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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Partit Nazzjonalista
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Member tax3
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/03/20 Strengthening of anti-money laundering measures
2015/08/14 Repercussions of use of public money for bank guarantee offered by government to private consortium
2015/06/09 Blue Card Directive
2015/04/29 Anti-Money Laundering Directive - common ground
2015/04/29 Anti-Money Laundering Directive - Risk assessment
2015/04/29 Anti-Money Laundering Directive
2015/02/27 Money laundering debate
2016/11/30 Social welfare of the working poor
2016/06/13 Suppression of media in Turkey
2016/05/24 Suppression of the media in Turkey
2015/07/02 Use of social media platforms by Islamic extremists
2015/07/02 Ongoing discussions on a new agreement on olive oil and table olives
2015/07/02 LGBTI activists in Turkey
2015/07/02 VP/HR - Crackdown on LGBTI activists in Turkey
2015/01/30 'Ghost ships' departing from Turkey
2015/01/30 2013 EU-Turkey Readmission Agreement
2015/04/29 Milk quota
2015/02/27 IS in Libya
2015/02/27 Go International portal
2015/02/27 SME One-Stop Shop
2015/02/27 SME Internationalisation Portal
2014/10/27 VP/HR - Swiss immigration policies
2014/10/27 Swiss immigration policies
2018/03/14 2018 Country Report on Malta
2017/03/20 Systemic threat to media freedom in Malta
2017/02/09 Freedom of expression in Malta under threat
2017/01/30 Extreme climate events
2016/12/19 Aid to Burkina Faso
2016/11/28 Safety of driverless cars
2016/10/31 Missing unaccompanied minors
2016/09/30 WiFi access in cities
2016/09/30 Social exclusion of children in the EU
2016/06/13 Safety of Open Access target
2016/04/29 Health and safety of hairdressers
2016/02/29 Enforcing stricter requirements for travel to the US
2016/02/29 Revised privacy shield arrangements with the US
2015/12/11 Elimination of radicalisation through education
2015/11/30 EU preparedness in the face of radicalisation and terrorism
2015/11/30 Role of Frontex in screening persons crossing EU borders
2015/11/30 Markets for taxis and car hire services
2015/10/20 Safety of pilots
2015/09/04 Procurement procedures followed in the award of a building contract of a new gas power plant in Malta
2015/08/31 Increased security threats following the infiltration of Islamic State fighters in migrant groups crossing the Mediterranean
2015/07/02 VP/HR - Tunisia's level of vulnerability to a future terrorist attack
2015/07/02 Security concerns in North Africa
2015/07/02 Possible actions that could mitigate the consequences of the terrorist attack in Tunisia
2015/06/25 Efforts to mitigate the security threat posed by undocumented migrants
2015/06/25 Risks of the outbreak of the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium
2015/06/09 Fostering innovation and competiveness through intangible assets
2015/06/09 Claims of growing spread of hepatitis B and C
2015/06/09 WHO recommendation that the EU develop a Hepatitis action plan
2015/06/09 Trends in income inequality
2015/04/29 VP/HR - Erdogan declaration
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Effect of the decrease in fuel prices in relation to security
2015/02/27 Enhancing entrepreneurship in the EU
2015/01/29 Employee financial participation
2015/01/29 Freedom of movement across the EU
2015/01/29 Court of Justice and gambling services
2018/03/12 VAT on provision of yachts
2018/03/12 VAT on provision of yachts
2016/10/31 Counterfeit drugs
2016/03/31 Geo-blocking
2016/03/31 Gun control
2015/06/25 The fight against cyberterrorism
2017/03/20 Energy Efficiency
2016/05/24 Energy poverty
2016/04/29 Discrimination against Roma people
2015/12/01 Disability hub
2015/10/20 The effectiveness of the Euro-Mediterranean Gas Platform
2015/08/31 Keeping up the pace on renewable energy technology
2015/08/31 Effective regional energy policy cooperation in south east Europe
2015/06/25 Financing of political parties in Member States by foreign governments
2015/06/24 Achieving renewable energy targets
2015/06/09 Follow-up to the report issued by the Coalition for Energy Saving
2015/06/09 Effectiveness of the Energy Savings Directive
2015/04/30 Energy performance of buildings
2015/04/30 Energy infrastructure in Member States
2015/04/30 Energy mix in Member States
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Deteriorating diplomatic relations between Russia and Member States
2015/02/27 Poverty and politics
2015/01/28 Intra-EU worker mobility
2017/04/28 Compromising relationship between Joseph Muscat and the Azeri regime
2017/04/04 Asthma treatment in Europe
2017/01/30 Replacement of jobs by automation
2017/01/30 Cyber-attacks
2016/11/28 Obesity in the EU
2016/11/28 Combating dementia in Europe
2016/10/31 Harassment of Turkish civil society members
2016/09/30 Europe for Citizens programme
2016/09/30 Lost jobs in the transition to a green economy
2016/04/15 E-commerce
2016/03/21 Open Data
2016/02/29 Countering Europe's trade in forged and stolen passports
2016/02/29 Challenges in the implementation of the Digital Single Market strategy
2016/02/29 Addressing the impact on the EU of China's proposed market economy status
2016/01/29 Tackling practices by letterbox companies
2015/11/30 Protection of personal data transferred from the EU to the US
2015/08/31 Benefits of shifting the tax burden away from labour
2015/08/31 Possible link between the use of statins and diabetes
2015/08/31 Economic slowdown orchestrated by the Chinese authorities
2015/08/31 Exposure to glyphosate, malathion and diazinon
