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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: 2017-01-31

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!


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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/07/13 Remarks by the President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker
2016/06/29 Statement by the President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker
2016/03/31 Involvement of the new President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, in crimes committed by Albanian guerrillas in Kosovo
2015/12/22 Jean-Claude Juncker plays down figures for migration flows from Turkey
2015/11/30 Brazil's tidal wave of pollution as set against climate change
2015/06/25 UE-CELAC summit
2016/11/30 Combating planned obsolescence
2016/10/27 Cost of invasive insects estimated at EUR 69 billion per year
2016/09/30 Member States' opposition to waste legislation
2016/09/30 Accession of the EU to the Paris Agreement, without the Member States
2016/07/13 EU budget and the refugee crisis
2016/03/31 EUR 700 million granted by the European Union in emergency 'humanitarian' aid to Member States
2015/10/30 Immigration crisis and relations between Member States
2015/06/25 Anti-immigration wall in Hungary
2015/06/05 Restoration of the death penalty in Hungary
2015/06/02 Respect for Burundi sovereignty
2015/04/29 Relevance of the Australian immigration model
2015/03/13 Immigration that is harmful to immigrants themselves
2015/03/11 Outcome of the European Cormorant Management Plan in the Member States
2016/11/10 Empirical background of CETA - studies
2016/09/30 Soil conservation in Europe
2016/08/31 Resurgence of anthrax in Russia
2016/05/04 Migration and security in Europe
2016/01/28 Head of Swiss army alarmed at lack of security in Europe
2015/12/22 Extension of EU sanctions against Russia
2015/10/08 Checks on cars made by American manufacturers
2015/09/30 Migrants and the underground economy in Europe
2015/09/30 Deforestation and EU olive oil production
2015/09/14 Protecting fishermen from the financialisation and privatisation of the sea
2015/07/21 Towards a smaller but closer Europe
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/06/25 Ban on neonicotinoids
2015/06/05 Russia publishes a 'black list'
2015/06/05 American military presence in Japan and Europe
2015/06/03 Impact on employment in Europe of moving towards a circular economy
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/04/29 Horse-meat scandal and bringing agri-food production back to Europe
2015/04/21 Water in food
2015/04/10 Common market in electricity
2015/04/10 Save the olive trees in Europe
2015/03/31 Europe's natural and necessary partnership with Russia for energy security
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/03/13 Tax evasion by McDonald's in Europe
2015/02/24 Amendment of EU directives on fuel quality and renewable energy
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2014/11/14 Deregulation of the sugar market in Europe on 1 October 2017
2016/06/24 Genome editing technologies: opportunities and risks
2016/06/08 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2016/05/04 Publication by Greenpeace of papers on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2016/03/31 Free trade agreement with India
2016/03/31 Report on biofuels
2015/10/30 EU-Kosovo stabilisation and association agreement
2015/10/30 'Safe Harbour' agreement declared invalid
2015/07/21 Resignation of Yanis Varoufakis
2015/07/21 VP/HR - Agreement with Iran
2015/06/25 Agreement with Algeria
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2015/06/05 Protectionism and solar power
2015/04/29 Protectionism and Algeria
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2016/12/16 Need for a European energy strategy vis-à-vis the rest of the world
2016/12/16 Prescription of psychotropic drugs to children and adolescents
2016/12/16 Complaint against the European Medicines Agency concerning the papillomavirus vaccine
2016/11/30 One third of dairy herds in the Netherlands at risk
2016/08/31 Limits of intensive farming
2016/06/29 Migrations in Africa
2016/05/04 Short supply chains in the farming sector: Albi sets an example
2016/01/28 EU threats against Poland
2015/11/30 European children increasingly at risk of poverty
2015/07/31 Transgender children
2015/06/25 Suspension of the right of asylum in the European Union
2015/06/25 The malaise of European societies confronted by the disintegration of families
