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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
Partito Democratico
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Security and Defence Member sede
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/08 EU-authorised establishments based in Western Sahara
2018/02/08 Moroccan authorised importers based in Western Sahara
2018/02/08 DG SANCO visit to Western Sahara in December 2017
2017/04/24 VP/HR - Banning of Jehovah's Witnesses by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation
2016/10/28 New method for calculating dumping margins after 11 December 2016
2016/05/17 VP/HR - Implementation of General Court decision on Western Sahara and trade in goods originating from occupied Western Sahara
2015/12/17 112
2018/02/13 Combating Afrophobia
2017/11/24 Fabio Vettorel - Italian detained in Germany and application of Framework Decision 2009/829/JHA
2016/09/28 Stronger action to prevent cyberbullying
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
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
2016/03/31 Transnational collective bargaining
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/06/01 Humanitarian aid shortage in the Tindouf Camps
2018/02/07 Reduction in US funding for UNRWA
2017/12/12 VP/HR - Dissolution of the CNRP, Cambodia's main opposition party
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2017/09/29 European Works Councils
2017/04/12 VP/HR - Persecution of gay men in Chechnya
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2016/04/15 Risk of legal proceedings against the European Union following the Judgment of the General Court of 10 December 2015 - Front Polisario v Council
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2016/01/05 Structural Funds and the right to live independently
2016/01/05 European strategies on Alzheimer's disease
2015/11/26 Article 19 UN CRPD - Use of European Structural and Investment Funds
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2014/12/22 Asbestos in the European Union
2014/11/17 European instruments for the prevention of risks associated with climate change and combating hydrogeological instability
2018/05/14 VP/HR - Detention of Amal Fathy in Egypt
2018/05/03 Situation at the French-Italian border near Bardonecchia
2018/04/23 Clarifications regarding Directive 2006/123/EC and the seaside business sector
2018/02/22 Embraco in Riva di Chieri
2017/09/06 VP/HR - Situation of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, Myanmar
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2017/08/24 VP/HR - The situation in Venezuela
2017/04/12 Molière Clause
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2016/11/25 'Vertical-cyclical' part-time workers and Italian implementation of Directive 97/81/EC
2016/04/20 Losses sustained by businesses as a result of the reintroduction of internal border controls
2016/02/29 Self-employment
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2015/12/17 Versalis
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2015/07/02 Italian hunting seasons
2015/06/15 Migrant blockade in Ventimiglia, on the border between Italy and France
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2014/08/12 VP/HR - Situation in Iraq
2018/05/18 Searches for the two sailors Revello and Voinea who went missing off the Azores on 2 May
2018/02/28 Security in Mexico and the new Global Agreement
2018/02/28 VP/HR - Italian citizens missing in Mexico
2018/01/18 Restriction of freight traffic along the Brenner Pass
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2017/07/28 VP/HR - case of the UN MICT judge Aydin Sefa Akay, convicted of terrorism offences in Turkey
2016/10/06 Labour exploitation and post-2016 strategy on trafficking of human beings
2016/09/28 Accessibility of information on cars
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
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
2016/05/19 Refusal to grant asylum to 3000 unaccompanied minors
2016/04/13 Case of Khalid Rawash
2016/03/31 Giovanna Lanzavecchia case
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/07/02 Free movement and Roma
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2018/01/08 Unpaid internships at the Commission
2017/07/27 Supporting open and transparent copyright management
2017/07/14 Unpaid internships at the European Commission
2017/05/22 Interference with telephone calls
2016/05/02 VP/HR - Attacks on the LGBTI community in Bangladesh
2016/04/29 Eradication of bullying involving discrimination against minorities
2016/03/14 Lack of reply from the Commission to a letter sent by 60 MEPs
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2016/11/22 Mobility equipment for passengers with disabilities
2016/11/22 Accessibility for air passengers with disabilities
2016/10/06 Right to mobility for people with disabilities
2016/02/26 Support for further research activities aimed at mainstreaming digital content accessibility in the EU
2016/02/02 Unit for Persons with Disabilities in Commission's DG EMPL
2015/04/30 Tax avoidance by big firms
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
2017/06/26 VP/HR - Nation-state bill in Israeli Knesset
2016/09/28 EFSI for social infrastructures
2016/06/02 Entrepreneurship 50+
2016/03/31 'White orphans'
2016/01/20 Local public enterprises and economic and territorial development
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/03/23 Uber's circumvention of social, labour, road-safety and consumer-rights protection
2015/02/10 LGBT-phobic event sponsored by EXPO 2015