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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
Europe Écologie
Magic Circle
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Vice-Chair tax3
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Terrorism Substitute terr
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/01/04 CIA renditions, special tribunals and Guantánamo Bay
2015/12/11 VP/HR - CIA renditions, special tribunals and Guantánamo Bay
2017/12/08 Airbnb and the facilitation of tax avoidance via pre-paid cards
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2016/11/07 Suspicion of fraud involving EU funding by a company in Sierra Leone
2015/12/07 VP/HR - Asset recovery in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya: state of play
2018/03/19 VP/HR - Syrian security official in Italy despite EU sanctions
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2016/10/26 Role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in the forced return of ten Syrian asylum seekers from Greece to Turkey on 20 October 2016
2016/07/06 Access to asylum and legal representation in connection with inadmissibility recommendations issued by the European Asylum Support Office
2016/01/27 Returning migrants/refugees to war-torn countries
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/07/20 Multiannual management plan for Baltic Sea fisheries
2015/03/24 Website blocking by the authorities to combat terrorism
2015/06/05 Tax rulings and recuperated tax
2015/03/31 Tax evasion by Eldorado
2015/03/31 Tax evasion by Eldorado
2016/06/30 Refusal of Member States to comply with the EU decisions
2016/03/09 Audit of public finances / Regulation (EU) No 472/2013
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2016/04/06 Links between the 'Panama Papers' and the Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy
2015/02/19 Politically motivated use of Interpol Red Notices
2015/03/31 Surveillance of lawyers in the EU
2017/12/12 VP/HR - Dissolution of the CNRP, Cambodia's main opposition party
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2017/02/28 Consistency of the French 'TES' database with EU rules on the protection of personal data and CJEU case law
2016/11/23 Conformity of the French 'TES' ('Secure Electronic Identity Document') database with European personal data protection rules, in particular Directive (EU) 2016/680 and Regulation (EU) 2016/679
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/06/18 Legislative proposal for effective whistleblower protection
2016/11/07 Investigation and publication of an audit report on an EU-ACP aid project in Vanuatu
2015/04/22 Notification of state aid