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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partido Socialista Obrero Español
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Regional Development Member regi
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/12/09 Opencast uranium mining authorised in Retortillo (Salamanca)
2015/12/03 Authorisation for an open-cast uranium mine (Retortillo, Salamanca)
2015/11/18 Non-fulfilment of Directive 2011/70/Euratom in the renewal of the operating licence for the Garoña nuclear power station to enable it to remain operational into its 60th year
2015/11/18 Non-compliance with Directive 2011/70/Euratom in the licensing of a centralised temporary storage facility and renewal of the licence to operate the Garoña nuclear power plant.
2014/11/26 Decommissioning of the Ciuden CO2 capture and storage plant (Ponferrada)
2014/07/24 Garoña power plant
2014/07/24 Extending the operating life of Garoña power station is incompatible with European legislation on nuclear safety
2015/12/02 Reducing health inequalities in the EU
2015/01/27 IRENA report on the cost of renewables
2014/12/17 VP/HR - Arbitrary detention of the Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo López
2014/09/08 Reduction in the cost of new drugs for treating Hepatitis C
2014/09/08 Reducing the cost of new drugs for the treatment of hepatitis C
2018/05/15 Rise in activities by pressure groups opposed to sexual and reproductive rights in Spain
2017/06/08 EU mechanism on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights
2017/04/11 Report from the European Court of Auditors on the implementation of the EU Youth Guarantee
2015/06/26 Adverse weather conditions for farming in Spain
2015/05/19 Serious food safety problems in school canteens in Castile and León
2015/04/28 Fraudulent payments in Spain to people who are not farmers
2015/03/03 Approval of RDPs for Castilla y León, Aragón, the Basque Country, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands for the period 2014-2020
2015/02/05 Breach of obligation to close illegal landfill sites in Spain
2015/01/30 Difficulties of enforcing the Milk Package in Spain
2014/12/22 Spain's Public Safety Act and its adaptation to EU law
2014/10/30 Indirect discrimination in the calculation of invalidity pensions in Spain
2014/10/27 Spread of the Asian predatory wasp to Castilla y León (Spain)
2017/07/13 Women in Colombia
2017/04/05 Discrimination against women as regards access to promotion at work in the public sector
2016/02/25 Involvement of women's organisations in the application, monitoring and assessment of Chapter 7 of the EU-CELAC Action Plan on gender
2015/03/13 Rape within marriage
2015/02/26 Male violence against women in football
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2014/09/11 Exceptional compensatory measures to counteract the effects of Russia's veto
2014/09/11 Duration of exceptional compensatory measures to counteract the effects of Russia's veto
2016/10/04 Ruling in case C-596/14 on temporary contract severance pay
2016/09/27 AP-1 (Eibar to Burgos toll motorway)
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/05/30 Food risk to children from the high prices of foodstuffs for people with coeliac disease
2015/05/30 Discrimination and nutritional risks due to the high price of food for coeliac sufferers
2015/04/30 Ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the ban on homosexuals giving blood
2015/04/28 Succession inter vivos under the Basic Payment Scheme
2015/04/28 Payment for young farmers
2014/12/04 Court case against Spain for breaching EU landfill legislation - state of play
2014/11/14 Origin-labelling for honey: the Spanish case
2017/11/23 Immigrants being held in Spanish prisons
2017/06/12 Posidonia oceanica conservation in the EU
2017/04/11 Publicity campaign against Spanish wines
2015/03/31 Non-compliance by the Spanish Government with the Racial Equality Directive
2015/01/21 Incompatibility of the Spanish forestry law with the new EU Forest Strategy
2014/10/15 Compatibility of the new Spanish Parks Law with Natura 2000 conservation
2014/07/24 European funding received by the Spanish autonomous communities and cities
2014/07/23 French attack on Spanish fruit lorries - infringement of right to free movement
2014/07/21 Attacks on the free movement of goods in the EU and crisis in stone fruit prices
2018/01/25 Competences of Member State governments in combating the gender pay gap
2017/12/01 Environmental sustainability of coal in the energy mix
2017/02/01 Take-up of European Structural and Investment Fund (2014-2020) appropriations earmarked for the promotion of gender equality
2016/12/14 Combating energy poverty in the EU
2015/05/21 Application of the mutual recognition procedure in southern European Member States
2015/04/28 Active farmer
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2017/02/01 Tax incentives for residents of mountainous regions
2016/11/23 Provisional results of the relocation of persons in need of international protection
2016/11/03 Possible suspension of EU funds for Spain
2016/09/27 Bahamas Leaks revelations concerning former Commissioner Neelie Kroes
2016/05/27 Business relocation using ERDF funds
2015/06/02 Use of the Structural Funds to organise demographic change in Castile and León
2015/03/25 Use of EU funds in the restoration of the Aceñas de Cabañales (Zamora)
2014/12/22 Compensation for the closure of the Castor project
2017/07/24 EU citizenship education curriculum
2015/04/16 The EU's financial contribution to new containment works at Chernobyl
2015/03/05 Unfair competition in the shallot industry
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe