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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 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
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
2016/06/24 Growth and jobs in coastal and maritime tourism
2016/05/02 Timing for the publication of the action plan for tourism
2015/12/15 Designating a European Year of Tourism - Follow-up question
2015/11/18 Age-friendly tourism strategies
2015/10/14 Tourism strategies for regional development
2015/09/08 Accessible and inclusive tourism
2015/08/05 Impact of the 'distribution cost charge' on airline price transparency and the tourism industry
2015/07/03 Supporting the European tourism industry with digital tools and big data
2015/07/02 Urban security and the impact on the tourism industry
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2014/09/09 New strategy for tourism in the EU
2016/11/10 Support for family businesses in Europe
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
2015/02/27 Alarming increase in discrimination against Romanian citizens in Europe
2016/08/26 Promoting the European gastronomic heritage
2015/12/15 Designating 2018 as the European Year of Cultural Heritage and Tourism - follow-up
2015/12/08 Potential for matching tourism and cultural and creative industries
2015/07/20 Designating 2018 as the European Year of Cultural Heritage and Tourism
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
2016/07/14 Classification of serious infringements in road transport
2016/07/01 Inclusion of women with disabilities in transport policies
2016/05/12 EU-Turkey agreement
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
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 Young people with disabilities in education and employment
2016/10/14 Promoting youth entrepreneurship through education and training
2016/09/22 Measures to ease navigation on the Danube
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
2016/06/02 Entrepreneurship 50+
2015/11/04 Ecotax payable by consumers for purchasing vehicles
2015/09/09 Use of the 112 emergency number in neighbouring third countries
2016/12/21 Smart Borders Package
2016/09/15 Regional branding
2016/08/16 Social and solidarity economy
2016/07/29 Employment and social aspects for the Europe 2020 strategy
2016/04/28 A more consistent set of rules for the collaborative economy
2016/01/21 Brexit
2015/12/15 Need for a social dimension to the development of the circular economy
2015/11/03 The need for a comprehensive EU strategy for the Black Sea Region
2015/05/27 Concept of social dumping
2016/11/24 Reducing inequalities with a special focus on child poverty
2016/11/24 Sustainable urban mobility
2016/06/07 Progress made on blue growth
2016/04/27 Effect of the 'Panama Papers' on the EU taxation framework
2016/04/25 EU Civil Protection Mechanism
2016/02/04 Chess in school
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')
2016/01/20 Impact of the recent wave of immigrants on Schengen
2016/01/20 Rule of law
2016/01/14 Autonomous driving
2015/10/06 Skills mismatches and insufficient labour mobility
2015/09/23 Automated driving in the EU
2015/07/17 The U.S. visa reciprocity and suspension mechanism
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/04/08 Need for a legal framework to regulate and boost innovative mobility services
2015/09/24 European Youth Guarantee
2015/02/12 Extension of European Youth Guarantee to the 25-30 age group
2015/11/25 Green Paper on the Safety of Tourism Accommodation Services
2015/11/20 Addressing neonatal and premature infant care in the EU
2015/10/14 Truck parking areas with on-site hotel accommodation
2015/03/19 The review of the 2011 White Paper on Transport
2015/01/13 Revision of the White Paper on transport
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
2016/10/14 Discrimination against EU citizens in Great Britain
2016/09/22 Policies at EU level to maintain birth rates
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)
2016/06/02 Crossing points over the Lower Danube
2016/05/23 Implementation of the Green Infrastructure Policy
2016/05/12 Introducing visas for Canadian and US citizens
2016/03/23 Citizens' Dialogues
2016/03/18 Harmonisation of rights and facilities for under-26s at European level
2016/02/24 Directive on the accessibility of public sector bodies' websites
2016/01/19 Protecting the integrity of European families living outside the European Union
2015/10/07 Remedying the lack of qualified hauliers in the EU
2015/09/23 Democratic sustainability as a means to enhance the implementation of EU legislation
2015/07/20 The first European vacation
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
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/01/30 Commission position regarding the development of motorway infrastructure in the eastern part of the European Union