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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: 2017-01-31

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
Prawo i Sprawiedliwość
Magic Circle
Security and Defence Chair sede
Foreign Affairs Member afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/12/10 Nordstream pipeline project in the Baltic
2015/12/08 The need to impose sanctions against entities trading in oil from ISIS
2015/07/24 The Southern Gas Corridor project, the role of Azerbaijan and the destabilising actions of Russia
2015/07/17 Support to maintain Tczew's unique bridge
2015/06/25 Support for the Odessa-Brody-Gdańsk oil pipeline project
2016/10/31 VP/HR - Use of EU Member State ports by the Russian navy
2016/09/13 Krasnaya Gorka border crossing point on European route E30 blocked for citizens of Member States
2015/12/08 European space policy - Strategic partners
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2014/11/27 Equal opportunities for the Member States' defence industries
2016/05/31 VP/HR - Human rights situation in Iran
2015/09/02 VP/HR - Human rights in Kazakhstan
2015/05/28 VP/HR - Warming of EU-Belarus relations and the situation of civic society
2014/10/14 Attempt to outlaw Memorial
2014/10/10 VP/HR - Democratic opposition in Kazakhstan
2015/09/30 VP/HR - Relations between the EU and the regime of Viktor Lukashenko
2015/07/24 Humanitarian aid for victims of Assad regime and ISIS terrorists
2015/03/31 VP/HR - Connections between Hamas and ISIS
2014/11/27 Schengen visas: ensuring that Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty are respected
2014/11/27 Humanitarian aid for Ukraine
2015/12/16 Comments on the proposed amendments to Directive 91/477/EEC
2015/07/13 Plans for new Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea
2015/06/25 New lines for the Nord Stream gas pipeline
2015/02/02 'EllaOne' medicine
2016/11/09 Opposition to the Commission's draft decision to give Gazprom access to greater capacity in the OPAL pipeline and abuse of monopoly position
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2015/10/15 Legal basis for EU-Armenia relations
2015/08/28 Illicit trafficking in cultural goods to finance terrorist activities
2015/05/28 VP/HR - Moscow's refusal to allow access to a transit corridor to Afghanistan
2014/11/27 TTIP negotiation procedure
2014/07/23 Possibility of adding the Lugansk People's Republic and the Donetsk People's Republic with their leaders to the EU's banned terrorist organisations list
2017/01/11 VP/HR - Status of EU-Georgia cooperation, ongoing opposition and the independence of Rustavi-2
2016/09/23 VP/HR - Illegal elections to the Russian Duma in occupied Crimea
2016/06/20 On further measures to be taken vis-à-vis the occupied territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia
2016/06/15 Protection of the facilities and sites of former Nazi concentration and extermination camps (case of Konzentrationslager Mauthausen-Gusen in Austria)
2016/05/26 Georgia's visa liberalisation process
2015/12/07 Russification of the Crimean Peninsula
2015/10/22 VP/HR - Situation in Georgia in the year leading to the 2016 parliamentary elections
2015/10/15 The state of democracy in Georgia
2015/02/25 Reduction in the Horizon 2020 budget
2014/10/31 VP/HR - Repression of opposition in Georgia
2016/07/13 Practical application of the Seal of Excellence using the ESIF
2015/09/30 VP/HR - Propaganda war and the activities of the East StratCom Team
2015/07/13 VP/HR - Russian propaganda directed towards the EU
2015/06/25 Observing the clause on the return of the TU 154-M aircraft and its black boxes
2015/06/02 Europeans fighting on the side of pro-Russian terrorists in Eastern Ukraine
2015/04/15 The Russian justice system in light of the cases of Magnitski, the Smoleńsk plane disaster and Nadiya Savchenko
2015/03/17 VP/HR - Action regarding Russian-language media
2015/02/25 VP/HR - Future of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement in the light of the Minsk agreements
2014/12/16 VP/HR - the possibility of EU concessions to the Russian Federation
2014/12/09 Future of hotlines for missing children
2014/11/27 VP/HR - Towards the annexation of Abkhazia and Russian expansion in the Black Sea region
2014/10/31 VP/HR - Russian violation of Minsk protocol
2016/08/30 VP/HR - Compliance with sanctions covering economic relations with occupied Crimea
2015/10/15 Enforcement of Council sanctions against individuals
2015/09/02 Russia: illegal embargo and destruction of food
2015/08/26 VP/HR - Abduction of Estonian national Eston Kohver by Russia
2015/04/14 Imposing sanctions on the Night Wolves gang
2015/03/23 Circumvention of the sanctions against Russia
2014/12/17 Sanctions against Russia
2016/06/30 VP/HR - Tackling terrorism and radicalisation in Pakistan
2016/01/28 VP/HR - Cooperation with Azerbaijan in the area of security
2016/01/15 Indirect support for terrorism and hate speech from EU funds
2015/06/26 The acceptance of Romania and Bulgaria into the Schengen Area
2015/03/25 VP/HR - Situation of religious minorities in Pakistan
2015/03/17 VP/HR Geographic balance in the personnel of EEAS
2015/01/22 VP/HR - Choosing one's partners in counter-terrorism cooperation