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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Partido Nacionalista Vasco
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Fisheries Substitute pech

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/16 Protection of minority languages in Europe
2018/04/26 Regulation on wine tourism in Europe
2017/12/20 Police action in Catalonia and the rule of law
2017/12/20 Breaches of law, the rule of law and the Catalan crisis
2017/12/20 On the law and the application of Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution in Catalonia
2017/11/21 Radioactive cloud over Europe
2017/11/17 Violence employed by the Spanish police in Catalonia
2017/09/27 Detention of top officials of the Regional Government of Catalonia
2017/06/30 Implementation of the Europe for Citizens programme
2017/06/08 State of the rule of law in Spain: state prosecutor files a complaint against Catalan Minister Borràs for the purchase of ballot boxes
2017/06/02 Sheltered employment companies and the regulation of SMEs
2017/05/12 EU Advocate General's opinion on Uber, the collaborative economy platform
2017/02/16 The bombing of Guernica
2017/01/10 Spanish Minister of Home Affairs involved in a conspiracy scandal
2016/12/13 Transposition of Directive 2014/67/EU
2016/09/21 Directive 2005/36/EC and Spanish law on the merchant marine
2016/08/31 Persons detained arbitrarily and framework to safeguard the rule of law
2016/08/05 Promotion of technologies for locating missing persons
2016/08/05 The establishment of a European missing persons platform
2016/08/05 Investigation and coordination with regard to missing persons
2016/07/01 European statistics on missing persons in the EU
2016/06/09 Missing persons and Directive 2011/36 /EU
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/05/21 Framework to safeguard the rule of law in the EU and the crime of torture
2015/05/21 Protocol for locating missing persons in Europe
2015/03/03 EU law and sub-national sports associations
2015/02/27 Closure of Faurecia Lear automotive company in Burlada
2015/01/30 Breach of Directive 1999/70/EC in relation to substitute judges and deputy magistrates
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/11/04 Measures to safeguard farm income
2014/10/21 National Dialogue in Equatorial Guinea
2014/10/08 Safety protocols in Europe to prevent infection with the Ebola virus
2014/07/11 VP/HR - India
2018/04/16 Traceability of imported honey and European training on fraud techniques
2018/03/10 Phytosanitary control of Epitrix
2018/02/07 Misuse of the European Arrest Warrant by Spain
2018/01/08 Unpaid internships at the Commission
2017/12/20 The implications of Brexit for the meat industry
2017/10/16 European aid in the wake of disasters and fires in Galicia
2017/09/20 Inclusion of the beef industry in Mercosur negotiations
2017/09/20 Fraud in the sale of preserved frigate labelled as albacore
2017/07/19 Activities of the vessel C-Star
2017/07/14 Unpaid internships at the European Commission
2017/06/07 Skills validation for European voluntary service participants
2017/04/04 New insights from the European Union Agency for Railways (EUAR) on the accident in Angrois
2017/02/28 Application of a European law with regard to traffic fines in Spain
2017/01/31 Unregulated work as tourist guides
2016/12/01 Protection for telephone calls reporting gender violence
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid to Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/10/19 Plans for Basque Y works
2016/10/10 Obstruction of justice to maintain impunity for the crimes of the Franco dictatorship
2016/09/29 A designation of origin for palm honey
2016/05/27 Organisation and legal status of Kutxabank
2016/05/27 No regulation at present of embryology training
2016/02/24 Crisis in the steel industry
2016/02/24 Survival of the European steel industry and Sestao ACB
2016/02/17 Gender activities on the EU-CELAC Action Plan, specifically the eradication of all forms of violence against women and girls
2015/12/17 Setting of fisheries TACs for 2016
2015/11/11 Measures to protect the European steel industry from Asian dumping
2015/10/29 Double taxation on retirement income
2015/10/01 The European emergency telephone number and information to citizens
2015/09/08 Violence against women and children
