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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: 2017-10-16

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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Magic Circle
Human Rights Vice-Chair droi
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Petitions Member peti
Development Member deve

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/08/24 VP/HR - The situation in Venezuela
2017/05/05 Respecting the EU citizenship rights of UK nationals in the EU
2017/03/24 Trafficking in Human Beings
2017/02/03 Breaches of current freedom of movement rights of EU citizens residing in the UK and the use of six-month expulsions
2016/12/22 Monitoring subsidies to France's Human Rights League and its links with the terrorist organisation ETA
2016/12/21 Illegal trade and human rights violations on the Ceuta border
2016/09/22 VP/HR - Human rights in Saudi Arabia and the cases of Raif Badawi and Ashraf Fayad
2016/08/26 VP/HR - Situation for LGTBI refugees in Turkey
2016/07/12 VP/HR - Protection of human rights activists in Honduras and the case of Lesbia Yaneth Urquía
2016/04/20 VP/HR - The role of women's rights in EU-Iran relations
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/03/31 Situation of refugees in French camps
2015/12/11 EU financial assistance for Lebanon and human rights situation
2015/12/10 Train crash in Santiago de Compostela (July 2013)
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/10/23 Reviewing Turkey's status as an EU candidate country
2015/08/25 Setbacks in the area of LGBTI rights in Turkey
2015/07/07 Situation of displaced communities and refugees in Burundi
2015/07/03 VP/HR - Cuts in funding to Camp Liberty's monitoring missions
2015/07/02 Addressing albinism from the human rights perspective
2015/06/24 Need to protect human health against endocrine disruptors
2015/06/02 Regulation of human plasma-derived medicinal products
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2015/04/21 Subsidies for electricity companies buying coal
2015/03/25 VP/HR - Detention of pro-human rights activists in China
2015/02/26 Misogynist killing of Özgecan Aslan and the situation of women in Turkey
2015/02/04 Situation of the Ciutat de Cremona state school in Alaquàs (Valencia)
2015/01/14 VP/HR - Distressing situation of Nigerian girls victimised by Boko Haram terror tactics
2014/12/19 Removal of Hamas from the list of terrorist organisations
2014/12/11 VP/HR - Human rights violations in Venezuela and harassment of the political opposition
2014/07/31 VP/HR - Human rights and female circumcision in Iraq
2014/07/31 Human rights and female circumcision in Iraq
2017/09/29 Illegal activity of the Centre Maurits Coppieters
2017/07/20 Improving financial education in the EU
2017/07/14 Effective measures to combat sexual exploitation
2017/06/08 Follow-up to the EU flagship initiative on the garment sector
2017/05/17 Measures to combat homophobia in the EU
2017/04/18 Measures for combating sexism in education
2017/03/23 Rise in cases of sexual exploitation of minors in Spain
2017/03/02 Transphobic bus in Spain and measures to combat transphobia in the EU
2017/02/22 Measures to reverse the post-crisis increase in the pay gap between men and women
2017/01/30 Emergency measures to reduce the number of Iberian lynx killed on the roads
2017/01/19 Discriminatory measures against EU workers in the UK
2016/10/31 Strategy to prevent jihadist radicalisation in the Balkans
2016/10/25 Exploitation of Syrian refugees working in Turkey
2015/11/25 Measures to prevent and penalise female genital mutilation in the EU
2015/10/16 Policy coherence for development and access to medicines
2015/09/15 Measures to combat the illegal trade in pets in the EU
2015/09/10 Crisis in the EU farming sector
2015/08/24 VP/HR - EU-Mexico cooperation to prevent and eradicate torture
2015/07/01 The Addis Ababa Conference and Innovative Financing for Development
2015/06/24 Measures for improving eye health in Europe
2015/06/24 Specific measures against the surge in xenophobia and anti-Semitism
2015/06/10 Measures to combat the premature sexualisation of children
2015/06/03 Sale and use of 'instruments of torture' in the EU
2015/03/25 Access to medicines that save lives: hepatitis C
2015/01/30 Measures to combat the surge in anti-Semitism in Europe
2015/01/08 Homophobic online game and measures to combat homophobia on the Internet
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2014/09/30 Access to medicines for hepatitis C
2017/09/25 Violation of the rights of minors in the secessionist process in Catalonia (Spain)
2017/09/20 Campaign of harassment of non-separatist public officials in Catalonia (Spain)
2017/07/10 Workplace discrimination against pregnant women in Spain
2017/06/26 The plight of Venezuelan refugees in Spain
2017/06/19 Council's position on a possible unilateral declaration of independence in Catalonia
2017/05/23 Commission position in the face of a possible unilateral declaration of independence in Catalonia
2017/01/25 Commission's response on Global Gag Rule
