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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!

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/08/28 Access to libraries for all
2017/08/28 Repeated cancellations of cultural events
2017/07/18 Access of young people to culture; the European Year of Cultural Heritage
2017/07/17 Combating the illegal trade in cultural goods and financing of terrorism
2017/06/29 VP/HR - Religious heritage in Turkey
2017/06/28 European bookshops and the European Year of Cultural Heritage
2017/05/31 Italian cultural heritage and the European Year of Cultural Heritage
2017/03/27 Dangers of blue light
2017/03/16 Combating bioterrorism
2017/01/30 What is actually the point of the European Year of Cultural Heritage?
2016/10/18 Destruction of cultural goods and christianophobia in Kosovo
2016/10/06 Divestment of cultural industries to Asian groups
2016/08/24 Depakine
2016/05/10 Promoting fishing techniques which protect biodiversity
2016/04/15 Programme promoting Algerian cultural heritage, co-financed by the EU
2016/04/15 Commission answers to written questions
2016/01/27 Dutch Presidency's culture and education priorities
2015/11/23 Adueis
2015/10/08 Harmfulness of LEDs
2015/06/25 Compulsive gaming
2015/06/15 Mass destruction of male chicks by hatcheries
2015/06/11 Dimethyl fumarate
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2014/12/16 The Ebola crisis
2014/10/02 EU Ecolabel
2017/07/05 Sale of Baccarat (manufacturer of fine crystal glassware) to a Chinese investment group
2017/05/31 VP/HR - International Displacement Monitoring Centre report
2017/01/26 Protection of personal data and targeted advertising
2016/11/17 Accessibility of public places to guide dogs for the blind
2016/09/02 Mobile apps and personal data protection
2016/09/02 Pokemon Go and personal data protection
2016/06/10 Status of countries with a controlled BSE risk: the economic impact
2016/05/10 Protection of personal data in the context of the TTIP negotiations
2016/05/10 Origin of communications equipment used by the Commission
2015/11/23 Lack of investment in river transport
2015/09/10 Study to clarify EU law in the Uber case
2015/07/13 Wikileaks revelations concerning the TISA negotiations
2015/07/13 Impact of low interest rates on insurance companies
2015/07/13 Dismantling of standards for chemicals under the TTIP
2015/07/10 Preliminary meetings prior to negotiations on the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP)
2015/06/25 CEPR study on the impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
2015/06/25 Berès report and governance of the euro area
2015/06/15 Threats posed to European agriculture by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2015/06/12 Differential treatment as regards access to documents relating to trade negotiations
2015/06/12 Continuing secrecy about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2015/05/22 Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement and public health
2015/04/21 Report on barriers to trade with, and investment in, our trading partners
2015/04/21 Negotiating a multilateral agreement on trade in services
2015/03/11 Germany's trade surplus
2015/03/04 Human rights and the treatment of women in the Indonesian police force
2015/03/03 TTIP and the problems faced by women in the US and, potentially, the EU
2015/02/03 TTIP arbitration mechanism
2015/02/03 Terrorist threat and free movement of arms within the Schengen Area
2015/01/29 Investment plan and budgetary measures
2015/01/14 Barriers to world trade
2014/12/10 Passing on data on the place of origin of workers making use of the EURES network
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2014/11/06 Wind farms and public health
2014/08/26 EU-Vietnam Agreement
2017/03/29 Support for the equine sector
2017/03/27 Protecting bees and beekeeping
2016/11/30 French beekeeping
2016/07/05 Supporting mirabelle plum production
2016/05/17 Ban the importation of the American lobster, an invasive species
2016/04/28 Use of French at the EU institutions
2016/03/14 Lack of reply from the Commission to a letter sent by 60 MEPs
2016/02/23 Ban on honey imports from China
2015/12/18 Ban on imports of elephant trophies
2015/12/01 Transparency in the EU institutions
2015/11/30 Horsemeat imports from Canada
2015/09/10 EU funding in support of the integration of marginalised communities
2015/07/10 Preservation of pollinating insects, in particular bees
2015/06/25 Problems of offshore wind turbines
2015/06/25 Economic recovery
2015/06/15 Problems of gulfweed for fishermen in French Guiana and the West Indies
2015/06/12 Ineffective action against fraud relating to the posting of workers
2015/05/22 Quality of the Commission's economic forecasts
2015/05/22 Importation of rabbit skins from China
2015/05/22 Salary cap in sport