2015/09/08 European support for exhumation of those killed during the Franco dictatorship
2015/09/08 Developing the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
2015/06/11 European control of the criteria for the distribution of the SDAF
2015/06/04 Written Declaration 0004/2015 on Establishing a European Year on Combating Violence against Women
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2015/03/18 Flagrant breach of the European Charter of Fundamental Rights
2015/03/05 Early warning system for breaches of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
2015/03/03 Exchange of anti-terrorist information
2015/02/17 Legislative reforms breaching the Charter of Fundamental Rights
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2014/12/09 Establishment of a European minimum income
2014/12/02 Citizen participation in the planning of Structural Funds in Galicia
2014/09/24 European commentary on the Scottish referendum
2014/07/11 Trans European Transport Networks - the Y-Basque
2014/07/11 European historical memory programmes
2014/07/11 Sexist rule in European sport
2018/06/13 Security at rest areas used by road transport workers
2018/06/13 Disproportionate sentences in the Alsasua case
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2018/03/19 VP/HR - Syrian security official in Italy despite EU sanctions
2017/10/16 Stepping up controls on the timber market following the wave of forest fires
2017/09/26 VP/HR - The case of Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro and the Palestinian Cyber Crime Law
2017/03/29 Language discrimination case: sanction for speaking in Catalan with Spanish policemen at Barcelona airport
2017/02/08 The Road Alliance and the legislative package on road haulage
2017/01/31 Passenger incidents on board aircraft
2017/01/19 VP/HR - Egypt: The case of Ramy El-Sayed
2016/10/21 Home-printed bag tags for flight passengers
2016/04/06 Infringement procedure against Spain in the field of road haulage
2016/03/21 Road transport and the Posted Workers Directive
2016/01/27 Border controls and road transport
2015/12/10 Payment of the new Belgium road toll for haulage contractors
2015/10/29 Prison sentences
2015/09/08 Rail security following the attack on a Thalys train
2015/09/04 Problems between Member States in the area of security and justice
2015/07/02 Free movement and Roma
2015/06/09 Case-law regarding sporting events and discrimination on grounds of nationality
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/05/12 Economic fundamental freedoms in cross-border cases
2015/04/28 Succession inter vivos under the Basic Payment Scheme
2015/04/28 Payment for young farmers
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/03/31 Review of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 for the improvement of drivers' rest periods
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Political prisoners and polarisation in Venezuela
2014/12/02 Incidents at oil exploration sites in the Canary Islands
2014/11/04 The operation of the 'Milk Package'
2014/11/03 VP/HR - threats against 120 human rights defenders in Colombia
2014/10/06 New weight rules for road transport vehicles in Portugal
2014/09/03 Cross-border motorway traffic congestion and consumer rights
2018/06/07 Exhumation of victims of Francoism and rededication of the Cuelgamuros basilica
2016/07/01 Upholding the right to understand and be understood in criminal proceedings
2016/06/15 Upholding the right to understand and be understood in criminal proceedings
2016/02/03 Visas for 'technical expats' in the US
2015/07/17 Discrimination with regard to upholding the rights of crime victims
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2014/11/14 Interpol intervention in proceedings for crimes against humanity
2014/10/21 Meetings with an association for victims of extortion in Morocco
2018/05/25 VP/HR - Follow-up on the Council's conclusions on Myanmar of 26 February 2018 and its decision 2018/655
2017/06/07 Commission handbook on Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA
2017/03/15 Study on the implementation of Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA
2017/01/31 The VisitEurope travel portal
2016/10/06 A further flagrant breach of Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA
2015/06/30 Equal implementation of third pillar acts
