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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Substitute tax3
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/04/27 Infringement of the Directive on money laundering by Caixabank
2018/02/06 Safety in the Ebro Delta and Spanish dams- compliance with the Water Framework, Floods, Birds and Habitats Directives, and the Aarhus Convention
2018/02/06 Integrated Sediment Management Plan for the Ebro Basin - Compliance with the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive
2018/02/06 Sediment bypass in the Ebro Basin - compliance with the Water Framework Directive, the Floods Directive, the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive
2018/02/02 Proposals from Barcelona and Madrid concerning air pollution to comply with Directive 2008/50/EC
2017/09/29 Non-fulfilment of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 as regards authorisation of the plant protection product Trichoderma asperellum strain T34
2017/09/28 Non-compliance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 in the authorisation of the plant health product Trichoderma asperellum strain T34
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/02/16 The bombing of Guernica
2016/10/21 Granvia-Llobregat Master Urban Development Plan in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
2016/10/12 Spanish Government's violation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement and Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, between the Union and Kosovo
2016/09/07 Inquiry into the consequences of the Acuamed conspiracy to pollute the River Ebro
2016/07/14 African elephants
2016/07/12 Closure of the immigrant detention centre in the Zona Franca of Barcelona
2016/06/20 Closure of hydro plant in Barcelona
2016/06/17 Acuamed plot to contaminate the River Ebro with hydrochloric acid
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/03/09 Composting plant at Ossó de Sió
2016/02/19 Sanctions imposed by UEFA for displaying democratic symbols
2016/01/12 Ebro basin hydrological plan is in breach of the Water Framework Directive
2015/10/15 Closure of infringement proceedings against Spain for non-compliance with Directive 2011/83/EU
2015/06/25 Infringement proceedings for breach of Directive 2000/60/EC by the Spanish Government
2015/03/24 Investigation into the Banca Privada de Andorra for money laundering
2015/03/03 Live capture and possession of birds of the Fringillidae family, allowing them to be held in captivity in Catalonia
2015/03/03 Application of Directive 2005/36/EC to specialist doctors with qualifications obtained outside of the EU
2015/02/27 Air pollution in Madrid
2015/02/04 Lack of structures for involvement in, and democratic control of, water in Catalunya
2015/01/30 Breach of Directive 1999/70/EC in relation to substitute judges and deputy magistrates
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2014/12/16 Infringement of Directive 97/11/EC in the Menorca Island Council's scheme to improve the Me-1 road
2014/12/16 Violation of Directive 2009/147/EC through planned works on the Me-1 road by the Consell Insular de Menorca (Menorcan Insular Council)
2014/10/24 Possible breach of Directive 2009/72/EC
2018/03/22 Detention of the Proactiva Open Arms boat by Italy for promoting irregular migration
2015/06/26 Oil exploration in the Balearic area (II)
2015/06/26 Oil exploration in the Balearic area
2015/03/12 Regeneration of the site of a former military arsenal on the island of La Maddalena (Italy)
2015/03/12 Seabird Exploration Gulf of Leon environmental impact assessment
2015/01/21 Regeneration of the site of a former military arsenal on the island of La Maddalena (Italy)
2015/01/13 Regeneration of the site of a former military arsenal on the island of La Maddalena (Italy)
2014/11/27 Seismic prospecting in the Casablanca zone
2014/11/04 Oil exploration near the Balearic Islands
2014/09/03 Hydrocarbon prospecting in the Gulf of Lion
2017/07/17 IAEDEN-Salvem l'Empordà ordered to pay costs in cases brought against high-voltage power lines
2015/12/02 Evaluating the proposed uranium mine in Retortillo (Salamanca)
2015/11/12 VP/HR - The creation of the 'EEAS Principal Advisor on Gender' role
2015/06/29 VP/HR - Planned and ongoing arms transfers by Member States to Egypt after July 2013 and compliance with the eight criteria of Common Position 2008/944/CFSP and paragraph 8 of Foreign Affairs Council decision of 21 August 2013
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Gender-based violence in Egypt
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/11/27 Gender equality in Turkey
2014/11/07 The gender pay gap
2014/11/07 Eradication of gender-based violence in the EU
2014/09/17 Television broadcasting of violence against animals
2014/09/17 Directive against gender-based violence