2015/05/22 Imports of illegally felled timber
2015/05/22 Opening of an investigation into dumping of cold-rolled flat steel products from Russia and China
2015/04/29 Suspension by the Commission of payment of the "young farmers' grant"
2015/04/29 EU slaughterhouses: problems with self-regulation
2015/04/29 Five-year subsidised loans for young farmers
2015/04/29 CAP 2015-2020: recognition of oak and chestnut groves
2015/04/21 The Commission's request to the French government for further austerity measures
2015/04/20 Relevance of the results of animal testing for humans
2015/04/10 Change in French farmers' incomes since the CAP reform of 1992
2015/04/10 Lack of support from the CAP for French farmers
2015/03/11 Economic governance reform
2015/03/09 Expansion of protected geographical indications to non-food products
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2014/10/08 Log exports and the future of the French timber industry
2014/10/06 French automobile industry - European financial support for relocations
2014/09/16 Impact on the French job market of the EU 'Posting of Workers' Directive
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2017/07/17 Protection of freedom of speech and fight against fake news
2017/07/03 Implementation of the Erasmus+ programme in the outermost regions (OR)
2017/05/29 Mr Juncker's trip to Mayotte
2017/05/16 Erasmus platform violating the rules of multilingualism
2017/03/27 Erasmus+ programme for overseas students
2017/02/21 Banning of cancer tests on rodents
2017/01/25 Financial transaction tax
2017/01/17 Measures to combat Chinese dumping in Europe
2017/01/17 Cost for the EU and the Member States of sanctions against Russia
2017/01/05 Jean-Claude Juncker's efforts to hold back the fight against tax evasion
2016/12/14 Establishing funding programmes to assist Member States in returning migrants
2016/12/13 Tax evasion by Inditex (Zara's parent company) in Europe
2016/11/09 Assessment of damage caused by game in Europe
2016/10/18 Terra Botanica
2016/08/24 Vittel (Vosges): risk of water source running dry
2016/07/15 Possible return of the ivory trade in Europe
2016/07/12 Damage to farms caused by water voles
2016/06/21 Tax planning by Amazon in the EU
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2016/03/16 Opening and closing dates for the hunting of migratory birds
2016/02/23 Financing free language courses for migrants
2016/01/27 Financing of the Erasmus+ programme
2015/12/18 Tax optimisation by Airbnb in Europe
2015/10/28 Migrants: who are they and how are they funding their passage to Europe?
2015/09/10 Commission's position on establishing international tax rules
2015/08/04 Fight against the MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
2015/07/10 Fight against the harmful effects of alien species
2015/07/10 Abolition of the EU Civil Service Tribunal
2015/07/10 Eiffage Construction Métallique (ECM)
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/06/25 Action Plan for Fairer and More Efficient Corporate Taxation in the EU
2015/05/30 The Commission's 'Better Law-making' Programme
2015/05/22 Structural reforms recommended to States
2015/05/06 Monitoring protective measures against dioxin contamination
2015/04/29 Plan for paying outstanding bills and outstanding commitments
2015/04/29 'Back to School' Programme
2015/04/29 European Investment Bank funding for users of tax havens
2015/03/12 The fight against social tourism and implementing national priority in access to the social benefits of Member States
2015/03/11 Territorial cohesion and the investment plan for Europe
2015/02/27 Loss of 420 million birds in Europe
2015/02/12 The 'LuxLeaks' scandal and tax evasion
2015/01/06 Directive reinstating the project to introduce a European tax on tar sands to combat the increase in GES emissions
2014/11/14 Return of jihadists going to fight in the Middle East
2014/11/14 Dumping of solar panels
2014/11/14 Whale hunting in the Faroe Islands
2014/11/04 European tax on search engines
2014/09/15 Grubbing up vines
2016/09/23 Political instability in Turkey
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/06/16 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/04/28 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/02/11 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2015/11/25 VP/HR - Turkey's attitude to terrorism, after the Turkish aggression against Russia
2015/11/05 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/07/13 VP/HR - Breaking-up of a demonstration in Turkey
2015/07/10 Industrial pig farm in Poiroux (Vendée)
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2015/05/30 Abandonment by the Commission of its intention to ban 31 pesticides containing endocrine disrupters, under pressure from the USA
2015/05/19 The mutagenesis technique
2015/04/29 Commission proposal to classify stray dogs and cats as wild animals.