2015/06/05 Increasing poverty in Spain
2015/06/03 EU programmes and green jobs
2015/06/02 EU-subsidised fisheries in Africa
2015/04/30 The decline in Norwegian hydrocarbons and the strategic supplies of the European Union
2015/04/21 Tunisia and the European Union
2015/03/23 Conclusions by the European Environmental Bureau
2015/03/13 Greek threats in the face of European policies
2015/03/06 Therapeutic innovation and access to medicines
2015/02/12 Instability of multicultural societies in South Africa and in the European Union
2016/12/16 Social inclusion and integration of refugees into the labour market
2016/10/27 Textile industry in Europe and environmental protection
2016/10/27 Impact of poor working conditions on long-term health
2016/06/29 Relations between the Commission and the tobacco industry
2016/06/10 Status of countries with a controlled BSE risk: the economic impact
2016/05/04 Import and regulation of marijuana products
2016/02/05 List of actions by the Commission to improve the rights of LGBTI persons
2016/01/28 Refugees and economic migrants
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2015/12/22 Health threat posed by irregular migrants
2015/11/30 Proposed revision of Directive 2008/51/EC on firearms
2015/09/14 Importation of fisheries products from suppliers using slave labour
2015/07/09 Implications of the abolition of quotas and price control for the sugar beet industry
2015/06/25 VP/HR - Protection for Shias against Islamic State
2015/05/30 Suspension of the Schengen agreements
2015/04/29 Ukraine on the brink of war
2015/04/10 Austerity in public health
2015/03/31 Is hormone-treated beef really a 'red line' the Commission will not cross?
2015/03/31 Unreliability of our partnership with Ukraine
2015/03/13 Dangers of taking paracetamol regularly
2015/03/13 Filiation and social chaos
2015/03/03 Problems linked to illegal tin mining
2015/03/03 Ukraine and the GMO industry
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2016/12/16 Commission's definition of endocrine disruptors
2016/07/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine disrupters
2016/05/04 Lobbying and transparency
2015/06/05 Endocrine disruptors
2015/03/03 Ethnic and religious political parties in France
2016/11/30 Standards relating to particle emission levels (Euro 6)
2016/09/30 Merging of Monsanto and Bayer
2015/08/28 Goldman Sachs and its part in Greece's entry into the eurozone
2015/08/28 Eurostat's role in facilitating Greece's entry into the euro area
2015/04/29 Greece to default on its payments
2015/04/10 A euro-drachma for Greece
2015/04/10 A euro-drachma for Greece
2016/11/30 Environmental standards relating to small electrical household appliances
2016/10/27 Pesticide residues in fruit mueslis
2016/10/27 E-cigarettes in Europe: policy outlook
2016/09/30 Tackling global warming
2016/03/31 Hungarian referendum on migrant quotas
2015/09/30 Fines imposed on Volkswagen
2015/07/21 New satellite: Quantum
2015/07/21 Concerns raised by Croatia
2015/07/21 Blacklisting of Panama
2015/06/05 Opposition to migrant distribution policy
2015/06/02 United Kingdom and exemption rules
2015/05/30 Australia's immigration policy
2015/05/21 Removal of sunken tyres
2015/04/29 Migration policy with Morocco
2015/04/10 Organ donations
2015/03/23 EU foreign policy on Syria in view of the United States' diplomatic U-turn
2015/03/13 Environmental policy and ineffectiveness of a universal agreement
2016/11/30 PAHs in Pampers nappies
2016/07/13 Plant species threatened with extinction
2016/07/13 Closure of the Austrian-Italian border
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/01/28 Border controls introduced by Sweden and Denmark
2015/12/22 100 Kurdish PKK fighters killed in a military operation in Turkey
2015/11/30 Destruction of a Russian plane by the Turkish air force
2015/11/30 VP/HR - Failure of diplomacy with Turkey
2015/10/30 Closure of the border between Turkey and Armenia
2015/07/21 Ending roaming charges
2015/05/30 VP/HR - Continuation of negotiations with Turkey
2015/04/29 Genetically modified organisms and the TAFTA Agreement
2015/04/29 Lyme borreliosis
2015/04/29 Cannabis and border control
2015/04/21 The EU and the Bretton Woods institutions
2015/04/08 The Court of Auditors casts doubt on the Youth Guarantee
2015/03/03 Bourbon virus
2015/02/26 Animal inspections as part of the negotiations of the TTIP
2014/11/13 Cultivating genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation

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