2017/12/19 Participation of women in the implementation of the peace agreement in Colombia
2017/12/11 Reasons for the Commission's change of target from a positive fiscal stance to a neutral one
2016/02/11 Violence against women
2015/09/09 EU-CELAC Action Plan on gender, and the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls in particular
2015/08/31 Commission monitoring of the market in fruit and vegetables
2015/08/31 Disturbance and/or serious imbalance in the fruit and vegetables market
2015/07/03 Updates on the situation in Ceuta and Melilla
2015/03/12 Economic governance flexibilities
2014/12/19 Response to the agricultural market crisis
2014/12/19 Financing market management measures through the crisis reserve fund
2014/11/27 The EU and the peace process in Colombia
2014/11/20 VP/HR - Situation of women in alien internment centres on the US-Mexican border
2014/11/20 Militarisation of the US/Mexico border
2014/11/07 Women and the economic and financial crisis
2014/11/07 Women and the labour market
2014/11/07 Poverty and older women
2014/11/07 Feminicide: violence against women
2014/11/07 Female poverty
2014/10/27 Police violence and 'express expulsions' in Melilla
2014/09/17 TTIP and CETA
2017/11/22 The role of European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) in sustainable finance
2017/07/14 Unpaid internships at the European Commission
2017/02/01 Opinion of the European Ombudsman on the Commission's justification for deeming Turkey to be a safe third country
2016/07/06 Access to asylum and legal representation in connection with inadmissibility recommendations issued by the European Asylum Support Office
2016/05/03 VP/HR - Criminalisation of voluntary pregnancy termination in El Salvador
2016/02/17 Detention of a Swedish citizen in Peru
2015/11/12 Potential misappropriation of funds from the European Social Fund (ESF)
2015/11/12 EUR 100 million EFSI loan for the Grifols company
2015/10/02 Role of the Castor project in negotiations on the Midcat interconnection pipeline
2015/07/13 VP/HR - European LGBT activists expelled from Morocco
2015/06/26 VP/HR - legal certainty of voluntary workers in Morocco
2015/06/26 VP/HR - Expulsion from Morocco of a Novact delegate
2015/05/21 Limestone quarry project in the municipality of El Bruc
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/04/17 VP/HR - League of Arab States Liaison Office in Malta
2015/03/24 Website blocking by the authorities to combat terrorism
2015/03/24 Prices of medicines and the European R+D sector
2015/03/12 Implicit subsidies for bloated banks
2015/03/12 Letter by Nobel laureates on funding for the European Research Council
2015/03/03 European Citizen's Prize to Societat Civil Catalana
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2014/12/19 Pork prices
2014/12/19 European system of market management and distortions in the farming sector
2014/12/09 Establishment of a European minimum income
2014/11/27 Visit by President Santos to the European Parliament
2014/11/07 LGBT
2014/10/27 Follow-up to written question E-003069/2014: Companies and human rights - the role of the European Union
2014/10/22 Aid provided to banks through ECB conditions
2014/10/09 Mail order bride agencies
2014/08/29 Use of EAFRD funding to upgrade a bullring in Teruel
2014/07/24 Renovation of a bullring in the province of Zamora with ERDF funding
2017/11/24 Measures to support Member States with long-term and youth unemployment rates above the Eurozone average
2017/08/30 The Mossos d'Esquadra and Europol
2017/08/30 The Mossos d'Esquadra and Europol
2015/06/26 Statements by José Manuel Durão Barroso on youth unemployment in Spain
2015/04/28 Succession inter vivos under the Basic Payment Scheme
2015/04/28 Payment for young farmers
2015/03/12 Use of Youth Guarantee Scheme funds for the Juncker Plan
2014/11/04 Use of CAP funds to subsidise activities related to bullfighting
2014/10/27 Discriminatory declarations by Mónica Oriol
2014/07/16 Creation of the Spanish National Youth Guarantee Scheme
2014/07/16 Creation of the Spanish National Youth Guarantee Scheme
2018/05/31 Licences to harvest red coral off the Catalan coast
2018/05/03 Linking of pensions to the deficit in Spain in the Spring 2018 Economic Forecast
2018/04/25 Freedom of expression in Spain
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2017/10/11 Spain: threat to arrest 712 democratically elected Catalan mayors
2017/09/28 Possible collapse of the committee monitoring out-of-court repayment of unlawful interest-rate floor clauses
2017/04/05 Sentence passed on Cassandra Vera and freedom of expression
2017/03/08 Royal Decree 4/2017 on dockworkers
2017/02/24 System of payments to Spain's nuclear power stations
2017/01/23 Royal Decree-Law on interest rate floor clauses in Spain
2017/01/16 Sale by Spain of armaments to Saudi Arabia
