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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: 2017-01-31

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!

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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/16 Anti-corruption measures in CETA
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2017/01/09 Written Question E-006865/16 unanswered as regards the Commission's legal analysis of CETA
2017/01/09 Accommodating foreign trade concerns regarding the new criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors
2016/10/28 Questions on EU's CETA negotiations with Canada
2016/09/26 CETA and Germany's additional demands
2016/09/13 CETA as a mixed agreement
2016/04/22 Loophole in the anti-money-laundering directive
2015/07/21 Ground handling services under TiSA and the Commission's plans
2015/06/16 Unanswered Question E-002113/2015
2015/04/13 Block Exemption Regulation and trans-shipment businesses in sea ports
2015/03/31 EU Free Trade Agreement and Anti-Torture Regulation
2015/02/11 Maritime pilotage services and the CETA, TTIP and TISA free-trade agreements
2014/12/17 Deaths of unarmed demonstrators during Maidan protests in Ukraine
2014/12/17 Groundhandling services under the trade and investment agreements
2014/10/29 Free trade agreements, rights of action, government bonds
2014/08/05 Funding of studies dealing with free trade agreements
2014/07/17 ISDS under the CETA and other (bilateral) trade agreements
2014/07/11 Clarification concerning the funding and purpose of a camp in Zhdanivka, Ukraine
2016/12/13 Increase in the number of tax rulings
2016/08/26 Sale of EU Member States' citizenship to rich private individuals
2016/06/30 Tax ruling practices in contradiction with the ALP
2016/03/01 Tax-related competition investigations
2016/02/23 Panama's tax agreements with EU Member States
2015/11/17 Database on harmful tax practices
2015/10/28 Remuneration of accountancy firms in relation to tax rulings and other tax issues
2015/06/25 Failure to answer Written Question P-005648/2015
2015/05/21 Tax concessions for subsidiaries with insufficient economic substance
2015/05/20 Tax concessions for subsidiaries in the EU
2015/05/06 Bundesnachrichtdienst espionage against European institutions, Member States and Companies on behalf of the NSA
2015/05/06 Luxembourg's advance tax rulings
2015/04/09 Tax avoidance - Eldorado Gold
2015/02/03 Spontaneous exchange of information about tax rulings amongst Member States in accordance with Council Directive 77/799/EEC
2015/01/26 Ongoing case between the United States and Microsoft
2015/01/23 Luxembourg investigation and tax avoidance schemes
2014/12/17 Protecting whistleblowers/tax justice
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2014/12/04 EIB credit granted to undertakings in tax havens
2014/09/24 Tax aspects and portfolio investments in CETA
2017/01/03 State aid for McDonald's HQ move
2016/12/13 State aid and tax rulings, particularly in Germany
2016/10/04 Investigations at Member State level following the Panama Papers
2016/08/26 Turkey: EU accession negotiations and cooperation
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state
2015/11/18 Commission task force on state-aid investigations
2015/11/11 Documents of the Council Working Group on the Code of Conduct for business taxation
2015/10/21 VP/HR - Reconstruction of the city of Kobanî
2015/10/19 Access to finance for the SMEs
2015/06/05 Krecké Report
2015/06/03 Luxemburg private foundation regime
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/05/06 Spanish State aid to the banking sector
2015/04/22 Germany's account surplus
2015/02/10 Council rules on down time
2015/01/06 Mandate of the EASA and investigation report on the crash of flight MH17
2014/12/04 Anti-terrorism measures in the finance sector against the Islamic State
2014/11/17 Radical Islamic fighters in the Ukraine
2014/11/17 Islamic State (IS) - Turkey and Qatar
2014/11/04 EU investigation into State aid in the field of taxation
2014/11/04 Circumvention of the EU rules on the capping of bonuses in the banking sector
2014/10/02 Development/consolidation in the EU financial sector and financial institutions which are 'too big to fail'
2014/09/17 Private sector posts taken up by departing EU Commissioners
2017/01/09 Money for Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
2016/12/12 Conflict of interest between PwC and tobacco industry
2016/12/05 Violation of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in Greece, concerning labour relations
2016/12/01 Customs union with Turkey
2016/12/01 VP/HR - Right of Members of the European Parliament to visit prisoners in Turkey
2016/11/08 Compatibility with EU law of the running of 14 Greek airports by the Fraport consortium
