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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Magic Circle
Human Rights Vice-Chair droi
Foreign Affairs Member afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/30 Imminent violation of the Alpine Convention with the construction of a ski lift on the Riedberger Horn
2017/05/30 Imminent violation of the Birds Directive with the planned construction of a ski lift on the Riedberger Horn in Bavaria
2015/10/28 Competition law and property deal concerning Memmingen airport (Bavaria, Germany)
2015/08/12 Violation of Article 15 of Directive 2013/33/EU in Bavaria, Germany
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2016/03/01 Illegal fishing and human rights abuses in Thailand
2015/10/28 VP/HR - Situation of human rights in Bahrain and the case of Ibrahim Sharif
2015/07/02 VP/HR - GCC-EU human rights cooperation
2015/03/31 VP/HR - Situation of human rights defenders in Thailand
2015/03/27 VP/HR - Human rights defenders in Syria
2015/03/03 Tunisia-EU counter-terrorism cooperation and human rights
2015/01/08 VP/HR - Human rights situation in Cambodia
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2018/05/16 Sri Lanka's readmission to the GSP+ scheme and the status of the Prevention of Terrorism Act
2018/03/26 Police brutality against Roma
2017/11/30 Bulgaria's EU Presidency
2017/09/29 VP/HR - support for the G5 Sahel Joint Force
2017/06/19 VP/HR - Hmong people in the jungle of Laos
2017/03/30 Better Migration Management project in Sudan following the lashing and deportation of Ethiopians
2016/12/01 Commission project to provide 'Support to the Modernisation of the Administration of Justice' in Egypt
2015/07/17 EU reaction to anti-Roma protests in Bulgaria
2017/12/12 VP/HR - Dissolution of the CNRP, Cambodia's main opposition party
2017/11/30 Begging laws in Denmark
2017/01/24 VP/HR - Sugar exports from Cambodia
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/04/09 The issue of land grabbing in Cambodia
2014/11/27 The case of Fr. Fausto 'Pops' Tentorio in the Philippines
2017/12/20 Failure of the Commission to answer E-003392/17 on EU funds for the development of drones
2017/10/11 Spain: threat to arrest 712 democratically elected Catalan mayors
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/05/17 Transparency about EU funds for the development of drones and about a human rights impact assessment
2016/10/04 Sudanese Rapid Support Forces as beneficiaries of EU funds
2015/06/15 VP/HR - Bases for European drones in North-African countries
2014/11/10 EU funding of drones research for civilian and military use
2014/11/10 VP/HR - Steps taken by the Vice-President / High Representative following Parliament's resolution on drones
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/02/02 VP/HR - Recent executions in Bahrain
2017/01/19 VP/HR - Egypt: The case of Ramy El-Sayed
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2018/01/18 VP/HR - Italian arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2014/11/13 VP/HR - The case of Souad Al-Shammary in Saudi Arabia
2018/03/19 VP/HR - Syrian security official in Italy despite EU sanctions
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2015/12/07 VP/HR - Asset recovery in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya: state of play
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2018/05/25 VP/HR - Follow-up on the Council's conclusions on Myanmar of 26 February 2018 and its decision 2018/655
2017/02/03 VP/HR - European companies investing in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and the decision of the European Court of Justice on EU-Morocco relations
2016/07/06 Access to asylum and legal representation in connection with inadmissibility recommendations issued by the European Asylum Support Office
2015/06/04 European asylum centres in Morocco
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/04/17 VP/HR - League of Arab States Liaison Office in Malta
2015/02/19 Politically motivated use of Interpol Red Notices