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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!

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/05 The EIB's 'toxic' loan to Volkswagen
2017/03/16 Negotiations on a free trade agreement with Mercosur
2017/03/16 Negotiations on the second Greek bailout review
2017/03/16 EIB lack of transparency
2016/07/08 Opening of Chapter 33 of the negotiations with Turkey
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2015/12/01 Transparency in the EU institutions
2015/09/15 Transparency of EU trade negotiations
2015/07/13 Wikileaks revelations concerning the TISA negotiations
2015/06/12 Differential treatment as regards access to documents relating to trade negotiations
2015/03/11 Germany's trade surplus
2015/01/14 Barriers to world trade
2017/09/05 Questionable management of the monetary policy of the European Central Bank (ECB)
2017/09/05 Distribution of basic necessities in Greece
2017/03/16 Infringement proceedings against Slovakia
2017/03/16 Commission White Paper on the future of the EU
2016/10/06 Undercapitalisation of European banks linked to excessive dividend payments
2016/10/06 Effects of the EU-South Korea trade agreement on the European aeronautical industry
2016/05/11 Clarifications needed from Commissioner Cañete
2016/05/11 Implications of the Netherlands referendum on the EU-Ukraine association agreement
2016/02/04 Introduction of a tax on profits generated abroad
2015/11/25 VP/HR - Turkey's attitude to terrorism, after the Turkish aggression against Russia
2015/07/13 Establishment of a European 'counter-propaganda' cell
2015/07/13 Inapplicability of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union to the memorandums concerning Greece
2015/07/13 European Central Bank (ECB) decisions on Greece
2015/07/13 VP/HR - Breaking-up of a demonstration in Turkey
2015/05/22 Structural reforms recommended to States
2015/05/22 Accession of Turkey to the European Union
2015/04/29 Potential conflict of interest regarding the special adviser to the European Trade Commissioner
2015/03/11 Green Paper on 'the Capital Markets Union'
2015/01/28 Implementation of Community preference in the management of the European Structural Funds
2014/12/10 South Stream project abandoned
2014/10/06 French automobile industry - European financial support for relocations
2014/09/17 European Globalisation Adjustment Fund - assessment
2017/09/07 Overhaul of the Posted Workers Directive
2017/09/05 Repercussions for the EU should Catalonia become independent
2017/03/16 The right approach to the issue of posted workers
2016/05/12 Impact of globalisation on the taxation of workers
2016/02/04 Increase in number of mergers and acquisitions in 2015
2016/02/04 Pay increase for EU officials in 2016
2015/11/30 Revitalisation of the securitisation market
2015/07/10 Status of elected local officials who are also cross-border workers
2015/07/10 VP/HR - Disability status of frontier workers and harmonisation between France and Luxembourg
2015/06/12 Ineffective action against fraud relating to the posting of workers
2015/06/12 'Merry-go-round' VAT fraud
2014/11/06 Railways - liberalising passenger transport
2014/09/16 Impact on the French job market of the EU 'Posting of Workers' Directive
2017/09/05 Compliance with the principle of the separation of powers
2017/09/05 The disparate nature of animal welfare in Europe
2017/09/05 Member State competence for animal welfare
2016/06/15 Quail farming conditions
2016/04/13 Compliance with animal welfare rules for the slaughter of chicks
2015/07/10 Eiffage Construction Métallique (ECM)
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/06/12 Animal welfare and environmental problems - plans to extend a pig farm in Saint-Symphorien (Gironde, France)
2015/03/12 The fight against social tourism and implementing national priority in access to the social benefits of Member States
2014/12/18 Ban on farming for fur production/animal welfare
2014/10/03 Consumer information - ritual slaughter - traceability of meat
2017/09/05 US State Department assessment of the economic impact of sanctions against Russia
2017/09/05 When taking in migrants rhymes with modern slavery
2017/09/05 Risk to freedom of expression posed by the Commission
2017/03/16 Risks posed by Germany's unfair commercial practices
2016/06/10 Status of countries with a controlled BSE risk: the economic impact
2016/04/13 Noise pollution of the oceans and its impact on underwater fauna
2015/07/13 Impact of low interest rates on insurance companies
2015/07/13 Display and publicising of EU symbols in return for the granting of aid
2015/07/13 Dismantling of standards for chemicals under the TTIP
2015/05/22 The lobbying outlay of Goldman Sachs
2015/05/22 DG TAXUD expert group members
2015/02/03 TTIP arbitration mechanism
2014/11/06 Decoupling of the prescribing and dispensing of veterinary medicines
2014/09/16 EU agencies - budget reductions
2015/06/15 Threats posed to European agriculture by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2015/06/12 Continuing secrecy about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2015/03/11 Territorial cohesion and the investment plan for Europe
2015/01/29 Investment plan and budgetary measures
2017/09/05 End of regulated energy prices
2017/09/05 Adoption of the draft regulatory definition of endocrine disruptors
2017/09/05 Sabotage of our overseas regions in the name of competition
2017/09/05 Choosing appeasement in UK-Ireland relations
2017/03/16 Insults made by Pierre Moscovici
2017/03/16 Interference by Phil Hogan in the French presidential election
2016/10/06 Lavish spending by the Committee of the Regions
2016/07/08 Result of the UK referendum and interference by the Commission
2016/06/15 The use of French in the EU institutions
2016/04/13 Falling farm prices
2015/09/15 Migration crisis
2015/09/15 French pork crisis
2015/06/15 Franco-German friendship and the teaching of modern languages
2015/05/26 Airports in Lorraine
2014/12/10 Sivens Dam: Use of EU funds
2014/10/03 European funds, French regions and the issue of non-payment
2014/10/02 Regulated professions - Notaries
2016/04/13 Preventing a recurrence of mad cow disease
2016/02/04 Tax avoidance by multinationals in the digital sector
2015/07/13 Policy of deregulation of the labour market
2015/06/15 Deregulation of the railway sector
2015/06/12 EU trade deregulation policy
2015/06/12 EU's policy of deregulation of trade
2014/09/29 Copyright and policy on the arts
2017/09/05 Enlarging the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) to include Switzerland
2017/09/05 Funding projects aimed at countering Euroscepticism
2017/03/16 Threat of sanctions against Italy
2016/10/06 Divergence between euro area economies
2016/07/08 Extension of the authorisation of glyphosate
2016/06/15 How best to restore national borders in the context of a high terrorist threat
2016/05/11 Visa-free travel arrangements for Ukrainian and Turkish nationals
2016/02/04 'Collaborative' economy
2015/06/12 Threat to public enterprise status
2015/05/22 Jean-Claude Juncker's recent statements on the single currency
2015/02/03 Terrorist threat and free movement of arms within the Schengen Area
2014/11/06 Wind farms and public health
2017/09/05 Council recommendations on the National Reform Programme 2017 of France
2017/09/05 Assumptions about economic growth
2017/09/05 Ship recycling
2016/07/08 Brexit and consolidation of the banking sector
2016/07/08 Cabotage reform
2015/06/12 Spread of leishmaniasis in France
2015/05/22 Quality of the Commission's economic forecasts
2015/05/22 European banking reform proposal
2015/05/22 Imports of illegally felled timber
2015/04/29 'Back to School' Programme
2015/03/11 Economic governance reform
2015/03/09 Expansion of protected geographical indications to non-food products
2014/11/13 Operation Triton - illegal immigration