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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!




Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/10 Follow-up to Written Question E-000851/2017
2017/03/30 Follow-up to question E-006709/2015
2017/02/06 Complaint regarding the uncontrolled discharge of waste in Flix
2017/01/05 Repeated breach of the Water Framework Directive
2016/11/17 Follow-up to written question P-007402/2016 on Flix
2016/11/03 Rights of persons with disabilities
2016/10/31 Corporate accountability for the decontamination of the Flix reservoir
2016/09/30 Follow-up to question E-004697/2016
2016/09/30 Decontamination in Flix
2016/09/05 Transcription error in Directive 2009/48/EC
2016/08/05 Promotion of technologies for locating missing persons
2016/08/05 The establishment of a European missing persons platform
2016/08/05 Investigation and coordination with regard to missing persons
2016/07/01 European statistics on missing persons in the EU
2016/06/09 Missing persons and Directive 2011/36 /EU
2016/02/17 Follow-up to written question P-000105/2016
2015/12/17 Follow-up to question E-013676/2015
2015/11/26 Follow-up to Written Question P-013109/2015
2015/10/08 Follow-up question to E-006097/2015
2015/05/21 Protocol for locating missing persons in Europe
2015/02/02 Review of Decision 2012/697/EU
2015/01/20 Greening
2014/10/02 Implementation of Directive 2009/125/EC
2017/05/17 Queues at passport control in European airports
2017/04/06 Freedom of establishment for air carriers
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/06/29 Violation of air passenger rights
2016/05/17 Fire at illegal tyre dump blazing out of control
2016/01/21 Commission inquiry into compensation paid to the company administering the gas storage unit at the Castor facility
2015/12/04 EU vs US approach to generic veterinary medicines detrimental to the EU industry
2015/10/27 The European meat industry
2015/09/25 Question on written answers to parliamentary questions
2015/05/06 Pollution in European waters
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Presidential elections in Kazakhstan
2015/05/05 Labelling of fishery products
2015/04/17 Establishment of a European pension system
2015/04/17 European Occupational Safety and Health Strategic Framework
2015/04/17 Facilities for the export of EU meat products
2015/04/17 Situation of European airspace
2015/04/09 Air safety in the EU
2015/03/05 Early warning system for breaches of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
2015/03/03 European Citizen's Prize to Societat Civil Catalana
2015/02/18 Ban on antioxidants in the EU
2015/02/05 European energy model
2015/02/05 European energy model
2014/12/22 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in the food industry
2014/12/22 Roadmap for industry
2014/12/22 Grazing in European regions
2014/12/19 European system of market management and distortions in the farming sector
2014/10/08 Impact of gas storage unit
2017/09/26 Risk in the research sector in Catalonia
2017/08/31 Emergency in the fruit sector (II)
2017/08/31 Emergency in the fruit sector
2017/08/08 Situation of the fruit sector
2017/03/17 Innovation in the EU aeronautics sector
2017/02/01 VP/HR - Iranian ballistic missile testing
2017/01/04 Discrimination in the furniture sector
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2016/09/30 Increasing insecurity on the EU jobs market
2016/05/23 Outbreak of enterovirus in Catalonia
2016/05/04 Diabetes research
2016/02/19 Sanctions imposed by UEFA for displaying democratic symbols
2015/07/03 Measures to protect the fruit and vegetable sector from the Russian embargo
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/04/17 Perishable fruit in the next summer season
2015/02/18 Knowledge and Innovation Communities
2015/01/22 Malnutrition in old age
2014/12/22 New markets for the pig farming sector
2014/12/19 The crisis in the pork sector
2014/12/19 Pork prices
2014/12/19 Response to the agricultural market crisis
2014/09/08 Effects of the Russian veto
2014/09/05 Health emergency in West Africa
2014/08/08 Repercussions of sanctions against Russia
2014/08/05 State of the fruit market
2017/07/14 Spread of Xylella fastidiosa in Spain
2017/02/06 Consumption of Pangasius hypophthalmus
2017/01/30 State of infringement proceedings in the area of energy
2016/09/07 Roaming charges to remain after 15 June 2017
2016/08/30 Political instability in Spain
2016/05/04 Appeal against Law 24/2015 of 29 June 2015 on urgent measures to address the housing and energy poverty crisis
2015/11/09 Roaming tariffs
2015/05/29 Administrative costs in the internal market
2015/04/28 Fraudulent payments in Spain to people who are not farmers
2015/04/17 Transposition of the renewable energy Directive in Spain
2015/04/15 Compliance with Water Framework Directive in Spain
2014/12/22 Energy diversification
2014/12/22 Transposition of Union legislation
2014/12/19 Renewable energy sector in Spain
2014/12/19 Energy contracts and the cost of energy consumption
2014/11/07 Media pluralism
2014/10/08 Legislation on the space provided between seats on passenger planes
2014/10/08 Internal energy links in the EU
2014/09/05 Increase in the cost of CO2 emissions permits
2017/05/26 Termination of public works contracts in the Mediterranean Corridor
2017/04/06 Pan-Euro-Mediterranean Convention
2017/03/28 Connecting the port of Tarragona with the Mediterranean Corridor
2017/02/21 State of play in development of the Mediterranean Corridor
2017/02/14 Construction of the Mediterranean Corridor
2016/12/19 State of play on work to decontaminate the Flix reservoir
2016/06/08 Lack of investment in the Mediterranean Corridor
2016/03/17 Acidification and pollution of the Mediterranean
2015/11/30 Acidification of the Mediterranean
2015/07/23 Rail infrastructure standardisation