2017/01/25 VP/HR - VP/HR's response on Global Gag Rule
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2016/11/18 Air pollution in Madrid
2016/10/19 Sustainability of Spain's pension system
2016/10/17 Child poverty and social inequality in Spain
2016/09/29 Discrimination on the basis of language regarding ERDF aid in Catalonia (Spain)
2016/09/19 Rural depopulation and negligent structural fund implementation in Spain
2016/08/31 Violation by Spain of Common Position 2008/944 / CFSP
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2016/06/22 Discrimination against LGBTI families in the EU
2016/05/10 VP/HR - Forced displacement of the Bedouin community
2016/04/06 Gender discrimination at Air France
2016/02/18 Persecution of the LGBTI community in Tunisia
2015/06/30 VP/HR - Persecution of the Yazidi community in Iraq
2015/06/01 Humanitarian aid shortage in the Tindouf Camps
2015/03/25 Insufficient conservation of the Natura 2000 network in Spain
2015/03/25 Extraction of forest biomass in the Community of Valencia
2015/01/30 Setting of an Internet connection fee in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia (Spain)
2015/01/15 Coca-Cola redundancy procedure in Spain
2015/01/06 Setting of an Internet fee in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia (Spain)
2014/09/05 Legality of electoral reform proposed in Spain
2017/06/01 Infringement proceedings against the UK on the application of Free Movement Directive
2017/03/07 Number of Infringement proceedings against Spain
2017/02/08 Regulation and cross-border recognition of children born through surrogacy
2017/02/03 Tackling the disappearance of migrant children in Europe
2016/12/05 Infringement of the right to freedom of assembly in Poland
2016/08/25 Guaranteeing the best interests of children born by surrogacy
2016/07/14 Compliance with Directive 93/13/EEC on unfair terms in contracts
2016/06/01 Review of Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 and protecting children in cross-border divorces
2016/05/18 Negligence and irregularities in management of the Seseña waste disposal site
2016/05/02 Entry of Ceuta and Melilla into the customs union
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/01/21 2020 gender equality objective for company management in the EU
2015/12/10 Follow-up Directive Women on Board
2015/09/02 Fraud in the management of the Cabo Prioriño treatment plant (Ferrol) and infringement of Directive 91/271/EEC
2015/08/25 Vandalism of Spanish lorries and restriction of the free movement of goods in France
2015/06/11 Access to Medicines: the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and return on public investment
2015/05/06 Cross-border child abduction
2015/04/20 VP/HR - Non-response by the Vatican to the nomination of the openly gay French ambassador
2015/01/21 Access to treatment for hepatitis C
2015/01/14 Immunisation and child mortality
2015/01/06 Age discrimination in entry into public service in the Valencian Community. Possible infringement of Directive 200/78/EC
2014/12/09 Irregularities in the Spanish electricity market
2014/12/04 State of conservation of the Henares river and infringement of Directive 2000/60/EC
2014/12/01 Abolition of roaming charges and net neutrality
2014/10/07 Spanish plan for dealing with cross-border health threats such as Ebola
2014/09/18 Possible infringement of Directive 98/34/EC and attack on competition
2014/07/25 Restrictions on free movement of goods at the Spanish-French border
2017/09/04 A European Action Plan for the Social Economy
2017/05/04 The Basque economic agreement as an obstacle to European tax harmonisation
2017/04/04 VP/HR - European Union's stance and role of the VP/HR following the coup in Venezuela
2017/04/03 Academic freedom in Hungary under threat
2017/02/02 VP/HR - Recent executions in Bahrain
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2016/12/05 Monthly payments to Joaquin Almunia following his appointment as Chairman of the Centre for European Policy Studies
2016/11/30 Risks to the environment posed by the Marismas project in the Doñana national park
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/03/09 VP/HR - Implementation of the EU-CELAC Action Plan in relation to the gender issue
2016/02/09 European project to combat bullying in the EU
2015/06/30 Ban on the use of diclofenac in the EU owing to the threat it poses to birds
2015/06/24 The impact social media stakeholders have on European citizens and rising anti-Semitism in the wake of increasing radicalisation
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/05/18 Social exclusion of fibromyalgia sufferers
2015/04/21 The creation of a European army
2015/04/09 European Reference Networks
2014/12/09 Establishment of a European minimum income
2014/11/26 Poverty in southern European countries
2014/11/10 Construction of an airport for drones (RPA) in the Doñana National Park
2014/09/30 Insufficient funds for the Erasmus+ programme
2016/11/11 VP/HR - Common defence in a new world context
2016/05/02 Signals to give investors in renewable energy confidence
2016/03/14 Immigrant marginalisation and slave labour in Almería
