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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!

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Partido Popular
Magic Circle
Fisheries Member pech
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri
International Trade Substitute inta

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/11/10 Banana stabilisation mechanism - Imports from Peru
2016/08/24 Aid for La Palma following the forest fire in August
2016/01/29 Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union on Article 349 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
2015/11/30 The ban on finning
2015/11/05 Activation of the EU Solidarity Fund for rain damage in the Canaries
2015/07/20 Protection of children and adolescents from aggressive commercial practices
2015/07/20 European policies for people with reduced mobility
2015/07/08 Improving the functioning of the European External Action Service
2015/07/08 Functioning of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived
2015/07/07 Evolution of part-time work in the EU
2015/07/07 Fighting forest fires in the EU
2015/07/07 The European dimension in sport
2015/07/07 Action Against Cancer: European Partnership
2015/07/07 Integration of the ORs in the European digital market
2015/05/30 Warning of increased humanitarian aid requirements
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/04/22 Approval of the Doha Declaration
2015/04/16 EU aid for reinforcing healthcare systems around the world
2015/04/16 EU aid to civilians in Yarmouk
2015/04/16 Protection of the laurel forest
2015/04/16 European Union aid for children orphaned by ebola
2015/04/16 Functioning of the EaSI programme
2015/04/16 Strategy for conserving biodiversity of the ORs
2015/03/31 Effectiveness of European aid in preventing forest fires and repairing damage caused by them
2015/03/31 Compliance with European legislation on controls and penalties relating to fishing vessels
2015/03/31 Increase in aid for promoting e-commerce in European businesses
2015/03/31 Alternative car fuels in the EU
2015/03/11 Application of the Directive on alternative dispute resolution for consumer disputes
2015/03/11 Aims and challenges for European governance
2015/03/11 Evolution of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund
2015/03/11 Action against drugs in the European Union
2015/03/11 European strategy against diabetes
2015/02/24 Functioning of the EMAS
2015/02/24 Correction of shortcomings in the development of European aquaculture
2015/02/24 Strategy for the protection and welfare of animals
2015/02/24 European Consumer Centre, Spain
2015/02/24 European cooperation in treating rare diseases
2015/02/24 Functioning of the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism
2015/02/24 Functioning of Euraxess
2015/02/24 Functioning of sectoral social dialogue committees
2015/02/24 Functioning of the European Consumer Centres Network
2015/02/24 European network of research excellence
2015/01/30 Protection of rights for travellers
2015/01/30 Development of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund
2015/01/23 Improving the efficiency and functioning of EU institutions
2015/01/06 The growing gap between farmgate and consumer prices of food
2014/12/03 Aid for Syrian refugees
2016/07/19 Impact of TTIP on protected designations of origin (PDOs) and protected geographical indications (PGIs)
2016/07/19 Impact of Brexit on funding for the outermost regions
2016/06/30 Strengthening the regions of Macaronesia
2016/04/20 Closing down of the special Outermost Regions Unit in the Commission
2015/12/22 Increased incidences of natural disasters in the outermost regions due to climate change
2015/11/05 Impact on Europe and the outermost regions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
2015/07/08 Support for high added value sectors in the outermost regions
2015/07/08 Potential of the outermost regions in terms of humanitarian activities and risk prevention
