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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Ciudadanos – Partido de la Ciudadanía
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/06/13 Alternatives to the use of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) in medium- and high-voltage electrical equipment
2018/04/20 Inspection, monitoring and supervision of the Atlantic trench nuclear waste site
2018/03/02 Inefficiency of EU development aid in Burma: 2018 ECA report findings
2017/11/21 The non-renewable fraction of waste eligible for renewable energy subsidies
2017/10/12 Legislation against renewable energy development
2017/09/22 Complementary solutions in view of non-compliance with deadlines for transposition
2017/09/19 Compliance with national carbon allocation plans in some Member States
2017/04/18 Advance warning to Member States of the risk of not meeting climate and renewable energy targets
2016/11/30 The interruptibility service in Spain and how it fits into EU legislation
2016/11/10 Resolution by the regional Parliament of Cataluña (Spain) violating the principle of fair cooperation between EU Member States and the single market
2016/11/04 Ratification by the Member States of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
2016/10/31 Inclusion of the cost of dismantling nuclear plants and managing their waste in nuclear energy prices
2016/10/31 Recognition of osteopathy in all Member States
2016/07/01 The contribution of high efficiency cogeneration to primary energy savings and the development of this technology
2016/05/02 Signals to give investors in renewable energy confidence
2018/04/17 Measures that the Spanish Government should adopt to protect the Iberian lynx
2018/03/19 Use of snares and traps to control predators and the population of the Iberian lynx and of other protected species
2018/03/02 Removal of obstacles to tax harmonisation in the single market
2017/11/21 Minimum comfort and safety measures for passengers on commercial airlines
2017/11/21 Emergency measures to ban the ivory trade
2017/11/21 The Spanish Government's plan to prevent the closure of coal-fired power stations
2017/03/14 Certification of the origin of 100 % of electricity generated
2017/03/14 Excessively low compensation rates for RES decided by the Spanish government
2016/12/22 Independence of the Spanish electricity market regulator
2016/10/31 Assigning CO2 emissions rights for coal-fired electricity generation
2016/10/31 Capacity payments for electricity generation in Spain
2016/08/31 Aid for domestic coal
2016/08/31 Aid to Italy after the earthquake
2016/03/10 VP/HR - Transparency regarding EU sanctions imposed on ISIL
2016/03/10 VP/HR - EU sanctions against Faysal al-Zahrani, Husasyn Juaythini and Turki al Binali
2018/02/26 Importation from South Africa of citrus fruit with exotic pathogens
2017/10/04 Financial responsibility for an infestation of exotic pests
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2016/07/01 Promoting small-scale inland fisheries in the drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa
2016/02/29 No-go zones in Europe
2016/02/29 Comprehensive law against gender violence
2017/12/19 Refusal of VP/HR to meet with the 2017 Sakharov Prize laureates
2017/12/19 VP/HR - Refusal of the VP/HR to meet with the 2017 Sakharov Prize laureates
2018/03/26 Possible breach of EU environmental protection directives at a lithium mine in Cáceres (Spain)
2017/11/21 The use of environmental logos linked to fossil fuels
2016/09/30 Pulses and climate change
2016/09/30 Pulses and food security
2016/09/07 Plastic microbeads
2016/08/31 Excessive deficit penalties for Spain
2016/08/31 Protection of the Iberian wolf in Spain
2016/06/28 Possible breach of the legal principles of the community right to legitimate expectation and legal certainty
2016/06/21 Phasing out plant protection products in and around cities
2016/05/24 Food loss and food waste
2018/05/16 Urgent action to stop wet wipes being flushed down toilets
2018/04/30 International programmes and EU-level programmes aimed at encouraging the financial sector to contribute towards decarbonisation
2017/10/05 Banning polluting vehicles from cities and encouraging the use of electric vehicles
2017/10/05 Economic crisis repercussions for some neighbouring oil- and gas-producing countries
2017/07/05 A level playing field in the rail sector
2017/03/07 Xenophobia, racism and incitation to hate on television programme broadcast by public Basque network
2017/03/02 Human rights in Colombia
2016/08/31 VP/HR - Respect for human rights and the non-religious minority in Turkey
2016/06/24 Commission forecast on gas demand
2016/05/25 Encouraging quantum technology
2016/03/08 VP/HR - the Zika virus and women's rights
2016/04/26 The case of Jan Böhmermann and respect for freedom of expression in Germany
2016/02/29 VP/HR - Freedom of expression in Bahrain and the case of Ebrahim Sharif
2016/02/29 VP/HR - Renewed fatwa on Salman Rushdie and freedom of expression in Iran
2018/03/20 Right to recognition of retirement benefits of European merchant seamen on Norwegian-flagged vessels
2018/02/02 The number of gas PCIs on the third Union list
2017/09/22 Effectiveness of the European Union infringement proceedings
2017/09/18 Polish Government defiance following action brought by the Commission before the European Court of Justice, with regard to logging in the Białowieża forest
2017/07/05 Nicotine delivery devices and information on their use and possible harm reduction
2017/04/10 Illegal collection of sensitive data on the local police force in Barcelona by the city council
2017/03/27 Raül Romeva brands 15 000 Barcelona demonstrators falangists
2017/02/08 Infringement of rights on the protection of personal data
2016/12/22 EU farming sector too little involved in GHG reduction and use of European funds in this sector
2016/12/01 About free movement of data in de European Union
2016/11/30 Death penalty for homosexuals and the prevention of European radicalisation
2016/04/29 Request to calculate the reduction in prices for end-users from renewables
2018/03/19 Investment in fossil fuels, counter to the Climate Agreement, which could give rise to stranded assets such as the Trans-Adriatic gas pipeline
2017/04/28 Compatibility of the Projects of Common Interest (PCI) list with the 'energy efficiency first' principle, climate targets and Parliament's authority
2017/04/18 Illegal fishing in Antarctica
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
2016/12/09 EU-Ecuador trade agreement and Canary Island bananas
2016/11/22 Determining admissible levels of asbestos fibre ingested in drinking water and replacing asbestos cement pipes
2016/10/31 Compatibility of the third PCI list with the Paris Agreement
2016/09/07 Funding sanitation facilities
2016/07/12 VP/HR - Australian immigration detention centres on Manus and Nauru islands
2016/06/21 The Rules of Procedure of the General Court and secret evidence
2016/06/01 Sustainable and responsible fishing
2016/05/31 Effective and sustainable management of deep-water trawling
2018/04/17 Sharing responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions and damage caused to the environment across the whole meat sector value chain
2018/02/26 Specific regulation on nuclear safety during extreme solar events
2018/02/02 Measuring of methane emissions and the global warming potential of methane
2018/01/10 Care for workers suffering from mercury poisoning
2017/11/21 Self-protection plans and means for nuclear plants in the EU to cope with potential extreme solar phenomena
2017/11/10 VP/HR - Influence of Russian propaganda in Catalonia
2017/09/18 Greenhouse gas emissions from abandoned oil facilities in the North Sea
2017/06/23 Basic research for diabetes in Horizon 2020 and Framework Programme (FP9)
2017/04/18 Mercury emissions to air in large combustion plants
2017/03/17 GALILEO global navigation system and compatible mobile communication devices
2016/12/21 New regulation on labelling products suitable for coeliacs
2016/07/13 Obama administration announces new regulations for methane emissions from oil and gas
2016/07/12 Negligence on the part of airline Vueling
2016/04/27 Forests as an additional means of offsetting CO2 emissions
2016/04/27 Mercury pollution from power station emissions
2016/04/26 Legislative framework for regulating light pollution
2016/03/04 Politicisation of the media in Catalonia