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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!

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
2017/05/23 Ruling by the General Court of the European Union on the Commission's decision of 10 September 2014 to refuse to register the European Citizens' Initiative 'STOP TTIP'
2017/03/06 Effects of the General Court's Orders on the EU-Turkey Statement
2017/03/02 Effects of the General Court's orders on the EU-Turkey Statement
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/07/19 Commission's interference in the drafting of EASO's Turkey Country of Origin Information report
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)
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2016/10/17 EU policies and actions to protect children in the context of migration
2016/10/13 'EU-Afghanistan Joint Way Forward on migration issues': Role and consultation of the European Parliament
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
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2017/09/26 VP/HR - The case of Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro and the Palestinian Cyber Crime Law
2017/06/26 Refoulement of Turkish nationals by the Greek authorities
2017/03/24 Trafficking in Human Beings
2017/02/08 Response to Parliament's resolution requesting protection for Edward Snowden
2017/02/03 Breaches of current freedom of movement rights of EU citizens residing in the UK and the use of six-month expulsions
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
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
2016/02/11 Proposed European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) and Complaints Mechanism in respect of violation of human rights
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
2015/05/26 Violation of labour and trade union rights in the European Patent Organisation (EPO)
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2014/12/22 Need for protection of social rights
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2017/02/08 Israeli law legalising illegal settlements in the West Bank
2016/11/23 Situation in Italy after the earthquakes
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
2016/10/17 Next steps towards corporate accountability: The EU's role on the UN's working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises
2016/09/26 Situation in Hungary: Referendum and respect for European and international law on asylum
2016/06/14 Compliance of Norway with Directives 2013/33/EU and 2013/32/EU in assessing asylum applications from vulnerable applicants
2016/04/26 500 refugees missing in the Mediterranean Sea
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
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
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)
2015/12/07 Reports of consistent abuse of asylum-seekers by Bulgarian police
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/07/09 Length of administrative detention
2015/07/02 Fundamental right safeguards in the Facilitation Directive (2002/90/EC)
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
2015/04/20 Outsourcing of asylum processing and search and rescue operations to third countries
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
2015/01/07 Impact of Tarakhel v Switzerland on the implementation and possible revision of the Dublin III Regulation
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
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
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals
2014/11/11 Public order management during the demonstration of workers from the AST steelworks in Terni
2014/10/09 Planned joint police operation 'Mos Maiorum'
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
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
2017/03/28 Mr Dijsselbloem's remarks on what caused the economic crisis in southern Europe
2017/02/03 Tackling the disappearance of migrant children in Europe
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2016/07/18 Slovakian EU Presidency and common European decisions
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2016/04/27 Nutrition of refugee children on the island of Chios (Greece)
2016/02/23 Solidarity and sincere cooperation between Member States regarding relocation decisions
2015/04/22 Germany's account surplus
2015/02/04 Election results and policy changes
2015/01/26 Ongoing case between the United States and Microsoft
2014/11/17 Industrial and employment perspectives in the steel iron industry in the EU: the urgent need to respond to the loss of jobs and key production in Member States
2017/07/21 Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer
2015/07/22 Joint investigation teams to combat organised crime - transposition of Framework Decision 2002/465/JHA in Italy
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
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
2016/03/21 45th anniversary of the International Roma Day
2016/03/21 45th anniversary of the International Roma Day
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