2015/03/18 Transposition of Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA in Spain
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2014/10/09 Application in Spain and France of the principles of Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA
2018/02/27 NGO workers accused of abusing woman and children: need for greater transparency
2017/05/02 False advertising and fiscal co-responsibility
2017/03/15 Consultation with the French authorities regarding cabotage operations
2017/02/22 TEN-T review and the outermost regions
2017/01/31 Effects of the cold snap on fruit and vegetable production
2016/12/13 Repayment of aid under the Leonardo programme
2016/11/10 Criteria for recording cabotage operations in France
2016/11/09 Impact of TTIP's general clauses on the public health sector
2016/08/31 State of play in negotiations on the TTIP
2016/07/12 Effects of phasing out the T2M form in the fisheries sector
2016/03/21 New legislation to cut taxes on industrial electricity bills
2016/01/27 Regions with fiscal autonomy and the Fiscalis 2020 Programme
2015/12/11 Job prospects for university students and the Bologna system
2015/10/21 VP/HR - Reconstruction of the city of Kobanî
2015/09/08 Posting of paid workers in the transport sector
2015/09/08 Legislation on the transport of liquids in aeroplanes
2015/09/02 Policies to support the dairy sector after the end of the quota system
2015/09/02 Agreement in Belgium on releasing aid for the dairy sector
2015/06/30 Legality of professional drivers taking rest periods in their vehicle cabins
2015/06/30 Restrictions affecting professional drivers in France and Belgium
2015/06/01 Humanitarian aid shortage in the Tindouf Camps
2015/05/19 Refusal of extradition requests
2015/04/28 Active farmer
2015/04/20 VP/HR - Non-response by the Vatican to the nomination of the openly gay French ambassador
2015/03/12 Internal protectionism in the transport sector
2015/03/03 Active inclusion policies
2014/09/04 Inclusion of the Philippines on the list of GSP+ beneficiaries
2014/09/01 Penalties applied by France against workers in the transport sector
2018/06/07 Recommendations from the report on fundamental rights in the EU in 2015
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2018/01/18 VP/HR - Italian arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2017/12/12 VP/HR - Dissolution of the CNRP, Cambodia's main opposition party
2017/05/17 Provisional authorisation for chlorine production plant using mercury cells
2017/03/31 Fraud in beef exports from Brazil
2017/02/23 Food waste in the EU
2017/01/31 Lack of transparency with regard to the report on the reopening of the Garoña nuclear power plant
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2016/05/04 Power systems in the ORs
2016/04/21 Installing individual meters in heating systems
2016/03/08 Misleading advertising, damp wipes and additional sewerage costs
2016/01/21 Recognising production excellence in the Rioja designation of origin
2015/12/07 Latest decisions concerning the Garoña nuclear power plant
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/06/30 Stopping inhuman and degrading treatment
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/30 Relinquishing the operating licence for a waste treatment plant
2015/04/24 Authorisation of plant protection products for pineapple growing in the Canaries
2015/03/03 Equality indices
2014/12/19 Gipuzkoa waste management plan
2014/12/12 Equality indices at EU level
2014/12/10 Indication of origin labels on fishery and aquaculture products
2014/11/13 VP/HR - The case of Souad Al-Shammary in Saudi Arabia
2014/11/04 New EU legislation to promote electronic toll systems
2014/11/04 Protection concerns in the Baxoi marshes (Natura 2000)
2014/10/21 Construction of a landfill site for inert waste in Zestoa
2014/09/01 Tour guide licence in Malta
2014/07/11 Reopening of Garoña power station
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/03/10 Ratification of the Istanbul Convention
2015/03/10 Ratification of the Istanbul Convention
2015/01/23 Unilateral legislation that affects competition and the free movement of goods
2014/11/04 Francoist symbols in Vigo
2018/04/16 Possible ineligibility to receive ERDF support due to environmental sanctions
2018/01/09 Illegal imprisonment of a former MEP
