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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Forza Italia
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Vice-Chair femm
Fisheries Member pech
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/24 VP/HR - pushing Saudi reforms for women
2017/10/11 VP/HR - Improving women's rights in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
2017/09/18 VP/HR - Women who escaped from Boko Haram facing discrimination in hometowns
2017/06/27 VP/HR - Japan: inadequate protection against discrimination
2017/06/19 VP/HR - Violation of fundamental rights in Angola
2017/06/19 Yemen: the still ongoing humanitarian crisis
2017/06/19 VP/HR - United Arab Emirates (UAE) domestic workers' rights bill a step forward
2017/01/25 VP/HR - Widows deprived of property rights in Zimbabwe
2017/01/05 VP/HR - Lebanon: Reform rape laws
2016/11/30 Displaced refugees in Kaga-Bandoro
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Challenges facing women refugees
2016/09/21 VP/HR - Refugees trapped between the borders of Syria and Jordan
2016/08/24 VP/HR - risk of sex trafficking in Syria and Lebanon
2016/08/24 VP/HR - End to unfair interrogation of women's rights activists in Iran
2016/05/25 Definition of women's entrepreneurship
2016/04/28 VP/HR - Bangladesh: water crisis infringing on women's rights
2015/07/16 VP/HR - Two non-combatant women accused of witchcraft in Syria
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2015/04/10 VP/HR - discrimination against women's rights in Iran
2015/03/26 VP/HR - Discrimination against women's rights in Lebanon
2015/03/26 VP/HR - Three journalists assassinated in Guatemala
2015/03/12 VP/HR - Women held in secret detention facilities in the UAE
2015/03/12 VP/HR - Women's rights in India
2015/02/02 Women's rights in Papua New Guinea
2015/01/06 VP/HR - Another kidnapping by the Boko Haram terrorist group
2014/12/09 Gender discrimination in subjective measures of employee performance
2014/12/04 VP/HR - Mistreatment of women with disabilities
2014/11/27 Migrant workers' rights in the UK
2014/11/03 VP/HR - Dangers to women in Ebola-affected countries
2014/07/25 VP/HR - 200 girls abducted in Nigeria by the Islamic sect Boko Haram
2014/07/17 VP/HR - Continuing sex discrimination in Sudan
2018/05/24 VP/HR - One-year anniversary of oppressive Russian domestic abusive law
2018/02/12 VP/HR - Activist Nurcan Baysal detained in Turkey
2018/02/12 VP/HR - threats against the Medical Association in Turkey
2017/06/19 VP/HR - The situation of female prisoners in Turkey
2017/06/06 VP/HR - Ambiguity in National Intelligence Law
2017/05/31 VP/HR - Legal reality of women living in Pakistan
2017/02/21 VP/HR - The Mapuche people's struggle to defend their ancestral lands
2017/02/21 VP/HR - Persecution of Baloch separatists in Pakistan
2017/01/24 Cyber violence against women and girls (cyber VAWG)
2017/01/05 VP/HR - Democratic transition in the Democratic Republic of Congo
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Undocumented people in the Dominican Republic
2016/09/21 VP/HR - Hospital raids in Mozambique
2016/05/31 VP/HR - Iraq: ending violence against peaceful protestors
2016/05/31 VP/HR - Violence against fFemale aActivists in Sudan
2016/03/03 VP/HR - Situation in Pakistan and increase in its nuclear arsenal
2016/01/25 VP/HR - Deaths and arrests of protesters in Ethiopia
2016/01/25 VP/HR - Gender and domestic violence law in Cuba
2015/10/29 VP/HR - Unlawful treatment at Gikondo Transit Centre
2015/08/27 VP/HR - violence against minors in India
2015/06/04 Written Declaration 0004/2015 on Establishing a European Year on Combating Violence against Women
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/29 VP/HR - Turkey: press accused of terrorist propaganda
2015/04/29 VP/HR - Zimbabwe: brutal suppression of a peaceful demonstration
2015/04/10 VP/HR - Malaysia: five members of the national press arrested
2015/03/26 VP/HR - Arrests of activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo
2015/03/26 VP/HR - Christians attacked in Pakistan bombing
2015/03/04 Persistent situation of violence against women in Turkey
2015/03/04 VP/HR - Situation in India after the election of Modi
2015/02/11 Sexual violence, the scourge of Egypt
2015/02/11 VP/HR - Central African Republic: five dead following attacks by former Séléka rebels
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Pakistan: Attack launched by the Taliban against an army-run school in Peshawar
2014/11/27 Science and technology gender gap
2014/09/22 VP/HR - Violence against the press in Pakistan
2014/09/08 Risk of nuclear waste storage plant at Cerignola
