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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
Partido Socialista Obrero Español
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Vice-Chair agri
EU authorisation procedure for pesticides Member pest
Fisheries Member pech
Petitions Substitute peti

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/27 Situation on the Bobadilla-Granada rail section
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2017/02/23 Fraud in management of funds for construction of the Bobadilla-Granada high-speed rail link
2015/04/28 Antequera railway test circuit
2015/02/05 Problem of air pollution in Granada
2014/10/09 Financing of rail links in the Bay of Algeciras
2014/09/30 Changes to the Antequera-Bobadilla-Granada high-speed rail link project
2014/09/30 Changes to the Antequera-Bobadilla-Granada high-speed rail link project
2014/07/24 Changes to the Antequera-Bobadilla-Granada high-speed rail link project
2014/07/24 Changes to the Antequera-Bobadilla-Granada high-speed rail link project
2014/07/24 Changes to the Antequera-Bobadilla-Granada high-speed rail link project
2014/07/24 Changes to the Antequera-Bobadilla-Granada high-speed rail link project
2018/05/17 Harmful effects of the Alcantarilla chemical plant (Murcia)
2017/11/22 Imposition of provisional anti-subsidy measures on imports of Spanish table olives to the United States
2017/07/14 Trump Administration's announcement on anti-dumping measures against Spanish olives
2016/11/23 Provisional results of the relocation of persons in need of international protection
2015/05/05 Implementation of special measures against the Russian veto
2015/04/15 Plant health control measures to prevent the spread of black spot disease to the EU
2014/12/12 Extension of exceptional compensation measures to counteract the effects of the Russian veto
2014/09/11 Exceptional compensatory measures to counteract the effects of Russia's veto
2014/09/11 Duration of exceptional compensatory measures to counteract the effects of Russia's veto
2014/09/11 Suspension of aid to compensate the Russian import ban
2018/04/04 Mercury levels in swordfish
2018/03/07 Recovery plan for the Iberian sardine (Sardina pilchardus)
2017/09/26 EU action to control Xylella fastidiosa
2017/07/18 Fleet capacity
2017/05/24 New measures affecting the blackspot sea bream fishing fleet in the Bay of Cádiz
2017/03/23 Problems with meat imported from Brazil
2017/03/08 Royal Decree 4/2017 on dockworkers
2016/12/14 Driftnet fishing for swordfish in the Mediterranean
2016/11/09 Shrimp ('Plesionika') fishing and the Proposal for a regulation on technical measures
2016/07/01 Injecting new blood into the fishing industry
2016/06/20 Action plans on artisanal fishing
2016/02/23 Fishing limits and multiannual plans
2015/06/30 Severe labour exploitation
2015/06/08 Unfair labour practices in Asia shrimp farms
2015/05/21 The impact of distributor brands on innovation in the retail food sector
2015/05/21 Margins which discriminate between manufacturers' and distributors' brands
2015/03/11 Malpractice: whale watching in the Strait of Gibraltar
2015/03/11 Illegal tuna fishing in the Strait of Gibraltar
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2014/12/16 Warning of a risk that the price of EU tomatoes will collapse due to the mass influx of Moroccan tomatoes
2014/12/12 Alert regarding the risk of a phytosanitary disaster in the EU olive industry
2014/11/25 Socioeconomic impact of driftnet fishing in Spain
2014/11/25 Socioeconomic impact of driftnet fishing in the EU
2014/11/17 Involvement of the fishing sector in drawing up the proposal on driftnets
2014/10/03 Problems encountered by fishing fleets from Barbate and Algeciras in Moroccan waters
2014/09/08 Management plan for sardine fishing
2014/09/08 Regional management plans for sardine fishing
2018/04/04 Fisheries agreement between the EU and Guinea-Bissau
2017/09/22 Future fisheries agreement with the United Kingdom
2017/07/18 Commission's assessment of and forecasts for the European Fisheries Fund
2017/07/18 Checklists for fisheries inspections
2017/05/09 Award of new oil prospecting licenses in the United Kingdom
2016/11/18 Exemptions included in the discard plan for demersal fisheries in the Mediterranean
2016/07/12 Impact of Brexit on the EU fisheries sector
2016/02/29 State of play of the EU-Mercosur association agreement negotiations
2015/03/30 Unilateral breach of fisheries agreement with Morocco
2015/01/28 Agreement between the EU and South Korea on organic certification
2014/08/27 Continuing delays in the implementation of the fisheries agreement with Morocco
2014/07/17 Fisheries agreement with Mauritania
2014/07/17 Fisheries agreement with Senegal
2014/07/17 Fisheries agreement with Guinea Bissau
2018/06/13 Urgent review of South Africa's citrus black spot and Thaumatotibia leucotreta control programmes
2018/05/24 Traceability of eel imports and exports in the EU
2018/04/12 Application of the safeguard clause to rice imports from Cambodia and Myanmar
2018/02/26 Reduction of the mackerel quota in the north-east Atlantic
2018/02/05 Cases of children's milk being contaminated with salmonella
