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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: 2017-10-16

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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
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Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/23 Ruling by the General Court of the European Union on the Commission's decision of 10 September 2014 to refuse to register the European Citizens' Initiative 'STOP TTIP'
2017/02/03 International status of Western Sahara under international and EU law
2017/02/03 EU health and food safety inspections in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and the decision of the European Court of Justice on EU-Morocco relations
2017/01/19 Fate of the budget funds earmarked for aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey and emergency assistance in the Union
2016/11/18 Insecurity in the 'contact centre' sector
2016/10/31 Beijing, capital of the agro-food sector
2016/10/17 Next steps towards corporate accountability: The EU's role on the UN's working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises
2016/10/13 Data collection on the ethnic origin of students: European Social Fund
2016/09/05 EU relations with Brazil following the ousting of Dilma Rousseff
2016/07/25 Brexit: EU citizens in the UK
2016/04/05 Panama Papers - establishment of an international tax agency
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state
2015/11/12 VP/HR - Role of the EU in matters relating to MINURSO
2015/11/12 Extractivism in Western Saharan territories
2015/11/12 VP/HR - The role of the EU in the Western Sahara conflict
2015/11/12 Humanitarian aid for Western Sahara
2015/09/07 Humanitarian crisis, mass influx of displaced persons, implementation of Directive 2001/55/EC
2015/07/09 Facility for International Cooperation and Partnership - Colombia
2015/07/09 Memoranda of Understanding on International cooperation with Uruguay
2015/07/03 Measures to protect the fruit and vegetable sector from the Russian embargo
2015/06/11 Job insecurity
2015/06/11 Fighting tax evasion
2015/06/11 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
2015/06/11 European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
2015/05/21 Sale of state-subsidised homes in Madrid to a 'vulture fund'
2015/05/21 VP/HR - Human rights situation in Western Sahara
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/05/06 Spanish State aid to the banking sector
2017/09/27 Detention of top officials of the Regional Government of Catalonia
2017/09/20 Access restrictions beyond the 12-mile zone
2017/09/06 Fraudulent procurement - The role of Commissioner Arias Cañete and allocation of EU funds
2017/07/03 Bank bailout in Spain
2017/06/26 Fire in Doñana National Park
2017/06/08 VP/HR - International support by the EU for the peace agreements between the Government and FARC-EP (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army) in Colombia
2017/06/01 OLAF investigation into Commissioner Arias Cañete
2017/04/05 Fate of the Pérez Galdós Secondary School
2017/03/29 Irregularities in management of EU funds for training in the coal sector
2017/03/28 Acuamed, water collection project in Algeciras - allocation of funds
2017/03/16 Disciplinary proceedings against Spain over illegal landfill sites
2017/02/20 The Guatemalan potato moth
2017/02/09 EU funds to Serbia to mitigate the migration crisis
2016/12/01 Fire prevention and rural exodus
2016/11/14 VP/HR - Arbitrary detentions in Argentina: the case of Milagro Sala
2016/10/10 Situation of the Guaraní-Kaiowá people
2016/09/15 Acuamed and fraudulent use of EU public funds
2016/07/12 Gas storage - Doñana National Park
2016/06/13 Acuamed plan to pollute the river Ebro
2016/04/06 Information on the Panamanian company Mossack Fonseca
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2016/02/23 Spanish government's coal plan
2016/01/27 The Acuamed case and Commissioner Cañete
2015/12/10 Train crash in Santiago de Compostela (July 2013)
2015/12/02 Commissioner Cañete's approval of a proposed uranium mine
2015/10/14 Delay in the Commission's opinion on the Spanish budget
2015/09/28 Infringement of the right to asylum by the Spanish Law on Public Security
2015/09/15 Use of EAGGF funds for irrigation in Argos de Calasparra
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
2015/07/13 Public education in Spain
2015/07/09 Ebro Defence Platform
2015/07/09 VP/HR - Child Labour
2015/07/03 Open-cast mine in Tormaleo
2015/06/11 The draft EU budget for farmers
