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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!

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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/06/06 Improving the safety of products sold online
2018/06/06 Ebola outbreak
2018/04/03 EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme
2018/04/03 eCall emergency call technology
2018/04/03 Road toll should be used to finance the cost of trans-European transport infrastructure
2018/01/24 Saving European biofuels
2017/07/12 Improving family care practices
2017/07/12 European Reference Networks
2017/03/28 European Electronic Toll Service (EETS)
2017/03/28 Challenges of accessing the ESIF
2017/03/28 VP/HR - Harassment of a journalist in Azerbaijan
2017/01/24 VP/HR - Kazakhstan
2017/01/24 Refugees in Serbia
2016/12/08 European Fund for Sustainable Development
2016/11/25 Mediterranean border
2016/11/24 New transport technologies
2016/11/24 VP/HR - Kyrgyzstan
2016/11/04 VP/HR - Congo
2016/10/26 VP/HR - Malaysia
2016/09/16 EU Emergency Support Instrument
2016/07/13 VP/HR - Central African Republic
2016/03/22 Sustainable textile supply chain
2016/01/21 Denmark and refugees possessions
2015/12/15 Jordan
2015/12/15 VP/HR - Central African Republic
2015/11/24 Smart Borders Package
2015/11/24 Financing of terrorist groups
2015/10/28 Accession of Turkey to the EU
2015/09/16 Flood of immigrants from the Middle East in Romania and Bulgaria
2015/09/16 Hosting in Romania of refugees from Africa and the Middle East
2015/09/16 Measures to support farmers affected by drought in Romania
2015/07/16 Impact of the OLAF report on the management of European funds
2015/07/16 Family farm sustainability in Romania
2015/06/16 The results of the Turkish elections
2015/06/16 Sanctions against Russia
2015/06/16 Russia's blacklist of European Union politicians
2015/06/16 Finnish budget for development cooperation
2015/05/29 The eastern borders of the European Union
2015/05/29 Financing for development
2015/05/07 Turkey's accession to the EU
2015/04/14 Daesh recruitment rings in Turkey
2015/04/14 The conclusions on EU support for sustainable changes in transition societies
2015/04/14 Joint action plan between Greece and Russia
2015/03/31 VP/HR - Political detainments in Congo
2015/03/31 Financing of terrorism
2015/03/31 Daesh's crimes against humanity
2015/03/31 Economic support for Tunisia
2015/03/26 Daesh terrorist attack
2015/03/25 Torture in Russia
2015/03/25 Iceland's suspension of EU accession talks
2015/03/17 Diversification of European energy sources
2015/03/17 Elections in Burkina Faso
2015/03/17 Elections in the Central African Republic
2015/03/04 Ebola
2015/03/04 Sustainable development in the Arctic
2015/03/04 The regulation of the Swiss franc issue in Romania
2015/02/18 Stage reached in proceedings for approval of projects submitted by Romania to the Commission
2015/02/18 Romania in the Schengen area
2015/02/18 European border of the Black Sea with the Russian Federation
2015/01/20 Romania's accession to the Schengen area
2018/06/06 Equal opportunities through Erasmus+
2018/06/06 Situation in Guatemala
2018/06/06 VP/HR - Situation in Derna
2017/07/12 Flood-hit Sri Lanka
2017/07/12 VP/HR - Discrimination of Hindu minority in Pakistan
2016/12/12 VP/HR - The death penalty in the Philippines
2016/09/14 Encrypted communications across the EU
2016/07/13 VP/HR - Brazil
2016/04/13 VP/HR - Security situation in Pakistan
2016/03/22 VP/HR - Humanitarian situation in Sur District of Diyarbakir
2016/03/22 Security at the Virunga National Park
2015/12/15 Iraq
2015/10/29 Support for victims of earthquakes in Afghanistan
2015/10/28 WHO study on red meat consumption
2015/07/16 The situation of micro hydro plants in Romania
2015/07/16 Campaign to protect girls from being abducted by ISIS
2015/07/14 VP/HR - Security situation in Afghanistan
2015/06/16 Moratorium on the death penalty in Pakistan
