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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!

Europe of Nations and Freedom Group
Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Member tax3
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Budgets Substitute budg
Budgetary Control Substitute cont

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/04/17 Competition policy
2017/11/14 National provisioning rules for non-performing loans
2017/11/14 Definition and monetary risk of cryptocurrencies
2017/11/14 Definition of non-performing exposure (NPE)
2017/09/25 Central Bank of Cyprus - non-performing loans strategy
2017/05/30 Competition policy: Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp
2017/02/20 ECB low interest rates policy
2016/10/28 EU budget and sterling exchange rate
2016/08/29 Virtual currencies
2016/06/22 Questions to the Commission
2016/05/02 Capacity mechanisms
2016/02/25 Counterfeiting and product piracy
2016/01/21 VAT fraud
2015/07/17 National audit authorities' audit powers in connection with bank supervision
2015/02/19 Lima climate change conference
2014/12/18 UN Climate Change Conference, Lima
2017/09/25 ESRB warning on residential real estate
2016/11/24 Realistic objectives for the energy standards applicable to residential buildings
2016/11/24 Realistic objectives for the energy standards applicable to residential buildings
2016/11/24 Reporting on targets for the energy standards applicable to residential buildings
2016/11/24 Reporting on targets for the energy standards applicable to residential buildings
2015/02/19 Schengen area and IS terrorism
2018/05/30 Greece bailout programme
2018/02/07 White Paper on the future of Europe
2018/02/07 White Paper on the Future of Europe
2016/12/15 Bailout programme for Greece
2014/10/30 Google's monopoly in Europe
2017/09/25 Italian macro-prudential authority
2017/09/25 ECB's Corporate Sector Purchase Programme
2017/09/06 Duty-free: the case of Moldova
2017/05/30 Requested revision of the Commission's economic models
2017/05/30 Payback of earnings from Greek bonds to Greek treasury
2017/05/30 Payback of earnings from Greek bonds to Greek treasury
2017/05/30 Council cooperation and transparency in PANA
2017/02/20 EU Competition Policy: Lufthansa cooperation with Etihad, takeover of Brussels Airlines
2016/10/28 Budgetary discharge - cooperation with the discharge authority
2016/09/30 EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement
2016/07/14 Trigger mechanism for bonds and derivatives
2016/07/14 KIDs for OTC derivatives
2016/05/02 Spectrum
2015/09/24 Russia and sanctions
2015/09/24 Russia and sanctions
2015/08/26 Negotiations on the agreement liberalising trade in environmental goods
2015/01/30 Sanctions and a weak euro
2014/12/04 Cooperation between the EU and Russia in the energy sector up to 2050
2014/09/17 Impact of the so-called 'Almunia package' on social housing in Austria
2014/09/17 Impact of the TTIP and CETA free trade agreements on Council Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011
2014/09/16 Economic impact of EU sanctions against Russia and the corresponding Russian countermeasures against the EU
2018/05/30 EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions
2017/02/20 EBA's proposal for an EU-wide Asset Management Company
2016/07/14 Seal of Excellence
2016/06/22 EFSA on palm oil
2015/09/24 Refugee crisis
2015/09/24 Refugee crisis
2015/05/12 NEC
2015/01/30 EU terrorist list
2018/05/30 Mifid II effects
2018/04/17 US tariffs on Chinese products
2018/04/17 Involvement of national parliaments in the European Semester
2018/04/17 Brexit - digital taxation
2018/01/16 Recovery of the European economy
2018/01/16 Recovery of the European economy
2018/01/16 Brexit passporting rights
2017/11/14 US requirements for European bitcoin dealers
2017/11/14 Blockchains for Social Good prize
2017/09/25 Resolution of Banca Popolare di Vicenza
2017/05/30 Regulation and cash requirements for trading financial products
2017/05/30 Effects of PSD2 'open access' problem
2017/02/20 Social protection in the digital, sharing and platform economy
2017/02/20 Banning DLT under MiFID II/MiFIR
2016/12/15 Big data and patient health data