2015/04/29 Controls in the Member States on the transport of laboratory animals
2014/12/18 Ban on farming for fur production/animal welfare
2014/11/06 Railways - liberalising passenger transport
2017/07/19 Sign Languages
2017/07/05 Protection of the European pond turtle
2017/05/16 Decline in swallow populations
2017/03/27 Skylander in Lorraine
2017/03/27 Baccarat crystal works and the RoHS directive
2017/03/16 Phenoxyethanol and other preservatives
2017/01/19 European minimum income
2016/12/21 The Directive 'RoHS' and protection of the crystal-ware sector
2016/12/06 Eurislam project and activities of the 'Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations'
2016/11/10 Empirical background of CETA - studies
2016/11/09 Bank fraud
2016/10/20 Online child pornography
2016/09/27 Scams involving online travel sites
2016/07/07 Proposal to make Turkish an official language of the EU
2016/07/05 Conflicts of interest involving EU Commissioners' special advisers
2016/04/26 Pressure from Turkey on a German orchestra and on the European Union to withdraw funding
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2016/02/05 List of actions by the Commission to improve the rights of LGBTI persons
2016/02/04 Estimated amount allocated to policies for the reception of migrants in connection with the reprogramming of the European Structural Funds
2016/01/26 Gassing of geese in the Netherlands
2015/10/07 EU group to counter Russian propaganda
2015/08/28 Goldman Sachs and its part in Greece's entry into the eurozone
2015/08/28 Eurostat's role in facilitating Greece's entry into the euro area
2015/08/17 VP/HR - Alleged presence of Russian soldiers in Ukraine
2015/07/13 Establishment of a European 'counter-propaganda' cell
2015/07/13 Inapplicability of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union to the memorandums concerning Greece
2015/07/13 European Central Bank (ECB) decisions on Greece
2015/07/10 European banking reform proposal
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/25 The impact of sanctions against Russia on European economies
2015/06/25 SILABE centre in Niederhausbergen
2015/06/15 Online spying on European citizens by the Commission
2015/06/15 Franco-German friendship and the teaching of modern languages
2015/06/15 European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training and European Training Foundation
2015/06/12 'Merry-go-round' VAT fraud
2015/05/29 Financing of European Fund for Strategic Investments
2015/05/26 Airports in Lorraine
2015/05/22 The lobbying outlay of Goldman Sachs
2015/05/22 European banking reform proposal
2015/05/22 European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)
2015/05/22 Battery farming of rabbits in the European Union
2015/05/22 Accession of Turkey to the European Union
2015/05/22 Plucking live geese - compliance with European standards
2015/05/22 Request that the Commission list and communicate subjects whose discussion is forbidden within Union bodies
2015/05/22 Control of Chinese investments in the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
2015/04/29 Potential conflict of interest regarding the special adviser to the European Trade Commissioner
2015/04/29 Role of lobbies in the European Union
2015/04/21 EU role in negotiations with Greece
2015/04/08 The Court of Auditors casts doubt on the Youth Guarantee
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/03/11 Green Paper on 'the Capital Markets Union'
2015/03/11 Outcome of the European Cormorant Management Plan in the Member States
2015/01/28 Implementation of Community preference in the management of the European Structural Funds
2014/12/10 South Stream project abandoned
2014/12/10 Sivens Dam: Use of EU funds
2014/11/14 Compliance with European rules on laying hens
2014/10/23 Plucking of live geese
2014/09/15 Galileo project
2014/08/26 Amendment of the European directive on weapons
2017/07/17 Video game industry
2017/03/29 The brewing industry in France
2017/01/18 Closure of borders in the Balkan countries
2016/11/30 Young adults still living with their parents: a growing phenomenon
2016/10/17 Burial of radioactive waste in Bure (Meuse)
2016/06/21 Google avoiding tax in France
2016/05/12 Protecting jobs in the printing industry
2016/03/15 Wolves in France
2016/01/21 Right to be forgotten by Google
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/07/10 Status of elected local officials who are also cross-border workers
2015/07/10 VP/HR - Disability status of frontier workers and harmonisation between France and Luxembourg
2015/07/10 The Cigéo project in Bure (Meuse)
2015/06/25 Bergères de France (Meuse)
2015/06/25 Custines foundry (France)
2015/06/15 Cooperation agreements on tobacco
2015/06/12 Animal welfare and environmental problems - plans to extend a pig farm in Saint-Symphorien (Gironde, France)
2015/06/12 Spread of leishmaniasis in France
2015/05/30 Macroeconomic incompetence of senior Commission officials
2015/05/22 Status of sports agents
2015/05/22 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2015/05/22 Exportation of young African elephants to France
2015/05/22 UPM Group - Docelles paper mill
2015/04/29 Football World Cup in Qatar: 4 000 dead workers by 2022
2015/03/31 Is hormone-treated beef really a 'red line' the Commission will not cross?
