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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Mouvement Réformateur
Magic Circle
EU authorisation procedure for pesticides Vice-Chair pest
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Budgetary Control Substitute cont
International Trade Substitute inta

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/12/12 VP/HR - Dissolution of the CNRP, Cambodia's main opposition party
2017/02/24 Maltese Presidency initiative to make healthy food available in schools
2017/02/24 Support for the Maltese Presidency initiative to make healthy food available in schools
2016/05/02 EU support for new means of tackling microbial infections
2015/09/24 The Volkswagen scandal and the automobile industry's adherence to pollutant emission standards
2018/02/14 European solutions to save the great apes
2017/09/21 Responses to the spread of climate-sensitive infectious diseases in the EU
2017/03/30 Statements by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker concerning eco-design
2017/02/24 The correlation between Bisphenol A and diabetes
2017/02/01 European initiatives to safeguard primates
2016/10/04 European responses to the growing proportion of elderly people in the population of the European Union
2016/09/23 A European standard for cardboard packaging
2016/07/05 Controls on labelling of sunscreen products in the EU
2016/06/02 Practising as an osteopath in the different Member States and compliance with the CEN European standard
2016/04/28 Lowering the proportion of first-generation biofuels in world and European energy production
2016/03/31 OECD report on the risks linked to the presence of nanomaterials in household waste
2016/03/31 Transformation of waste for abattoirs into energy
2016/03/31 Ban on single-use plastic carrier bags
2016/02/29 Banning chemicals in skincare products for babies
2016/02/29 Report on pollinators by International Science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
2016/01/29 Healthy ageing for the population and EU initiatives on undernourishment in older people
2016/01/12 Reducing VAT on fruit and vegetables at EU level and encouraging people to eat a balanced diet
2015/11/30 Importance of Islamic financial products in European finance
2015/09/02 EU participation in the fight against international trafficking of e-waste
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/06/29 EU legislation to ban the most dangerous endocrine disruptors
2015/06/22 Application of EU competition law to European sports federations
2015/01/30 EFSA opinion on Bisphenol A
2018/02/14 Better monitoring of prescribed medicines
2017/09/21 Monitoring EU funding for NGOs
2016/11/25 Further delays in publishing the findings of the assessment of the Natura 2000 legislation
2015/11/30 Assessment of the first year of the Juncker Plan
2015/07/17 Enshrining freedom of panorama in future EU copyright legislation
2015/05/30 Allocation of EU funding to associations linked to the Muslim Brotherhood
2015/05/30 Allocation of ERDF funding
2015/04/30 Use of European rural development funding (EAFRD)
2018/02/14 Promoting innovative bandages for treatment of severe burns
2017/09/12 Ill-treatment of Finnish blue foxes
2017/02/01 Taxing robots
2016/12/05 Clinical research and healthcare in the EU
2016/02/04 Ma'an TV in Palestine glorifies arch-terrorist
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/05/29 Rapid rise in the EU of synthetic drugs manufactured to circumvent legal bans
2015/04/20 Views of the new Commission on research into Alzheimer's disease
2017/02/22 Detection of traces of iodine 131 in Europe
2016/09/19 Export of toxic fuel from Europe to Africa
2016/05/02 Reduction of enteric methane emissions and improvement of air quality
2016/01/29 EU response to Europe's first cases of Zika virus
2016/01/29 Europe's response to Lyme disease
2015/10/06 Application of Directive (EU) 2015/412 and opt-out clause used by two thirds of Member States to object to the cultivation of GMOs in their territory
2015/03/17 Tackling multiple sclerosis (MS) in Europe
2017/02/27 Canned hunting of lions raised in captivity in South Africa
2016/10/28 IWC refusal to establish a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic
2016/10/28 IWC refusal to establish a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic
2018/02/14 Human gene editing perspective
2017/05/12 The effects of human-induced noise pollution on biodiversity
2016/10/28 Are exemptions from compulsory GMO labelling justified?
2016/09/30 Preventing the consequences of air pollution
2016/07/19 EU reaction to human rights violations in Vietnam following an environmental disaster
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/05/31 Environmental justice in Turkey
2015/05/29 EU reaction to illegal practices by the Chinese fleet fishing in African waters
2017/09/21 EU external cooperation to counter hybrid threats
2017/03/30 Use of pesticides and banned substances in Spanish strawberry farming
2017/02/24 Media investigation into pointless EU-funded security studies
2016/12/05 Marketing of a hybrid tobacco product
2016/09/30 'Organic wine' label - towards greater transparency
2016/09/02 The Netherlands EU Presidency conference 'Living well with(out) dementia'
2016/06/24 NAFSN, ecological issues and monopolisation of agricultural land
2016/06/15 Protection of the facilities and sites of former Nazi concentration and extermination camps (case of Konzentrationslager Mauthausen-Gusen in Austria)
2016/06/15 Embezzlement of EU humanitarian aid in Tindouf Camps (Algeria)
2016/05/25 The aftermath of the COP21 climate conference and the global challenge of limiting global warming to 1.5°C
2016/02/15 Census of those living in the camps around Tindouf
2015/11/30 The impact of aid and exceptional measures in relation to balancing the budget
2015/11/30 Improving security for passengers by revising the railway package
2015/05/29 Overall cost of a written question
2015/04/16 Proper application of the legislative package on pesticides
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2018/02/16 Allegations of abuse and sexual harassment by NGOs funded by the European Union
2017/08/24 VP/HR - The situation in Venezuela
2017/05/29 The use of ventilation holes in cigarette filters
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2017/02/24 CETA and distortion of competition
2016/11/21 State of play regarding prospecting for shale gas in the European Union
2015/03/06 Commission study on rechargeable electronic cigarettes in the European Union
2015/03/06 The Commission's overall approach to the growth of electronic cigarettes in the EU
2017/09/21 Combating imports of fake honey into the EU
2017/04/05 Exploitation of the promising properties of miraculin in the field of health
2017/04/03 Spain's infringement of Directive 2009/128/EC on the sustainable use of pesticides
2017/03/31 EU action to help Europeans age in good health
2017/03/30 Dual quality of foodstuffs
2016/11/14 Setbacks in the EU's progress towards achieving its 2030 and 2050 climate targets
2016/10/28 Correct application of legislation in force banning some phthalates
2016/07/13 General Safety Regulation
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/03/15 Framework agreement on health and safety in the hairdressing sector
2015/07/24 Food safety concerns regarding Canadian horsemeat imports
2015/07/22 Road safety
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/04/20 Correct implementation of the Water Framework Directive by Belgium
2015/03/13 Flagrant breach of the Birds Directive, 36 years after it came into force
2015/03/05 Trivialising anti-Semitic acts and attitudes and the EU's commitment to combating the problem