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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Partido Popular
Magic Circle
Budgets Member budg
Constitutional Affairs Member afco
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/24 Diversion of EU funds to finance the independence process in Catalonia
2017/07/14 French farmers dump Spanish fruit in front of the Spanish Consulate-General in Perpignan
2017/03/22 Synergies between the EFSI and the ESI Funds
2016/07/18 Technical review of the ESI Funds: methodology used by the EU
2015/08/31 Food aid from EU funds
2017/09/29 Violation of children's rights in Catalonia
2017/09/20 Violation of fundamental rights in Catalonia
2015/11/30 Child poverty
2015/10/30 Recommendations based on WHO studies on red meat and processed meat
2018/03/28 Commission official - external advice
2018/03/28 Commission official - external advice
2014/11/19 Control of external borders and migratory flows
2018/04/11 Cumulative effects of trade agreements on the rice sector
2018/02/01 Rice from Cambodia
2017/11/29 European Medicines Agency
2016/12/15 Promoting trans-European tourist routes via cooperation between regions
2016/01/29 Making the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS) more effective
2015/12/17 Conclusions of the ex-post evaluation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF)
2015/10/30 Legislation concerning the digital single market
2015/06/16 A more democratic Eurozone
2015/04/08 Strengthening of the Schengen Information System (SIS)
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2015/02/18 Operations coordinated by Frontex
2014/12/17 Assisted reproduction treatment in Germany
2014/12/04 Voter participation in the European Union
2014/11/19 Russian ban on European exports
2014/11/19 Transparency in European institutions
2016/04/22 Licensing of the herbicide glyphosphate
2015/11/30 Preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence
2014/12/04 Football violence
2015/04/15 Clarification of the procedure for ratifying the TTIP
2015/04/15 Clarification of the procedure for ratifying the TTIP
2018/06/11 Protection of wolves in the Habitats Directive
2016/10/26 Checks on lemon imports from Turkey
2016/04/22 Plant protection products for minor crops
2016/02/29 EURES portal checks and guarantees
2016/01/29 Motor vehicle emissions under normal driving conditions
2015/12/17 Aid programme for refugees in Turkey
2015/11/30 Copyright
2015/09/23 Protection of our underwater cultural heritage
2015/09/18 Mutual recognition of judgments in criminal matters
2015/02/18 Free movement of persons in the EU
2014/12/18 Request for radio stations in Catalonia to be penalised
2018/06/15 US duties on table olives
2015/12/17 Sufficiency of MFF resources for the forthcoming years
2015/12/17 EU accession to the Marrakesh Treaty
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
2017/03/23 Public television in the Valencian Community
2016/03/01 Health and safety policy concerning female migrants and asylum seekers in refugee camps
2015/11/30 EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
2015/10/30 Madad Fund to address the Syrian crisis
2015/10/30 Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF)
2015/09/23 Cyber-terrorism
2015/04/08 Cooperation against terrorism
2018/02/20 Protecting Europe's historic and natural heritage
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2017/03/06 Electronic VAT
2016/12/14 EU funding of the organisation MEP Ranking
2016/02/29 Action plan to step up the fight against terrorist financing
2015/12/17 Joining the Council of Europe anti-corruption body (GRECO)
2015/11/30 Mobile telephone charges
2015/09/18 EU funding for NGOs supporting anti-Semitic activities
2015/09/18 Analysis of the risk of terrorist groups entering Europe during the migration crisis
2015/06/16 Respectful behaviour in sport
2015/06/16 Anti-Semitism and extremist movements in Europe
2015/02/18 Xenophobic movements in the EU
2015/02/18 Functioning of Operation Triton
2014/11/19 Independence movements within the EU