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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Substitute tax3

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/09 Income Tax 2010 (2011, 2012 and 2013) investigation
2017/05/09 Gibraltar - Blacklist of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions
2016/04/13 Publication of the decision on Gibraltar and the Income Tax Act 2010
2015/11/12 Publication of the decision on Gibraltar and the Income Tax Act 2010
2018/06/08 The European arrest warrant - mortally wounded?
2018/05/14 Tariffs on aluminium
2018/05/14 Teachers in Spain and violation of minors' rights
2018/02/06 Lack of neutrality of local authorities and violation of children's rights in the Epiphany parade in Catalonia
2017/11/06 Principle of equal pay for equal work in the same place
2017/10/27 Unilateral declaration of independence in Catalonia: violation of three European principles
2017/05/10 External border management and security
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2017/03/07 Criminalisation of humanitarian workers helping migrants
2017/02/09 Catalan separatist process and the systematic violation of Spanish laws
2017/02/08 Infringement of rights on the protection of personal data
2016/12/19 Manipulation of children and incitement to hatred in a state school in Catalonia (Spain)
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
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
2016/09/29 Judicial suspension of the title of Amadeu Altafaj as Permanent Representative of the Catalan Regional Government to the European Union
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
2016/03/10 Commission proposal for a directive amending Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers
2015/08/03 VP/HR - Wave of mass detentions of lawyers and human rights activists in China
2015/04/10 Infringement of the right to education in Catalonia
2014/12/18 Unethical management of bailouts by the EU and Spain
2016/11/07 Potential state aid to a car manufacturer based in the UK
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
2018/03/19 Marketing standards for poultry meat
2017/08/24 VP/HR - The situation in Venezuela
2017/03/07 Xenophobia, racism and incitation to hate on television programme broadcast by public Basque network
2016/05/11 Political control of Kutxabank
2015/06/10 VP/HR - Hunger strikes in Venezuela
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Political prisoners and polarisation in Venezuela
2018/05/14 Senior Commission official and international secessionist strategy
2017/10/27 Criminal proceedings against the former head of ELSTAT
2017/09/12 Nationalisation of the Saint-Nazaire shipyard in France
2017/03/30 Reforms in Greece to create growth and jobs
2017/02/02 Free tours: compliance with legislation
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
2016/07/15 Reducing the administrative burden on the financial sector, in order to foster investment, thus creating jobs and growth
2016/07/15 Compliance with macroeconomic adjustment programmes in Greece
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
2015/01/21 San Javier and Corvera airports
2014/12/18 EU-funded airports: an investment that is not cost-effective
2017/09/28 New facts justifying the exclusion of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) from the EU Transparency Register
2017/01/11 Inclusion of the 'Sovereignty and Justice Independence Organisation' on the EU transparency register
2016/12/14 EU funding of the organisation MEP Ranking
2016/11/18 The EU Transparency Register and the ANC - Article 4(2) TEU breached by the ANC's objectives
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2017/04/03 Academic freedom in Hungary under threat
2016/09/19 Bayer AG's acquisition of Monsanto
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
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2016/09/16 Recapitalisation of banks
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
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2014/12/09 Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2016/10/25 Possible takeover of BMN by Bankia
2016/09/09 European solidarity and the fires in southern Europe
2015/11/04 Further request regarding the working conditions of trainees in Europe
2015/01/21 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