2017/12/20 Improvements to the Atlantic Strategy
2017/12/20 Agreement between multinationals on food labelling
2017/12/20 The rise in the number of recreational vessels and the impact on professional fishing fleet catches
2017/12/20 The rise of piracy in the Indian Ocean
2017/05/12 Possible staggering of tuna loin imports from third countries
2017/01/31 Banning imports of hormone-treated meat
2016/12/13 VAT refund in airport duty-free shops
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Spanish Government's consent to the use of Ceuta's port facilities by Moscow warships undermining EU sanctions and possible family links with Commissioner Arias Cañete
2016/09/29 Delays in awarding support for POCS projects, EDUSI actions
2016/09/06 Implementation of the EU strategy to eradicate trafficking in human beings
2016/01/07 Judgment on 'tax lease' arrangement for shipbuilding
2015/11/11 Imports of illegally harvested timber
2015/10/13 Reform of port labour arrangements
2015/06/02 IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2015/06/02 VP/HR - IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2015/05/05 Labelling of fishery products
2015/04/15 EU institutional support for the Atlantic Axis
2015/03/31 Importing of tuna loin from countries with zero duty
2015/03/31 Renewal of tax exemptions to support the competitiveness of the tuna fishing fleet
2015/03/31 Improved monitoring of the subsidiarity principle
2015/02/27 Independent monitoring of labelling of canned tuna
2014/12/02 Increase in Atlantic bluefin tuna quota
2014/10/09 Logistics funding in Spanish sections of the Atlantic Corridor
2014/08/29 A tribute to the Condor Legion
2014/07/11 Youth Guarantee and principle of subsidiarity
2018/05/24 GDS providers and free competition
2018/03/22 Reissuing sentences as a result of failing to investigate and protect those convicted of torture
2018/03/10 Restrictions on access to the profession of transport operator in Spain
2018/01/10 Profile and background of the new Director of Public Prosecutions in Spain
2017/12/14 VP/HR - Jewish nation-state bill
2017/11/27 Transposition of the EU definition of terrorism in Spain
2017/10/11 Spain: threat to arrest 712 democratically elected Catalan mayors
2017/09/12 Restrictions on the submission of sustainable urban development projects in Spain
2017/08/31 Arrest of EU/Turkish journalists by Spain following Turkey's request; violation of fundamental rights
2017/06/02 Spain's compliance with Directive 2011/93/EU on child abuse
2017/04/03 Academic freedom in Hungary under threat
2017/03/16 Victims of state terrorism in Spain refused compensation
2017/01/31 Rising electricity prices in Spain
2016/09/21 Freezing of EU funding for Spain
2016/06/10 Effect on competition of deferring VAT on imports into Spain
2016/06/06 Eighth ruling against Spain for failing to investigate crimes of torture
2016/05/18 Judgment concerning laws on stevedoring services in Spain
2016/04/27 ERDF monies withheld from intermediary bodies in Spain
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/03/08 Juncker Plan projects in Spain
2016/02/03 Decision in the procedure relating to aid for renewables in Spain
2016/01/27 Recognition of Hungarian midwifery qualifications
2015/11/11 Commemorative coins issued by the Principality of Monaco
2015/09/08 Shark fins
2015/07/16 VP/HR - Israeli Knesset bill restricting the independence of civil society
2015/06/02 Freedom of expression and discrimination in Spain
2015/04/28 Fraudulent payments in Spain to people who are not farmers
2015/04/24 Airline strikes and claims for compensation in the event of flight cancellations
2015/04/24 Repercussions of poor choices in relation to VAT increases in Spain
2015/04/24 Access for the Basque and Catalan police to data concerning international terrorism
2015/04/15 Freedom of assembly in Romania
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/03/18 Discrimination against the Székely minority in Romania
2015/02/11 Energy contract with guaranteed returns in the UK
2015/01/30 Integrated intelligence to combat terrorism
2015/01/14 Access to the 112 service by people with hearing impairment
2014/12/04 Female professional sport and sexist discrimination in Spain
2014/12/02 Mutual recognition of enforcement of sentences in Spain
2014/10/09 Rail investment planning in Spain
2014/07/11 Unfair competition