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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!

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partido Socialista Obrero Español
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Security and Defence Substitute sede
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/12 Nationalisation of the Saint-Nazaire shipyard in France
2017/01/19 Follow-up to question E-014655/2015
2015/08/31 PCE/PEC - Greece, France, and Germany: meeting at the instance of Donald Tusk
2015/08/04 Meeting the convergence criteria for adoption of the euro
2015/03/31 PCE/PEC - Meeting between Greece, France and Germany at the instance of Donald Tusk
2015/02/26 European Council meeting of 7-8 February 2013
2017/08/23 EU policies to combat Jihadism
2016/12/02 Impact of reforming the common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) on public funds in the EU
2016/11/03 Possible suspension of EU funds for Spain
2015/09/02 Use of Structural Funds for tackling demographic change in Asturias
2014/12/22 Investigations into the use of cohesion funds
2014/12/22 Projects co-financed with cohesion funds
2014/12/22 Financial corrections in Cohesion Funds
2017/06/26 Interest on ECSC loans
2017/03/06 Anti-dumping measures against imports of Chinese steel
2017/01/27 Final value and use of the assets of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) in liquidation
2016/12/14 Combating energy poverty in the EU
2016/10/13 Valorisation of the European Coal and Steel Community assets
2016/07/26 ECSC documents
2016/06/14 The assets in liquidation of the European Coal and Steel Community
2016/05/02 The steel industry and social dumping by China
2016/03/02 Debt issuance by the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC)
2016/03/02 State of coal and steel in Europe
2015/08/04 Aluminium imports from the People's Republic of China
2015/07/02 Competitiveness of coal mines in Spain
2015/05/28 TTIP and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS)
2015/03/03 The ESA 2010 standards: an obstacle to recovery
2014/12/02 VP/HR - Role of women in the field of security and defence
2014/10/30 Energy dependency and autochthonous coal
2014/10/15 Reduction in energy costs
2017/09/20 Pajares railway branch line
2017/07/12 Militarisation of the border between Austria and Italy
2017/06/29 Parliament's position on the EU savings account
2017/01/23 The European savings account
2016/11/07 Asylum as an explicit task of the Commission's portfolio
2016/10/04 Ruling in case C-596/14 on temporary contract severance pay
2016/06/30 Mock bullfights
2016/04/12 EU guidelines on minimum wages
2016/03/07 Revenue from sanctions imposed on financial institutions by the ECB
2016/03/01 Introduction of 'zero clauses' into mortgages
2016/02/23 Alert and safeguard mechanism on inflow of workers
2015/08/04 Minimum wage in the EU Member States
2015/06/22 Minimum wage and country-specific recommendations
2015/04/15 Directive 2007/64/EC on payment services
2015/04/08 Directive 2008/104/EC and temporary workers at the ECB
2015/03/31 Cross-border users of financial services
2015/03/20 Transposition of Directive 2014/92/EU of 23 July 2014
2015/03/17 Tax on wealth and country-specific recommendations
2016/12/15 Legal basis for a proposal for a directive on the protection of whistle blowers in the private and public sectors
2016/05/04 Spanish public deficit deviation
2015/10/01 Construction by prisoners of the fence between Hungary and Serbia
2015/09/30 Failure to comply with the refugee relocation scheme
2015/09/30 Refugee crisis monitoring unit
2015/09/30 Refugee registration centre in Röszke (Hungary)
2015/07/03 Greek public debt crisis and EMU governance
2015/07/03 Solving the Greek public debt crisis
2015/06/16 Measures to reduce the stock of Greek public debt
2015/03/31 The principle of a balanced budget and European public debt
2015/03/04 Issuance of sovereign debt securities by the EFSI
2015/02/26 Greek public debt in private hands
2015/02/02 Issuing of European public debt
2014/12/22 Spain's Public Safety Act and its adaptation to EU law
2017/04/11 Report from the European Court of Auditors on the implementation of the EU Youth Guarantee
2017/01/23 Information on the European Union in Arabic
2016/11/04 Participation of young refugees in the European Voluntary Service
2016/11/04 Operation of the new European Solidarity Corps