2015/07/07 Dissemination of the cultural heritage of the outermost regions
2015/07/07 Electronic commerce in the outermost regions
2015/07/07 Protecting the outermost regions against phytosanitary threats
2015/07/07 Strategy for protecting animal welfare in the EU
2015/05/30 Support for development of renewable energy in the outermost regions
2015/05/30 Improving connections between the outermost regions and neighbouring territories
2015/05/30 Exploiting the marine environment of the outermost regions
2015/05/30 Promoting forest biomass as a renewable energy source
2015/04/22 Outermost regions as a reference for the challenges posed by climate change
2015/04/22 Maritime Strategy in the outermost regions
2015/04/16 Evaluation of measures adopted in the outermost regions to consolidate the EU's single market
2015/04/16 Support for research, innovation and higher education in the outermost regions
2015/03/11 Role of the outermost regions in the new European industrial policy
2015/03/11 Conservation of the archaeological heritage of La Gomera
2015/02/27 Protecting biodiversity
2015/02/24 Increased use of renewable energies in ORs
2015/02/24 Integration of the outermost regions in the EU
2015/02/24 Combating unemployment in the outermost regions
2016/10/26 Checks on lemon imports from Turkey
2016/10/21 New plant-safety rules imposed by Canada
2016/07/14 The Norwegian and EEA Financial Mechanism Agreements for 2014-2021 and the Norwegian fish trade protocol for 2014-2021
2016/05/31 Fears in the EU's primary sector over the trade agreement with the United States
2015/12/22 Waste shipment inspections
2015/07/20 Compliance with EU road safety guidelines
2015/07/20 Promotion of training on nutrition and gastronomic heritage
2015/07/20 Training of professionals to make use of the opportunities offered by the blue economy
2015/07/07 Information on the quality of higher education in the EU
2015/07/07 Fighting violence against homeless people
2015/07/07 EU food security assistance for developing countries
2015/07/07 Promotion of corporate social responsibility policies among SMEs
2015/07/07 Policies to counter the greater risk of poverty in elderly women
2015/07/07 Rights and safety of minors online
2015/07/07 Medical assistance for young Europeans
2015/07/07 Gender-based differences in high education
2015/07/07 Progress in agreements to reduce CO2 emissions in the EU
2015/07/07 Study on the impact of the EU-US trade agreement
2015/05/30 SMEs' access to public procurement
2015/05/30 Equal access to adult education
2015/05/30 Trends in the number of fishing vessels in the EU
2015/04/22 Reducing poverty in the EU
2015/04/16 Study of the suitability of the Habitats and Birds Directives
2015/04/16 Reduction in the production of waste and improvements in waste management
2015/04/16 Fomenting apprentice training
2015/04/16 Reduction in labour cost differentials among Member States
2015/03/31 Achieving greater recognition for the role of business owners in society
2015/03/31 Equal treatment for young people in terms of access to the labour market
2015/03/31 Improvements to fishing production in the EU
2015/03/31 Outcome of the 'Farmed in the EU' campaign
2015/03/31 EU policies to ensure the happiness of Europeans
2015/03/11 Consultation on safety of tourist accommodation services
2015/03/04 Sustainable exploitation of sea bass
2015/02/24 Participation by young people in EU politics
2015/02/24 Support for countries with lower investment in research and innovation
2015/02/24 Outcome of the 'Inseparable' campaign
2015/02/24 Greater use of information technology by older people
2015/02/24 Access to ICT in rural areas
2015/02/24 Access by women to technical careers
2015/02/24 Support for innovation in SMEs
2015/02/24 Fighting poverty from the EU
2015/02/24 Reduction of heavy vehicle CO2 emissions
2015/02/24 Regulation at EU level of collective micro-financing
2015/02/19 'FAD-free' tinned tuna
2015/01/30 Checking of gas emissions from vehicles
2015/01/30 Renewal of fishing agreement with Mauritania