2015/08/31 Clamping down on corruption in China
2015/08/31 Adapting to the potential of the green economy
2015/07/02 State of play concerning Serbia's EU accession process
2015/07/02 Efforts made in encouraging an integrated circular economy that focuses on recycling to reduce countries' carbon footprint
2015/07/02 Condemnation of attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait
2015/06/24 Usefulness of the emissions trading system
2015/06/24 The creation of a global emissions trading system
2015/06/24 Comparative impact of CH4 over CO2
2015/06/24 Safeguarding EU citizens from shipping emissions
2015/06/24 Potential for natural gas extraction in Algeria
2015/06/24 Combatting harmful shipping emissions
2015/06/24 Application of ownership rules in Algeria
2015/06/09 Ongoing negotiations on the elimination of roaming charges
2015/06/09 The removal of net neutrality from the draft telecoms single market legislation
2015/06/09 State of play concerning the ongoing discussions on the digital single market
2015/04/30 Circular economy package
2015/04/30 Shift to renewables
2015/04/30 Land traffic between Asia and Europe
2015/02/27 VP/HR - IS attacks
2015/01/28 Telephony and the internal market
2015/01/28 Skills and labour market needs
2017/03/20 Sanctions against employers of illegal immigrants
2017/03/20 Strategy on obesity-related health issues
2015/10/20 Russia's Gazprom deal
2015/08/31 Effect of deteriorating relations with Russia on the EU farming industry
2015/08/31 Serious welfare issues in the EU rabbit farming industry
2015/08/31 Differing approaches to tackling the effects of the financial crisis
2015/07/02 Obligations imposed on the aviation industry related to the use of potentially hazardous chemicals
2015/06/25 Attempts by Russia to find alternative routes to export its gas
2015/06/25 Effects of the latest sanctions against Russia
2015/06/24 EU sanctions imposed on Russia
2015/06/24 Introduction of an environmental aspect into the good manufacturing practices guidelines for the pharmaceutical industry
2015/06/09 VP/HR - Prevention of EU citizens from entering Russia
2015/04/30 Evasion of import tariffs
2015/02/27 VP/HR - LGBT in Russia
2015/02/27 Sanctions imposed by the EU on Russia
2015/01/29 Effect of low fuel prices
2017/04/04 EU General Data Protection Regulation
2016/06/30 VP/HR - Assistance to Morocco
2016/05/24 Safety of staff and migrants in Greek refugee centres
2016/04/15 VP/HR - EU assistance to Lebanon
2016/03/21 EU initiatives to tackle food fraud
2015/08/31 Minimising the burden on EU farmers of Russian restrictions on imports of EU agricultural produce
2015/04/30 Doping in sport
2015/04/29 VP/HR - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Russian sanctions
2015/04/29 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Russian sanctions
2015/02/27 Greek general election
2015/02/27 Russian misinformation campaign
2015/01/29 Aftermath of Greek elections
2014/10/17 Computerisation
2018/04/16 Compatibility with EU law
2017/04/27 Corruption and the rule of law
2017/04/04 Return policy on migration
2017/04/04 Air pollution in the developing world
2017/04/04 EU Public Prosecutor's Office
2017/01/30 Promotion of Personal Health Systems
2017/01/30 VP/HR - Death penalty in Belarus
2016/12/19 Court of Auditors concerns over EU aid to Ukraine
2016/12/19 Drug abuse in the European Union
2016/12/19 European Solidarity Corps
2016/11/28 Public libraries
2016/10/31 Support for children with special educational needs
2016/10/31 Awareness of the Youth Employment Initiative
2016/09/30 VP/HR - Democracy in Belarus
2016/06/30 European Border and Coast Guard Right of Intervention
2016/06/13 Support for the electric vehicles industry
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2016/05/24 'Solidarity contributions' under the Common European Asylum System
2016/04/29 Funding of programmes promoting EU agricultural products
2016/03/21 VP/HR - Human rights violations in Azerbaijan
2016/01/29 Cybercrime risks for children
2016/01/29 Integration of refugees within our societies
2015/12/11 Sustainable palm oil supply chain for the world
2015/12/11 Promoting the European Year of Development
2015/12/11 Implications of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with developing countries
2015/10/07 State guarantee ElectroGas
2015/08/31 Need for the development of automated transport systems
2015/08/31 Effects of the slowdown of the Chinese economy on European businesses
2015/08/31 Repercussions of the one-child policy in China
2015/07/02 Review of the European Neighbourhood Policy
2015/07/02 EU support to Ukraine in mitigating its severe economic strain
2015/07/02 Developing a common space policy
2015/06/25 Barring entry of asylum seekers from safe third countries
2015/06/25 Human consumption of products that are derived from cloned animals
2015/06/25 Human exposure to acrylamide
2015/06/24 Repercussions of antimicrobial resistance
2015/06/09 Remote gaming licenses and its compatibility with the fundamental freedoms
2015/06/09 Follow-up to the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations
2015/04/30 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder awareness
2015/04/30 Death penalty in Hungary
2015/04/29 Asylum application centres with partner Maghreb countries
2015/04/29 Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
2015/04/29 European Asylum Support Office visit
2015/04/29 Youth Guarantee Scheme
2015/02/27 Greece eurozone exit
2015/02/27 'Think Small First' principle
2015/01/29 Criminals profiting from migration
2015/01/29 VP/HR - Criminals profiting from migration
2015/01/28 2013 support for SMEs