2017/01/10 Amount to be recovered by Spain in line with the ECJ judgment in cases C-20/15 P and C-21/15 P, financial goodwill
2016/10/10 Obstruction of justice to maintain impunity for the crimes of the Franco dictatorship
2016/09/07 Preserving the cetacean migratory channel off the eastern coast of Spain
2016/05/04 Appeal against Law 24/2015 of 29 June 2015 on urgent measures to address the housing and energy poverty crisis
2016/04/12 Air pollution in Spain
2016/04/12 Applying international law to the forced relocation of refugees
2016/04/11 Penalties for producers of energy for own use in Spain
2016/04/06 Links between the 'Panama Papers' and the Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy
2016/03/17 Recommendation to Spain on measures to correct its excessive deficit
2016/03/01 Violation of the right of freedom of research in Spain
2016/01/14 Royal Decree on self-consumption
2015/10/07 Assessment of Spain's national budget
2015/09/03 Abortion law reform in Spain
2015/04/28 Fraudulent payments in Spain to people who are not farmers
2015/04/15 CPT report on Melilla and internment centres for foreigners in Spain
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2015/03/12 Renewables and energy-intensive energy
2015/03/12 Spain's failure to comply with the Court of Justice judgment on energy prices
2015/03/12 Braille ballot papers
2015/02/04 Failure to maintain flow in the internal basins of Catalunya
2015/01/27 Strategic alliances in the Catalan healthcare system
2014/12/19 Energy contracts and the cost of energy consumption
2014/12/16 Status of the investigation into renewables in Spain
2014/11/20 Priority despatch of renewables
2014/09/03 Glorification of hate crimes in Spain
2018/06/07 Recommendations from the report on fundamental rights in the EU in 2015
2018/06/07 Exhumation of victims of Francoism and rededication of the Cuelgamuros basilica
2018/05/15 Sentences handed down in the 'Wolf Pack' case
2018/05/07 Commission meetings with the Airbnb EU Lobby
2018/02/06 Possibility of including sediment management in EU legislation
2017/11/17 Violence employed by the Spanish police in Catalonia
2017/09/27 Detention of top officials of the Regional Government of Catalonia
2017/03/29 Language discrimination case: sanction for speaking in Catalan with Spanish policemen at Barcelona airport
2017/02/24 Another EU Court of Justice ruling on compliance failings in relation to Spanish mortgage legislation
2017/01/26 Spanish government guarantee for the high-speed railway to Mecca (Saudi Arabia): illegal state aid pursuant to Article 107 TEU, public finances and compliance with EU deficit rules
2017/01/24 Possible abuse of dominant position by Spanish electricity companies
2017/01/10 Spanish Minister of Home Affairs involved in a conspiracy scandal
2016/11/11 Lack of independence and pluralism at Radio Televisión Española (RTVE)
2016/11/08 Independence of the Spanish judiciary
2016/10/07 Endesa's monopolistic practices in regard to smart meter installation
2016/09/19 Possible illegal state aid to ACS and Eiffage, contractors for the Perthus high-speed rail tunnel
2016/05/03 New information on the Edward Snowden case
2016/02/02 Spanish arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2015/11/11 Exclusion of financial risk products from Spanish legislation on information and classification obligations in relation to financial products
2015/10/08 Volkswagen and SEAT scandal
2015/07/02 Free movement and Roma
2015/06/29 Xenophobic campaign by the People's Party in Catalonia
2015/05/21 Maciej Szpunar's statements regarding the Spanish Mortgage Act
2015/05/19 Refusal of extradition requests
2015/05/08 Linguistic discrimination at the Spanish Consulate in Brussels
2015/05/06 Spanish State aid to the banking sector
2015/04/28 Active farmer
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/03/24 Statements by the Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz on the possibility of Frontex carrying out save-and-rescue missions
2015/03/24 Renewal of concession and new C-31/C-32 motorway
2015/03/12 Fundamental policies in the Two Pack regulations
2015/03/12 Legislative proposal on one of the Two Pack regulations
2015/03/03 Active inclusion policies
2015/02/17 Roma evictions in France
2014/12/04 New Spanish legislation on the aggregators' levy
2014/11/26 Greenpeace members assaulted by the Spanish navy
2014/11/10 UNHCR concerns over Spanish attempt to legalise automatic returns
2014/10/28 Matteo Renzi statements
2014/07/23 Spanish legislation in breach of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and Directive 93/13/EEC with regard to mortgage holders
2014/07/16 Grant for A21 motorway (Piacenza-Cremona-Brescia)
2018/06/15 Instances of sexual abuse against female migrant workers
2018/06/05 VP/HR - Decision not to send an election observation delegation for the presidential elections in Colombia