2015/01/30 Promoting sustainable work
2015/01/30 Difficulties of young Europeans in establishing their independence
2015/01/30 Education and training to improve food safety
2015/01/30 Support for sustainable fishing
2015/01/30 Physical education in the EU
2015/01/23 Banana imports from Peru
2015/01/23 Support for small-scale fishing
2014/11/13 Reduction in catches of red sea bream in the Gulf of Cadiz
2014/11/03 Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) in the Philippines
2014/11/03 Atlantic bluefin tuna fishing in Gibraltar
2014/09/26 EU-Mexico free trade agreement
2014/07/17 The Philippines: IUU Regulation and GSP+
2016/10/31 Methods to offset the grape harvest losses on the Canary Islands
2016/07/19 Consequences of the United Kingdom's exit from the EU for Canary Island fruit and vegetable exports
2016/05/31 Enhancing Canary Islands-West Africa neighbourhood policies
2016/05/31 Implementing the Investment Plan for Europe in the Canary Islands
2016/01/29 Crisis in the Canary Islands' tomato sector
2015/12/22 Results of the Interreg programme in the Canary Islands
2015/11/05 Results of the Interreg programme in the Canary Islands
2015/11/04 Tomato imports
2015/10/15 European Social Fund frozen for the Canary Islands
2015/04/22 Evaluation of Euroclima programme
2015/04/22 Soil degradation in the EU and in the Canary Islands
2015/04/16 Rise in asylum applications in the EU
2015/03/31 Impact of the JEREMIE initiative in the Canary Islands
2015/03/11 Development of the BTSF World programme
2015/03/11 Lifelong learning for EU citizens
2015/03/11 Development of priority transport networks in the Canary Isles
2015/03/11 Rise in the price of airline tickets in the Canary Isles
2015/02/24 Enterprises benefiting from the Cosme programme in Spain and the Canary Islands
2015/02/24 Participation by citizens in the Horizon 2020 programme
2015/02/24 First year of the Cosme Programme
2015/02/24 Civitas programme for sustainable urban transport
2015/01/30 Participation in the Horizon 2020 programme
2015/01/30 Soil protection
2014/11/13 Impact of the Russian embargo on tomato prices
2016/12/09 Situation in the EU sheep meat sector
2016/11/16 Anti-dumping measures on biodiesel from Argentina
2016/08/24 Measures to contain the danger of runoff in the areas affected by the fire in La Palma
2016/06/30 Measures to promote the consumption of local produce in the tourism sector
2016/05/31 EU measures to comply with the FAO agreement intended to tackle illegal fishing
2015/09/10 Crisis in the milk sector
2015/07/20 Promotion of local production and commercialisation in the agricultural sector
2015/07/17 Measures to combat aging in the agricultural sector
2015/07/17 Inclusion of Panama on the list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions
2015/07/08 Measures to address the skills gap
2015/07/07 Regulating new forms of employment in the EU
2015/07/07 Developing the role of women in the fisheries sector
2015/07/07 Humanitarian crisis in Burundi
2015/07/07 Withdrawal of bananas and tomatoes from RUP logo campaigns
2015/05/30 Measures to combat violence in schools
2015/05/30 Measures to combat the ageing of the farming population
2015/05/30 EU support for the fisheries sector
2015/04/16 Contribution to development by the private sector
2015/04/16 Implementation of the new professional qualifications regime
2015/03/31 EU intervention against violence and harassment in the workplace
2015/03/31 Measures to prevent and respond to the risk of severe drought
2015/03/31 Allocating more land to ecological farming production
2015/03/31 Support for the cultural sector in view of the digital switchover
2015/03/11 Reduction of pay gap
2015/03/11 Measures to deal with the growing number of children on makeshift vessels in the Mediterranean
2015/03/11 Measures in favour of the social inclusion of people in need in the EU
2015/02/27 Increasing spectator numbers
2015/02/24 Initiatives to promote active and healthy ageing
2015/02/24 Safe purchase of medicines via the Internet
