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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: 2017-01-31

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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Centre Démocrate Humaniste
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Vice-Chair empl
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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/08/31 VP/HR - Arrest of journalist Loup Bureau in Turkey
2017/07/13 Arrest of human rights defenders in Turkey
2017/05/11 Potential suspension of negotiations over Turkey's accession to the European Union following the constitutional referendum of 16 April 2017
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/11/30 Freezing the negotiations on Turkey's accession to the European Union
2016/11/30 Freezing the negotiations on Turkey's accession to the European Union
2016/09/29 VP/HR - worrying arrest of Gervais Niyongabo
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/05/11 VP/HR - the Indonesian President's tour of Europe of 18-22 April 2016
2015/10/01 Regulating the 'Uberisation' of our society
2015/05/06 Involvement of civil society in TTIP negotiations
2014/12/15 Quality of training and mobility of doctors within the European Union
2017/09/29 VP/HR - 'Cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and nuclear disarmament' (NPT, 1968)
2017/08/31 Eggs contaminated with fipronil
2016/12/22 Former European Commissioner - Ms Neelie Kroes
2016/11/24 Deteriorating safety culture at Doel and Tihange nuclear power plants
2016/09/29 Endocrine disrupters and the precautionary principle
2016/09/29 Neelie Kroes' activities during her term as European Commissioner
2016/04/14 The 'Panama Papers' affair
2016/03/10 Deduction of VAT in the case of destruction of stocks of edible food
2016/02/17 Dutch Presidency programme and innovation and job creation in Europe
2015/05/05 Destruction of bee habitats
2015/02/11 Opinion of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) regarding bisphenol A and action taken by the Latvian Presidency on endocrine disruptors
2015/02/11 Opinion of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) regarding bisphenol A and action taken by the Latvian Presidency on endocrine disruptors
2017/06/28 ECHA RAC mandated by Commission to set OELs
2017/02/28 Freedom of association in Bangladesh
2016/09/30 Clarification of the 'principle of flexibility' set out by the Višegrad Group
2016/08/31 Clarification on potential funding given to Eritrea's autocratic government
2016/05/04 Official development assistance spending
2016/05/04 Reforming the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition
2016/04/01 Clarification on Feronia financing
2016/02/17 European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) and its development
2016/02/17 Impact of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships
2015/01/23 Pesticides responsible for the collapse in bee populations
2017/09/29 Extending the scope of Directive 2004/37/EC to cover cytotoxic drugs
2017/06/15 Interpretation of the concept of 'education and teaching' as employed in Directive 2001/29/EC
2017/05/11 Inclusion of diesel engine exhaust gases in Directive 2004/37/EC
2016/10/27 To mobilise Natura 2000 to safeguard the seas and the oceans
2016/08/31 Clarifications concerning the Commission's decision to authorise the use of DEHP
2016/06/01 Clarifications on the proposal for a directive amending Directive 96/71/EC
2015/10/01 Taking social partners into account in the targeted revision of the 'Posting of Workers' Directive
2015/07/16 Link between minimal doses of radiation and leukaemia
2015/06/24 VP/HR - Persecution of the Yazidi community
2014/11/24 Revision of Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers - construction sector
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/12/21 Public health initiatives that the Commission must present
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2017/09/29 Harmful substances in lip balms
2017/09/29 The place of the workforce in the EU's renewed industrial policy strategy
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/08/31 Protection of strategic European sectors targeted by third-country investment
2017/08/29 The additionality criterion for projects funded by the EFSI
2017/07/12 Mobility of trainees and apprentices under the Erasmus+ programme
2017/07/11 Transport of dangerous goods by road
2017/06/28 The investment plan and the additionality criterion
2017/05/23 Ruling by the General Court of the European Union on the Commission's decision of 10 September 2014 to refuse to register the European Citizens' Initiative 'STOP TTIP'
2017/02/01 European services e-card
2016/12/07 Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll
2016/09/30 Improper practices in road transport
2016/07/29 Plan for better coordination of social security systems
2016/07/29 Reintroduction of a binding European milk quota system
2016/07/29 Future of European funding granted to the UK in the field of education
2016/07/14 Future of European mobility programmes following Brexit
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/05/26 The EU Space Industrial Policy
2016/05/04 Commission strategy to digitise industry and services
2016/04/14 Creation of a European label for cosmetics developed without animal experimentation
2016/04/14 European Citizens' Initiative and Regulation 211/2011
2016/02/23 Tax and tackling obesity
2016/01/28 Incompatibility of EU anti-dumping measures against Chinese steel fasteners with WTO rules
2015/12/02 Restructuring of the European steel industry
2015/11/04 Tackling social dumping in the transport industry
2015/09/30 Preventive measures to tackle the gender pension gap in the EU
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/04/23 Combating fraud in the building industry
2015/03/30 Reviving social dialogue at EU level
2015/01/27 Commission decision to open an inquiry into Chinese and Taiwanese dumping practices
2015/01/27 Meeting of High-Level Expert Group on Steel
2014/12/03 Application for recognition of protected geographical indication for products from Ardennes
2017/09/29 Renewal of the approval for glyphosate in the EU
2017/06/28 The low relocation rate for asylum seekers
2017/05/31 Glyphosate: were key studies under-estimated in EU expert reports?
