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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
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Constitutional Affairs Substitute afco
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/17 VP/HR - Political prisoners in Uzbekistan
2017/05/17 VP/HR - Human rights defenders in Belarus
2017/01/27 VP/HR - Human rights situation in Belarus
2016/12/19 Implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the EU institutional framework
2016/12/19 VP/HR - State of play of the latest round of the Geneva International Discussions
2016/10/10 VP/HR - Human rights in Uzbekistan
2016/08/30 VP/HR - Non-implementation of European Court of Human Rights judgments
2016/05/31 VP/HR - Disability rights in Georgia
2016/04/20 VP/HR - Human rights in Crimea
2018/05/17 Innovation gaps in the EU
2018/03/16 VP/HR - GREVIO's recommendations to Albania
2017/12/11 VP/HR - Recent designations of media outlets as 'foreign agents' in the Russian Federation
2017/03/30 VP/HR - Freedom of peaceful assembly in Belarus
2017/03/28 VP/HR - Freedom of peaceful assembly in the Russian Federation
2017/01/25 Consumer protection in the EU
2016/03/14 Media freedom in Montenegro
2017/09/25 Deepening of the EU customs union
2017/06/22 Pan-European product comparison platforms
2017/03/31 Youth unemployment in the European Union
2017/01/25 Completing the Internal Market for Parcel Delivery
2016/11/18 Tackling capacity constraints in the European aviation sector
2016/11/17 Creation of a Single Market for sharing economy platforms
2016/09/13 Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union
2016/07/18 A more integrated market for energy supply
2016/07/18 Forest in the bio-based economy
2016/04/05 E-mobility in the Union
2015/11/04 Energy Union, Balkans and Ukraine
2018/03/16 VP/HR - National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) in Ukraine
2017/12/19 VP/HR - Refusal of the VP/HR to meet with the 2017 Sakharov Prize laureates
2017/12/11 Accessibility of information from the Commission
2017/11/06 VP/HR - Need for a peace-building mission in Ukraine
2017/10/03 Recent police brutality in Catalonia
2017/09/25 New restrictiveness indicator for the national regulation of professional services in the EU
2017/02/09 Anti-corruption report
2016/12/19 Ban on use of pesticides
2016/10/27 VP/HR - Improving women's access to justice in Eastern Partnership Countries
2016/09/30 VP/HR - Illegal prisoners in eastern Ukraine
2016/08/29 VP/HR - Recent escalated tensions in eastern Ukraine and Crimea
2016/04/28 Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine
2016/04/28 Nuclear safety in Ukraine
2016/03/17 VP/HR - Inter-ethnic tensions in FYROM
2016/03/17 VP/HR - Current status of EU-Azerbaijan relations
2016/01/05 Nuclear power and climate targets
2018/05/17 Administrative capacities in public procurement
2018/01/29 EU budget in the post-2020 financing period
2018/01/29 Pooling of resources in EU development aid
2017/11/06 VP/HR - Outcome of the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group on 27 October 2017
2017/02/27 Intergenerational entrepreneurship
2017/02/17 Fostering digital skills in the EU
2017/02/17 Monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals in the EU
2017/01/27 Regional cooperation in the Western Balkans and leaders undermining it
2016/10/27 VP/HR - Promoting cross-border cooperation and joint action in reducing disaster risk in Central Asia
2016/10/27 VP/HR - Slow growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia regions
2016/08/23 Sustainable Bioenergy in the EU
2016/08/23 EU agricultural promotion measures
2016/07/18 The EU's dependency on soya
2016/07/12 Plant protein
2016/06/21 Women in rural areas
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/05/17 New breeding techniques
2016/01/05 Antibiotics action plans
2015/12/21 EU funding for reform and cooperation in the Western Balkans and Turkey
2015/12/03 Parliament's report on plant breeding
2018/05/17 Pelješac Bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina
2017/06/26 IPA II allocation for Bosnia and Herzegovina
2017/06/22 Family businesses
2016/10/26 Definition of "active farmer" in the Omnibus Proposal
2016/09/19 VP/HR - Detention of a Swedish citizen in Ethiopia
2016/09/15 Referendum in Bosnia and Herzegovina
2016/07/18 The civil society in Bosnia and Herzegovina
2017/03/30 VP/HR - Situation in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2017/03/30 Carrier liability
2016/11/30 Situation of Roma in the EU
2016/01/27 VP/HR - Situation in Belarus
2015/10/27 Suspension of sanctions against Belarus
2018/03/16 VP/HR - Presidential election in the Kyrgyz Republic
2017/11/06 VP/HR - Local self-government elections in Georgia
2017/06/20 VP/HR - Follow up to question E-001165/2017 - observation mission for next year's national elections in Cambodia and guarantees for opposition leader
2017/02/15 Broadband availability in the EU
2016/12/19 VP/HR - Elections in the Gambia
2016/11/17 VP/HR - Elections in the Republic of Moldova
2016/06/15 Preventing child trafficking in Moldova
2016/02/01 Trafficking and crime within the EU and neighbouring countries
2017/06/22 Dual-quality of branded food products
2016/08/29 Implementation of the Water Framework Directive in the Member States
2016/06/16 Climate-smart agriculture
2016/05/17 Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain
2016/05/17 Remotely piloted aircraft systems in agriculture
2016/04/28 Water use in the EU
2016/02/29 Train connections in the Adriatic and Ionian macro-region
2016/02/29 Lowering greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector
2016/02/01 Emissions trading systems
2016/02/01 Russian incursions into the airspace of a number of EU Member States
2016/01/05 Fraudulent food labelling
2015/12/03 Member States' lack of preparedness against antimicrobial resistance
2015/11/19 Analysis of financial assistance for Greece
2018/03/12 VP/HR - Implementation of sanctions against Russia
2018/01/29 VP/HR - Restriction of access to the Belarusian opposition website Charter 97
2018/01/29 Functioning of the EU Market Access Strategy
2017/09/28 Long-term integration of unaccompanied minors
2017/06/22 Revision of Regulation (EC) 764/2008 (Mutual Recognition Regulation)
2017/04/28 Implementation of Council Directive 2004/113/EC
2017/02/15 Slot Regulation
2016/05/23 Mid-term review of the CAP (greening)
2016/03/22 VP/HR - Case of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko
2016/01/05 EU Pigs Directive
2015/12/21 Review of support given to countries wishing to join the EU
2015/12/03 Proposed changes to the EU's Weapons Directive