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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica
Magic Circle
Foreign Affairs Vice-Chair afet
Terrorism Substitute terr
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/21 Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer
2017/07/13 Hidden sugar in food
2017/06/29 Increase in interest rates on loans denominated in euros
2017/06/29 Crisis of the Italian banking system
2017/06/29 Energy cooperation with the People's Republic of China
2017/06/28 Increase in food prices
2017/05/12 Pesticides in European food
2017/05/12 Migrant women and unemployment
2017/05/12 Addressing young people's housing issues
2017/04/12 Unequal distribution of income
2017/04/12 Spoiled meat from Brazil
2017/04/12 Cost of adopting the 'Roam Like at Home' principle
2017/04/12 Major interpellation - Follow-up to the Brazilian meat imports scandal
2017/03/14 US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement
2017/03/01 Youth unemployment in the European Union
2017/03/01 Ionian-Adriatic gas pipeline
2017/02/16 Improving the European Fund for Strategic Investment
2017/01/30 Influence of the extreme right on women's rights in the European Union
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/12/20 Harmonising the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the European Convention on Human Rights
2016/11/28 Implementation of European Structural and Investment Funds
2016/10/28 High internet costs in the Republic of Croatia
2016/08/30 Migrant crisis and helping those in greatest need
2016/07/22 Foreign banking practice in Croatia
2016/07/22 Swiss franc consumer loans in Croatia
2016/05/31 Solidarity Fund and fires in Croatia
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/04/01 Impact of glyphosate on human health
2015/09/30 Volkswagen and noxious gas emissions
2015/09/30 Refugee crisis action plan
2015/09/03 Termination of the Arbitration Agreement between Croatia and Slovenia
2015/09/03 Home loan interest rates
2015/08/31 Problems with donating food
2015/07/23 Funds for emergency rehabilitation of areas affected by fire in Croatia
2015/07/13 Obtaining fair compensation for Internet distribution
2015/05/22 Rehabilitation of the 'Crno brdo' site at Donje Biljane
2015/05/18 The future of European transformer industry
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/04/09 'Crowdfunding' as part of the Juncker plan
2015/03/31 An unfavourable practice of airlines
2015/03/26 EU financial assistance to crisis areas outside the Union
2015/02/27 A European database on fires
2015/02/09 The Juncker Investment Plan and employment in Croatia
2015/02/03 Fixing the exchange rate of the Swiss franc
2015/01/29 Adverse effect of the German minimum wage act on Croatia
2015/01/29 Property buyers in Croatia
2015/01/26 Exploitation of gas and oil in the Adriatic
2014/12/12 The accession of Croatia to the Schengen area
2014/11/13 Law on the election of the President of the Republic of Croatia
2014/11/05 Implementation of the Youth Guarantee Scheme - emigration from Croatia
2014/09/01 Sanctions and ban on exports to Russia: harmful effect on Croatia
2014/07/28 Adriatic-Ionian corridor
2017/06/09 VP/HR - Invitation of Taiwan to the 70th World Health Assembly and its participation in the WHO
2017/03/02 Consequences of 'banning' cash payments in the Member States
2016/08/30 Law on Universal Jurisdiction in Serbia
2016/08/30 Inflammatory provocations and statements from Serbia
2016/07/13 Next steps to eliminate discrimination against five Member States in US visa arrangements
2016/07/13 Next steps to eliminate discrimination against five Member States in US visa arrangements
2016/03/01 Health and safety policy concerning female migrants and asylum seekers in refugee camps
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/06/04 Even spread of 'high-tech' small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU
2015/06/04 Financial aid for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), especially in high-tech sectors
2015/04/13 Humanitarian aid for the prevention of a humanitarian disaster
2015/03/13 Serbia's association with the EU
2015/02/04 The issue of package travel in Article 3 of the Directive on package travel and assisted travel arrangements
2015/02/04 The issue of contract termination under Article 10 of the Directive on package travel and assisted travel arrangements
2017/09/19 EU external and security policy
2017/05/12 Environmental taxation
2017/04/12 Problems for Croatian lorry drivers in Austria
2017/04/12 Depression in the EU
2017/01/30 Combating Islamist radicalisation in southeast Europe through education
2017/01/30 Integration of southeast Europe into the EU
2017/01/12 Influence of Serbian-Russian relations on south-eastern Europe
2016/11/28 Gender gap
2016/10/28 Free online information
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/05/31 Protection from fire on landfill sites for industrial and other waste
2016/05/31 Better forest fire protection in Europe
2016/04/01 Xylella fastidiosa bacterium and olive trees
2015/10/19 Review of EU nature conservation legislation (Birds and Habitats Directives)
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2015/06/24 Integration of foreigners into Croatian society
2015/05/18 Security situation in the countries of South Eastern Europe
2015/03/26 The Prevlaka border dispute
2015/03/13 The Kosovo situation
2015/03/06 Possible introduction of visas for citizens of South East Europe when entering the EU
2015/03/05 Abolition of roaming fees
