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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: 2017-10-16

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!


Europe of Nations and Freedom Group
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France
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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/18 Suspected conflicts of interest in the EFSA
2017/04/26 Lack of wage convergence within the EU
2017/03/23 Reform of the unemployment insurance system called for by the Commission
2016/09/19 Commission action against France
2016/07/08 Recommendations on France's 2016 national reform programme and the minimum wage
2016/06/09 The Council's recommendations concerning France's 2016 National Reform Programme
2016/05/26 Council recommendations on France's 2016 national reform programme
2016/05/26 Council recommendations on France's 2016 national reform programme
2016/12/15 What future is there for the framework agreement in the hairdressing sector?
2016/12/15 What future for the natural essential oils sector?
2016/08/01 What future for the natural essential oils sector?
2016/06/08 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2017/07/03 The prohibition of regulated electricity tariffs
2017/07/03 Impact of the Council Recommendation on France in 2017
2017/07/03 The consequences of the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Agreement
2017/05/30 Consequences of the EU-Chile agreement for organic agriculture in Europe
2017/04/26 Disappointing results of the EU Youth Guarantee
2017/02/21 Role of Member States in the collaborative economy
2016/12/15 Bayer-Monsanto merger
2016/09/19 The impact of mass immigration on unemployment in Europe
2016/08/01 CETA impact study
2016/04/27 Follow-up to the settlement of 19 February 2016 between the United Kingdom and the Council
2016/03/11 Implications of the agreement between the UK and the Commission
2016/03/11 The consequences of the immigration crisis for the Schengen Treaty
2016/01/27 Convergence and the labour market in Europe
2015/10/08 Impact of new forms of employment
2015/08/28 Eurostat's role in facilitating Greece's entry into the euro area
2015/06/04 Health risks linked to immigration
2015/06/03 Impact on employment in Europe of moving towards a circular economy
2015/05/26 Use of the ESF for pre-financing YEI programmes in France
2015/05/26 Using the ESF to pre-finance Youth Employment Initiative programmes
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/03/27 Impact of the EURES platform on employment and recruitment in Europe
2017/07/18 Scope of A1 forms following ECJ Case C-620/15
2017/03/23 Definition of the scope of the proposal for a directive on accessibility
2017/02/21 Nature and scope of the A1 certificate
2017/02/21 Scope of and provisions on jurisdiction laid down in Regulation (EU) No 2015/848
2017/01/24 Roaming charges in the EU
2016/09/19 Roaming charges and the scope of Directive 2002/22/EC
2016/07/12 EU enlargement
2016/05/12 Protecting jobs in the printing industry
2016/02/25 Reassessing the probative value of A1 certificates
2015/09/16 Ageing population and loss of competitiveness
2015/09/16 Child poverty and support for families in difficulty
2015/07/03 Definition of 'quality jobs' and common indicators
2015/07/03 Creating quality jobs and Guideline no 7
2015/06/19 Sustaining jobs in rural areas and unfair competition
2015/06/03 EU programmes and green jobs
2015/04/08 The Court of Auditors casts doubt on the Youth Guarantee
2017/09/19 Implementation of the civil aviation strategy to combat the right to strike
2017/07/03 Implementation of the Erasmus+ programme in the outermost regions (OR)
2017/04/26 Lack of effectiveness of cohesion funds in overseas regions
2017/03/20 Consistency of the 'Molière clause' with the principles of free movement and equal treatment
2016/07/08 Implementation of the Barcelona Convention
2016/06/13 Measures against the Zika virus with summer's arrival and the first case of microcephaly in Europe
2016/03/11 Global public health emergency concerning the Zika virus
2016/02/25 Commission's new Aviation Strategy for Europe
2016/02/24 Zika virus outbreak
2015/12/16 Human cost of forced mobility
2015/05/06 Monitoring protective measures against dioxin contamination
2015/04/30 The TTIP and healthcare
2015/04/09 Strategy for equality between men and women
2015/03/26 Selection of projects for the development of reasonable accommodation and sheltered workshops
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/03/03 TTIP and the problems faced by women in the US and, potentially, the EU
2017/07/18 Commission perpetuating social dumping in road transport
2017/07/18 Failure to respect the terms of the agreement with Turkey and the threat of massive migration
2017/05/29 Conditions for granting social security benefits
2017/01/24 Combating 'benefit tourism'
2016/11/07 Abuse of power on the part of the Commission concerning endocrine disruptors
2016/10/05 Fraud against national social security schemes
