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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
DeSUS - Demokratična Stranka Upokojencev Slovenije
Magic Circle
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/09/09 European solidarity and the fires in southern Europe
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
2015/07/02 More effective measures to raise awareness on dementia
2015/06/05 Fight against all forms of illegal labour exploitation
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2017/02/03 International status of Western Sahara under international and EU law
2016/06/21 The Rules of Procedure of the General Court and secret evidence
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
2015/07/16 VP/HR - EU-Morocco relations and self-determination in Western Sahara
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid to Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2017/05/04 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - The conclusion of EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities
2017/03/15 Major interpellation - Differences in declarations, composition and taste of products in central/eastern and western markets of the EU
2017/02/03 Breaches of current freedom of movement rights of EU citizens residing in the UK and the use of six-month expulsions
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
2016/03/14 Economic and social reform and development in Lebanon
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Israel's separation wall in Palestine: legality of EU funding of security firm Elbit
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Lack of EU reaction to Israel's settlements expansion
2015/07/20 Non-paid labour
2015/07/08 Decision of the Ukrainian parliament and the respect for fundamental rights
2015/07/02 Free movement and Roma
2015/06/01 Humanitarian aid shortage in the Tindouf Camps
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2015/05/05 VP/HR - Murders and suspicious deaths in Ukraine
2015/04/20 VP/HR - Non-response by the Vatican to the nomination of the openly gay French ambassador
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/03/03 Reduction of funding for Horizon 2020 programme
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
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
2014/12/10 Humanitarian aid for Ukraine
2017/07/13 A socially inclusive digital single market
2017/05/08 Frequency problems for Slovenian radio stations in Primorska - state of affairs one year later
2016/12/19 Discriminatory Austrian legislation
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
2015/09/02 VP/HR - EU involvement in the solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/03/22 Trade in animals leaving the EU
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2015/02/16 Illegal trade in Barbary macaques
2017/06/28 ECHA RAC mandated by Commission to set OELs
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/05/03 Loi Macron
2016/03/22 Directive 2004/37/EC
2016/03/10 Commission proposal for a directive amending Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers
2015/12/10 Follow-up Directive Women on Board
2015/12/09 Urgent need to reduce the impact of livestock on climate change
2015/11/10 Covenant on Demographic Change
2015/09/30 Agricultural sector in Europe
2015/06/02 Addressing energy poverty in Europe
2015/06/01 Demographic changes in Europe
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
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
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/09/17 VP/HR - International investigation into missing students in Mexico
2017/09/26 VP/HR - The case of Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro and the Palestinian Cyber Crime Law
2017/02/27 Israeli National Police headquarters in the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT)
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2016/07/12 VP/HR - Australian immigration detention centres on Manus and Nauru islands
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/11/10 VP/HR - Arrest of Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of Yabloko
2015/07/20 Erasmus +
2015/07/16 VP/HR - Israeli Knesset bill restricting the independence of civil society
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2014/11/13 VP/HR - The case of Souad Al-Shammary in Saudi Arabia