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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Socijaldemokratska partija Hrvatske
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/09/24 Refugees - activating the temporary protection mechanism
2015/09/24 Refugees - activating the temporary protection mechanism
2015/04/14 Protection and use of groundwater in karst areas
2017/04/12 Charging for delivery of small packets
2016/07/12 TTIP - liberalisation of procurement markets
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/09/29 Simplifying conditions accepted by consumers when making purchases
2015/05/27 TTIP ratification
2015/05/27 Ratification of TTIP
2015/02/13 Impact of the TTIP on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
2015/02/13 Impact of the TTIP on consumers and producers in the EU
2018/02/15 Status of carob in the context of Directive 2001/113/EC
2017/11/08 National policies on energy drink sales to minors
2017/09/14 Harmonisation of Croatian laws with Directive 2005/36/EC
2017/06/19 Co-financing the adaptation of housing for the elderly using EU funds and amending national operational programmes
2017/04/10 Interpretation of EU laws regulating the production of extra jams
2016/12/05 Measures to control Salmonella infantis
2016/09/02 Co-financing for housing adaptation for older people
2016/01/29 Zika virus - EU measures
2015/03/31 Measures for recycling of earth metals from electronic waste
2015/03/16 Directive on transparency of medicine pricing
2015/02/04 Measures to prevent the spread of the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium and the olive growing sector
2015/02/04 Inclusion in Horizon 2020 objectives of the deinstitutionalisation of people with disabilities
2014/09/30 Promoting female entrepreneurship
2016/02/29 Netflix services in the EU
2015/02/26 Regulatory Cooperation Chapter in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2015/02/13 Translatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, investor-state dispute settlement and liberalisation of healthcare services in Member States
2015/02/13 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and clinical trials
2015/02/04 Women in clinical studies
2017/09/14 Energy drinks - warning for children and pregnant women
2015/06/09 Protection of children on the EU market - advertising
2015/06/09 Protection of children on the EU market - toys
2015/02/26 Cross-border use of eGoods
2015/02/04 Digital illiteracy in the digital age
2015/01/27 Labelling for online traders operating in accordance with the directive on consumer rights
2014/10/16 Delivery costs on the single market
2014/10/07 Consumer rights on the digital single market
2014/09/30 Harmonisation of the quality of products in the internal market
2017/10/24 Alleged German motor manufacturers' cartel
2016/11/08 Inflammatory bowel diseases - EU action
2016/10/13 Quotas for subsidies on mandarins and apples
2016/06/09 Respiratory diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as a research priority for the Commission
2016/03/08 Research and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
2015/02/26 Campylobacteriosis
2015/02/04 Risks of non-vaccination and occurrence of diseases suppressed by vaccination
2015/02/04 The outflow of qualified personnel from the EU
2015/02/04 The fight against rare diseases
2015/01/29 Antimicrobial resistance
2015/04/14 Rounding of prices
2015/03/31 Misleading packaging - quality
2015/03/31 Misleading packaging - amount
2015/02/26 Misleading packaging of products
2015/02/04 Reducing the pay gap through the EU budget
2015/02/04 Misleading product packaging
2014/10/23 Quality of domestic appliances
2017/06/02 US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement and redefining the EU's role in combating climate change
2017/02/21 Decertification of organic foodstuffs in the event of contamination
2015/05/19 Combating new synthetic drugs
2015/03/10 Energy Union - a priority of the Latvian Presidency
2015/03/10 Energy Union as a priority of the Latvian Presidency
2015/02/04 Protecting data in the 'Cloud'
2018/06/05 Opportunities to facilitate food donation through the FEAD
2017/12/11 Salmonella-contaminated baby formula
2017/09/14 Fipronil egg scandal and functioning of the RASFF alert system
2017/04/05 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) monitoring and complaints system
2017/03/20 Spoiled meat scandal in Brazil and its implications for the EU
2016/11/22 Food safety checks for pathogens (salmonella)
2015/11/12 Sustainable management of mineral resources
2015/07/17 Furniture malfunctions and safety
2015/05/19 Linguistic equality in the online complaints system
2015/04/14 Abolishing the smallest coins
2015/03/03 Cancer in the EU
2015/02/04 Healthy lifestyle promotion
2014/09/16 European response to frequent flooding
2014/07/28 Violence on social networks
2014/07/18 TTIP and food safety
2018/03/26 Implementation of EU legislation with regard to electromagnetic radiation
2017/07/13 Validation of self-regulation efforts on alcohol labelling mandated by the report on alcohol labelling
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2017/01/31 Manuals for components of industrial products in all EU languages
2016/07/11 Aviation and public health - implementation of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 923/2012
2016/05/02 The effects of bisphenol A on human health
2016/04/07 Labels indicating composition and country of origin on textile products
2015/10/14 Frauds involving false declarations of ingredients of foods
2015/09/17 False advertising claims regarding a food's country of origin
2015/07/17 Harmful effects of salt in ready-made and partly ready-made foods
2015/05/19 Anti-dumping duties on imports of silicon-electrical steel
2015/03/31 False 'free' products
2015/03/03 Marketing of products with false health and cosmetic claims
2015/02/04 Human trafficking in the EU
2015/02/04 Criminalisation of prostitution
2014/12/16 Tackling alcohol abuse and its consequences in Europe
2014/10/02 Islands: equal access to health protection