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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: 2017-10-16

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!


Europe of Nations and Freedom Group
Front national
France
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
International Trade Substitute inta



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/30 VP/HR - The security measures required of the Bosnian authorities
2016/11/08 Escape of jihadists during the Mosul offensive
2016/06/27 Euro 2016: Security measures
2016/05/11 Greece
2015/07/21 Greece and democracy
2015/06/18 Greece's exit from the euro zone
2015/03/05 Allowance for natural handicaps
2015/02/23 Greece and the euro zone
2016/02/02 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): calling for an end to the negotiations
2015/12/11 Transatlantic Treaty negotiations
2015/06/18 UK-EU negotiations
2015/06/02 Transatlantic Treaty
2017/07/12 Figures published on the occasion of World Refugee Day
2017/05/30 VP/HR - Terrorist threat emanating from Bosnia and the wider Balkans
2017/03/22 VP/HR - Creation of a professional army in Kosovo
2016/11/08 Kosovo
2016/10/11 200 border guards
2016/09/02 Visegrad group: opposition to the refugee quota system
2016/05/11 VP/HR - Lebanon
2016/04/05 Posted Workers Directive
2016/03/22 Terrorist attacks in Brussels
2015/09/16 Posting of Workers Directive
2015/06/19 Sustaining jobs in rural areas and unfair competition
2015/05/28 Saving Palmyra
2017/03/22 A multi-speed European Union
2017/03/22 VP/HR - European defence
2016/08/31 Review of immigration policy
2016/06/27 Calendar for negotiating withdrawal from the European Union
2016/04/05 Immigration policy
2016/01/06 European Union and COP 21 recommendations
2015/06/18 The European Union's immigration policy
2015/06/02 Illegal immigrant quota project
2015/06/02 European Union enlargement policy
2015/05/06 European Union policy on illegal immigration
2015/03/16 VP/HR - Illegal immigration encouraged by the Mare Nostrum operation
2016/08/31 French Government: cessation of TTIP negotiations
2016/07/08 French as the main working language of the EU
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2016/05/11 TTIP
2016/03/03 TTIP and protected designations
2016/01/06 Unacceptable criticism of the new Polish Government made by the Commission
2016/01/06 ASEAN: establishment of a free trade area
2015/06/05 TTIP negotiations and cultural exemption
2015/04/29 Suspension by the Commission of payment of the "young farmers' grant"
2015/02/26 Animal inspections as part of the negotiations of the TTIP
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2015/01/28 French Farmers: Commission demands for refund
2015/01/13 Radical Islam and the Schengen Area
2015/01/13 Persecution of Christians
2014/11/28 Situation of French farmers and consequences of the Russian trade sanctions
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2017/05/30 VP/HR - Republika Srpska as the sole reliable partner within BiH
2017/05/02 Churches seized by Erdogan
2017/04/27 Emergency autonomous trade measures for Tunisia
2017/03/29 Support for the equine sector
2017/03/29 The brewing industry in France
2017/03/22 Scotland
2017/03/01 Use of the EAFRD to help illegal migrants
2016/09/06 Decline in consumption
2016/06/27 Renationalisation of agricultural aid
2016/06/10 Status of countries with a controlled BSE risk: the economic impact
2016/06/08 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/04/05 Sanctions against Russia
2016/03/03 VP/HR - Syria: Turkish military interventions against the Kurds
2016/03/03 France: Unemployment statistics
2016/03/03 Hungary: referendum on quotas for resettling migrants
2016/02/02 Support for the milk, pork and vegetable sectors
2015/12/11 Sugar quotas
2015/12/11 Russia's commitment to fight Daesh in Syria
2015/12/11 United Nations: 50 million immigrants to enter Europe by 2050
2015/07/21 Frontex budget
2015/07/21 Bosman judgment
2015/07/09 Implications of the abolition of quotas and price control for the sugar beet industry
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/06/03 Fight against ISIS
2015/06/03 Abolition of milk quotas and aid to less-favoured regions
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/03/30 France's budget deficit and the measures it has been told to take
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/03/10 Impact of the instrument of pre-accession aid on the agricultural sectors of the Member States
2015/02/05 Coordination of anti-terrorism and anti-drug trafficking policies
2014/12/22 Meat producers' struggles
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/11/14 Deregulation of the sugar market in Europe on 1 October 2017
2017/03/22 Tension between the Netherlands and Turkey
2017/03/22 Germany, the EU-Turkey agreement and human rights
2017/03/22 Constitutional changes in Turkey
2017/03/22 Secret deal between Angela Merkel, Mark Rutte and Turkey.
2016/10/11 Leaving NATO
2016/09/06 Banning of Shakespeare's comedies in Turkey
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/05/11 Turkey
2016/05/11 Trade in services agreement
2016/04/05 EU- Turkey Agreement
2016/02/02 VP/HR - Turkey: immediate release of Can Dündar and Erdem Gül
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2015/12/11 Turkey's position on the Syrian question
2016/09/06 The migration bomb
2016/09/02 Appointment of José Manuel Barroso at Goldman Sachs
2016/08/31 Migration flood
2016/08/31 Review of policy on external trade relations
2015/09/16 Migration policy
2015/05/12 Australia's migration policy
2017/03/22 New Android smartphones infested with viruses
2017/03/22 Brexit
2016/11/10 Empirical background of CETA - studies
2016/11/08 CETA
2016/03/03 Brexit
2016/02/02 Denmark: asylum law reform
2016/11/08 Remarks made by the Luxembourg Minister for Foreign Affairs
2016/11/08 Closure of the Turkish daily Cumhuriyet
2016/10/11 State funding of the daily paper 'L'Humanité'
2016/10/04 Investment plan
2016/08/31 Foreign investment
2016/07/08 Deepening the EU
2016/04/05 Central register of radical imams
2015/06/05 Turkish general election
2015/04/08 The Court of Auditors casts doubt on the Youth Guarantee
2015/03/11 Outcome of the European Cormorant Management Plan in the Member States

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