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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Parti socialiste
France
Magic Circle
International Trade Member inta
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Member tax3
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/06/30 Lack of transparency in EU trade negotiations with Japan
2017/02/01 Banana industry in the outermost regions and trade negotiations
2017/01/17 Possible breach of the provisions of the EU-Ecuador free trade agreement relating to intellectual property rights
2017/01/12 Free trade negotiations and endocrine disrupters
2015/05/20 Respect for human and labour rights in countries benefiting from GSP+
2015/03/31 Impact of current trade negotiations with Japan on the European transport industry
2017/06/21 Agricultural concessions in future EU-Australia and EU-New Zealand agreements
2016/12/06 CETA, additional declarations and agricultural safeguard clause
2016/12/06 CETA, additional declarations and agricultural safeguard clause
2016/11/10 Formal notice issued to France on the awarding of hydropower concessions
2015/12/03 Conflict of interest involving TTIP negotiators
2015/07/09 Protection of personal data in TTIP and TiSA
2015/06/04 Protection of whistleblowers
2014/12/16 Uncertainty over the economic benefits of the TTIP
2018/05/30 The situation in Italy
2017/06/15 Public country-by-country reporting for all tax jurisdictions
2017/02/28 EU list of tax havens: 0 % corporate tax rate regimes
2016/06/30 Refusal of Member States to comply with the EU decisions
2015/07/08 Quality of life and austerity in Europe
2015/06/04 Austerity impedes action against tax optimisation
2015/05/12 Rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean under Operation Triton
2015/04/10 Situation with regard to the MyFerryLink company
2014/11/12 Ending tax optimisation in some EU Member States
2017/06/29 Framework directive on minimum income schemes
2017/06/07 Implications of the CJEU decision on the mixed nature of the EU-Singapore Agreement
2017/03/24 Brazilian rotten meat scandal and EU-Mercosur agreement
2016/10/28 New method for calculating dumping margins after 11 December 2016
2016/02/29 Agricultural crisis: Commission inquiry into the agreement between Intermarché and Leclerc on pigmeat prices
2015/06/04 International agreement on sovereign debt
2015/05/07 Economic Partnership Agreement between West Africa and the European Union
2015/03/31 Effects on Europe's transport sector of an investment agreement with China
2015/02/26 Inclusion of public healthcare services in the Trade in Services Agreement
2014/10/16 Youth guarantee schemes
2014/09/24 Ratification of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
2014/07/17 Widespread violation of EU-China solar panels agreement
2017/05/08 Revision of the General Block Exemption Regulation on State aid - ports
2017/03/10 Lesser duty rule in the EU-Vietnam trade agreement
2015/08/31 Doing away with 'letterbox' companies
2014/10/07 Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism
2014/09/03 After Argentina, vulture funds now targeting Spain
2014/07/11 Revision of Directive 2011/96/EU on the common system of taxation applicable in the case of parent companies and subsidiaries of different Member States
2018/02/21 Ratification of CETA by the national parliaments
2017/12/06 Possible EU legislation to protect consumers from the growing trend of addictive 'pay-to-win' features in video games
2016/12/06 CETA: additional declarations and termination of the period of provisional application
2016/11/29 CETA: provisional application of a mixed agreement
2016/04/21 CETA: mixed ratification and provisional application
2014/11/12 Renegotiation of the CETA treaty
2018/06/06 ECB violation of the principle of independence
2015/12/07 Publication of the EU-Tunisia DCFTA negotiating mandate
2015/12/07 Refugee Facility for Turkey
2015/05/06 ECB 2014 annual report and responsibility of the Commission
2015/04/09 Report on the impact of austerity on fundamental rights in the EU
2015/02/04 Setting-up of an EU-US regulation cooperation body
2017/10/19 Possible circumvention of anti-dumping measures on exports of certain stainless steel tubes and seamless pipes originating in China
2016/05/26 Impact on jobs in Europe of granting China market economy status
2016/01/21 Giving China market economy status under 'certain conditions'
2015/11/05 Possible granting of market economy status to China
2016/11/29 CETA Joint Interpretative Instrument and investors' 'expectations of profits'
2016/11/29 CETA Joint Interpretative Instrument and investors' 'expectations of profits'
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan

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