2015/02/24 Employment in the forestry sector
2015/02/24 Measures to support disadvantaged children in the educational environment
2015/02/24 Measures to ensure non-discrimination and equal opportunities
2015/02/24 Measures to improve Internet privacy
2015/02/24 Reducing the digital divide
2015/01/30 Help for those seeking employment in other EU countries
2015/01/23 Measures to deal with the forthcoming end to quotas in the dairy sector
2015/01/06 Preventing violence against women and girls
2014/12/22 Alternatives to 'all-inclusive' in the tourism industry
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2016/11/15 Cases of Xylella fastidiosa in Spain
2016/05/31 Survey of the effects of GMO foodstuffs
2016/01/29 EU action to promote fish consumption
2015/07/08 Budget and objectives of the 'Ocean of Tomorrow' initiative
2015/07/07 Commitment to green infrastructure in the EU
2015/07/07 State of progress of the Action Plan to improve access to finance for SMEs
2015/04/16 Action to stop murders and attacks directed against Christians
2015/04/16 EU action relating to the Yemen situation
2015/04/16 Action against mafia trafficking in human organs
2015/04/16 EU actions against Jihadist attacks
2015/04/16 Results of SME Initiative Spain
2015/03/31 Action against marine litter
2015/03/31 Action to prevent children's participation in armed conflicts
2015/03/31 Results of the JEREMIE initiative
2015/03/31 Results of the EU's Green Action Plan
2015/03/11 Results of Heritprot Project
2015/03/11 Results of Erasmus+ Sport
2015/02/24 Results of the 'Mayors Adapt' initiative
2015/02/24 Action to increase maritime safety in the EU
2015/02/24 EU Aid Volunteers initiative
2015/02/24 Results of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities
2015/02/24 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
2015/02/24 Support for Fisheries Local Action Groups
2015/02/24 Atlantic Action Plan
2015/02/24 Child protection in EU external action
2015/02/24 Results of the Oporto conference on the Atlantic Action Plan
2015/02/24 Results of the MAES initiative
2015/01/06 Action to prevent the death of migrants in the Mediterranean
2014/12/12 Action in view of the fall in the fertility rate in the EU
2016/07/19 Installing the Thirty-Meter Telescope in Europe at the observatory in La Palma.
2016/01/29 EU's part in combating illegal practices in sport
2016/01/29 Combating the growing incidence of tropical diseases in Europe
2015/12/22 Combating illegal fishing in the EU
2015/07/20 Slavery and child exploitation: poor conditions in third-party fleets
2015/07/20 Job security in the face of Europe's ageing workforce
2015/07/20 Promotion of cooperativism in Europe
2015/07/08 Commercial relations between the ORs and neighbouring countries
2015/07/08 EU relations with Latin America and the Caribbean
2015/07/07 Efficient use of resources in Europe
2015/07/07 Addressing the problem of drug use by young people in Europe
2015/05/30 Promoting the use of electric cars in the EU
2015/05/30 Combating chemical weapons
2015/04/22 Anniversary of the abduction of 276 Nigerian girls by Boko Haram
2015/04/22 EU position in relation to the new framework for relations between countries in the Americas
2015/04/22 Promotion of research into, and use of, geothermal energy
2015/04/22 Combatting hate crimes in Europe
2015/03/31 Campaign against tuberculosis in Europe and worldwide
2015/03/31 40th anniversary of Eurofound and improved working conditions in Europe
2015/03/11 Combating doping in recreational sport
2015/03/11 Operation of Europe Direct
2015/03/11 Developing and promoting theatre in Europe
2015/03/11 Combating counterfeiting in Europe
2015/03/11 Reduction in pedestrian deaths on Europe's roads
2015/02/24 Combating obesity in the EU
2015/02/24 Combating misleading advertising
2015/01/05 Promotion of Europe as a tourist destination in non-EU countries
2016/10/31 Notification of fishery closures
2016/09/21 Labelling of French products
2016/06/30 Supporting small-scale fisheries products in the EU?
