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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
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Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Member tax3
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/03/27 Rejection of Nord Stream 2 project on grounds of European security
2016/03/09 Inadequate answer to question about Nord Stream
2015/12/17 Nord Stream II
2018/01/17 Progress on initiatives to prevent tail biting and reduce tail docking of pigs
2017/05/17 Effective prohibition of shell companies
2016/11/08 Routine tail-docking of pigs
2015/05/13 Painful hammer-tattooing of pigs
2017/09/07 Protection and maintenance of local and traditional coastal tourism industry
2016/04/25 Action against prosecution of whistle-blowers by Member States
2016/03/03 Council Regulation 3254/91 - Use of leghold traps
2016/01/12 VAT fraud in the food industry
2014/11/25 Status of implementation of the Coastal Tourism Strategy
2014/11/12 Some Member States' failure to comply with the Dublin Regulation
2018/04/25 VP/HR - Saudi Arabia and the case of Raif Badawi
2017/03/06 Stop the terrible cruelty while exporting and transporting live animals
2016/09/09 Purchase by the authorities of leaked information for investigation purposes
2016/04/12 Panama Papers - UK agreement on access to information on beneficial ownership
2016/03/22 Trade in animals leaving the EU
2016/02/08 Mistreatment of animals at the Peropalo Festival in Spain
2015/04/16 Commission's new communication policy: request for clarification
2015/03/24 Prevention of price rises for consumers on telecomms mergers
2015/01/19 VP/HR - Need for urgent action in the case of Saudi Arabian writer Raif Badawi
2014/10/20 VP/HR - Irregular release by the Turkish authorities of an attempted homicide suspect in an extradition case
2016/08/31 VP/HR - Russian incursions into European airspace
2016/02/12 VP/HR - Reaction to Israel's destruction of development projects funded by the UK, Denmark and the EU
2015/06/30 EFSI support for better mobile and broadband projects
2015/04/28 VP/HR - Warning shots against likely Russian submarine in Finnish territorial waters
2015/03/30 Automatic safety systems to avoid aircraft crashes
2015/03/19 Combating dangerous chemicals in everyday life
2015/03/03 Mobile and internet cover in rural and outlying areas
2015/02/19 Guarantee of EU support for the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link
2015/02/18 Support for workers and undertakings affected by the Russian embargo
2014/12/15 VP/HR - Condemnation of extremely dangerous and provocative actions by Russian aircraft
2014/11/17 Threat to civil aviation from Russian combat aircraft
2014/10/13 Safeguarding national payment systems and debit cards
2017/12/08 Compliance with and enforcement of pig welfare provisions
2017/11/27 Pig welfare and castrations
2017/05/22 The Commission's animal welfare strategy 2012-2015 and the Animal Health Law
2016/08/31 A European animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2016/06/30 EU subsidies for the mink industry
2016/06/30 Land requirements for mink production and subsidies
2016/06/30 Animal welfare and the mink industry
2016/05/11 Import from third countries of leather products produced under unacceptable animal welfare conditions
2015/09/30 Breeding of mink for use in fur production
2015/07/02 Relocation of jobs
2015/02/09 Use of regional aid funding to relocate jobs
2015/02/09 Withdrawal of banking licences from financial institutions which facilitate tax evasion
2014/11/25 Tax-free zones and relocation of jobs
2014/11/06 Luxembourg authorities' involvement in organised tax avoidance
2018/05/29 Establishing the regulators responsible for dealing with international money laundering cases
2017/11/13 Sufficient monitoring and labelling of the energy consumption of white goods and other major electrical articles
2017/03/21 Systematic money laundering via European banks
2016/11/29 The primary energy factor for renewables
2016/07/14 Ban on ivory imports
2016/07/12 Systematic securities lending to avoid capital gains tax
2015/12/15 On recommendations from the European Court of Auditors on the internal energy market
2015/01/06 Artificial constraint on the European energy network
2014/12/03 Preventing the formation of a duopoly
2017/03/16 Incomplete answers to questions on Commissioners' failure to declare financial interests
2016/09/22 Commissioners' failure to declare financial interests
2015/10/07 Official complaints about Commissioners' political activities
2016/08/31 Possibility for other countries to reclaim unpaid tax in current state aid case
2016/04/27 Possibility of a 'looser relationship' with the EU than full membership
2016/03/10 Illegal State aid from the British Film Fund
2015/10/07 Parallel agreements
2015/09/14 Illegal conditions in Danish pig rearing
2015/09/03 Danger of unnecessary cost increases for Danish real estate loans
2015/06/30 Harmonisation of provisions on gas cylinders / closure devices for use when camping, sailing, etc.
2015/06/24 Commission's overall approach to current telecoms mergers
2015/03/31 Loss of jobs as a result of EU or State aid for unlawful relocation
2015/02/16 Illegal trade in Barbary macaques