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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partit dels Socialistes de Catalunya
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/12/18 Statements by the Council President concerning refugee policy
2017/08/31 VP/HR - Turkey's misuse of Interpol warrants
2017/04/20 Death with dignity laws
2017/01/26 Investigation into the setting of electricity tariffs for households and small and medium-sized enterprises in Spain
2016/11/03 Possible suspension of EU funds for Spain
2016/10/26 Labour exploitation of Syrian refugee children in Turkey
2016/10/04 Ruling in case C-596/14 on temporary contract severance pay
2016/05/24 Evacuation of the Idomeni refugee camp in Greece
2016/04/28 EU legal framework on restructuring
2016/03/02 Health and safety in Spain's airborne firefighting sector
2016/03/01 Investigation into the abduction, torture and murder of Giulio Regeni
2016/03/01 Safety and health at work in the emergency aviation sector when tackling fires in Spain
2015/11/30 ALDHU - impartial arbitration for compensation for financial damages and damage to its public image
2015/11/30 ALDHU - compensation for damages and expenses associated with the complete review process for a project
2015/10/06 Right to die in dignity
2015/09/24 Gender-based violence in Spain
2015/09/21 Temporary suspension of Hungary from the EU
2015/07/03 Private arbitration ruling against Spain
2015/05/07 Legislation posing a threat to the rule of law in Spain
2015/04/28 Fraudulent payments in Spain to people who are not farmers
2015/04/23 Combating tax evasion in Spain
2015/04/21 VP/HR - Humanitarian situation in Lebanon and Jordan
2015/03/06 VP/HR - Situation of women and gender-based violence in Turkey
2015/03/06 Debate on the reinstatement of the death penalty in Turkey
2015/03/03 Wage gap between men and women
2014/12/22 Spain's Public Safety Act and its adaptation to EU law
2014/12/22 Compensation for the closure of the Castor project
2014/12/05 Promoting second chances for SMEs and households
2014/11/21 Production prices in the pork sector
2014/11/10 VP/HR - Acid attacks against women in Isfahan
2014/10/23 Legal fees in Spain
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Freedom of expression in Iran
2014/07/17 Restrictions on the right to health services in Europe
2018/06/12 Aquarius
2018/05/28 Animal rights
2017/12/13 VP/HR - Duty of prior consultation to ensure respect of human rights in Colombia
2017/12/13 Sharing economy networks in the context of housing
2017/12/13 Forced sterilisation of transgender people
2017/04/28 Accessibility of basic consumer products for visually impaired persons
2017/04/20 Taxes on sugar and unhealthy products
2017/03/30 Social rights for police officers across Europe
2017/03/28 Police force rights
2017/03/01 Investigation into infringements of the fundamental rights of workers in Bangladesh
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2016/11/23 Provisional results of the relocation of persons in need of international protection
2016/09/08 Minimum quotas for persons with a disability in the context of recruitment to the EU institutions
2016/07/01 Serious social consequences of General Electric's takeover of Alstom's power generation and grid arm
2016/05/02 Global comparative study on consumer insolvency
2016/03/01 Escalation of intimidation policies towards human rights defenders in Egypt
2016/03/01 Disappearances in Egypt
2016/01/27 Denmark's reform of its Foreign Residents Act to curtail the rights of refugees
2015/12/16 Social and work integration of non-EU nationals and stateless persons
2015/12/16 Social and occupational integration of persons from third countries and stateless persons
2015/12/16 Social and occupational integration of persons from third countries and stateless persons
2015/11/30 Peace and guarantees to defend human rights in Colombia
2015/11/30 Peace and criminalisation of social protest in Colombia
2015/09/23 Acquisition of Alstom by General Electric
2015/06/05 Labour reform and protection of workers
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/04/28 Active farmer
2015/03/03 Active inclusion policies
2015/01/15 New security measures and restriction of the principle of free movement of persons
2018/02/06 Possibility of including sediment management in EU legislation
2017/09/08 The crisis in sweet fruit prices
2017/04/20 Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) therapy in the EU
2017/02/20 Development agreements in Eritrea
2016/05/26 Impact on jobs in Europe of granting China market economy status
2015/07/03 Measures to protect the fruit and vegetable sector from the Russian embargo
2015/02/02 Aid to fund the reconstruction of Gaza by the UNRWA
2014/11/21 Assessment of the farm market management system
2014/11/21 Proposal for financing market management measures
2014/11/21 Alternative measures for management of sweet fruit markets
2014/11/21 Alternative measures for managing agricultural markets
2014/11/21 Market management for withdrawal of sweet fruit
2018/03/22 Detention of the Proactiva Open Arms boat by Italy for promoting irregular migration
2018/01/17 Refugees and extreme cold in winter
2017/09/26 Mass cancellations at European airports
2017/04/20 Overbooked air tickets
2017/02/07 VP/HR - Genocide in South Sudan
2016/11/08 Situation of unaccompanied child refugees in the European Union
2016/10/21 Capturing and using finches for traditional singing competitions
2016/09/30 Introducing a basic income in Europe
2016/09/29 Establishing a Europe-wide minimum wage
2016/09/26 Abolition of roaming surcharges in the EU
2016/09/14 VP/HR - United Nations Parliamentary Assembly
2016/06/08 Lack of investment in the Mediterranean Corridor
2016/05/31 European strategy to combat paedophilia
2016/04/12 EU guidelines on minimum wages
2016/04/04 Social protection for temporary agents with more than 15 years' experience working in the European institutions
2015/09/02 Failure by European governments to meet their international obligations on asylum
2015/07/20 Promotion of European Unemployment Insurance
2015/07/08 European funding for Barcelona