2016/02/16 Combating pests with products for minor uses
2015/07/20 Plant protection products in ornamental plants
2015/07/07 Supply of raw materials in the EU
2015/04/16 Updating the TRACES system
2015/03/31 Invasive alien species surveillance system
2015/03/11 Operation of the common system of identification of medicinal products in the EU
2015/02/24 Preparation of lists of invasive alien species
2015/02/24 Information on new labels for fishery and aquaculture products
2015/02/24 Measures to strengthen the organic products market
2015/01/30 Control of dangerous products in the EU
2014/11/13 Promotion of EU agricultural products
2016/06/27 Review of the new GES indicator
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
2015/07/08 EU-Iceland fisheries agreement
2015/07/07 Latest negotiations on the fisheries agreement with Mauritania
2015/06/01 New Fisheries Partnership Protocol between the EU and Mauritania
2015/05/30 Evaluation of the Late Payment Directive
2015/05/30 Evaluation of the EU-Kiribati FPA
2015/05/30 Results of the Fisheries Agreement between the EU and Greenland
2015/04/22 Fisheries agreement with Mozambique
2015/04/22 Evaluation of fisheries agreement with Gabon
2015/04/16 Fisheries Partnership Agreement with the Solomon Islands
2015/04/16 Fisheries Partnership Agreement with Cape Verde
2015/03/11 Iguala case
2015/03/04 Conflict minerals
2014/12/12 Increase in the number of tomatoes entering the EU from Morocco
2014/09/24 Morocco's compliance with the fisheries agreement
2014/09/11 New fisheries agreement between the EU and Cape Verde
2014/09/09 New EU-Mauritania fisheries agreement
2014/09/05 GSP+ (Generalised Scheme of Preferences) and compliance with Minimum Age Convention: case of Bolivia
2015/10/08 Ghana and Papua New Guinea's yellow cards
2015/09/30 Support for cofradías (associations) of fishermen
2015/09/30 Improving maritime training in the EU
2015/09/30 VP/HR - International observation of parliamentary elections in Venezuela
2015/07/20 Yellow card for Thailand
2015/07/20 Fight against desertification
2015/07/20 Support for retail
2015/07/20 Fostering of urban and peri-urban agriculture
2015/07/08 Decrease in the error rate in rural development spending
2015/07/08 Use of ERDF funds for projects associated with biodiversity
2015/07/07 Supporting the EU's cultural and creative industries
2015/07/07 Support for multiple sclerosis sufferers
2015/04/22 Development potential of pharmaceutical research in the ORs
2015/04/16 International cooperation in competition policy
2015/03/31 Registered organic farmers in the EU
2015/03/31 Development of good management of our maritime space
2015/03/31 Transport policy in the peripheral regions of the EU
2015/03/31 Improving conditions of temporary workers
2015/03/31 Supporting research in social sciences and humanities
2015/03/31 Supporting democratic governance in the development cooperation policy
2015/03/31 Industrial policy to stimulate European SMEs
2015/03/31 Improving the terms of award of public contracts
2015/03/11 Compensation for losses to fishermen caused by bottlenose dolphins
2015/03/11 EU cooperation with Venezuela
2015/03/11 Cooperation in rural areas
2015/03/11 Energy efficiency in public buildings
2015/03/11 Improving transport of animals in the EU
2015/03/11 Reducing pollution caused by maritime transport
2015/03/11 Results of the EU's Integrated Maritime Policy
2015/03/11 The establishment of the urban development network
2015/02/24 Support for cross-border cultural cooperation projects
2015/02/24 Support for projects ensuring safe water supplies
2015/02/24 Support for innovation in the tourism industry
2015/02/24 Compensation for geographical disadvantages under the EU's Cohesion Policy
2015/02/24 Human rights on the development agenda from 2015
2015/02/24 Improving cultural cooperation
2015/01/30 Support for SMEs
2015/01/30 Development of a policy for public participation in the EU
2015/01/30 Improving the policy on food donations in the EU
2015/01/23 Improving the EU's policy on development aid
2015/01/23 Improving the incomes of EU farmers
2015/01/23 Supporting the EU's cultural heritage
2015/01/06 Air passenger rights
2014/12/12 EU support in the fight against cancer
2014/11/19 Fins-attached policy