2018/05/24 VP/HR - Lebanese schools discriminating against students with disabilities
2018/05/24 VP/HR - child marriage law in Japan
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2017/10/11 Route for migrants along the Mediterranean fraught with abuse and exploitation
2017/06/19 VP/HR - Ending child marriages in Tonga
2017/01/24 VP/HR - indoctrination of child soldiers in Iraq
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Myanmar ethnic conflict
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Child marriage in Kyrgyzstan
2016/09/21 VP/HR - Child Marriages in Nepal
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/02/10 VP/HR - Students persecuted in Myanmar
2015/05/28 VP/HR - Forced early marriage in Chechnya
2015/04/29 VP/HR - Senegal: child exploitation in schools
2015/03/12 VP/HR - Murder of Boris Nemtsov
2015/02/11 Ritual child killings in Ivory Coast
2014/08/29 VP/HR - Danger of extermination of the Yazidi religious minority in Iraq
2018/05/24 VP/HR - Saudi Arabia
2018/02/12 VP/HR - Activists sentenced to prison in Saudi Arabia
2018/02/12 VP/HR - Police persecution of a religious minority in Vietnam
2018/02/12 VP/HR - Saudi Arabian driving ban to be lifted
2017/07/17 VP/HR - Systematic executions of the Shi'a minority in Saudi Arabia
2017/06/06 VP/HR - Holding Saudi Arabia to its promise to be more tolerant
2015/10/28 VP/HR - Domestic violence in Saudi Arabia
2015/07/16 VP/HR - Hisham Barakat: the fourth public prosecutor killed in Cairo in just over a month
2015/02/11 VP/HR - Saudi Arabia: arrest of prominent human rights activist
2015/01/13 VP/HR - Saudia Arabia: public flogging of blogger Raif Badawi
2014/11/12 VP/HR - Unjust sentencing of Ghonchen Ghavami
2018/05/24 VP/HR - female political prisoners in Egypt
2017/06/19 VP/HR - Persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt and Libya
2017/02/21 VP/HR - Female genital mutilations
2016/09/21 VP/HR - Female genital mutilation in Egypt
2015/02/02 VP/HR - Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt
2015/02/02 Egypt: clashes mark Tahrir anniversary
2014/11/27 Virginity tests carried out on female police recruits in Indonesia
2014/09/22 VP/HR - Female victims of Islamic State persecution
2018/05/24 VP/HR - Hong Kong's disappearing autonomy
2018/05/24 VP/HR - Kashmir rape case
2018/02/28 Offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Manfredonia
2018/02/16 VP/HR - Yemen
2018/02/12 VP/HR - Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for 2014 protests
2018/02/12 VP/HR - North Korea
2018/02/12 VP/HR - Uhuru Kenyatta's presidency of Kenya
2017/11/30 VP/HR - Security of avocado producers in Mexico
2017/06/19 VP/HR - Guinea: 40 years of a failed fight against FGM
2017/02/21 VP/HR - Restrictions on freedom of expression in Bangladesh
2016/04/28 VP/HR - Kenya: no compensation yet for victims of rape in 2007-2008
2016/02/10 VP/HR - University activist dies after arrest in Sudan
2015/10/15 Imports of olive oil from Tunisia and their impact on European producers
2015/09/30 VP/HR - Excessive use of force against demonstrators by the Nepalese authorities
2015/09/21 Update on the Foggia Gino Lisa airport runway project
2015/09/21 VP/HR - Excessive force against protesters in Guinea
2015/08/27 VP/HR - Torture and other forms of abuse in Morocco
2015/06/15 VP/HR - Torture in Chinese prisons
2015/04/29 VP/HR - Blogger murdered in Bangladesh
2015/04/29 VP/HR - Azerbaijan: activist sentenced to six and a half years in prison
2015/04/29 VP/HR - Uzbekistan: failure to investigate the Bekzhanov case
2015/04/08 Documents required for a full analysis of the Gino Lisa case
2015/03/26 Haiti five years after the earthquake disaster
2015/03/12 VP/HR - Algeria: arbitrary detention of an activist
2015/02/11 State of progress of dialogue between the European Commission and the competent Italian authorities concerning funding allocations for Foggia's Gino Lisa airport
2015/02/11 VP/HR - Bahrain: activist condemned to six months imprisonment for a tweet
2015/02/11 VP/HR - Firebombing of a Bangladesh bus
2015/02/02 VP/HR - Torture in the Philippines
2014/12/17 The fight against fake 'made in Italy' goods: olive oil in jeopardy
2014/12/17 India: 30 years after the Bhopal disaster
2014/10/28 Taxation on financial returns from occupational pension funds
2014/10/10 Tempa Rossa project
2014/10/09 Clarification regarding the allocation of funds to Foggia-Gino Lisa Airport
2017/06/19 VP/HR - Human Rights Defenders in Colombia
2017/06/19 VP/HR - China's plan to eliminate human rights experts
2016/10/21 VP/HR - Human trafficking in Southeast Asia
2016/10/21 VP/HR - Balochistan human rights violations