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Instability on the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean
2015/04/17 Removing red tape in agriculture
2015/04/17 Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in agriculture and rural development
2015/04/17 Creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
2015/04/14 Creation of an international court to deal with terrorism
2015/03/05 VP/HR - Struggle against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq
2015/02/05 Developing the Mediterranean Corridor
2015/01/30 VP/HR - Fight against Islamic State
2014/10/02 Deaths of immigrants in the Mediterranean
2017/06/08 EU assistance for refugee camps in third countries
2016/08/30 Environmental problems in the Ebro River Delta
2016/04/13 Refugee management at local and regional level
2016/03/31 River basin management plans - schedule
2016/02/11 Ter river basin
2016/01/12 Adoption of Spanish national river basin management plans
2016/01/11 Approval of national river basin management plans in Spain
2015/12/11 Presence of Plegadis falcinellus in the Ebro Delta
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Religious persecution
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Process of national reconciliation in Libya
2015/04/17 Environmental damage to the coast of the Canary Isles
2015/04/17 Legal guarantees in the Member States
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Religious persecution in China
2014/12/19 Financing market management measures through the crisis reserve fund
2014/10/08 Biodiversity in the Ebro delta
2014/10/02 VP/HR - Crisis management exercise
2014/09/23 Respect for electoral processes in EU Member States
2016/11/03 Energy situation in Europe
2016/05/10 State of fisheries in Europe
2016/02/04 Disappearance of child refugees
2015/11/30 VP/HR - Situation in Syria
2015/11/19 Situation with regard to fishing in the Western Mediterranean
2015/10/12 Spain's unemployment situation
2015/10/01 VP/HR - Russian intervention in Syria
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Negotiations concerning the conflict in Syria
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Political situation in Libya
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Situation in Nepal
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Situation in the Maldives
2015/04/17 Situation of families in Europe
2015/04/17 Wild boar in Europe
2015/04/17 Missed economic opportunities in Europe
2015/04/17 Perception of the Common Agricultural Policy in Member States
2015/02/05 Recreational fishing in the common fisheries policy
2015/02/05 Scrap metal and the SustSteel initiative
2014/12/22 Climate change
2014/12/22 Starting Grants
2014/10/07 First case of Ebola infection in Europe
2017/10/06 Excessive use of force in Barcelona
2017/09/27 Detention of top officials of the Regional Government of Catalonia
2017/07/14 French farmers dump Spanish fruit in front of the Spanish Consulate-General in Perpignan
2017/03/29 Discrimination against Spanish sportswomen
2017/03/29 Language discrimination case: sanction for speaking in Catalan with Spanish policemen at Barcelona airport
2017/03/21 EU humanitarian aid
2017/02/06 Protection of natural areas in the EU
2017/01/26 Spanish government guarantee for the high-speed railway to Mecca (Saudi Arabia): illegal state aid pursuant to Article 107 TEU, public finances and compliance with EU deficit rules
2017/01/10 Spanish Minister of Home Affairs involved in a conspiracy scandal
2016/11/29 Economic measures to support the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
2016/10/31 Revision of the invasive alien species list
2016/10/24 MidCat project
2016/10/12 Spanish Government's violation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement and Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, between the Union and Kosovo
2016/07/01 Serious social consequences of General Electric's takeover of Alstom's power generation and grid arm
2016/03/17 Difficulties faced by oral and maxillofacial surgeons
2016/03/10 Recommendations regarding the Spanish deficit
2016/01/12 Midcat
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state
2015/12/04 Stricter data protection rules for veterinary medicinal products and their negative impact on farmers and food producers
2015/10/19 Special Bird Protection Areas (SPAs) at risk from water transfer projects
2015/10/13 Access to finance for SMEs
2015/08/17 Spread of the apple snail to other geographical areas
2015/06/30 Preventive measures for the Russian embargo
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/05/08 Linguistic discrimination at the Spanish Consulate in Brussels
2015/04/28 Active farmer
2015/04/28 Succession inter vivos under the Basic Payment Scheme
2015/04/28 Payment for young farmers
2015/04/17 Link between insecticides and contraction of illnesses
2015/04/17 Possible cut in direct subsidies to farmers
2015/02/05 LIFE programme against the apple snail
2015/02/05 LIFE project targeting the apple snail
2015/01/30 Spanish Government measures against the apple snail
2015/01/30 Whitelists of alien species
2014/10/16 Regulation on invasive species
2014/10/08 Fiscal deficit limits and emerging from the crisis
2014/10/08 Deficit limit
2017/08/31 VP/HR - Turkey's misuse of Interpol warrants
2016/10/26 Checks on lemon imports from Turkey
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Release of women and girls abducted by Boko Haram
2015/04/17 Drugs with cardiovascular risks
2015/04/14 VP/HR - Boko Haram
2015/01/30 Ne bis in idem for small businesses
2015/01/13 Combating hepatitis C
2017/02/16 The bombing of Guernica
2017/02/07 Follow-up to report PE 578.676
2015/09/21 Apple snails
2015/09/21 Apple snails
2014/09/23 Progress in EU integration

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