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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Constitutional Affairs Substitute afco

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/03/23 The Joint European Disruptive Initiative and Commission support for technological innovation
2018/02/23 Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto and compliance with competition rules
2017/12/14 Harmonisation of the European road space
2017/11/15 Glyphosate: independence of the expert reports drawn up on behalf of European agencies
2017/11/15 European Labour Authority
2017/06/08 EU development aid
2017/06/08 European climate standards and the recycling industry
2017/06/08 Creating a European Civil Code
2017/06/08 International labour mobility in the EU
2017/02/07 Establishment of a European Public Prosecutor's Office
2017/02/07 Failure in EU aid allocation in Honduras
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2016/09/30 Harmonisation of European tax systems
2016/09/30 Development of European healthcare systems
2016/09/30 Brexit: what will its impact be on European employment policies?
2016/04/28 European cloud
2016/04/08 Improving the universal recognition of qualifications, diplomas and skills
2016/03/23 The European digital market: ground to be made up
2016/03/23 Development of the single European market
2016/02/26 Traceability of European products
2016/01/28 Skills matching the labour market
2015/11/26 Promoting youth entrepreneurship
2015/10/29 Professionalising Erasmus to fight youth unemployment
2015/10/29 Acting against youth unemployment
2015/09/30 EU technological dependency
2015/09/30 Single digital market for the benefit of European companies
2015/09/24 The need for European economic governance
2015/06/24 Establishing common confidentiality and transparency rules for European companies
2015/05/28 Single rate of VAT on books
2015/02/26 Gazprom - Violation of European legislation
2014/12/12 Youth employment initiative (YEI)
2014/10/09 European platform to fight undeclared work
2014/09/09 Delay in implementing the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)
2018/03/23 Increased import duties on steel and aluminium
2018/02/23 Implementing European data protection legislation
2017/12/14 Air Quality Index
2017/12/04 Protection of forests
2016/06/24 Protection of air quality
2015/09/24 Increased personal data protection
2015/04/16 Protection of the craft sector - misuse of the description 'made in'
2015/02/26 Negotiations on TTIP - social protection
2015/02/12 Negotiations regarding the TTIP - Request for guarantees concerning the ISDS
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2017/12/14 Monetary policy and inflation
2017/06/30 Increase in the EU's funds for immigration
2017/06/08 The visibility of EU funds
2017/02/07 Biofuels and climate targets
2016/11/30 EU climate policy progress
2016/11/30 Common defence policy
2016/09/30 Long-term European immigration policy
2016/03/23 Dublin II agreements: a new centralised system for processing asylum applications
2015/06/24 Corporate taxation: towards a common system
2015/05/28 Defence of French as a 'mandatory working language' of the EU
2015/04/23 Immigration in the Mediterranean region
2015/03/31 Defence policy and a European army
2015/02/26 Common Agricultural Policy - second pillar
2018/02/23 European Pillar of Social Rights
2018/02/05 EU workers' ignorance of the European social dialogue
2017/11/15 Regulation of initial coin offerings
2015/12/18 European Social Dialogue
2015/10/29 Combating 'social tourism'
2015/03/31 Benefits tourism
2014/11/06 The regulated professions
2018/05/17 Ban on surcharges on cross-border payments within the EU
2018/05/17 Action Plan on Military Mobility
2018/02/23 Green finance and danger of green bubble
2017/06/30 Organisation of a consultation for the integration of refugees into the European Union
2016/10/27 Plan for an Energy Union: objectives to be clarified
2015/11/26 An efficient and sustainable energy Union
2015/09/30 Promoting worker mobility
2015/05/28 Towards a ban on cadmium
2014/12/18 Investment Plan/French projects
2018/03/23 Commission support for public consultations
2018/03/23 Revision of Commission approach towards neonicotinoids
2018/02/08 EU dependence on Russian gas
2017/12/14 Education and digitisation
2017/12/04 Impact of the trade agreement with Mercosur on European agriculture
2017/12/04 Credit rating agency
2017/09/18 The place of the beef market in trade negotiations with Mercosur
2017/06/30 Increase in the Erasmus+ budget in the next multiannual financial framework
2017/06/08 Recharging stations for electric cars
2016/06/29 Subsidiarity monitoring procedure
2016/06/24 Framework to regulate the involvement of lobbies in parliamentary activities
2016/04/28 Management of public accounts and first moves by the Commission to initiate the excessive deficit procedure
2016/03/23 EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement: What ratification procedure?
2015/03/31 Commission's negotiating strategy on unfair competition
2015/03/04 Traineeships: towards an EU legislative framework
2015/01/21 Arms trafficking in the EU
2014/09/16 Russian trade embargo: support for freight sectors
2014/09/01 EU strategy in response to Russia's trade embargo
2014/08/29 Russian trade embargo: call for a more comprehensive support plan for producers
2017/06/08 VP/HR - NATO
2016/02/26 Communicating more effectively with EU citizens
2016/01/21 Protecting and strengthening the Schengen Area
2015/12/18 Professional equality between men and women
2015/10/29 Integrating people with disabilities in the EU
2015/07/20 Road safety - electronic road signs
2015/07/20 Road safety - toll roads
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2014/09/09 Strategic framework for health and safety at work
2018/02/23 Milk stocks threatening prices
2016/09/30 The digital economy: what back-up can be given to SMEs?
2016/06/29 Application of EU law
2016/03/01 Discriminatory measures against foreign retailers in Hungary
2016/01/21 Apprenticeships and courses which combine study and work experience
2015/12/18 Circular economy
2015/11/26 Measures to assist struggling sectors of the economy
2015/04/09 Taking account of the specific circumstances of the outermost island regions in the Erasmus+ Programme
2015/01/28 Abandonment of the circular economy package in the Commission's work programme for 2015
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2018/05/17 Financial support for SMEs in the energy efficiency sector
2017/09/29 Creation of a one-stop shop VAT system for small and medium-sized enterprises
2017/06/30 Improving the Commission's public image
2016/06/24 A CAP to promote job creation
2016/02/26 Special policies for SMEs
2015/07/21 Energy efficiency - Lowering VAT rates
2015/06/30 Doing away with roaming charges
2015/04/23 Energy Efficiency Directive
2014/12/12 Abandonment of banking sector reform
2014/10/09 Directive 96/71/EC on the posting of workers
2018/02/05 Banning illegal content online
2018/02/05 The consequences of the US tax reform
2017/12/14 Carbon tax at the EU's borders
2017/09/29 Regulating the proliferation of artificial intelligence
2017/09/29 Carbon storage - a means of tackling climate change
2017/06/30 The future of EU-India relations
2016/11/30 Blacklist of tax havens
2016/11/30 Combating online harassment
2016/10/27 Challenges of the new CAP
2016/10/27 Financial crime
2016/04/28 Coordinated fight against pensioner poverty in Europe
2016/01/21 Cooperation and EU action to combat tax fraud
2015/11/26 New ways of combating terrorism
2015/11/26 COP21: EU commitment to combat climate change
2015/10/29 Tackling food waste
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/04/23 Relations with African States
2015/03/13 Difficulties with CAP implementation
2015/02/26 Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways: demand for an investigation into unfair competition
2015/01/28 VP/HR - anti-terrorism - details concerning the use of "security attachés"
2015/01/21 New programme to combat terrorism
2015/01/21 Plan to combat tax evasion: what role for the European Parliament?
2014/12/12 The Seine-Nord Europe Canal
2014/12/12 Agreement on financial transaction tax
2014/11/18 'Luxembourg Leaks' and the fight against tax evasion
2014/11/18 New guidelines needed for combating exclusion