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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Lista dr. Igorja Šoltesa
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Petitions Substitute peti
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/05/17 VP/HR - EU maps representing the territories of Western Sahara and Morocco
2016/05/17 VP/HR - Status of Morocco in Western Sahara under international humanitarian law
2016/05/17 VP/HR - Implementation of General Court decision on Western Sahara and trade in goods originating from occupied Western Sahara
2016/05/17 Implementation of General Court decision on Western Sahara
2016/04/15 Coordination between the Council, the Commission and the Kingdom of Morocco in relation to the appeal against the General Court judgment delivered on 10 December 2015 in Case T-512/12 Polisario Front v Council
2016/04/15 Risk of legal proceedings against the European Union following the Judgment of the General Court of 10 December 2015 - Front Polisario v Council
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2018/02/07 Misuse of the European Arrest Warrant by Spain
2018/02/01 Exempting food for public institutions from the public procurement system
2017/10/11 Spain: threat to arrest 712 democratically elected Catalan mayors
2017/02/01 Compliance with European Court of Auditors' recommendations on tackling food waste and effective use of resources in the food chain
2017/01/10 Implementation of European Court of Auditors recommendations on protection of citizens against pandemics and other serious cross-border health threats
2016/11/28 Strengthening farmers' position within the food supply chain
2016/07/12 Failure to follow EP recommendations in TTIP negotiations
2016/02/17 TTIP reading rooms and transparency
2015/06/24 Petroleum extraction in the Adriatic Sea
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2015/04/30 Improper collection and recycling of e-waste (electronic and electrical waste)
2015/03/23 (Excessively) high pesticide levels in food
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2017/05/08 Frequency problems for Slovenian radio stations in Primorska - state of affairs one year later
2017/03/14 Industrial hemp
2016/04/08 Frequency problems for Slovenian radio stations in Primorska as a result of Italy's use of the radio spectrum in contravention of the rules
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
2017/05/19 Measures to curb youth unemployment
2017/03/27 Protection of wolves
2016/07/12 Protection of groundwater as a unique ecosystem
2016/03/21 Call for protection of water as a fundamental human right in the Community acquis of the EU as early as possible
2015/08/27 Clean water access and provision
2015/06/24 Protection of fundamental rights in EU cohesion policy
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2015/02/04 Election results and policy changes
2015/01/30 German minimum wage requirement for drivers engaged in road transport as a measure against social dumping
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/12/22 Need for protection of social rights
2017/11/23 Glyphosate residues and imports
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2017/08/30 EU's unsatisfactory response to the tainted-egg scandal
2016/01/13 Commission's role in the use of cohesion funds when they cause damage to European citizens
2016/01/13 Dolphins in captivity
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2014/12/12 Fraudulent use of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) in Hungary
2014/12/12 Enforcement of the European code of conduct on partnership within the framework of the European Structural and Investment Funds in Hungary
2014/12/12 Separation of functions pertaining to the management and control systems for the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds in Hungary
2014/11/12 Restrictions on disabled voters as regards voting by secret ballot
2017/11/17 Violence employed by the Spanish police in Catalonia
2016/06/15 Embezzlement of EU humanitarian aid in Tindouf Camps (Algeria)
2015/06/24 Annual killing of whales in the Faroe Islands under the jurisdiction of Denmark
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/05/06 Spanish State aid to the banking sector
2017/09/14 Microplastic contamination of drinking water
2017/01/11 Microplastic pollution in the Mediterranean
2015/09/30 Link between air pollution and respiratory disease
2015/02/27 Air pollution in Madrid
2018/01/17 Strategy to promote longer use and reuse of plastic toys
2018/01/13 Child benefits in Austria
2016/12/14 Discrimination against foreign companies in Austria
2016/12/06 Unambitious Winter Energy Package failing to meet Paris Climate Agreement commitments
2015/08/25 Cruelty to circus animals and bad conditions in circuses across Europe
2015/08/25 Child labour in Europe
2015/06/01 Demographic changes in Europe
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2017/08/30 National strategies and assistance in the area of Roma integration
2017/05/17 Precarious work in the EU
2017/04/03 Implementation of ECA recommendation for full implementation of Directive - Natura 2000
2017/02/01 Down syndrome
2016/11/30 Right to timely medical treatment
2016/07/06 Access to asylum and legal representation in connection with inadmissibility recommendations issued by the European Asylum Support Office
2016/03/22 Directive 2004/37/EC
2015/12/07 Accessibility of EU content for the deaf and hard of hearing
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/03/31 The distribution of development education and awareness raising (DEAR) grants
2015/03/03 Reduction of funding for Horizon 2020 programme
2015/01/13 European Accessibility Act missing from the 2015 Commission work programme