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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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Magic Circle
Constitutional Affairs Vice-Chair afco
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/10/11 Spain: threat to arrest 712 democratically elected Catalan mayors
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/06/14 Compliance of Norway with Directives 2013/33/EU and 2013/32/EU in assessing asylum applications from vulnerable applicants
2016/04/13 Infringement procedure against Italy in connection with the adoption of the Stability Law 2016, which allows the duration of concessions for the extraction of hydrocarbons to be extended indefinitely
2016/01/12 Compatibility of the Commission proposal on a common list of 'safe countries of origin' of asylum seekers with EU law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights (CFR)
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/07/02 Fundamental right safeguards in the Facilitation Directive (2002/90/EC)
2015/04/09 Compliance of an Italian circular on 'Islamic terrorism' with EU law and fundamental rights
2015/04/08 International arrest warrants against asylum seekers and refugees
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/12/16 Arrest in Estonia of journalist and ex-Parliamentarian, Giulietto Chiesa
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2018/01/18 VP/HR - Italian arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2018/01/25 Fear campaign launched against the Turkish-Cypriot newspaper Afrika
2018/01/17 VP/HR - Leyla Zana dismissed from the Turkish Parliament
2017/09/26 VP/HR - The case of Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro and the Palestinian Cyber Crime Law
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/04/08 Upholding freedom of expression, as enshrined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/08/14 VP/HR - Human rights violations against the Kurdish people by Turkish forces
2015/08/04 VP/HR - Situation of human rights in Bahrain and case of Nabeel Rajab
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/01/26 Ongoing case between the United States and Microsoft
2014/12/22 Need for protection of social rights
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2017/11/20 Child labour exploitation by coffee and cocoa corporations
2017/02/08 Israeli law legalising illegal settlements in the West Bank
2015/05/26 Violation of labour and trade union rights in the European Patent Organisation (EPO)
2015/02/04 Election results and policy changes
2018/02/07 Misuse of the European Arrest Warrant by Spain
2017/11/30 Bulgaria's EU Presidency
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2016/10/26 Role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in the forced return of ten Syrian asylum seekers from Greece to Turkey on 20 October 2016
2016/07/18 Slovakian EU Presidency and common European decisions
2016/04/26 500 refugees missing in the Mediterranean Sea
2016/02/23 Solidarity and sincere cooperation between Member States regarding relocation decisions
2016/02/11 Proposed European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) and Complaints Mechanism in respect of violation of human rights
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/01/07 Impact of Tarakhel v Switzerland on the implementation and possible revision of the Dublin III Regulation
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2017/11/22 Status of implementation of the EU Joint Way Forward on migration between Afghanistan and the EU: returns to Afghanistan
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2015/03/12 Global Khartoum Process and the forthcoming EU-Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative
2015/03/12 Global Khartoum Process and forthcoming EU-Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/11/30 Begging laws in Denmark
2016/07/19 Commission's interference in the drafting of EASO's Turkey Country of Origin Information report
2016/04/27 Nutrition of refugee children on the island of Chios (Greece)
2015/07/22 Joint investigation teams to combat organised crime - transposition of Framework Decision 2002/465/JHA in Italy
2015/07/09 Length of administrative detention
2015/05/13 Unlawful use of force at Pozzallo and Lampedusa reception centres, Italy, to collect migrants' fingerprints - including those of minors - for identification purposes
2015/04/22 Germany's account surplus
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals
2018/05/03 Anti-NGO laws in Hungary
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2018/03/26 Police brutality against Roma
2017/03/06 Exclusion of Roma, Sinti and Camminanti from the roles of institutional representatives in the creation of the National Integration Strategy for the City of Rome
2016/02/11 Forced evictions of Roma
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2014/10/09 Planned joint police operation 'Mos Maiorum'
2018/03/26 EU funding for Turkey used to purchase military equipment
2018/02/07 Reduction in US funding for UNRWA
2017/11/24 Measures to support Member States with long-term and youth unemployment rates above the Eurozone average
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2017/05/24 PCE/PEC - Recognition of citizenship rights of UK citizens in other EU Member States and agreement on non-UK EU citizens' rights in the UK
2017/03/02 Effects of the General Court's orders on the EU-Turkey Statement
2017/02/08 Response to Parliament's resolution requesting protection for Edward Snowden
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2014/11/11 Public order management during the demonstration of workers from the AST steelworks in Terni