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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
Lietuvos valstiečių ir žaliųjų sąjunga
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Regional Development Substitute regi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/03/22 Possibility of ratifying the European Charter of Local Self-Government
2018/03/22 Territorial Principles for Structural Assistance Planning
2017/06/19 Flexibility to transfer CAP funds
2017/04/18 Restricting access to EU funds and energy efficiency in the public transport sector
2016/06/15 Combining ESI funds with EFSI
2016/04/26 Application of European patent legislation
2016/04/22 Possible commercial malpractice in European basketball
2016/03/10 Use of European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds towards the EU's climate and energy targets
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
2014/10/23 Environment-friendliness of urban transport
2018/06/05 Reporting year for direct payments
2018/05/30 Direct payments and EU commitments to Member States which acceded in 2004
2018/03/27 Regulating landfill expansion in Member States
2018/03/19 VP/HR - Syrian security official in Italy despite EU sanctions
2018/03/02 Are law-abiding farmers being punished for work that Member States are failing to do? Compatibility of Regulations No 1307/2013 and 1306/2013
2018/01/17 Possibility for Member States to restrict the free movement of goods
2018/01/17 Definition of state aid in livestock farming
2017/11/10 Equal treatment of Member States and excisable goods
2017/06/14 The requirement imposed by third countries to submit international driving licences represents an obstacle to citizens of EU Member States
2017/06/02 The issue of the moment when the obligation to pay VAT arises
2017/03/20 Validity of driving licences
2016/06/22 Regarding the role of Member States in the emissions-rigging scandal
2016/04/27 Direct payments in agriculture
2015/12/21 Member State taxation similar in nature to excise duty
2015/12/03 Implementing technologies in the Member States to establish the location of callers using the common European emergency number
2015/11/26 Sanctions against Member States for violations of budgetary discipline
2015/02/05 Legitimate expectations and Member States' responsibility for their regulation in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
2015/01/14 Possible infringements of competition and the free movement of services in Germany
2014/11/11 Explanation for the Commission's attitude - time limits for appeal - double standards in two similar cases
2018/05/25 VP/HR - Follow-up on the Council's conclusions on Myanmar of 26 February 2018 and its decision 2018/655
2018/01/18 VP/HR - Italian arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2016/07/01 Commission role in the vehicle emission data rigging scandal
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/10/07 Car exhaust emissions
2015/09/17 VP/HR - The refugee crisis - perspectives and longer-term solutions
2018/06/12 Allegedly fake EuropeAid beneficiaries in Belarus
2018/03/02 Media censorship in Belarus
2017/03/02 Nuclear safety in Belarus / Nuclear power plant
2017/02/28 Nuclear power plant accident in Belarus
2016/12/02 Nuclear safety in Belarus
2016/07/01 Access to the European market for energy to be produced by Russian nuclear power plant
2015/10/15 Safety of nuclear installations in certain neighbouring countries
2014/11/11 Financing to mitigate the social and economic consequences ensuing from the decommissioning of the Ignalina nuclear power plant
2018/01/18 Regulation of the use of pesticides
2017/11/10 Labelling of organic products and use of organic ingredients in products which are not labelled as organic
2017/11/10 Validity of rules on the use of pesticides in EFA areas
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2016/09/09 Construction of the railway Rail Baltica
2015/11/25 Regulation of labelling waste disposal sites with traffic signs
2015/10/09 Dams: consistency with Directives 2000/60/EC, 92/43/EEC, and 79/409/EEC
2015/06/10 Application of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 639/2014 and black fallow requirements
2015/04/10 Practical application of Regulation (EU) No 639/2014
2015/03/19 Consequences of African swine fever
2015/01/14 Validity of the application of modulation under Regulation (EC) No 73/2009
2014/11/11 Legality of applying Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 73/2009: justification in the form of specific figures
2014/10/21 Swine fever
2018/06/01 Implementation of EU commitments in the agricultural sector
2016/06/22 Compliance with legislation on the labelling of nanomaterials
2016/06/09 Interpretation of intentional non-compliance circumstances in the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
2016/05/26 Implementation of the EAFRD - interpretation of force majeure and exceptional circumstances
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/02/18 Interpretation of force majeure circumstances in implementation of European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
2016/02/18 Interpretation of force majeure circumstances in implementation of the EAFRD
2016/02/18 Interpretation of
2015/10/15 Possible review of relations with Russia
2017/11/17 Violence employed by the Spanish police in Catalonia
2017/06/14 Common Agricultural Policy and coupled payments
2017/02/08 Impact of Brexit on the Cohesion Policy budget
2017/02/08 Impact of Brexit on the Common Agricultural Policy budget
2017/02/06 Use of EU funding for the purchase of agricultural equipment
2016/10/25 Agricultural payments
2016/07/01 Climate mainstreaming in Cohesion Policy
2016/03/29 Danger posed by religious terrorism in Belgium
2016/02/23 Structural Fund resources recovered by the Commission due to errors made by project promoters and appropriations managers
2016/02/01 The role of Cohesion Policy in tackling the refugee crisis
2015/12/02 Structural Fund resources recovered by the Commission due to errors made by project promoters and appropriations managers
2017/11/10 On the rights of EU citizens to travel to third countries
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2015/11/24 External trade negotiations conducted in secret by some Member States
2015/03/25 Regarding investigation on the facts of secret negotiations on external trade
2015/03/25 Sanctions to Member States for negotiations regarding secret external trade
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Appointing an EU Special Representative for Ukraine
2015/01/30 Trade negotiations to soften the impact of a politically motivated trade embargo
2015/01/29 Trade negotiations with third countries
2014/12/18 Assistance to embargo-affected apple growers
2016/12/02 European Union cooperation with Belarus in the field of combating illicit trade in tobacco
2016/09/27 European Union support for Belarus in the field of nuclear safety
2016/09/27 European Union support for Belarus in the field of nuclear safety
2016/09/27 European Union support for Belarus in the field of nuclear safety
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2016/01/19 Enquiry as to whether spring traps set by laying horizontal snares on the ground and activated by treading on the horizontal plate are permitted in the EU
2015/09/17 Support possibilities for farmers' cooperation
2018/04/25 Regulating the dairy market
2018/04/25 Situation on the dairy market
2018/03/02 Internal market regulation - civil liability insurance issues for motor vehicle owners and holders
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2017/02/08 Skimmed milk powder purchased through intervention
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2016/01/26 Plans to call for a reduction in cattle numbers
2016/01/19 Commission's position on resolving the crisis in the dairy sector
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2014/11/06 Dairy sector in the Baltic States and Finland