2015/06/11 National emission ceilings for pollutants
2015/05/21 Succession inter vivos under the basic pay scheme
2015/05/21 Fraudulent payments to people who are not farmers in Spain
2015/05/13 Payment for young farmers
2015/05/13 Fraudulent payments in Spain to people who are not farmers
2015/05/13 Inheritance under the basic payment scheme
2017/03/06 Unloading of bulk solids in the port of Alicante
2017/01/12 Concern over the cold snap and the long-term situation of migrants
2016/12/01 The worrying situation of the Asturian and Galician-Asturian languages
2016/09/07 The worrying situation of the Asturian and Galician-Asturian languages
2016/05/09 VP/HR - Most recent attacks against civilians in Syria
2016/05/02 Winding-up of Elcogas SA
2016/03/10 Clarification of the answer to question E-012649/2015
2015/05/08 Self-supply
2017/09/04 2017 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23)
2017/09/04 2017 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23)
2016/10/31 Marketing standards for foie gras
2016/07/12 2016 UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco (COP22)
2016/07/12 2016 UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco (COP22)
2015/11/06 VP/HR - Election observation mission to Morocco, September 2015
2016/06/16 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/02/11 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/11/05 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/06/24 Over-exploitation of aquifers
2016/05/23 Illegal dump in Seseña
2016/05/17 Illegal dump in Seseña
2015/07/09 TISA
2015/07/09 Deforestation
2015/05/05 Oil spills in the Canaries
2015/05/05 Oil slicks in the Canary Islands
2016/06/16 High Resolution Hospital Centres
2015/07/03 Right2Water
2015/05/21 Active farmer
2015/05/19 Refusal of extradition requests
2015/05/13 Active farmer
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2017/09/25 Failure to comply with the agreement on the reception of persons in search of refuge
2017/03/02 VP/HR - Decriminalisation of domestic violence in Russia - Domestic Abuse Law
2017/02/09 Infringement of their rights and physical abuse of migrants by police forces in Croatia and Serbia
2017/01/18 Trade with Brazil /future free trade agreement with Mercosur and human rights abuses and violence against the indigenous population in Brazil - need for EU to act
2017/01/09 Accommodating foreign trade concerns regarding the new criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2016/11/11 Lack of independence and pluralism at Radio Televisión Española (RTVE)
2016/10/20 VP/HR - Assassination of human rights' defenders in Honduras
2016/09/27 VP/HR - Human rights in Mexico on the second anniversary of Ayotzinapa
2016/07/12 Elimination of protected housing grants
2016/06/29 Duck minimum weight
2016/06/13 EMFF operational programme
2016/05/02 Anti-money laundering and the future EU-Mexico Global Agreement
2016/02/11 Violence against women
2016/02/04 Emergency funding - Sahrawi refugee camps
2016/01/28 Tobacco agreement (PMI agreement)
2015/10/30 VP/HR - Human rights in Mexico and updating the Global Agreement
2015/09/30 Reinstating border controls
2015/09/30 Fence along the Hungary-Serbia border
2015/09/30 Infringement of human rights by the new Hungarian migration law
2015/09/28 Human rights violations in border camps in Hungary
2015/06/11 The Better Regulation Agenda and transparency
2015/06/11 VP/HR - The ratification of the Human Rights Conventions
2017/09/15 Construction of a biomass-fuelled power plant in Navia
2017/03/24 Treatment of municipal sewage
2017/02/09 Construction of border fences in Lithuania using EU funding
2017/02/02 Almaraz nuclear waste repository - violation of the Aarhus Convention
2016/02/08 Safety problems at Almaraz nuclear power station
2016/01/29 Possible extension of the operating licence of the Garoña nuclear power station
2015/12/07 Liability for lindane pollution
2015/12/07 Discharge of lindane waste in Sabiñánigo
2015/09/09 Treatment of waste water, sludge and other industrial effluent in the Burgo estuary
2015/07/06 Conditions of rabbits bred for meat
2015/06/11 Waste-water treatment
2015/05/20 Self-consumption
2017/03/28 Mr Dijsselbloem's remarks on what caused the economic crisis in southern Europe
2016/11/24 Energy poverty and breach of Directive 2009/72/EC
2015/07/03 Full recognition of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) in Europe
2015/06/02 Addressing energy poverty in Europe
2015/06/01 Demographic changes in Europe
2015/05/20 Energy inefficiency
2015/05/12 Lobbying in Europe
2015/05/08 Energy inefficiency