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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!

Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group
Alternative für Deutschland
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/25 European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey - Muslims: Selected Findings
2017/04/04 The President of the Eurogroup's accountability to the Plenary of the European Parliament
2016/08/31 The Union's resettlement programme
2016/07/18 Istanbul Convention: conflict with Article 4(2) of Treaty on European Union
2016/07/18 Istanbul Convention: problem with definitions
2016/06/01 European deposit insurance scheme (2015/0270(COD))
2016/05/31 European Deposit Insurance Scheme
2016/02/08 European deposit insurance scheme
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2014/10/31 Budgetary discharge of the Council by the Parliament
2017/04/18 Evolution of smugglers' tactics on the Central Mediterranean Route
2017/04/18 Evolution of smugglers' tactics on the Central Mediterranean Route
2017/04/18 NGOs and collusion with smugglers
2017/04/18 NGOs and collusion with smugglers
2017/01/03 NGOs and collusion with smugglers
2016/02/15 Dead refugees in the Mediterranean - political chess against the Left
2015/12/14 Increased terrorism threat
2016/07/18 Istanbul Convention: lack of democratic legitimacy for EU accession
2016/04/27 Amendment to Directive 91/477/EEC: financial impact and compensation
2016/01/12 Firearms Directive: compensation for destroyed firearms and toys (DG HOME)
2016/01/12 Revision of the Firearms Directive: misuse of category B firearms
2016/01/12 Revision of the Firearms Directive: lack of consultation and impact assessment (DG GROW)
2016/01/12 Firearms Directive: lack of transparency regarding DG Home's Firearms Expert Group
2016/01/12 Revision of the Firearms Directive: deactivated firearms since 1993 (DG GROW)
2015/04/21 Regulation of government bonds and impact on financial stability
2015/04/21 Taxation of borrowed capital and implications for financial stability
2014/11/11 Legal basis for events hosted by the Council Presidency
2014/10/31 Change in the legal basis of the Anti-Discrimination Directive
2017/09/01 Greece migrant arrivals
2017/08/18 Use of ERDF funding: breach of the rules governing EU aid in connection with the reallocation of responsibility for the L 2146 regional thoroughfare in Gotha
2017/08/18 Use of ERDF funding: breach of the terms of the authorisation granted to build the first section of the EU-funded Gotha southern ring road
2017/08/18 Increase in migrant arrivals in Spain
2017/03/23 EU funding of pro-EU protest movements
2017/03/03 Revenue from privatisation in Greece
2017/02/23 ECB and the legality of purchasing bonds
2017/02/07 ECB Target2 system's compliance with Union law
2016/09/28 Retaliatory action regarding Commission ruling on state aid and Apple
2016/02/15 Customs rules for video cameras
2015/12/18 Code of conduct - pro-'same-sex marriage' statements by Commissioners
2015/09/15 Commission's conduct with regard to providing information, in relation to the independence of the ECB
2015/09/09 Role of the EFSM and ESM in financing the aid package for Greece
2015/08/28 Greece and VAT
2015/08/28 Italy and primary balance
2015/07/31 Staffing of the Office for the Administration and Payment of Individual Entitlements (PMO)
2015/07/31 The EFSM and Greece
2015/06/02 Equal treatment of investors by the ECB
2015/06/02 ECB and Greece
2015/06/02 Creation of a segregated account for Greece
2015/03/31 Creation of a segregated account for Greece
2015/03/30 Real exchange rates in the EU
2015/01/29 Reciprocal undertaking to provide information
2017/04/18 Smuggling and SAR operations in harmony
2017/04/18 Smuggling and SAR operations in harmony
2017/04/18 Smuggling and SAR operations in harmony
2017/04/18 Smuggling and SAR operations in harmony
2017/07/06 Major interpellation - Abolishing UNRWA
2017/05/29 Major interpellation - EU Army
2017/05/02 EU Election Observation Missions
2017/04/21 Major interpellation - 2017 Observance of the International Day of the Family: promoting the role of parents in safeguarding good-quality education for their children
2017/02/23 EU budget and Turkey
2017/02/01 Raccoons and the invasive species list
2017/01/24 Major interpellation - Cooperation between human traffickers and NGOs engaged in search and rescue in the Mediterranean
2016/11/30 Member States' EU budget contributions
2016/11/29 Mutual recognition in the single market after the Cassis de Dijon ruling
2016/08/31 Turkey now allows child sex - possible implications for relations with Ankara
2016/07/18 Istanbul Convention: promoting non-stereotyped gender roles at all levels of education
2016/05/31 Association agreements
2016/04/29 List of actions by the Commission to advance LGBTI equality - foreign affairs
2016/04/29 'Gender identity' in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
2016/04/29 List of actions by the Commission to advance LGBTI equality - national competencies
2016/04/21 VP/HR - Failure to respect freedom of religion in Turkey: Erdogan's expropriation of an Orthodox monastery
2016/03/21 EU budget allocation for, and Commission staff assigned to, gender mainstreaming
2016/02/08 Media freedom in Europe
2015/09/09 Temporary use of empty EP buildings in Strasbourg for the emergency reception of refugees
2015/06/02 Tax reforms in the Member States
2015/04/20 Free trade agreements and their continued validity in the event of an exit from the EU
2015/03/23 Shadowboxing against the gender pay gap
2015/01/30 Parliament's withholding of approval for the Commission Work Programme
2014/11/19 ESA: Recognition of prostitution for value added in national accounts
2014/11/19 ESA: Recognition of family work for value added in the national accounts
2014/10/31 Rights of the child - lifting the prohibition on incest in Germany
2014/08/28 Gender ideology: activities of the Italian Presidency of the Council
2014/08/28 Action in response to Resolution 2013/2183(INI) P7_TA(2014)0062
2017/05/12 VP/HR - Kamal Foroughi
2016/11/29 TTIP 3
2016/11/29 TTIP 2
2016/11/29 TTIP 1
2016/02/16 Weapons used in the Paris attacks
2015/12/03 Tightening-up of weapons law
2015/10/13 Access to finance for SMEs
2015/08/28 Youth unemployment in the EU
2015/06/02 Ukrainian default and macrofinancial assistance payments
2015/04/20 TTIP/ISDS and EU law
2015/04/20 EU Youth Guarantee
2015/01/29 Result of consultation on ISDS under TTIP
2014/10/31 Sanctions law
2017/06/21 EU Peace Project (2)
2017/06/21 70 Years of lasting peace
2017/02/23 The EU peace project
2016/07/18 Surrogacy
2016/05/31 Unfair economic burden imposed by EDIS
2015/09/02 Danish opt-out and Europol
2015/05/12 Statistics on the housing situation of disabled persons
2015/01/30 EFSI risk exposure
2016/12/16 Operation Sophia
2016/09/28 Operation Sophia
2015/09/02 Dublin/infringement proceedings
2016/10/13 CETA
2016/10/13 CETA
2016/10/13 CETA
2016/09/22 Visa liberalisation for Georgia: a green light for organised crime
2015/02/02 'EllaOne' medicine