2018/01/09 Suspension of Brazilian fish exports to the EU
2017/11/27 Surrender by the Commission of quota for bluefin tuna
2017/11/06 Possible illegal bluefin tuna imports
2017/10/13 Our Ocean conference 2017
2017/09/26 Fraud in the sale of bluefin tuna
2017/09/07 Measures to prevent organisms harmful to plants or plant products being brought into the EU
2017/08/23 Fipronil-contaminated eggs
2017/07/18 Transparency in the allocation of quotas
2017/06/22 Classification of tall oil as a raw material for advanced biofuels in the revised Renewable Energy Directive
2017/06/22 Inclusion of molasses in Annex IX of the revised Renewable Energy Directive
2017/06/16 Ban on using the term 'milk' for plant-based products
2017/05/09 New EU electronic certification system for organic imports and products
2017/02/13 Poor plant health checks on citrus imports at certain EU ports
2017/01/30 Limiting the cadmium content of fertilisers
2016/12/14 Combating energy poverty in the EU
2016/10/04 Ruling in case C-596/14 on temporary contract severance pay
2016/09/02 Application of EU animal health rules in Melilla
2016/08/31 Possible non-tariff barriers on olive oil imposed by the USA and Australia
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/06/01 Food waste
2016/05/30 Study on zone GSA 06
2016/05/02 Import checks on fisheries products
2016/04/27 Increase in alerts concerning products from China
2016/03/10 End point in manufacture, for use as fertilisers, of animal by-products not intended for human consumption (ABPs)
2016/02/29 Health alerts for imports into the EU of agri-food products from Turkey
2016/01/28 Use of tariff quota for Tunisian olive oil
2016/01/20 US ban on Spanish pepper imports
2016/01/12 Consumer fraud in the labelling of fish in the EU
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/11/20 Wrapping and packaging of fishery products
2015/11/12 Changes to controls on garlic imports in the EU
2015/11/12 Use of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni in food: plants and dried leaves
2015/10/08 Cases of black spot disease in citrus imports from South Africa and Argentina
2015/09/24 The increase in Tunisia's olive oil quotas
2015/05/06 Indication of catch areas on the labelling of fishery products
2015/05/05 Labelling of fishery products
2014/11/14 Origin-labelling for honey: the Spanish case
2014/11/12 Tariff gap between the EU and Turkey on citrus fruits
2014/10/13 Consumer protection and equal treatment for farmers
2016/09/27 Bahamas Leaks revelations concerning former Commissioner Neelie Kroes
2016/05/02 Vaccination in herds
2015/10/07 Unpaid internships
2015/10/07 Unpaid internships
2015/05/19 Refusal of extradition requests
2018/05/03 Withdrawal of social organisations from the Mar Menor Social Participation Committee
2018/05/03 Lack of information regarding the projects for the restoration of the Mar Menor lagoon
2018/05/03 Concern at the situation of the Mar Menor lagoon
2017/12/18 Environmental disaster in the Guadiana
2017/02/28 Total allowable catches in accordance with the maximum sustainable yield
2016/11/11 Lack of independence and pluralism at Radio Televisión Española (RTVE)
2016/11/09 Incentives for new effective antibiotics
2016/09/21 Monitoring breaches of environmental legislation in Mar Menor in Murcia, Spain
2016/09/21 Serious environmental damage to the Mar Menor in Murcia (Spain)
2016/07/13 EFSA and protests against GMOs
2016/06/17 Incentives needed to drive research and development (R&D) and combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
2015/10/19 Water hyacinth infestation in the Guadiana river
2015/07/02 Role of delegations in sustainable urban development
2015/06/03 Serious drought affecting cereal crops in Castilla-La Mancha
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/03/03 Approval of RDPs for Castilla y León, Aragón, the Basque Country, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands for the period 2014-2020
2015/02/26 Approval of RDPs for Extremadura, Castilla-La Mancha, Murcia and Valencia for the period 2014-2020
2015/02/25 Approval of the RDPs for Galicia, Cantabria, La Rioja, Navarre, the Canary Islands and the Community of Madrid for the 2014-2020 period
2014/12/04 Launch of new rural development projects
2018/06/07 Recommendations from the report on fundamental rights in the EU in 2015
2018/05/24 The Philippines and its status as a GSP+ beneficiary
2018/01/09 Discrimination against European wines in Canada
2017/02/10 Minimum size of Venus clams in the EU
2017/01/31 Translation of public documents relating to EU trade negotiations with Spanish-speaking third countries
2017/01/30 Trade in agricultural products between the EU and the Kingdom of Morocco
2016/12/19 Recommendations by the sheepmeat and goatmeat forum
2016/07/07 European geographical indications included in the Canada-EU free trade agreement
2016/06/16 Establishing whether the law protecting the quality of the vines and wine of the Autonomous Community of Rioja complies with EU legislation
2016/05/03 Recognising the pension rights of Galician seafarers who worked on Norwegian vessels before 1994
2016/04/08 Consistency of the law protecting the quality of the vines and wine of the Autonomous Community of Rioja with EU legislation
