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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
Magic Circle
Budgetary Control Member cont
EU authorisation procedure for pesticides Member pest
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/24 Use of asbestos by European companies
2018/05/24 Cheating software for emissions systems
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2018/02/07 Misuse of the European Arrest Warrant by Spain
2017/12/20 Failure of the Commission to answer E-003392/17 on EU funds for the development of drones
2017/05/17 Transparency about EU funds for the development of drones and about a human rights impact assessment
2017/02/28 Spread of antibiotic resistance
2016/07/06 Access to asylum and legal representation in connection with inadmissibility recommendations issued by the European Asylum Support Office
2016/04/12 Instruments to limit supply in agriculture
2015/12/09 Urgent need to reduce the impact of livestock on climate change
2015/11/17 European Parliament recommendations on the sustainable development chapter of TTIP ignored by the Commission
2015/06/26 The Juncker investment plan should not support the Oosterweel link
2015/04/28 Inconsistency of the use of neonicotinoids with European policy
2015/04/28 Preventing the spread of a new disease in European amphibians
2015/02/27 Establishment of a European anti-propaganda agency to fight radicalisation
2015/02/12 Speed limit on European roads: good for people and the environment
2014/12/18 Protection of immovable heritage as a European competence
2014/12/12 Fraudulent use of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) in Hungary
2014/12/12 Enforcement of the European code of conduct on partnership within the framework of the European Structural and Investment Funds in Hungary
2014/12/12 Separation of functions pertaining to the management and control systems for the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds in Hungary
2014/11/14 Inefficiency of European action on an eco-label for tourist accommodation
2014/11/06 Covenant on Demographic Change for older people
2014/10/17 Tobacco agreements and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
2018/05/25 VP/HR - Follow-up on the Council's conclusions on Myanmar of 26 February 2018 and its decision 2018/655
2018/03/12 Traceability arrangements for 'new breeding techniques'
2018/02/22 Reduced VAT on products from organic farming
2017/10/03 Formaldehyde in animal feed
2017/05/31 Failure to respect the Cartagena Protocol regarding the export of products obtained through so called 'new breeding techniques'
2017/03/10 Banning horsemeat on grounds of animal welfare and traceability
2017/03/10 Horsemeat imports from Canada
2017/02/28 Food safety and nutrition in 2050
2017/01/27 EIB support for businesses in Export Processing Zones
2017/01/27 ILO standards in EIB interventions
2016/11/30 Banning horsemeat on animal welfare grounds
2016/11/23 Banning certain active substances of plant protection products
2016/07/13 Decision process regarding the authorisation for use in food and feed of plant-based products obtained through so-called 'new breeding techniques'
2016/04/20 Calorie labels showing equivalent activity levels
2016/01/20 Voluntary 'GMO-free' food information
2015/07/24 Food safety concerns regarding Canadian horsemeat imports
2015/07/02 EU role in the lack of safety of Ukrainian nuclear plants
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2015/05/19 Terms of reference and time frame for JRC study to establish the current state of EU regulation in paper and card food packaging
2015/04/17 Annual EFSA study of pesticide residues in food
2015/04/16 Patent right to plants derived from conventional breeding
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2014/12/22 Need for protection of social rights
2014/12/12 Pollution of waste water with medical residues
2018/03/01 Appointment of Martin Selmayr as the Commission's new Secretary-General
2018/01/08 Unpaid internships at the Commission
2017/06/08 Criteria used to assess the self-regulatory approach on the labelling of alcoholic beverages
2017/02/16 LAW-TRAIN: follow-up
2016/10/04 LAW-TRAIN in Horizon 2020
2015/09/23 Labelling of alcoholic beverages to indicate nutritional content and additives
2015/07/17 TTIP, public healthcare, GMOs, use of hormones in bovine sector and REACH
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/11/17 Violence employed by the Spanish police in Catalonia
2017/02/16 Exports of dirty diesel from the EU to West African countries
2016/12/15 European aid for Turkey
2016/10/04 Automatic blocking of other manufacturers' toner cartridges
2016/09/14 VP/HR - Israel targets Broederlijk Delen, Brigitte Herremans
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/02/24 Trade Agreements and the funding of the EU budget
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Israel's separation wall in Palestine: legality of EU funding of security firm Elbit
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Lack of EU reaction to Israel's settlements expansion
2015/06/26 Humanitarian crisis in North Kivu: time for action
2015/06/10 Illegal logging in Romania
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/04/28 Employment of Palestinian children in Israeli businesses on the West Bank
2015/04/16 Impediment to recycling ink and toner cartridges
2015/04/10 Illegal logging and lack of enforcement of the EU Timber Regulation
