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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
Partidul Social Democrat
Magic Circle
Constitutional Affairs Member afco
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Budgets Substitute budg

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/11/30 Digital skills
2017/08/09 European Globalisation Adjustment Fund
2017/07/19 Ensuring cross-border safety of drone operations at EU level
2016/10/28 Tourism industry in cross-border regions
2016/09/22 Stagnation of European tourism
2016/08/31 Accurate statistics on the European tourism industry
2016/08/26 Protests by Romanian hauliers and the need for common European legislation in this sector
2016/07/29 The European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH) and the EU Investment Project Portal (EIPP)
2015/12/15 Designating a European Year of Tourism - Follow-up question
2015/12/15 Designating 2018 as the European Year of Cultural Heritage and Tourism - follow-up
2015/08/05 Impact of the 'distribution cost charge' on airline price transparency and the tourism industry
2015/07/20 Designating 2018 as the European Year of Cultural Heritage and Tourism
2015/07/20 The first European vacation
2015/07/03 Supporting the European tourism industry with digital tools and big data
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2017/12/19 Promoting education for Roma children in the European Union
2017/12/01 Broadband infrastructure in rural areas
2017/11/30 Combating trafficking of unaccompanied minor refugees in the European Union
2017/11/10 Improving the effectiveness of systems for preventing, preparing for and responding to disasters
2017/11/10 Strengthening the coastguard in the Black Sea region
2017/07/19 Safeguarding the rights of children across the EU, based on petitions addressed to the European Parliament
2017/05/12 Contribution of volunteering to equipping young people with skills
2017/03/08 European policy on secondary education
2017/03/08 Special situation of islands in the European Union
2017/02/22 The role of intercultural dialogue and education in promoting EU fundamental values
2017/01/19 Cohesion policy in mountainous regions of the EU
2016/12/21 Promoting the Motorways of the Sea in the Mediterranean Sea and in the Black Sea
2016/12/21 Education for children in emergency situations
2016/12/09 Supporting physical education in schools
2016/11/24 Reducing inequalities with a special focus on child poverty
2016/11/24 Young people with disabilities in education and employment
2016/10/28 Equal education for men and women in the European Union
2016/10/27 New satellite-based systems to determine position of passenger aircraft
2016/08/26 Regulatory measures for the adoption of refugee children in the EU
2016/06/24 EU involvement in settlement of the disputes in the South China Sea
2016/01/19 Protecting the integrity of European families living outside the European Union
2015/11/03 The need for a comprehensive EU strategy for the Black Sea Region
2015/09/09 Use of the 112 emergency number in neighbouring third countries
2015/01/30 Commission position regarding the development of motorway infrastructure in the eastern part of the European Union
2018/05/07 Freedom of the press in Pakistan
2017/12/19 The situation of disabled refugees
2017/12/04 Freedom of the press - Situation in Pakistan
2017/06/19 Harmonisation of EU child protection laws
2017/01/25 EU harmonisation of VAT rates
2016/09/22 Policies at EU level to maintain birth rates
2016/08/26 Promoting the European gastronomic heritage
2016/05/12 EU-Turkey agreement
2016/04/25 EU Civil Protection Mechanism
2016/01/20 Rule of law
2015/07/17 The U.S. visa reciprocity and suspension mechanism
2015/06/25 Preservation of religious heritage buildings in the EU (churches, cathedrals, monasteries, synagogues and mosques)
2015/05/29 Integrated approach to cultural heritage in Europe
2017/07/19 Future of Europe
2016/11/10 Support for family businesses in Europe
2016/07/29 Employment and social aspects for the Europe 2020 strategy
2016/02/25 Two-speed Europe
2016/02/25 Two-speed Europe
2015/07/09 Increased transparency regarding the tax behaviour of large corporations in Europe
2018/04/10 Funding from the EU budget to construct Brașov Airport
2018/03/28 Financing development of electric vehicle recharging infrastructure from the EU budget
2018/02/23 Gender pay gap
2018/02/14 Automation and the threat to jobs
2017/12/19 Gender disparity in STEM
2017/11/10 Sustainable tourism in the EU
2017/10/20 Security and tourism in Europe
2017/02/22 Reduction in taxes for maritime and river cruises
2016/11/24 Sustainable urban mobility
2016/09/15 Regional branding
2016/06/24 Growth and jobs in coastal and maritime tourism
2016/05/02 Timing for the publication of the action plan for tourism
2015/12/08 Potential for matching tourism and cultural and creative industries
2015/11/25 Green Paper on the Safety of Tourism Accommodation Services