2015/06/16 VP/HR - Security situation in Sudan
2015/05/07 VP/HR - Targeted killings in Pakistan
2015/05/07 VP/HR - Abduction of girls in Nigeria
2015/04/22 Measures to combat discrimination of migrants
2015/04/14 Extremely polluting power plants in Kosovo
2015/03/25 Situation in Vanuatu
2015/03/25 Executions in Pakistan
2015/03/25 Security situation in Nigeria
2015/03/17 Discrimination of minorities in Iraq
2015/03/04 Rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea
2018/01/24 VP/HR - Arbitrary detention in Sudan
2017/10/13 TV news - the need for intervention
2017/09/14 Humanitarian assistance in Nepal
2017/09/14 Flooding in South Asia - the impact on education
2017/03/28 VP/HR - Detention of journalists in Uzbekistan
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
2017/01/24 Somalia
2016/12/12 The severe drought in Somalia
2016/12/08 Recovery plan for sharks
2016/09/16 Protests against the mandatory liability insurance rates
2016/07/13 Poliomyelitis
2016/06/29 Humanitarian crisis in Lainya County, South Sudan
2016/04/13 VP/HR - Escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
2016/03/22 Radicalisation in South Asia
2016/02/18 South Sudan
2015/12/15 South Kivu
2015/11/24 Somalia
2015/06/16 Nepal's long-term recovery plan
2015/06/16 Measures taken against Ukraine
2015/06/16 Hungary's discriminatory actions
2015/05/29 Integration of migrants from conflict zones
2015/05/29 The conflict with ISIS
2015/05/07 The reintroduction of capital punishment in Hungary
2015/05/07 Nepal earthquake
2015/04/14 Alternatives to the use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)
2015/03/25 Macro-financial assistance for Ukraine
2015/03/25 EU visa facilitation agreements with Ukraine and Russia
2015/03/17 Deployment of financial resources for humanitarian assistance in Africa
2015/03/17 Universal primary education
2015/03/17 VP/HR - Deployment of EU Battlegroups
2015/03/17 Conflict in Ukraine
2015/03/04 Humanitarian assistance in South Sudan
2015/03/04 Proposal for a regulation on conflict minerals
2018/01/24 Urban agriculture
2017/12/14 Precision agriculture
2017/10/13 Increasing funding for organic farming
2017/10/13 Organic agriculture
2017/09/14 Cholera in Yemen - scaling up humanitarian funding
2017/07/12 Cholera epidemic in Yemen
2017/05/19 VP/HR - Mexico
2017/03/28 Intensification of farming
2017/01/24 VP/HR - Yemen
2016/12/08 VP/HR - Yemen
2016/05/13 Increasing displacement in Iraq
2015/11/24 Yemen
2015/03/17 Recruitment of children by armed groups in Yemen
2015/03/04 Situation of migrants from Yemen
2017/05/19 VP/HR - Chad
2016/12/08 Venezuela's humanitarian crisis
2016/11/25 Nigerians in urgent need of humanitarian aid
2016/10/31 Humanitarian tragedy in Aleppo
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid to Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/09/16 Urgent need for food aid in Chiredzi
2016/07/14 Zimbabwe
2016/06/29 Humanitarian crisis in Chad
2016/05/13 Humanitarian catastrophe in Deir ez-Zor
2016/05/12 Children affected by humanitarian crises
2016/04/13 VP/HR - Crisis in Côte d'Ivoire
2016/02/18 Humanitarian crisis in Syria
2016/02/18 Humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe
2016/02/18 Humanitarian crisis in Pakistan
2016/02/18 Humanitarian crisis in Haiti
2016/01/21 United Kingdom in the EU
2015/09/28 VP/HR - Russian military hardware in Syria
2015/06/16 Foreign investors in Europe
2015/04/22 Measures to deal with the migration crisis in the MediterraneanOn 20 April, the Commission announced fresh proposals to deal with the migration crisis in the Mediterranean. What specific measures does the Commission
2015/04/14 VP/HR - Abduction of Itai Dzamara in Zimbabwe
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2015/03/25 VP/HR - Gas attack in Syria
2015/03/17 Shale gas extraction in Europe
2015/03/04 Roaming charges in the EU
2015/03/04 Humanitarian aid in Syria