2015/03/03 The 1619 missing Greeks
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/10/16 Closure of the Docelles paper mill (France)
2014/09/15 Rice growing
2017/05/16 Diogenes syndrome
2017/04/18 Tackling counterfeit medicines
2016/08/24 Reconstruction of animal house on the Nancy-Brabois (54) biology-health campus
2016/06/24 Genome editing technologies: opportunities and risks
2016/06/21 Shale gas lobbying at the Commission
2016/06/08 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/02/18 Rearing conditions on poultry farms
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2015/06/25 Fibers (Vosges)
2015/06/15 Internet and telephone coverage in rural areas
2015/06/15 Asperger syndrome
2015/06/15 Dolphinaria and the living conditions of dolphins
2015/06/12 Threat to public enterprise status
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2014/11/13 Ritual slaughter and animal suffering
2014/09/16 EU agencies - budget reductions
2017/08/28 Rare diseases
2017/07/12 Figures published on the occasion of World Refugee Day
2017/05/31 Certification of skills
2017/05/29 Statements on the situation on Hungary
2017/01/23 EU aid for the education of 70 000 Syrian refugee children in Turkey
2016/08/24 Embezzlement of EU humanitarian aid intended for Tindouf camps in Algeria
2015/12/18 Development of the outermost regions
2015/10/08 Situation in Calais
2015/10/08 VP/HR - The site of Palmyra and relations with Syria
2015/07/13 Display and publicising of EU symbols in return for the granting of aid
2015/06/25 Greek debt and attitude of the troika to aid for Greece
2015/06/15 Development of rail freight
2015/05/22 VP/HR - Islamic State in Syria - Yarmouk Camp
2015/05/22 VP/HR - EU-Madagascar relations
2015/05/22 European emergency aid for Nepal
2015/05/22 VP/HR - European aid to Zimbabwe
2015/05/19 VP/HR - Islamic State in Syria - Yarmouk camp
2015/04/29 EU development aid initiatives
2015/04/23 Restricting start-up aid for young farmers - standard gross product ceilings
2014/08/27 Situation of Christians in Iraq
2014/08/26 Humanitarian aid to Iraq
2017/03/29 Grants for the Vivarte group
2017/01/17 Rhinoceros poaching
2016/09/23 Possible conflicts of interests affecting Commission members
2016/08/24 Unhealthy housing in the EU
2015/11/30 Revitalisation of the securitisation market
2015/10/08 Acidification of waters
2015/09/15 Diversification of cultivated land
2015/07/13 Policy of deregulation of the labour market
2015/06/15 Deregulation of the railway sector
2015/06/15 End of daylight savings changes
2015/06/15 Milk quotas and deregulation
2015/06/12 EU trade deregulation policy
2015/06/12 EU's policy of deregulation of trade
2015/06/04 Health risks linked to immigration
2015/05/30 Redundancies at the textiles group HanesBrands (DBApparel)
2015/05/30 The two seats of the agency eu.LISA
2015/05/29 Commission limitation on use of biofuels from agricultural land
2015/05/29 Polish and Spanish elections and new approach to Union integration policy
2015/05/22 DG TAXUD expert group members
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/04/29 European policy on legal immigration
2015/04/21 Appointment of leader of 'Right Sector' to Ukrainian Ministry of Defence
2015/04/20 Assessment of animal testing carried out in order to ensure that products sold on the EU market comply with EU legislation
2015/04/10 Compensation for pollution originating from neighbouring countries
2015/04/08 Compensation in the event of pollution originating in surrounding countries
2014/11/13 Operation Triton - illegal immigration
2014/10/23 Increase in immigration and Frontex Agency
2014/10/02 Regulated professions - Notaries