2017/05/11 VP/HR - The case of Aster Fissehatsion, a political prisoner in Eritrea
2017/03/31 Systematic detention of asylum seekers legally entering Hungary
2017/01/31 Executive order signed by Donald Trump banning nationals of seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the USA
2016/12/01 Non-extension of approval of bentazone and support for farmers
2016/10/27 Procedure aiming to prohibit the 'resettlement' of asylum seekers in Hungary in the Constitution
2016/10/27 End to sugar quotas
2016/10/27 Parliament veto on GMOs
2016/07/01 VP/HR - Massacres in Eastern Congo
2016/06/30 Extension of the licence for glyphosate
2016/05/04 France's decision to end Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) aid for cross-border farmers
2016/04/22 Situation at the Idomeni refugee camp in Greece
2016/04/14 The situation of refugees in Greece
2016/03/22 Current situation on agricultural markets in the EU
2016/03/17 Lack of access to health care in Greece
2016/03/17 Refugees and border restrictions imposed by some Member States
2015/11/11 VP/HR - The political situation in Burundi
2015/04/22 VP/HR - Detention of Mrs Victoire Ingabire in Rwanda
2015/03/31 Problems of allocating severance pay against Belgian unemployment benefit
2015/03/31 Implications of ECJ judgment C-303/12, of 12 December 2013, in the case of Imfeld and Garcet concerning tax regulations in Belgium
2015/03/10 Milk quotas in Belgium
2015/01/23 Probable collusion between pharmaceutical companies on medicines to slow down macular degeneration
2015/01/07 VP/HR - Financial situation of Dr Mukwege's hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo
2014/11/11 State of play on projects submitted by Member States for the North Sea-Mediterranean corridor
2014/10/21 Situation of apple and pear farmers in Belgium and Europe as a result of the Russian ban on agro-food imports from the EU
2017/03/31 European framework agreement in the hairdressing sector
2017/01/31 Legislative initiatives the Commission is planning to take in response to social tensions in the transport sector
2017/01/31 Transatlantic relations following the election of Donald Trump
2016/12/21 Opinion 2/15 of 21 December 2016, delivered by the Advocate-General of the CJEU, on the mixed nature of the EU-Singapore free trade agreement (EUSFTA)
2016/11/30 Free trade agreements and the UN's Global Policy Model
2016/11/30 EU-Mercosur agreement
2016/08/31 EU-Turkey agreement under threat
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/03/29 Clarification regarding the EU-Turkey Agreement of 18 March 2016
2015/05/05 Brazilian workers in the orange sector
2015/04/23 European framework agreement in the hairdressing sector
2015/03/06 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement
2017/09/26 VP/HR - The case of Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro and the Palestinian Cyber Crime Law
2017/08/31 New laws undermining the separation of powers in Poland
2017/03/31 VP/HR - Two opinions of the Council of Europe's Venice Commission on the rule of law in Turkey
2017/03/29 Developing an international legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights
2017/02/28 Respect for the rule of law in Poland
2017/02/28 Proliferation of wild boars in Europe
2016/12/21 Situation of the rule of law in Poland
2015/04/22 International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
2017/09/29 Taxation of internet giants
2017/03/13 Taxation of ports
2017/02/28 Railway surcharges
2016/08/31 Concerns regarding Bulgaria's extradition of Abdullah Büyük
2016/02/04 Bank guarantees to be lodged by small organisations dealing with disadvantaged young people
2016/01/28 Possibility of granting market economy status to China
2015/10/01 Granting market economy status to the People's Republic of China
2015/03/06 Status of the ERDF's co-financing of the non-profit organisation 'Tramway touristique de l'Aisne' (Belgium)