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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Partido Popular
Magic Circle
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Fisheries Substitute pech

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/07 EU-Tunisia negotiations on a free trade agreement
2018/01/10 State of play in negotiations on the EU-Mercosur agreement
2017/12/12 Negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) with Thailand
2016/06/30 State of play in negotiations for an EU-Tunisia free trade agreement
2016/06/30 EU-Tunisia negotiations on a free trade agreement
2016/01/29 Ecuador's accession to the Multiparty Trade Agreement between the EU and Colombia and Peru
2015/12/17 EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement
2015/12/17 VP/HR - E-010799/2014 - follow-up question
2015/11/30 Opening of negotiations on the updating of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2018/05/30 EU-China Investment Agreement
2018/05/30 EU-China Connectivity Platform
2017/06/27 Fishery quota deregulation under the EU-Mexico Association Agreement
2015/12/18 EU-Mercosur agreement
2015/11/25 EU-China Investment Agreement
2015/11/25 EU-China bilateral agreement on the protection of geographical indications
2016/02/03 VP/HR - Counter-terrorism cooperation between the EU and Asian countries
2016/01/28 'Dormant' agreements and fisheries protocols
2016/01/28 Fisheries agreements with third countries
2015/12/07 VP/HR - Union for the Mediterranean meeting in Barcelona
2014/12/02 Mobility partnerships with neighbouring Mediterranean countries
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Violence against religious minorities
2017/04/11 Transporting shark products
2016/04/28 VP/HR - Report of the Middle East Quartet
2016/02/29 VP/HR — EU sanctions against North Korea
2016/02/29 Transporting shark products
2018/01/30 Fisheries protocol between the EU and Guinea-Bissau
2015/09/30 EU-Mauritania fisheries protocol
2015/07/20 EU-Mauritania agreement: freezer-trawler fleet
2015/07/20 Signature of the EU-Mauritania Agreement
2015/01/30 Renewal of fishing agreement with Mauritania
2014/11/19 Fins-attached policy
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2014/09/11 New fisheries agreement between the EU and Cape Verde
2014/09/09 New EU-Mauritania fisheries agreement
2017/12/19 Refusal of VP/HR to meet with the 2017 Sakharov Prize laureates
2017/12/19 VP/HR - Refusal of the VP/HR to meet with the 2017 Sakharov Prize laureates
2016/05/31 Demographic decline in the EU
2018/06/15 US duties on table olives
2017/12/13 Post-Cotonou outlook
2017/07/14 French farmers dump Spanish fruit in front of the Spanish Consulate-General in Perpignan
2016/10/18 Revision of Directive 92/29/EEC
2016/06/27 Review of the new GES indicator
2016/06/24 Indicators for territorial development: GDP and beyond
2016/05/25 Cultural exchanges and educational programmes to build bridges in the Atlantic basin
2016/04/28 EU Programme of support for security sector reform in Tunisia
2016/04/28 VP/HR - Broader transatlantic cooperation
2015/10/28 VP/HR - Partial ceasefire areas in Syria
2015/09/23 EU-Turkey readmission agreement
2015/09/23 EU-Turkey cooperation on the refugee crisis
2015/09/10 Crisis in the milk sector
2015/07/03 Measures to protect the fruit and vegetable sector from the Russian embargo
2015/04/08 Civil aviation
2015/02/19 Outlook for milk prices
2014/12/18 VP/HR - EU-Iraq Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
2014/12/18 Volatility in the dairy sector
2014/12/16 Preparatory action on 'Cooperation with the Northern and Southern Transatlantic Dimensions'
2014/12/02 VP/HR - Syria's moderate opposition
2018/03/16 VP/HR - Pacific Alliance
2017/04/05 Snow crab fishing
2016/05/26 Redistribution of unused fishing quotas in the European Union
2016/01/28 Information on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing received by the Member States
2015/11/30 The ban on finning
2015/10/15 Commission action vis-à-vis the Member States on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing
2014/11/03 Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) in the Philippines
2014/07/17 The Philippines: IUU Regulation and GSP+
2017/12/21 Imports of canned tuna from Papua New Guinea
2017/12/21 Imports of canned tuna from the Philippines
2016/10/26 Checks on lemon imports from Turkey
2015/10/08 Ghana and Papua New Guinea's yellow cards
2015/07/20 Yellow card for Thailand
2015/02/19 'FAD-free' tinned tuna
2018/05/30 VP/HR - Iraqi citizens' return costs
2018/05/30 International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq
2018/01/11 European Commission assistance for the return of Iraqi Christians
2018/01/11 VP/HR - Return of Christians to northern Iraq
2017/12/11 VP/HR - Perspectives on the EU-CELAC Summit
2017/07/19 'Choke species'
2016/06/09 European Cormorant Management Plan
2015/12/17 VP/HR - Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan
2015/11/26 Eco-labelling at EU level
2015/09/30 VP/HR - International observation of parliamentary elections in Venezuela
2015/07/17 Inclusion of Panama on the list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions
2015/04/08 Land reclamation in Gibraltar
2015/04/08 Protection of the environment in Gibraltar
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2015/03/30 Electric power station in Gibraltar
2015/03/12 Gibraltar Income Tax Act 2010
2015/03/12 OLAF and the fight against smuggling in Gibraltar
2015/03/12 Recommendations in the fight against illicit trafficking in Gibraltar
2015/03/12 Gibraltar on an international black list of tax havens