2018/04/03 VP/HR - Situation of human rights defenders in Brazil
2018/01/26 VP/HR - Ukraine not respecting human rights
2018/01/24 VP/HR - Situation of human rights defenders in Honduras
2018/01/24 VP/HR - Migrant workers in Nepal
2017/12/14 Cyber insurance industry
2017/12/14 Undocumented migrant women
2017/12/14 Dynamic Currency Conversion across EU
2017/09/14 VP/HR - Enforced disappearances
2017/03/28 VP/HR - Protection of human rights in Thailand
2017/01/24 Ethiopia
2016/12/08 VP/HR - Amazon forest
2016/11/24 VP/HR - Paraguay
2016/10/31 Displaced persons in Babille and Kubi districts (Ethiopia)
2016/06/28 VP/HR - Human rights in Ethiopia
2016/06/22 VP/HR — Human rights in Côte d'Ivoire
2016/05/02 VP/HR - Human rights defenders in Honduras
2016/04/13 VP/HR - Human rights situation in Crimea
2016/03/22 VP/HR - Human rights in Ethiopia
2016/02/18 Steel industry workers' protest
2016/01/21 VP/HR - Disappearances in Thailand
2016/01/21 VP/HR - Human rights in Kuwait
2016/01/21 Focal points for democracy and human rights-related matters in EU Delegations
2015/10/28 VP/HR - Protection of indigenous communities in Mato Grosso, Brazil
2015/07/16 Copyright rights for orphan work
2015/06/16 VP/HR - North Korean workers in Mongolia
2015/04/14 VP/HR - Human rights violations in Pakistan
2015/04/14 Lack of democracy in the Maldives
2015/04/14 VP/HR - Human rights abuses in Côte d'Ivoire
2015/04/09 Follow-up to urgency resolution on human rights in Uzbekistan
2015/03/25 Human rights violations in Afghanistan
2015/03/17 Human rights violations in Venezuela
2015/03/17 VP/HR - Democracy and human rights in Afghanistan
2015/03/04 Human rights situation in Sri Lanka
2015/03/04 VP/HR - Migrant workers' human rights violations on Saadiyat Island
2018/04/03 New forms of work require efforts from all stakeholders
2018/01/24 Health and care in the Digital Single Market
2018/01/24 Roma children in the EU
2017/12/14 Water reuse
2017/10/13 The role of digitalisation in spurring economic growth and jobs
2017/10/13 Children and young people facing abuse along Mediterranean migration routes
2017/10/13 VP/HR - Water contamination threatening the health of indigenous people in Peru
2017/10/13 Refugee academics
2017/09/14 Education for refugee children
2017/09/14 Volunteer tutors for unaccompanied refugee children
2017/07/12 Energy poverty in the EU
2017/07/12 Poverty of the Caribbean population
2017/07/12 Water protection
2017/05/19 Food waste
2017/05/19 Poverty and social exclusion
2017/03/28 Rural poverty
2017/01/24 Recycling
2016/09/15 Refugee children
2016/09/14 Oil glut and an oversupplied oil market
2016/07/13 Renewable energy
2016/06/22 Air pollution - a major contributor to stroke
2016/05/13 Unaccompanied children claiming asylum
2016/04/13 VP/HR - Children poisoned in Nigeria
2016/04/13 VP/HR - Nahua indigenous tribe at risk of mercury poisoning
2016/02/18 Households at risk of poverty or social exclusion
2016/01/21 Access to the labour market for asylum-seekers and refugees
2015/12/15 Access to Commission evaluation of the potential impact on jobs and investment in Romania and other Member States of changes made to the Renewable Energy Directive
2015/12/15 Incidence of premature deaths and the other health and social costs arising from traffic pollution
2015/10/29 Protection of Sahrawi refugees
2015/09/16 Demographic and ethnic impact of the wave of immigrants on the EU Member States
2015/09/16 Full implementation of Directive 2011/24/EU
2015/07/16 Establishment of a framework for recovery and resolution of credit institutions and investment firms
2015/06/16 Statements by the Gambian President regarding rescues in the Mediterranean
2015/05/30 Integration of immigrants
2015/05/07 Hungarian law against migration
2015/04/22 Official development assistanceThe EU Member States have pledged to increase official development assistance (ODA) to 0.7 % of their gross national income (GNI) by 2015.