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2016/07/01 Patent boxes and modified nexus approach
2016/04/08 Protection of whistleblowers and trade secrets
2016/04/07 Assessment of the proposed merger of the Deutsche Börse with the London Stock Exchange
2016/04/07 Deposit guarantees and negative interest rates
2016/04/04 Review of the SME supporting factor
2016/02/04 Planned restrictions on cash purchases
2015/11/03 Effect of the Volkswagen emission scandal on the EU auto ABS market
2015/10/15 UN - adoption of an international sovereign insolvency law
2015/10/01 Emissions manipulation by VW
2015/09/29 Die Rolle von Lufthansa Consulting im Rahmen der Privatisierung von 14 griechischen Flughäfen
2015/09/28 Volkswagen's emissions fraud and the protection of EU citizens
2015/09/25 Role of Lufthansa Consulting in connection with the privatisation of 14 Greek airports
2015/09/23 Major communication campaign by the Commission
2015/06/05 Proposal for a directive on trade secrets (2013/0402(COD))
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Pregnant ten-year-old girl denied abortion in Paraguay
2015/05/26 Violation of labour and trade union rights in the European Patent Organisation (EPO)
2015/05/06 Protection of the freedom of the press and information and of whistleblowers in the EU
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/03/04 Added value of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) over existing European Investment Bank (EIB) or European Investment Fund (EIF) instruments
2015/03/04 Added value of EFSI over existing EIB or EIF instruments
2015/02/11 Public complaint regarding the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link
2015/02/04 Fehmarn Belt bridge
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2015/01/15 Conclusions from the Court of Justice decision on European Central Bank asset purchases
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/12/22 Need for protection of social rights
2014/12/17 Jean-Claude Juncker's role in the specific case of Skype
2014/12/17 Investment Plan multiplier effects and governance
2014/12/04 The Juncker Commission's investment plan
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2014/09/30 Whereabouts of the 501 Tunisian migrants who disappeared or were subject to enforced disappearance between 2011 and 2013
2014/08/05 Questions regarding the African Peer Review Mechanism
2014/08/01 Burden-sharing for banks after stress tests and asset quality review
2014/07/17 Commission's assessment of systemic risk
2015/11/12 TIM Hellas
2015/05/21 Commissioner Malmström's concept paper II
2015/05/21 Commissioner Malmström's concept paper I
2014/11/04 Promotional banner for the Commission on the Berlaymont building
2016/10/06 US surveillance and Yahoo
2016/02/03 Release of documents on GCHQ surveillance
2015/05/12 Lobbying in Europe
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/03/26 Publication of 'revolving door' cases concerning senior EU staff
2015/02/10 Publication of 'revolving doors' cases involving senior EU staff
2014/11/05 Publication of documents relating to 'revolving door' moves by Commissioners
2016/03/10 Developments at HSH Nordbank AG
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2016/02/25 Sale of loan portfolio by HSH Nordbank to Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein
2015/08/31 Restructuring of HSH Nordbank
2015/08/31 Restructuring of HSH Nordbank
2015/07/08 Possibility of restructuring of Greek sovereign debt
2016/01/14 Fighting the financing of terrorism
2016/01/14 Financing of IS terrorists
2016/01/14 Countering the financing of terrorism
2016/01/14 Countering the financing of terrorism
2015/10/15 Implementation of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) proposals on bank TLAC and minimum haircuts for securities financing transactions
2015/06/17 Transparency of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact
2015/03/26 Map of Conventions for the EU
2014/09/17 Financial counter-terrorism measures against IS
2016/09/28 Bahamas Leaks
2016/05/19 VP/HR - British kill lists
2016/05/10 Abengoa
2015/07/09 Capital requirements in the US
2015/02/04 Election results and policy changes
2014/08/05 Requirements governing car toll systems in the EU (Part Two)
2014/08/01 Requirements governing car toll systems in the EU
2016/06/28 Impact of Brexit on CETA and TTIP
2016/06/03 Secrecy of TTIP negotiation documents
2016/03/10 Link between national competitiveness boards and fiscal capacity
2015/09/23 Access by national parliamentarians to US TTIP consolidated negotiating texts
2015/06/11 Job insecurity
2015/06/03 Country-by-country reporting (CBCR) impact assessment
2014/12/04 Impact on Ukraine of EU sanctions against Russia
2014/10/29 TTIP and maritime transport markets
2014/10/29 TTIP and maritime transport markets
2014/10/29 TTIP
2014/07/17 Commission assessment on TTIP-related job creation