights in the administration of the law and the judicial system
2016/06/29 French law on the posting of employees of foreign transport firms
2016/04/27 Presidential pardon in FYRoM
2016/02/04 Violation of the human rights of Bulgarian citizens in Azerbaijan
2016/01/26 Political situation in the Republic of Macedonia
2016/01/15 Violation of international humanitarian law by the Serbian Republic
2015/07/17 Violation of international provisions on the protection of war memorials
2015/03/26 Extortion of Bulgarian citizens by Spanish authorities
2015/03/26 Changes to Greek law that are inconsistent with EU policies
2015/02/27 Violation of human rights and of the presumption of innocence in Macedonia
2015/02/02 Violation of Directives 2012/27/ЕU, 2005/29/ЕC and 2006/32/ЕC
2015/01/22 Construction of a waste dump in the Republic of Bulgaria in violation of EU legislation
2014/11/26 Questioning of Bulgarian citizens by FYROM security services
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/04/08 Mechanism for granting extraordinary aid to livestock farmers
2014/12/10 Implementation of readmission agreements
2014/12/10 Implementation of readmission agreements
2014/12/10 Mechanism for monitoring the implementation of readmission agreements
2014/12/10 Mechanism for monitoring the implementation of readmission agreements
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/03/26 Changing the clocks from regular time to summer time
2015/03/13 Repairing the damages inflicted on the population of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kramatorsk
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2014/12/11 Better flood prevention and management in the EU
2016/09/06 Commission interpretation of Article 50 of the TEU
2016/09/06 Council's interpretation of Article 50 TEU
2016/10/13 Destruction of hunting grounds
2016/07/25 Consultancy services for EU-funded projects
2015/09/02 Fraudulent trading of second-hand cars
2015/03/12 ESF funded projects for the integration of Roma
2015/03/12 ERDF funded projects for the integration of Roma
2015/03/12 Projects for the integration of Roma, financed from the EU cohesion funds
2018/03/19 Turkey's territorial pretentions vis-à-vis neighbouring countries
2017/03/02 Concession procedures
2017/02/01 Misuse of EU funding
2017/01/19 Concession procedure
2016/09/06 Territorial allocation of the European agencies
2016/07/25 Misuse of European funds
2016/06/24 Infringements of European single market regulations by Scandinavian countries
2016/03/01 European Counter Terrorism Centre
2015/12/01 Measures to counter the heightened terrorist threat
2015/09/02 Illicit use of public funds and conflict of interests
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/04/16 Application of Article 174 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)
2015/03/18 Provision of support to terrorist organisations by a candidate country for EU membership
2015/03/13 European Union Solidarity Fund
2015/02/27 Omissions and inaccuracies in the environmental impact assessment report on a waste disposal site near the town of Samokov
2015/02/27 Unlawful re-siting of planned waste disposal facility in Samokov
2015/02/18 Pan-European Transport Corridor No 8
2015/01/22 Infringement of the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Republic of Tunisia
2017/06/15 Western Balkans enlargement process
2016/07/13 Proposed amendment of Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services
2016/03/31 Insufficient after-school childcare services for the children of EU staff (continued)
2015/10/29 Commission procurement of office space for 770 staff in Brussels
2015/07/08 Insufficient after-school childcare services for the children of EU staff
2016/09/21 Digital traces
2016/06/24 Risk of Turkish becoming an official EU language
2016/06/24 Risk of Turkish becoming an official EU language
2015/06/18 Measures to tackle illegal immigration
2015/06/01 Demographic changes in Europe
2015/03/18 Complicity of Turkish state authorities in illegal human trafficking
2015/02/18 Withdrawal of preferences and facilitations from Turkey
2015/01/22 Trade in unprocessed timber
2015/01/22 Abuse by Turkey of trade preferences
2016/04/04 EU spending on external migration policy in neighbourhood countries
2016/03/31 Use of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) for tackling the migration crisis
2016/02/08 Blockading of the Bulgaria-Greece border
2016/01/21 Minimum wage for road hauliers in Germany
2015/09/02 Humanitarian assistance for refugees and immigrants in Bulgaria
2015/07/02 Italy's refugee problem and plan of action
2015/06/30 Disasters Act in Bulgaria
2015/06/18 EU Cohesion Policy and reducing poverty in Bulgaria
2015/04/16 Taxation in Bulgaria
2015/03/18 Plan to restructure and financially stabilise Holding BDZ EAD