2016/10/31 European Fund for Strategic Investments and the boost to bio-industry
2016/09/27 Setting up the European Solidarity Corps
2016/09/22 New own resources for the European Fund for Strategic Investments
2016/05/11 'Odysseus' and reforming the European Voluntary Service
2016/04/08 The 'Odysseus' European volunteering project
2016/04/05 European Union support for regional integration
2016/02/08 Towards a strategic European oil reserve
2016/01/29 Establishment of an entry register in the Commission
2016/01/19 Establishment of a European 'Burofax' service
2015/07/20 Promotion of European Unemployment Insurance
2015/05/05 Exports of European eel
2015/04/30 Ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the ban on homosexuals giving blood
2015/04/16 Completing the Monetary Union
2015/03/31 The profits of the European Central bank
2015/03/31 Payment card service and discrimination due to place of residence
2015/03/31 European Redemption Fund
2015/02/06 'Roaming'
2015/02/03 Privatisation of AENA and European state aid
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2015/01/26 No passing on to pump prices of the fall in crude oil prices
2014/07/24 European funding received by the Spanish autonomous communities and cities
2017/07/19 Conditions on the zinc market
2017/06/07 Banco Popular intervention and stress tests
2017/03/07 Criminalisation of humanitarian workers helping migrants
2017/02/01 Tax incentives for residents of mountainous regions
2016/11/23 Provisional results of the relocation of persons in need of international protection
2016/03/04 Financial transactions tax: state of play
2015/10/02 Scope of the international financial transaction tax (FTT)
2015/06/16 Property tax and capital or wealth tax
2015/06/02 Adoption of a financial transfer tax
2015/06/02 Adoption of a financial transfer tax
2015/03/31 Article 17(2) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012
2015/02/11 HSBC helping and abetting tax fraud
2015/02/11 HSBC helping and abetting tax fraud
2015/01/13 European tax on capital
2017/07/24 EU citizenship education curriculum
2017/01/31 PCE/PEC - New Year's speech and 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome
2016/05/11 Certification of the delivery of mail and its contents
2015/10/30 PCE/PEC - Reply to question E-012277/15
2015/08/31 PCE/PEC - third stage of EMU and enlargement of the euro area
2015/08/04 PCE/PEC - New Year speech
2015/02/26 PCE/PEC - Relationship with citizens
2015/02/26 PCE/PEC - Own political activities
2017/07/03 Admission of rescue vessels to Italian ports
2017/01/10 Protecting homeless people, the poor, the elderly and refugees in freezing temperatures in Europe
2016/12/19 Fiscal expansion in the euro area and issuance of Charlemagne Bonds
2016/10/26 Support for the bioeconomy in Europe
2016/09/27 Bahamas Leaks revelations concerning former Commissioner Neelie Kroes
2016/09/14 VP/HR - United Nations Parliamentary Assembly
2016/09/02 Refusal of cash payments in the Euro area
2016/06/30 Europe and Charlemagne
2016/06/01 Food waste
2016/05/04 Launching a 'Knowing Europe' programme
2016/04/04 Issuance of Charlemagne bonds
2015/11/20 Effectiveness of the Investment Plan for Europe
2015/11/12 Spain's independent fiscal institution and access to information
2015/11/11 UK Border Control's refusal to allow entry to a legal EU resident
2015/11/09 Output gap and structural fiscal balance
2015/08/17 Third stage of economic and monetary union and extension of the euro area
2015/05/28 TTIP joint parliamentary assembly
2015/04/10 Benefits of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
2015/02/26 ECB suspension of Greek sovereign bonds as collateral
2015/02/26 Extension of the protection of geographical indications (GIs) to non-agricultural products
2015/02/03 Flexibility in the Stability and Growth Pact - investment clause
2015/01/09 Fiscal consolidation and structural reforms
2015/01/09 Commission work programme 2015
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2014/12/09 Independent fiscal institution in Spain
2016/12/16 Commission measures against abusive fees charged on automated teller machines (ATMs)
2016/07/01 Second Hague Congress
2016/04/05 Abusive fees charged on automated teller machines (ATMs) in Spain
2016/01/29 Follow-up question to question P-012940/2015 on automated teller machines in Spain
2015/09/21 ATM fees
2015/07/22 Fine imposed on Spain
2015/01/30 Difficulties of enforcing the Milk Package in Spain