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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!

Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten
Magic Circle
Security and Defence Member sede
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/05/04 Annually recurring disparity between requests for information and complaints about discrimination against women
2015/09/17 VP/HR - Women jailed in Afghanistan for moral crimes
2015/06/26 Discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace
2015/06/26 Discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2017/08/24 VP/HR - The situation in Venezuela
2016/07/04 Use of armed drones
2016/07/04 VP/HR - Use of armed drones
2016/07/04 Use of armed drones
2017/04/24 EU action plan on Organ Donation and Transplantation and European donor card
2017/02/03 Tackling the disappearance of migrant children in Europe
2016/06/01 Action plan on missing refugee children
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2017/09/28 VP/HR - China's revised regulations on religion and recently adopted security policies
2017/09/18 VP/HR - Private security companies
2017/08/18 Measures in connection with the Fipronil crisis in the EU
2017/08/01 Environmental stickers in the EU
2017/07/17 EU-funding for the Israeli Ministry for Public Security via the LAW-TRAIN project
2017/05/19 Access to banking services
2017/05/04 VP/HR - Death by chemicals in Syria
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2017/02/21 Counter-terrorism measures violating fundamental rights
2017/02/16 Shortcomings in the management of humanitarian aid to refugees from conflicts in the Great Lakes region
2016/11/29 Famine in Nigeria
2016/11/29 VP/HR - EU funding for the EU military training mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM CAR) projects cell
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2016/11/09 Support for democratisation in Turkey
2016/10/13 'EU-Afghanistan Joint Way Forward on migration issues': Role and consultation of the European Parliament
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2016/05/26 Security in the landside part of airports
2016/04/18 European support for Flemish farmers with land in Belgium and France
2016/04/06 European Security Union - cooperation between security services and the role of Europol
2016/03/22 VP/HR - Destruction by Israel of EU-funded projects
2015/12/21 Encouraging people to eat fresh fruit and vegetables
2015/11/18 VP/HR - number of military personnel who have been killed in EU operations
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/09/09 Regional cooperation on energy
2015/09/02 Possible additional measures in connection with the winding up of EUPOL Afghanistan
2015/09/02 VP/HR - Realisation of EUPOL Afghanistan's Line of Operation 3
2015/06/10 Aid in connection with Belgium's 1996 Manure Decree
2015/05/19 Encouraging enhanced landfill mining as part of the transition to a circular economy
2015/04/21 Access for EU fruit and vegetables to the US market
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2017/10/03 Police violence against migrants in Europe
2017/09/18 VP/HR - Actions to moderate the implications of the JASTA Bill
2017/03/16 The detention of migrants in Hungary
2017/03/16 The detention of migrants in Hungary
2016/07/12 VP/HR - Australian immigration detention centres on Manus and Nauru islands
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2017/07/24 VP/HR - Ban on the activities of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia
2017/06/06 Economic consequences of the sanctions against Russia
2016/08/23 VP/HR - Dialogue with Russia
2016/08/11 Gendercide
2016/06/15 Economic consequences of the sanctions against Russia
2015/10/27 Resumption of dialogue with Russia on the health embargo covering pigs
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2015/01/23 VP/HR - Eonomic consequences of the sanctions against Russia
2015/01/23 Economic consequences of the sanctions against Russia
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/08/17 Chemical castration in the EU
2017/02/21 Resumption of transfers to Greece under Regulation (EU) No 604/2013
2016/09/14 VP/HR - Israel targets Broederlijk Delen, Brigitte Herremans
2016/07/14 Compensation for Conference pear producers
2016/05/26 Terrorist attacks at Zaventem and Regulation (EC) No 261/2004
2016/05/26 Brussels, the capital of Europe, after the attacks on 22 March
2016/04/18 VP/HR - India - Consular assistance for EU nationals
2016/02/16 VP/HR - Malfunctioning of the CSDP
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2015/12/21 VP/HR - relations between the EU and India
2015/11/18 Terrorist attacks in Paris
2015/10/07 Stunning of animals for slaughter
2017/09/26 VP/HR - The case of Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro and the Palestinian Cyber Crime Law
2017/09/19 VP/HR - Apartheid regime against the Palestinian people
2017/09/18 Proposal to set up a European intelligence unit
2017/07/12 VP/HR - The Baha'i community in Iran
2017/06/12 VP/HR - The occupied Syrian Golan
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2017/05/24 PCE/PEC - Recognition of citizenship rights of UK citizens in other EU Member States and agreement on non-UK EU citizens' rights in the UK
2017/05/04 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - The conclusion of EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities
2017/03/30 EU aid to Tunisia: report of the European Court of Auditors
2017/03/28 Police force rights
2017/03/13 Taxation of ports
2017/02/16 Foreign financing of, or interference in, religions within EU territory
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2017/01/24 Obligation to keep laying hens indoors
2016/11/09 VP/HR - Iran: the hanging of child bride Zeinab Sekaanvand
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
2016/10/10 European Border and Coast Guard
2016/06/21 The Rules of Procedure of the General Court and secret evidence
2016/05/04 European beer and TTIP
2016/03/22 Article 2 of Directive 89/391/EEC
2016/02/16 The threat posed by the Zika virus in Europe
2016/02/03 Brazil as a market for pears
2015/12/21 EU-Japan: status of negotiations on partnership agreement and human rights clause
2015/12/21 VP/HR - Article 42(7) [TEU]
2015/12/21 Safety of European apples
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/04/21 Phytosanitary certificates for wood imports from North America
2015/02/25 Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism
2015/02/24 Printing on apples and pears with a food additive
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2017/05/22 Import duties on EU poultry meat
2017/04/12 Major interpellation - Follow-up to the Brazilian meat imports scandal
2015/06/10 Labels referring to palm oil
2015/06/10 Provisional anti-dumping duties on grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES)
2015/04/09 Anti-dumping investigation regarding grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES)
2017/01/25 Commission's response on Global Gag Rule
2017/01/25 VP/HR - VP/HR's response on Global Gag Rule
2016/03/22 Regulatory framework ELFM
2015/09/09 UNICEF: informal forms of education in the Middle East
2015/09/09 Higher education in the EU
2015/05/19 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
2015/04/20 VP/HR - Non-response by the Vatican to the nomination of the openly gay French ambassador