2015/06/22 Minimum wage and country-specific recommendations
2015/05/21 New European Agenda on Migration
2015/04/30 Ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the ban on homosexuals giving blood
2015/03/18 Coordination of European migration and trade policies in the context of trade negotiations with Southern Mediterranean partners
2015/02/05 Connectivity by air
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2015/01/08 Vital medicine for hepatitis C patients
2014/12/17 VP/HR - Arbitrary detention of the Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo López
2014/12/09 Establishment of a European minimum income
2014/11/21 Collapse of the European pork market
2014/11/06 Action against climate change
2014/10/23 Outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Sabadell (Barcelona)
2014/10/22 Outcome of the European employment summit
2014/09/26 Cancellation of a cultural event by the Cervantes Institute
2014/09/12 Commission recommendations regarding unemployment in the light of OECD findings
2014/07/25 The European Commission and demographic change
2014/07/24 European funding received by the Spanish autonomous communities and cities
2014/07/09 Pollution levels in Barcelona in excess of EU limits
2018/02/06 Safety in the Ebro Delta and Spanish dams- compliance with the Water Framework, Floods, Birds and Habitats Directives, and the Aarhus Convention
2018/02/06 Integrated Sediment Management Plan for the Ebro Basin - Compliance with the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive
2018/02/06 Sediment bypass in the Ebro Basin - compliance with the Water Framework Directive, the Floods Directive, the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive
2018/01/17 Progress in EU-Argentina bilateral relations
2017/04/06 VP/HR - Use of chemical weapons in Syria
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/01/15 Hydrological plan for the Ebro Basin
2015/09/24 VP/HR - Military airstrikes in Syria
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/25 Infringement proceedings for breach of Directive 2000/60/EC by the Spanish Government
2015/04/08 Directive 2008/104/EC and temporary workers at the ECB
2015/01/30 Breach of Directive 1999/70/EC in relation to substitute judges and deputy magistrates
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2018/02/20 Protecting Europe's historic and natural heritage
2018/02/16 Measures to protect Europe's historic and natural heritage
2017/06/28 Measures to combat homophobia in schools
2017/06/28 Measures to combat homophobia
2017/04/20 Measures to counter long-term and very long-term unemployment
2017/04/20 Measures to counter youth unemployment and early school-leaving
2017/04/20 Measures to counter inequality, poverty and exclusion
2016/12/14 Combating energy poverty in the EU
2016/05/04 Appeal against Law 24/2015 of 29 June 2015 on urgent measures to address the housing and energy poverty crisis
2015/03/27 Workers in poverty and at risk of exclusion
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2014/11/21 Measures for optimising energy consumption on pig farms
2014/11/21 Energy consumption on farms
2014/11/06 Risk of a third recession in Europe
2014/09/08 Russian boycott of agro-food imports from Europe
2017/12/13 Young people's access to decent housing
2017/12/13 Spanish banking bailout
2017/04/11 Publicity campaign against Spanish wines
2017/01/10 Spanish Minister of Home Affairs involved in a conspiracy scandal
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
2016/09/27 Bahamas Leaks revelations concerning former Commissioner Neelie Kroes
2015/07/08 European funds awaiting payment in Catalonia
2015/07/08 Cofinancing of European Funds in Catalonia
2015/05/21 Impact of freezing new EU expansions for the next five years
2015/05/12 Xenophobic campaign by the Mayor of Badalona
2015/05/08 Linguistic discrimination at the Spanish Consulate in Brussels
2015/04/28 Succession inter vivos under the Basic Payment Scheme
2015/04/28 Payment for young farmers
2015/03/27 Child poverty in Catalonia
2015/03/27 Multistakeholder model of internet governance
2015/03/27 The Spanish Government's new university reform law (3+2)
2015/03/03 Approval of RDPs for Castilla y León, Aragón, the Basque Country, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands for the period 2014-2020
2014/12/09 Breach of environmental impact legislation at Can Carreras landfill site (Rubí, Catalonia)
2014/12/04 Can Carreras and Can Balasch landfill sites (Rubí, Catalonia)
2014/12/04 New Spanish legislation on the aggregators' levy
2014/11/04 Oil exploration near the Balearic Islands
2016/07/06 Vueling
2016/07/06 Vueling
2018/05/25 Scrapping of the Network of Promoters for the Youth Guarantee Programme in Catalonia
2018/04/26 Alleged impropriety at the Youth Conference in Sofia
2017/06/26 VP/HR - Nation-state bill in Israeli Knesset
2017/05/09 Funding of pay supplements for young people budgeted for by the Spanish Government using EU Youth Guarantee funds
2017/04/11 Report from the European Court of Auditors on the implementation of the EU Youth Guarantee
2017/03/10 Payment of the total amount allocated under the Youth Guarantee operational programme
2016/10/27 Financial implementation of the Operational Programmes on Youth Employment in Catalonia
2016/07/13 Youth Employment Initiative (YEI)
2015/12/16 Commission support for youth action teams
2015/06/05 Labour exploitation in the EU
2015/06/02 Action against food waste
2015/05/08 Deregulation of the labour markets in Member States
2015/04/21 Court of Auditors and the Youth Guarantee
2014/09/26 Member State participation in the Mutual Learning Programme on the implementation of the Youth Guarantee
2014/07/25 Application of the Youth Guarantee programme in the Member States
2014/07/17 Spanish national Youth Guarantee system
2018/01/08 Unpaid internships at the Commission
2017/03/08 Royal Decree 4/2017 on dockworkers
2017/02/20 An EU-level ban on unpaid internships
2016/07/26 Control of protected designations of origin for wine
2016/01/27 EU resources for fire-fighting
2015/05/21 Referendum on whether the UK should stay in the EU
2014/11/07 Ebola epidemic in Africa