2015/02/27 British American Tobacco released from 'any civil claims arising out of past conduct relating to illicit trade'
2015/02/16 Illegal trade in Barbary macaques
2014/11/26 Israeli and Palestinian participation in the ICC Statute
2014/11/26 Mechanisms of the EU-Israel Association Agreement and international humanitarian law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
2014/11/14 VP/HR - Inventory of European development aid in the Palestinian Territories and its destruction by the Israeli army
2014/10/17 VP/HR - European response to illegal destruction of European aid by the Israeli army in the Palestinian Territories
2017/11/24 Measures to support Member States with long-term and youth unemployment rates above the Eurozone average
2017/10/11 Environmental risks associated with artificial turf sports pitches containing rubber granulate
2017/09/18 Questions following Global Witness report on Zimbabwe diamond sector and possible violations of EU measures
2017/09/13 VP/HR - Release of Ebtisam al-Saegh
2017/07/05 TEN-T: Conditions regarding environmental remediation measures
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 Measures to improve the safety of artificial grass pitches
2017/01/10 Spanish Minister of Home Affairs involved in a conspiracy scandal
2016/12/02 Elimination of non-tariff measures
2016/10/19 Crumb rubber pellets in artificial turf
2016/09/19 Market surveillance at the Port of Rotterdam
2016/04/20 Milk Market Observatory
2016/04/07 Measures to prevent cruelty to animals in the EU
2016/02/16 Environmental noise: high-frequency sounds and low humming sounds
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/10/30 Link between artificial sweeteners and metabolic disorders
2015/06/24 Noise nuisance from aviation: what steps is the Commission taking?
2015/03/19 Morocco's phosphate mining in Western Sahara
2015/02/24 Administration of antibiotics to humans and animals, causing resistance
2015/02/16 Targeted restrictive measures against persons or entities which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Palestine
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2014/10/09 Minimum number of in-calf cows required for suckler cow premium
2018/02/08 False information and misleading communication about the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) programme
2017/11/14 Truffle oil
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
2016/06/22 Compliance with legislation on the labelling of nanomaterials
2016/02/01 The role of Cohesion Policy in tackling the refugee crisis
2015/07/21 Ban on bulk sale of olive oil in reduced-packaging supermarkets
2015/06/24 Bike ban on European trains
2015/06/16 Phytosanitary certification for impregnated wood
2015/03/13 GRACE (GMO Risk Assessment and Communication of Evidence) and GM-TwYST (Genetically modified plants Two Year Safety Testing)
2015/03/12 Problems with Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)
2014/12/18 Call for an immediate ban on diclofenac and review of risk assessment
2014/11/14 EMODE - a new, user-friendly, scientific species assessment system
2014/10/08 Soybean Intacta proves EFSA's risk assessment deficit
2014/10/08 Ban on genetically modified soybean Intacta
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid to Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2015/12/16 Commission investigation (Case No 39824) into trucks cartel
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/01/27 Reopening of rail line from De Panne (Belgium) to Dunkirk (France)
2016/09/02 Research into alternatives to forced feeding in the production of foie gras
2016/05/31 Foie gras: studies on alternative methods not including 'gavage'
2015/11/25 Research on alternatives to force-feeding in the production of foie gras
2015/05/05 Report entitled 'A Decade of EU-Funded GMO Research: 2001-2010'
2017/11/23 Glyphosate residues and imports
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2016/11/08 Monitoring of genetically modified plant by notifiers after patent expiration
2016/09/07 Glyphosate-tolerant genetically modified crops and the resulting health impacts
2016/09/07 Glyphosate-tolerant genetically modified crops and the resulting health impacts
2016/03/18 Biased glyphosate residue levels in food
2015/05/21 Time to stop the cultivation of genetically engineered maize MON810
2015/02/05 The use of dental amalgam containing mercury and the adverse consequences for the environment and health
2016/03/08 Clarification of EU Directive 2009/128 (Article 12)
2016/01/13 Semantics, implementation and control regarding Articles 4.7 and 53 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009
2016/01/13 Interpretation of 'available means' in Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009
2016/01/13 Compatibility between Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and Directive 2009/128/EC
2016/01/13 Methodology used in Article 4.7 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009
2016/01/13 Derogations under Article 4.7 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009
2015/07/02 Transparency of guarantees (Directive 1999/44/EC) and economic life of products
2015/05/18 Revision of Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 relating to fertilisers
2015/03/23 Commission's lack of enforcement of the regulation on nutrient profiles
2015/01/27 Derogations from requirements of the Nitrates Directive and Water Framework Directive for several Member States
2015/01/05 VP/HR - Consistent implementation of EU non-recognition policy