2015/04/14 Withdrawal of the dossier on waste and recycling
2015/04/14 Adequate rules on rest time for commercial pilots
2015/03/31 Psychological checks on aeroplane pilots
2015/03/17 Poverty risks in Member States
2015/03/17 Recycling in Member States
2015/03/17 Impact assessment on the expansion of the Suez Canal
2015/03/17 Gender equality in access to education
2015/03/17 Childcare facilities in Member States
2015/03/04 Contaminated water in Peru
2015/03/04 VP/HR - World Cup in Qatar
2015/03/04 Measures for the protection of children left alone by their parents who work abroad
2015/03/04 The rule of law
2015/02/03 Flexibility in the Stability and Growth Pact - investment clause
2018/04/03 Vaccination across the EU
2018/01/24 Unaccompanied child migrants in the EU missing
2017/10/13 Tackling child hunger in schools
2017/10/13 Promoting reading programmes in schools
2017/07/12 Malnutrition and starvation in India
2017/07/12 Promoting cyberculture
2017/03/28 VP/HR - Motorcycle ban in Mali
2017/01/24 VP/HR - India
2016/10/26 VP/HR -Malawi
2016/09/14 Farmers in India
2016/09/14 VP/HR - Drug trafficking in Indonesia
2016/07/14 Malawi
2016/06/22 VP/HR - Child labour in Indonesia tobacco fields
2016/06/22 Resettlement plans in Israel
2016/05/12 VP/HR - Colombia
2016/05/12 Seabirds
2016/04/13 VP/HR - Protection of minorities in Indonesia
2015/12/15 VP/HR - Mali
2015/08/03 Links between prescribers and producers
2015/05/07 100 days of Alexis Tsipras' government
2015/04/14 Organ trafficking
2015/03/25 The Lima Climate Change Conference
2015/03/25 The Lima Climate Change Conference
2015/03/17 VP/HR - Disruption to EU-funded building by Israel
2015/03/17 Child labour in Burkina Faso
2015/03/04 VP/HR - Child marriages in Malawi
2015/03/04 Climate Cooperation with the Government of India
2015/03/04 Climate Cooperation with the Chinese Government
2015/03/04 VP/HR - Eviction of families in Angola
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
2017/09/14 Statelessness
2017/09/14 Violence in Myanmar
2017/05/19 Myanmar/Burma
2017/01/24 VP/HR - Myanmar/Burma
2017/01/24 The Gambia
2016/10/31 VP/HR - Rohingya
2016/02/18 Educational attainments
2015/11/24 VP/HR - Myanmar
2015/06/16 EU relations with The Gambia
2015/05/29 Rohingya immigrants in Gambia
2015/04/14 Acts of violence in Bangladesh
2015/03/17 VP/HR - Violence against students protesting in Burma
2015/03/04 Evictions in Tanzania
2015/02/02 VP/HR - Situation of Rohingya minority in Myanmar/Burma
2018/06/06 Specific legislation for textiles
2018/04/03 Additional measures to tackle unemployment
2018/01/24 EU intelligence system
2018/01/24 Slave auction in Libya
2017/12/14 Collective redress for compensation to EU consumers
2017/10/13 VP/HR - Unlawful detentions in Rwanda
2017/10/13 EV pre-equipment provisions
2017/05/19 Freedom of religion or belief: agenda for implementation
2017/05/19 VP/HR - Mauritania
2017/03/28 Shark fin trade
2016/12/12 Libya
2016/11/24 Review of dual-use export control
2016/10/31 VP/HR - Vietnam
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/07/13 VP/HR - Kenya
2016/05/13 Idomeni camp
2016/05/12 EU-US free trade deal
2016/03/22 Food insecurity in the Cameroon's far north region
2016/03/22 Free Trade Agreement with Vietnam
2016/01/21 VP/HR - Attacks by Boko Haram in Cameroon
2015/11/24 Consequences of attacks
2015/11/24 VP/HR - Burundi
2015/11/24 Kenya
2015/07/16 Illegal logging of Romanian forests
2015/06/16 Freedom of journalism in Tajikistan
2015/06/16 EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership
2015/06/16 Bilateral trade and investment measures with regard to Brazil
2015/05/29 Visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens
2015/05/29 Islamic State in Palmyra
2015/05/07 Fight against deforestation
2015/05/07 VP/HR - Closing down of Dabaab refugee camp in Kenya
2015/05/07 VP/HR - Disorder in Burundi
2015/03/31 Tax for the use of German roads
2015/03/25 Anti-terrorism legislation in Turkey
2015/03/25 Illegal logging
2015/03/25 VP/HR - Repressive legislation in Kenya
2015/03/17 Sale of crowd-control and anti-riot equipment to third countries
2015/03/04 Destruction of wildlife habitat in Cameroon
2015/03/04 Episodes of racism against Romanians in Italy
2015/03/04 Illegal ivory trade
2015/03/04 Role of the Kurds in the fight against Islamic State/Daesh
2015/03/04 Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty
2015/03/04 Fight against tax Fraud
2015/03/04 The promotion of Islamic State in the media
2015/03/04 The absence of indications of the country of origin of products imported from third countries
2015/03/04 Failure to comply with working conditions for Romanians in the region of Ragusa, Italy
2015/01/21 VP/HR - Anti-terrorism intelligence agency