2015/03/04 Potential introduction of visas for citizens of south-east European countries and EU accession
2015/02/27 Abolition of US visas for Croatian citizens
2015/02/27 Protection of EU citizens from harmful substances generated by combustion
2015/02/27 Control of environmental pollution caused by fire
2015/02/11 The abolition of roaming charges
2015/01/16 Security of EU citizens
2014/12/02 VP/HR - EULEX Mission in Kosovo
2014/11/05 Commission's commitment to connecting Europe
2014/11/05 Freedom of the media in the countries of Southeastern Europe
2014/10/17 Commission support for Croatian olive growers
2014/07/28 Resumption of the building of Europe's Pelješac Bridge
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2017/02/01 Statement from Commission representative during Committee on Foreign Affairs debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina held on 30 January 2017
2016/10/28 Referendum in Bosnia and Herzegovina
2016/09/30 Consequences of the Russian embargo on fruit from the EU
2016/01/29 Public broadcasting services in Bosnia and Herzegovina
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2015/03/06 VP/HR - Access by Russian military ships to ports in the EU
2015/03/04 VP/HR - Access of Russian military ships to EU ports
2015/01/29 Liberalisation of visas for Russian nationals
2015/01/26 AST 1 competitions
2014/11/03 Removal of sanctions against the Milošević family and convicted war criminals
2017/03/01 The consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2015/09/30 Use of cluster munitions
2015/02/11 Implementing the Istanbul Convention on combating violence against women
2015/01/26 CAST/CRO/2009
2014/10/16 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2017/05/12 Vaccination coverage among EU population
2017/03/02 Twelve new bacteria
2017/01/30 Unaccompanied refugee minors
2016/05/31 Venezuela
2016/02/04 Protecting unaccompanied children
2016/02/04 Unaccompanied children
2015/09/30 Women and children in reception centres
2015/04/13 VP/HR - Disenfranchisement of women and children
2015/04/13 VP/HR - Executions of minors
2015/02/27 Harmonization of firefighting rules
2015/02/27 Firefighting strategy
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2017/03/01 Adverse effects of nautical tourism and floating waste on closed sea
2016/12/05 Implementation of international agreements
2016/02/17 International waste on the Croatian coast
2015/11/18 Promoting better interaction between students on the Erasmus+ programme and local students
2015/11/18 Sustainable waste management system
2015/10/20 Cabotage in the EU
2015/10/08 Application of international agreements
2015/04/22 Application of international agreements
2015/02/11 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
2015/01/28 Krk LNG terminal
2017/06/28 The problem of corporation tax inequality in the EU
2017/03/02 Obesity
2017/01/12 Eliminating sexist advertising
2016/08/30 Facial recognition system and personal freedoms
2016/04/01 Protection and welfare of farm animals in the EU
2016/01/14 Air pollution problem in Slavonski Brod
2015/12/07 Clamping down on tax avoidance
2015/04/09 Safety conditions of 'car sharing'
2015/04/09 The problem of 'car sharing'
2015/04/09 Legal regulation of 'car sharing'
2015/03/26 Personal data protection in the Sharing Economy
2015/03/26 Protection of users of the Sharing Economy
2015/03/26 Regulating the Sharing Economy
2015/03/26 Regulating crowdfunding
2015/03/26 Ensuring a positive climate for the development of crowdfunding
2017/08/29 The impact of Artificial Intelligence on the labour market
2017/06/28 Regulation of Bitcoin
2017/06/28 Deregulation of the derivatives market
2017/03/15 Major interpellation - Differences in declarations, composition and taste of products in central/eastern and western markets of the EU
2016/10/31 Return of illegal migrants
2016/09/30 New waves of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea
2016/09/28 Continuation of funding for SEECEL
2016/04/01 Use of civil drones to monitor refugees
2016/04/01 EUROSUR and monitoring of refugees
2016/02/11 Battery chargers on the EU market
2016/02/11 Directive on making radio equipment available on the market
2015/12/07 Work of the arbitral tribunal in the absence of one of the parties
2015/09/23 Plan to distinguish between economic migrants and political refugees
2015/09/23 Reforming the Dublin Regulation and taking care of migrants in Croatia
2015/08/10 TTIP and GMOs
2015/06/22 Ratification of TTIP in national parliaments
2015/06/18 TTIP and water
2015/06/04 More consultations in the EU better regulation agenda: financial implications
2015/06/04 Will the EU better regulation agenda lead to longer legislative procedures?
2015/04/13 Fighting illegal trade in tobacco products
2015/04/13 Regulation of 'dry and wet leasing'
2015/04/09 Illegal import of tobacco products
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Tobacco Directive
2015/01/29 Differences in declarations, composition and taste of products on eastern and western markets
2015/01/15 The Mediterranean: tourist paradise or immigrant graveyard
2014/12/18 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) regulation
2014/11/05 Google's dominant position on the EU market
2017/08/29 The issue of 'systemic' companies
2017/07/11 Vaccines
2017/01/12 Risk posed by Salmonella infantis in chicken
2016/09/30 30-day payment period
2015/04/22 Blue growth
2015/02/11 Dishonest practices of banks and large multinational companies
2015/02/09 Unfair practices of banks and large multinational companies