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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Kresťanskodemokratické hnutie
Slovakia
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Budgets Substitute budg
Human Rights Substitute droi
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/04 Minimum expenditure on education in EU Member States
2017/06/21 Road hauliers on the common European market
2017/04/28 Simpler procedures for setting up companies, uniform rules on the common European market
2017/01/31 Discrimination against transport companies from other Member States
2017/01/27 Interpellation on discrimination against lorry drivers in Austria and violation of principles of the single market by Austria
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/10/28 Health education project in Slovakia: Healthy Communities
2016/10/04 New institutions in the Member States
2015/07/16 Application of sanctions by Member States against Russia
2015/06/04 The European Commission's approach to Russia following the publication of its stop list denying entry to representatives of EU Member States
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2017/09/04 Sanctions against Russia
2017/09/04 Sanctions instruments
2017/04/28 Ending the accession negotiations with Turkey
2017/04/25 Revealing hidden public debt
2017/04/25 Assessing progress on sugar reduction
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2016/11/30 Chances of concluding CETA
2016/11/30 Network of Natura 2000 sites
2016/10/04 Influence over construction projects located near EU borders
2016/06/10 Noise-related measures
2016/05/31 Action Plan to counter the Russian propaganda and demagoguery
2016/04/27 TTIP - data protection
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2015/12/15 TTIP - timetable
2015/02/05 Abolition of roaming charges
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Appearances of Russian military aircraft close to the borders of the European Union
2014/11/07 Trade restrictions between the EU and Russia
2014/09/23 Reduction in gas supplies from Russia to the EU
2017/06/21 Contamination of groundwater at the Vrakuňa landfill site
2017/04/25 Evaluation of the Small Business Act
2016/03/22 Introduction of higher customs duties on steel imports into the EU
2015/12/15 CCCTB
2015/12/15 Small Business Act II in Parliament
2015/02/05 Revision of the Small Business Act
2017/09/04 Use of the International Procurement Instrument
2017/09/04 Standards for the automotive sector in agreements with Asian countries
2017/04/28 Trade and investment relations with Taiwan
2016/11/30 EU trade agreements
2016/08/30 Liberalisation of services - Service Passport Directive
2016/04/27 Product expiry dates in EAN codes
2015/06/04 Trade relations between the EU and Taiwan
2017/06/09 The EU Youth Guarantee Programme
2016/09/02 Changes to the evaluation of the Horizon 2020 programme
2016/08/30 Sharing economy
2016/05/31 LNG technology
2015/02/05 Cuts to the Horizon 2020 programme
2017/09/04 Update of the current Association Agreement with Israel
2017/09/04 Paris Climate Agreement
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2017/04/28 EFSI funding
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2016/09/30 Commission plans to support the development of 5G networks
2016/09/02 Association agreement with Georgia
2016/05/31 EFSI
2015/12/15 European resources for secondary school teachers
2015/06/18 EFSI resources for SME support
2017/09/04 Preparations for the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2028
2017/09/04 Standardisation for identification documents
2017/04/28 Single electronic identification
2017/04/27 Same food quality sold under the same brand
2017/04/25 Electronic signature in the EU
2017/04/12 Major interpellation - Follow-up to the Brazilian meat imports scandal
2017/03/15 Major interpellation - Differences in declarations, composition and taste of products in central/eastern and western markets of the EU
2016/11/30 Single EU VAT registration
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/04/27 The Single Market - single set of rules vs varied composition of products of the same brand
2016/04/27 Energy Union - LNG terminals
2015/05/27 Discrimination against undertakings - producers of electricity from renewable energy sources - by regional distribution companies in the Slovak Republic
2014/11/12 Vehicle registration tax
2014/11/12 Assessment of tax breaks for Duslo Šaľa
2014/07/17 Tax breaks for the company Duslo Šaľa in the Slovak Republic
2017/09/04 Uptake of EFSI by small businesses
2017/04/28 Impact of Brexit on the 2020 budget
2016/08/30 Defence research
2016/06/01 Financing of small businesses
2017/09/27 Neutrality of airline reservation systems (GDS) and restriction of access to flight information
2017/09/04 Recommendations for improving Slovakia's access to European funds
2017/09/04 Security of EU citizens
2017/06/21 Permanent Representation in Mongolia
2017/04/28 Free rail travel for young people
2017/04/28 Free Wifi connection
2017/04/25 Visa-free regime with Ukraine
2017/03/21 Clearing the Danube of sunken ships
2017/01/19 VP/HR - Egypt: The case of Ramy El-Sayed
2017/01/12 Access to academic databases
2016/09/30 Cohesion policy funds
2016/06/10 'Work and Travel' programmes for students from Ukraine
2016/05/31 The fighting in Ukraine/compliance with the Minsk agreements
2016/04/27 Ukraine - EU financial assistance
2016/03/22 Common EU and NATO foreign and security policy
2016/03/22 Potential economic repercussions of a UK departure from the EU
2016/03/22 Assistance to Ukraine and amount of funding for this year and subsequent years
2015/10/13 Access to finance for SMEs
2015/07/02 More effective measures to raise awareness on dementia
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Appointing an EU Special Representative for Ukraine
2014/12/08 Breaches of the human rights of children with disabilities
2014/11/12 Inclusion of Slovakia in the TEN-T project: Rhine-Danube corridor
2016/11/30 Crowdfunding
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/07/11 Private copying levy
2016/06/02 Entrepreneurship 50+
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/03/22 Simplifying corporate law in the EU
2016/02/24 Investigation regarding the German Minimum Wage Act
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/04/17 Statement on the enactment of a law in the Váhostav case in Slovakia
2015/03/31 Statement on the effect of minimum rates of pay in the transport sector
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2014/11/12 Non-conformity of Act 152/1995 Coll. on Foodstuffs with EU law

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