2016/10/28 Telecom review and the digital economy
2016/08/29 Rating agencies and regulation
2016/08/29 Cyber attacks
2016/07/14 European Innovation Council
2016/06/22 Health information and the Science Cloud
2016/05/02 Steel in the circular economy
2016/05/02 Conflict minerals
2016/03/14 Economic and social reform and development in Lebanon
2015/10/30 MiFID II
2015/07/17 Overhaul of the emissions trading scheme
2015/05/12 Cross-border access to investment products
2015/01/30 Short economic recovery
2014/12/04 Poverty in the European Union
2014/11/25 Protection against GMOs
2014/11/25 Passenger Name Records and data protection
2017/11/14 Accountability of the Eurogroup
2017/03/22 German-Austrian electricity pricing zone
2016/11/24 Approval of the Paks nuclear power plant
2016/09/30 ITER and Tokamak technology
2016/08/29 Situation of Italy's banks following stress test
2016/02/25 Energy market design
2016/02/25 Guarantee facility for Italian banks
2016/01/21 Materials that come into contact with food
2016/01/21 Shadow banks and financial services provided by non-specialist firms
2016/01/21 Indirect subsidies in the electricity market
2015/11/19 Electricity prices for industrial firms
2015/10/30 Market design
2015/10/30 German-Austrian single bidding zone
2015/07/17 Design of the electricity market
2014/10/30 EU subsidies for nuclear power stations
2014/10/30 EU police stations in Libya or Tunisia
2018/05/30 Visibility of EU funding for Moldova
2018/02/07 New funding possibilities for EU agencies
2017/05/30 State aid rules for airports
2016/08/29 Future bank resolutions and state aid
2015/09/24 COP21 and development cooperation
2015/08/26 Raising of interest rate by the Federal Reserve Bank
2015/07/17 Follow-up question - to E-011070/14 - on aid payments to Ukraine
2014/12/18 Aid payments to Ukraine
2014/10/30 Ebola and its effects on the provision of funding in the context of European development cooperation, humanitarian aid, etc.
2014/09/17 Political guidelines for the next Commission
2018/04/17 Anti-Money Laundering Directive 5
2018/02/07 EU energy supply diversification strategy and LNG terminals
2018/01/16 Court of Auditors' assessment of the WCCA template
2017/05/29 Clean Energy Package and security of electricity supply in Member States
2017/03/22 Improving the convergence criteria of the Maastricht Treaty
2017/03/22 Dodd-Frank Act
2017/02/20 UniCredit bad loan strategy
2016/12/15 Bailout package for Greece
2016/07/14 STS and synthetic securitisation
2016/05/02 Security of gas supply
2016/01/21 ETS and thermodynamic limit
2015/11/19 Price transparency for parcel deliveries
2015/11/19 Decentralised energy production
2015/11/19 Energy efficiency
2015/11/19 Security of supply
2015/10/30 Energy storage
2015/10/30 ETS and energy efficiency
2015/07/17 Splitting of energy price zones
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/05/12 Cable monopolies and deregulation
2015/05/12 Energy Union
2015/02/19 EU strategy for the Alpine Region
2015/02/19 Progress in relation to the inquiry report on the role and operations of the Troika
2015/02/19 Implementation of Directive 2009/31/EC of 23 April 2009 on the geological storage of carbon dioxide
2014/12/01 Internet connections in EU Member States
2014/11/25 J-CAT: progress in the fight against cybercrime
2014/11/25 Expanding broadband internet access to stimulate growth
2014/07/17 Pooling of stocks in a virtual capacity reserve for natural gas
2018/01/16 The Commission's draft budgetary plans (DBPs)
2017/11/14 Loss recognition delays
2017/03/22 Financial Transaction Tax: state of play in 2017
2017/03/22 Financial Transaction Tax: state of play in 2017
2016/12/15 Plans to reduce corporation tax in the UK
2016/12/15 Plans for corporation tax in the UK
2016/10/28 Commission public consultations
2016/06/22 N-1 formula
2016/06/22 Financial transaction tax in the Union
2016/02/25 Satellite navigation
2015/08/26 Human Brain Project
2015/08/26 Negotiations on the TiSA
2015/05/12 Reallocation of funds and geographical breakdown of EFSI projects
2015/01/30 Effect of falling rouble on EU exports to former USSR countries
2014/12/19 South Stream pipeline project
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)