2016/03/14 Definition of a lightly processed product
2016/02/23 Geographical indications and designations of origin
2015/12/15 EU Court of Justice judgment on the EU-Morocco Agriculture Free Trade Agreement
2015/12/15 Protection of PDOs in the TTIP negotiations
2015/05/20 Respect for human and labour rights in countries benefiting from GSP+
2015/05/06 Judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU on the ban on homosexuals donating blood
2015/03/30 Agreement on protected geographical indications (GIs) with the Kingdom of Morocco
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/11/27 GSP+ for the Philippines
2014/10/03 Defending geographical indications for wine in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement
2014/09/19 Incidents in Morocco
2018/04/17 Sugar market in Mediterranean Member States
2017/12/07 EU support for Member States' actions on monitoring and eradicating Xylella fastidiosa
2017/06/22 Lorry carrying Spanish fruit attacked in France
2017/04/11 Publicity campaign against Spanish wines
2017/01/19 Attack on the free movement of goods in France
2016/10/05 Concessionary tariffs on citrus fruit exports from South Africa under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the SADC EPA States
2016/04/06 New attack on the free movement of goods between EU Member States
2015/07/17 Criteria for determining the existence of severe market disturbance or imbalance
2015/07/09 Management of urban strategies in small Spanish cities
2015/06/10 Warranties for electrical goods sold online
2015/05/21 Application of the mutual recognition procedure in southern European Member States
2015/03/12 Price crisis in the fruit and vegetables sector because of the Russian embargo
2015/03/12 French attack on a Spanish pork lorry which violates the right to free movement
2014/07/23 French attack on Spanish fruit lorries - infringement of right to free movement
2014/07/21 Attacks on the free movement of goods in the EU and crisis in stone fruit prices
2018/06/07 Exhumation of victims of Francoism and rededication of the Cuelgamuros basilica
2018/02/15 Dissuasive effect of EMFF rules
2018/02/15 Modifications of the selection criteria for aid under the EMFF
2018/02/15 Excessive bureaucracy in the implementation of the EMFF
2018/02/01 Implementation of the WFD in relation to management and investment in water infrastructure in Spain
2017/12/11 Sanctions against Spain for non-compliance with European water legislation
2017/11/29 Lack of investment in water infrastructure in Spain
2017/10/23 Adapting green payment requirements to the extreme drought in Spain
2017/06/22 Authorisation for advance payment of PAC subsidies in Spain
2017/06/12 Posidonia oceanica conservation in the EU
2017/05/29 Alleged involvement of European companies in human rights violations in Colombia
2017/04/11 Report from the European Court of Auditors on the implementation of the EU Youth Guarantee
2017/04/06 Timetable and fulfilment of objectives set for the Mediterranean rail corridor in Spain
2017/03/23 Foie gras production in the European Union
2017/03/03 Safety of strains of the micro-organism Bacillus spp.
2017/01/31 Outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa in the Balearic islands (Spain)
2016/11/03 Possible suspension of EU funds for Spain
2016/07/14 Managing authorities for operational programmes on fisheries
2016/06/10 Difficulties for young people wishing to go into farming in Spain
2016/05/27 Business relocation using ERDF funds
2016/04/21 Measures designed for young people in operational programmes
2016/04/21 Measures to support small-scale fishing in operational programmes
2016/03/14 Spending by Spain of emergency aid in autumn 2015
2016/02/02 European fisheries operational programmes
2016/01/27 CAP mid-term review
2015/10/23 Data on European fleets that fish below 600 metres
2015/09/29 Active European Remembrance Programme and the victims of Francoism
2015/09/24 Fisheries operational programme for Spain
2015/06/26 Adverse weather conditions for farming in Spain
2015/06/04 Youth employment and training
2015/05/21 Forced part-time employment in Spain
2015/05/06 Marine farming in Europe
2015/04/28 Active farmer
2015/04/28 Succession inter vivos under the Basic Payment Scheme
2015/04/28 Payment for young farmers
2015/04/28 Fraudulent payments in Spain to people who are not farmers
2015/02/04 Privatisation of AENA
2015/02/03 EMFF operational programme for Spain
2015/02/03 Privatisation of AENA and European state aid
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2015/01/30 Difficulties of enforcing the Milk Package in Spain
2015/01/29 EMFF aid to the shellfishing fleet for stoppages owing to toxic algal blooms
2015/01/26 Changes to CAP implementation procedures in Spain
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2014/12/22 Spain's Public Safety Act and its adaptation to EU law
2014/12/22 Relocation of the Delphi factory in Puerto Real (Cadiz)
2014/12/04 Changes to the model for implementation of the CAP in Spain
2014/11/27 Adoption of Structural Fund Operational Programmes
2014/11/17 Official list of driftnets in Spain
2014/11/17 Official list of driftnets in Spain