Thinking About EU

MEPs' Topics

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.

Show Show

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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Petitions Substitute peti
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/09/09 European solidarity and the fires in southern Europe
2015/11/04 Further request regarding the working conditions of trainees in Europe
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/01/21 VP/HR - Position of Europe as a global player in defence
2015/01/15 VP/HR - Europe's position as a global player in defence
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2014/12/18 Unpaid internship practice in Europe
2017/01/11 Inclusion of the 'Sovereignty and Justice Independence Organisation' on the EU transparency register
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2016/11/18 The EU Transparency Register and the ANC - Article 4(2) TEU breached by the ANC's objectives
2016/09/29 Judicial suspension of the title of Amadeu Altafaj as Permanent Representative of the Catalan Regional Government to the European Union
2016/07/15 Compliance with macroeconomic adjustment programmes in Greece
2015/04/10 Infringement of the right to education in Catalonia
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2014/12/09 Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/06/05 Fight against all forms of illegal labour exploitation
2015/06/02 IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2015/06/02 VP/HR - IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
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
2016/04/13 Publication of the decision on Gibraltar and the Income Tax Act 2010
2016/02/02 Legal basis for introducing an adequate minimum income framework in the EU
2016/02/02 Legal basis for negotiations with the United Kingdom
2015/11/12 Publication of the decision on Gibraltar and the Income Tax Act 2010
2016/12/19 Manipulation of children and incitement to hatred in a state school in Catalonia (Spain)
2016/11/10 Resolution by the regional Parliament of Cataluña (Spain) violating the principle of fair cooperation between EU Member States and the single market
2016/11/07 Potential state aid to a car manufacturer based in the UK
2016/05/11 VP/HR - Establishing a European task force to protect cultural heritage
2016/03/14 Lack of reply from the Commission to a letter sent by 60 MEPs
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/07/03 Measures to protect the fruit and vegetable sector from the Russian embargo
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2014/12/18 Unethical management of bailouts by the EU and Spain
2016/10/25 Possible takeover of BMN by Bankia
2016/09/16 Anti-competitive effects of common ownership by large institutional investors
2016/05/11 Political control of Kutxabank
2016/03/10 Commission proposal for a directive amending Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers
2015/06/10 VP/HR - Hunger strikes in Venezuela
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Political prisoners and polarisation in Venezuela
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2016/12/09 Growth and job creation in Greece
2016/11/04 Trade slowdown and its possible repercussions on private credit expansion and economic growth
2016/09/16 Recapitalisation of banks
2016/07/15 Reducing the administrative burden on the financial sector, in order to foster investment, thus creating jobs and growth
2016/06/24 Implementation of reforms creating jobs and growth in Greece
2015/07/16 Fighting inequality to boost growth in the EU
2016/12/14 EU funding of the organisation MEP Ranking
2016/09/19 Bayer AG's acquisition of Monsanto
2015/08/03 VP/HR - Wave of mass detentions of lawyers and human rights activists in China
2015/01/21 San Javier and Corvera airports
2014/12/18 EU-funded airports: an investment that is not cost-effective