2016/09/21 VP/HR - Police corruption and human rights violations in Nigeria
2016/02/10 VP/HR - Due process violations of Libyan detainees in UAE
2015/06/15 VP/HR - Persistent violation of human rights in Uzbekistan
2015/03/26 Human rights violations in Cambodian factories
2015/03/04 VP/HR - Azerbaijan: arrest and detention of human rights activists
2015/02/11 VP/HR - Execution of Muath al-Kasasbeh
2014/12/17 VP/HR - Repeated human rights violations in Venezuela
2014/12/08 VP/HR - Cambodian detention centres
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2014/09/26 Production emergency in the chestnut-growing sector in Campania, due to the oriental chestnut gall wasp
2018/05/30 VP/HR - Iran Nuclear agreement
2018/05/24 VP/HR - Iran compulsory dress code
2018/02/12 VP/HR - Iran's use of the death penalty
2017/06/19 VP/HR - Armenia - death threats against rights defender
2017/02/21 VP/HR - Ahmadreza Djalali sentenced to death in Iran
2016/01/25 VP/HR - Death in police custody in Tunisia
2015/10/28 VP/HR - The juvenile justice system in Iran continues to be characterised by the total absence of fair trials
2015/07/16 VP/HR - Court in Afghanistan overturned death sentences for men convicted of killing a woman
2015/04/29 VP/HR - The death penalty in Iran
2015/04/29 VP/HR - The death penalty in Pakistan
2015/04/10 VP/HR - Increase in death sentences in 2014
2015/03/12 VP/HR - Death of Egyptian boy after being beaten for unfinished homework
2015/03/04 Plight of albinos in Tanzania
2015/02/02 VP/HR - Death penalty in Indonesia
2014/11/10 VP/HR - The death penalty in Iran: the hanging of Reyhaneh Jabbari
2014/11/07 VP/HR - Acid attacks in Iran
2018/05/24 Turkish border
2018/02/12 VP/HR - charges against Thai activists
2018/02/12 VP/HR - Mauritania
2017/06/27 VP/HR - USA: Guantanamo Bay, impunity and global anti-torture day
2017/06/19 VP/HR - Thailand's defamation charges against Burmese workers
2017/05/31 VP/HR - CJEU ruling - Amount of trade coming from Western Sahara
2016/06/30 VP/HR - Protection of indigenous stateless persons in Thailand
2016/04/28 Anti-migrant barriers at the Brenner Pass on the border between Italy and Austria
2015/12/04 VP/HR - Iran: 'exemplary' sentence to stifle free expression
2015/11/10 VP/HR - Victims of war and widows in Afghanistan
2015/09/21 VP/HR - Afghan woman receives court-sanctioned lashing
2015/08/27 VP/HR - Suruç and Kobane - two cities attacked by IS
2015/08/27 VP/HR - Kuwait: breach of the right to privacy by anti-terrorism law
2015/08/27 VP/HR - four Italians abducted in Libya
2015/05/20 VP/HR - War crimes and atrocities in Aleppo
2015/03/12 VP/HR - Activists in Thailand sentenced to prison for insulting the monarchy
2015/03/04 VP/HR - Egypt: five-year prison sentence for anti-Mubarak blogger
2015/02/11 VP/HR - Free speech restrictions in Kuwait
2015/01/28 Pakistan: High Court validates forced marriage and conversion of a twelve-year-old girl
2015/01/19 VP/HR - Mauritania: two-year prison sentence for anti-slavery activists
2014/12/17 VP/HR - Abuse on Thai fishing fleets
2014/07/23 Failure of the Swiss border police to help a Syrian woman
2018/02/12 VP/HR - deforestation in Argentina
2018/02/12 VP/HR - Syria carries out illegal gas attack
2017/10/11 Improper documentation of migrant children in Greece
2017/09/26 VP/HR - illegal detention of civilians in Cameroon
2017/09/18 VP/HR - Lingering effects of the Zika virus on mothers and children
2017/06/19 VP/HR - Witch hunts in India
2016/08/24 VP/HR - Effects of toxic waste dumping on the local people in Djibi
2016/08/24 VP/HR - civilian attack in Juba by government forces
2016/02/10 Zika virus epidemic
2016/02/10 VP/HR - Girl in India burned alive for refusing arranged marriage
2016/01/25 Sanitation and Indian children
2015/12/07 EU strategy on the allocation of funding for third countries to combat illegal immigration
2015/12/04 VP/HR - 'Legalised extortion' in Syria
2015/12/04 No formal education for refugee children living in Turkey
2015/10/08 Recognition of market economy status for China: current state of play and potential impact
2015/07/16 VP/HR - Harm caused to children by institutionalisation
2015/06/15 Children fleeing Burundi
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Syria: chlorine gas attack kills entire family
2015/03/26 VP/HR - Illegal market in children in China
2015/03/26 VP/HR - Elderly nun gang-raped in India
2015/02/11 VP/HR - ISIS offering cash payments to mothers in exchange for their children
2014/11/27 Downy mildew epidemic ruins grape production in Apulia
2014/11/27 VP/HR - Mass sterilisation in India
2014/11/10 Xylella emergency in Puglia
2014/09/05 VP/HR - Children's rights in Thailand