2015/11/18 Age-friendly tourism strategies
2015/10/14 Truck parking areas with on-site hotel accommodation
2015/10/14 Tourism strategies for regional development
2015/10/06 Skills mismatches and insufficient labour mobility
2015/09/08 Accessible and inclusive tourism
2015/07/02 Urban security and the impact on the tourism industry
2015/04/08 Need for a legal framework to regulate and boost innovative mobility services
2014/09/09 New strategy for tourism in the EU
2018/03/28 Status of the regulation on autonomous vehicles at EU level
2017/05/31 EU SME agenda
2017/05/12 Aviation agreements
2017/04/26 Revision of the European Citizens' Initiative Regulation
2016/10/14 Discrimination against EU citizens in Great Britain
2016/06/02 Crossing points over the Lower Danube
2016/05/12 Introducing visas for Canadian and US citizens
2016/03/23 Citizens' Dialogues
2015/10/07 Remedying the lack of qualified hauliers in the EU
2015/07/07 Declining trust between EU citizens and the EU institutions
2015/06/16 Ensuring the depth required for navigation on the common Romanian-Bulgarian sector of the Danube
2015/02/27 Alarming increase in discrimination against Romanian citizens in Europe
2018/02/12 Impact of ageing populations on fiscal sustainability
2018/01/26 Combatting double taxation of passenger cars in the EU
2017/12/19 Regulating the collaborative economy in the European single market
2017/11/10 Regulating self-driving vehicles at European level
2017/08/09 Progress made with the implementation of the second 'Single European Sky' legislative package
2017/05/12 European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation
2017/03/09 Impact of the collaborative economy on the tourism sector
2017/01/19 Single-room supplements in hotels
2016/12/21 Smart Borders Package
2016/08/16 Social and solidarity economy
2016/06/07 Progress made on blue growth
2016/05/23 Implementation of the Green Infrastructure Policy
2016/04/28 A more consistent set of rules for the collaborative economy
2016/04/27 Effect of the 'Panama Papers' on the EU taxation framework
2016/02/24 Directive on the accessibility of public sector bodies' websites
2016/01/20 Impact of the recent wave of immigrants on Schengen
2015/12/15 Need for a social dimension to the development of the circular economy
2015/11/20 Addressing neonatal and premature infant care in the EU
2015/11/04 Ecotax payable by consumers for purchasing vehicles
2015/09/23 Automated driving in the EU
2015/09/23 Democratic sustainability as a means to enhance the implementation of EU legislation
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/05/27 Concept of social dumping
2018/03/26 Male-female inequalities among commercial pilots
2017/05/12 External factors that represent hurdles to European female entrepreneurship
2017/04/11 Learning about the EU at school
2016/10/14 Promoting youth entrepreneurship through education and training
2016/06/02 Entrepreneurship 50+
2016/03/18 Harmonisation of rights and facilities for under-26s at European level
2016/02/04 Chess in school
2015/09/24 European Youth Guarantee
2015/02/12 Extension of European Youth Guarantee to the 25-30 age group
2017/08/09 Review of the Privacy Shield
2017/07/19 Restrictions on access to flight information
2017/06/19 Review date for the exemption to the use of lead in batteries
2016/07/14 Classification of serious infringements in road transport
2016/07/01 Inclusion of women with disabilities in transport policies
2015/12/08 European Agency for Road Transport
2015/10/07 International road transport loading and unloading times
2015/06/24 European multimodal transport information, management and payment system
2015/04/22 The role of women in the transport sector
2015/03/19 The review of the 2011 White Paper on Transport
2015/01/13 Revision of the White Paper on transport
2018/04/10 Differentiated charging for tourists in popular EU destinations
2018/03/26 Impact on the EU car-making industry of the introduction by the United States of new duties on aluminium and steel products
2018/02/27 Tackling modern slavery in the UK after Brexit
2018/02/20 Combating ethnic discrimination in the Member States
2018/02/15 Combating sexual harassment in the EU
2018/01/26 Tackling odometer kilometerage tampering
2017/12/19 The Erasmus Programme after Brexit
2017/11/24 Combating ultra-nationalist movements in the EU
2017/11/10 Procedure for authorising protected origin products
2017/08/09 Promotion of tourism in EU Member States
2017/06/19 Unfair treatment of women domestic workers
2017/06/09 Unfair treatment of Member States
2017/04/11 Allocation of EU funds intended for the UK after Brexit
2017/04/11 Combating modern slavery on Member State territory
2017/03/09 Removing visa requirement for travel to the USA for the citizens of certain EU Member States
2017/01/25 Measures to combat food wastage in the Member States
2016/09/22 Measures to ease navigation on the Danube
2016/01/21 Brexit