2016/08/01 Are social benefits contingent on the right of permanent residence?
2016/07/12 Sanctions against Russia
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/05/26 Social conditions for workers transferred under the fourth railway package
2016/04/27 Action plan to tackle social dumping in Europe
2016/02/25 Commission's failure to take action on endocrine disruptors
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2015/12/22 Follow-up to the report by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) against dumping in road transport
2015/12/22 Granting of benefits to the unemployed
2015/11/26 Abuse of anti-discrimination legislation
2015/06/11 Dimethyl fumarate
2015/05/26 Social tourism and unemployment
2015/03/27 Social aspects of economic governance
2017/09/19 Trilogue transparency
2017/09/19 Revision of the Posted Workers Directive
2017/02/21 Compatibility of the PNR Directive with international law
2016/12/15 Taking account of the seniority of posted workers in the proposed revision of the Posted Workers Directive
2016/11/07 Failure to take account of remuneration elements decided at the level of the undertaking in the minimum remuneration of posted workers
2016/10/05 The 'Uberisation' of society: what next?
2016/06/09 Cabotage legislation circumventing the directive on the posting of workers
2016/06/09 Directive on admission of foreign researchers and students
2016/04/27 Review of the Collective Redundancies Directive
2016/03/31 What future for the Posted Workers Directive?
2016/01/27 Investigation into paternity leave
2015/02/27 Integration of disabled workers
2017/04/26 The future of special tax arrangements for the outermost regions (OR)
2017/03/23 Future of the aluminium industry
2017/03/23 The future of platforms
2017/03/23 Protection of people working for digital platforms
2017/02/21 The future of first-generation biofuels
2017/01/24 The future of protected designations of origin (PDOs)
2016/12/15 The future of corporate tax
2016/11/10 Empirical background of CETA - studies
2016/11/07 Future for the CETA
2016/10/05 The future of electronic cigarettes
2016/10/05 Future policy on ritual slaughter
2016/10/05 Future for tobacco sales in the EU
2016/08/01 Better protection for whistle-blowers
2016/08/01 Future policy on energy drinks
2016/07/08 Questions on CETA negotiations
2016/06/09 Measures to foster the digital industry
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2016/01/27 Protection of citizens and migrations
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2015/02/26 Animal inspections as part of the negotiations of the TTIP
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2017/09/19 Consequences of the European Defence Fund
2017/07/03 Application of the second pillar of the CAP in Mayotte
2017/05/31 Certification of skills
2017/05/30 Application of minimum wage to foreign drivers in some Member States
2017/05/29 Application of the POSEI pillar of the CAP in Mayotte
2017/05/29 European Pillar of Social Rights
2017/03/30 Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived
2017/03/23 Deregulation sought by the European Commission
2017/01/24 Scope of the European Pillar of Social Rights and the eurozone
2017/01/24 Determining whether aid provided by a State is new aid
2017/01/19 European minimum income
2016/11/03 Crisis in Mayotte
2016/09/19 Recognition of European medical qualifications
2016/09/19 Use of neonicotinoid pesticides
2016/05/26 Commission withdrawal at the request of the UN's Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
2016/04/27 Situation with regard to migration in Mayotte
2016/04/27 VP/HR - Humanitarian situation in Congo
2016/03/11 Commission's view on the migration crisis
2016/02/25 Commission view on co-determination
2016/02/05 List of actions by the Commission to improve the rights of LGBTI persons
2016/01/27 Migration management and subsidiarity
2016/01/27 European agencies and subsidiarity
2015/12/16 In-work poverty
2015/11/26 The risks of EU handouts
2015/11/26 Legitimacy of European trade unions
2015/11/26 European handouts and subsidiarity
2015/10/08 European Semester for economic policy coordination
2015/08/28 Goldman Sachs and its part in Greece's entry into the eurozone
2015/07/03 Structural reforms and European social standards
2015/03/11 Outcome of the European Cormorant Management Plan in the Member States
2015/03/04 Human rights and the treatment of women in the Indonesian police force
2015/02/18 Establishing a European platform to enhance cooperation in the prevention and deterrence of undeclared or falsely declared work
2016/11/09 Review of the regulation on paediatric medicines
2016/11/07 Access to medicines
2015/12/16 Use of the ESF and integration of migrants
2015/11/27 Access for illegal migrants to programmes financed under the European Social Fund (ESF)
2015/05/26 Access to EPSO competitive recruitment processes for Croatian nationals
2015/03/06 Therapeutic innovation and access to medicines

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