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2018/05/28 Animal rights
2018/05/16 Protection of minority languages in Europe
2018/05/15 Rise in activities by pressure groups opposed to sexual and reproductive rights in Spain
2018/05/08 Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Member States: the 'La Manada' case
2018/05/03 Anti-NGO laws in Hungary
2018/05/02 The Commission incentivising the transfer of public resources to speculators
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2017/07/20 Commission's knowledge of the deportation on Vueling flight VY7888 Barcelona-Dakar
2017/07/20 Deportation on Vueling flight VY7888 Barcelona-Dakar - honouring deportees' rights
2017/06/19 Banco Popular DTAs and their impact on Santander's acquisition
2017/06/08 Greece's growth rate projections: impact on its account balance
2017/06/08 Third Macroeconomic Adjustment Programme for Greece
2017/06/08 Greece's growth rate projections
2017/06/08 Resolution decision for Banco Popular
2017/05/24 PCE/PEC - Recognition of citizenship rights of UK citizens in other EU Member States and agreement on non-UK EU citizens' rights in the UK
2017/03/29 VP/HR - EU reaction to attacks on human rights defenders in Honduras
2017/02/03 EU health and food safety inspections in Western Sahara
2017/02/01 Commission's failure to carry out a human rights impact assessment of the EU-Turkey Agreement
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2016/09/09 Awarding of works for the new C-32 Blanes-Lloret extension road without competition
2016/07/14 EU's contribution at the presentation of the OHCHR's report on Colombia at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council
2016/07/01 Serious social consequences of General Electric's takeover of Alstom's power generation and grid arm
2016/06/08 Lack of investment in the Mediterranean Corridor
2016/05/11 EU ratification of the Istanbul Convention
2016/03/10 VP/HR - Israeli settlement construction in area E2
2016/03/10 Israeli settlement construction in area E2
2016/03/04 Profitable plants are being closed so that they can be relocated
2016/02/17 Protecting Europe's children
2015/12/02 Blocking disbursements to Greece under the third bail-out
2015/10/02 VP/HR - Enforced disappearances in Colombia
2015/09/29 Violent deportations
2015/08/31 Further question on the Public Safety Act
2015/07/17 EU reaction to anti-Roma protests in Bulgaria
2015/07/08 Quality of life and austerity in Europe
2015/06/26 The "pink" tax in the EU
2015/06/26 Gas storage unit in Balsareny
2015/06/26 VP/HR - Matusagaratí lagoon wetland
2015/06/26 Progress on investigations into laws on deferred tax assets
2015/06/05 VP/HR - Persistent use of enforced disappearance in Colombia
2015/06/05 Broadcasting of violent content at times when children are viewing
2015/06/05 United Nations statement on the participation of children at bullfights
2015/06/05 Tax rulings and recuperated tax
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/05/21 Xenophobia in the municipal election campaign
2015/05/21 Protocol for locating missing persons in Europe
2015/04/27 VISC+ programme
2015/03/24 Hepatitis C and the TRIPS Agreement
2015/03/12 Digital economy and competition
2015/03/12 Investment in the real economy
2015/03/12 General questions concerning taxation
2015/03/03 Ratification of Convention 189 on domestic workers
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2014/12/22 Need for protection of social rights
2014/12/18 Use of EU funds in defence of animal mistreatment as a public spectacle
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2014/12/03 Leaks from Business Europe
2014/11/26 Mistreatment of horses in Galicia
2014/11/07 Sexual and reproductive health and rights
2014/11/07 Reconciling work and family life
2014/11/06 Drilling in the waters off the Western Sahara
2014/11/04 The use of advertising techniques to promote bullfighting among children
2014/11/03 VP/HR - threats against 120 human rights defenders in Colombia
2018/01/22 Spotlight Initiative
2016/12/13 Multimillion public-sector bailout for bankrupt toll motorways
2016/01/14 Follow-up to written question on specific recommendations regarding the health sector in Spain
2016/01/14 Follow-up to written question 'Specific recommendations regarding the health sector in Spain'
2015/12/02 Reducing health inequalities in the EU
2015/07/03 Measures to protect the fruit and vegetable sector from the Russian embargo
2015/06/26 Recommendations for privatising the banking system in Spain
2015/06/26 Specific recommendations regarding the health sector in Spain
2015/03/12 Aid for the nuclear sector
2014/12/19 The crisis in the pork sector
2014/12/19 Renewable energy sector in Spain
2014/12/16 Fresh fruit sector and the OPFH
2014/12/16 Fresh fruit
2014/10/17 Multimillion euro compensation award to Castor