2015/06/11 Gender discrimination at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
2015/06/02 Alarming state of disrepair of the cultural heritage in Sasamón (Burgos)
2015/05/29 Slave labour and corruption connected with the 2022 Football World Cup in Qatar
2015/04/30 Oil spill from the fishing boat Oleg Naydenov on the Gran Canaria coast
2015/04/20 Oil spill in the Canary Isles and mismanagement of the accident
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2015/03/05 Illegal state aid in Andalucía and prosecution of fraud
2015/03/03 A step backwards for environmental protection in Spain: reform of the forestry law
2015/02/16 EU citizens used as slave labour in Andalusia (Spain)
2015/02/10 Arrests in Andalusia for fraud concerning training courses
2015/01/30 Protection of historical and cultural heritage in the Cabanyal neighbourhood
2015/01/21 Damage to the cultural heritage of Sasamón (Spain)
2014/12/01 Fraud in respect of training courses funded by the EU
2014/11/11 Environmental impact assessment in the Cabanyal neighbourhood
2014/07/25 Possible fraud in relation to public funds in Andalusia
2017/05/15 Gender equality in mental health and wellbeing policy following the report of Parliament
2016/11/22 The most vulnerable groups are being excluded from public health systems
2016/10/17 EU policies and actions to protect children in the context of migration
2016/07/18 VP/HR - United Nations Report. Crimes against humanity in Eritrea
2016/03/18 Cooperation and exchange of information in the fight against terrorism and radicalisation
2016/02/01 Urgent action to protect unaccompanied minors in the EU
2015/11/20 Measures to protect unaccompanied minors
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/23 Deficiencies in the Spanish system of dogs' homes and the need for European Union measures to protect pets
2015/04/15 Measures to protect children from advertisements encouraging anorexia
2015/03/03 Active inclusion policies
2014/10/08 Plan for communal action against Ebola
2014/09/12 Suicide prevention policies
2014/09/12 Suicide prevention policies
2017/03/27 Clauses banning pregnancy, and discrimination against women in sport
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/09/02 Antimicrobial resistance
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2016/01/15 Gender violence at schools in Sierra Leone
2016/01/05 Difficulties and barriers concerning assisted fertilisation in the EU
2015/10/02 Volkswagen emissions scandal
2015/09/07 VP/HR - Alarming statistics on discrimination and violence against women and girls in India
2015/06/24 VP/HR - Sexual violence against young girls in Sierra Leone
2015/05/06 Abusive floor clauses in mortgage loans
2015/04/30 VP/HR - Girls' and young women's right to education in Sierra Leone
2015/03/10 Ratification of the Istanbul Convention
2015/03/10 Ratification of the Istanbul Convention
2015/02/11 Motorbike rally in the Sierra de Andújar nature reserve in Jaén
2015/01/08 Xenophobic and racist demonstrations in Germany
2017/04/12 VP/HR - Homophobia in Chechnya
2017/03/07 Xenophobia, racism and incitation to hate on television programme broadcast by public Basque network
2016/10/31 VP/HR - Withdrawal of African States from the ICC
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/06/17 Combating child marriage among asylum seekers
2016/05/04 Poor quality healthcare for asylum seekers in Member States
2015/10/02 Problems with the implementation in the Member States of Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA on combating racism and xenophobia in the EU
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/04/14 Refusal of asylum for Christelle Nangnou and possible contravention of Directives 2013/32/EU and 2011/95/EU
2015/01/21 Ban on same-sex marriage in Macedonia
2014/11/19 Transparency of lobbyists' activities in EU institutions
2016/12/22 Protection of migrant children separated from their parents
2016/07/12 VP/HR - Australian immigration detention centres on Manus and Nauru islands
2016/06/30 Exports of military technology and equipment to Egypt
2016/02/03 Protection of women and children at all stages of their journeys to the EU
2015/12/21 VP/HR - Internet censorship and repression in China
2015/11/17 Gaps in the implementation of the International Health Regulations and mechanisms for pandemic protection and response
2015/08/25 VP/HR - Criminalisation of protests and harassment of activists in China
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/06/12 VP/HR - Criminalisation of homosexuality in Tunisia
2015/06/05 VP/HR - Persistent use of enforced disappearance in Colombia
2015/03/25 Need to treat marital rape as a criminal offence throughout the EU
2015/03/20 Need to define marital rape as a crime throughout the EU
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Political prisoners and polarisation in Venezuela
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/12/16 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp
2014/12/16 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp
2014/11/06 Digital single market and protection of personal data