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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya
Magic Circle
Budgets Member budg
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Human Rights Substitute droi
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Substitute tax3

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
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
2018/02/06 Possibility of including sediment management in EU legislation
2017/06/29 Compliance with Parliament mandate for the Castor project
2018/01/15 Use of military force against the civilian population
2017/07/04 VP/HR - Repressive measures against the population of Kabylia
2017/04/06 Timetable and fulfilment of objectives set for the Mediterranean rail corridor in Spain
2017/02/16 Ineffective investment in the Mediterranean Corridor
2017/02/16 The bombing of Guernica
2017/02/03 International status of Western Sahara under international and EU law
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and the decision of the European Court of Justice on EU-Morocco relations
2018/06/07 Recommendations from the report on fundamental rights in the EU in 2015
2017/11/17 Violence employed by the Spanish police in Catalonia
2017/09/27 Detention of top officials of the Regional Government of Catalonia
2017/09/11 Catalonia: attack on fundamental rights by Spanish police
2018/06/07 Exhumation of victims of Francoism and rededication of the Cuelgamuros basilica
2018/03/29 The situation in detention centres in Spain
2018/03/28 Unaccompanied minors in Spain
2018/03/22 Detention of the Proactiva Open Arms boat by Italy for promoting irregular migration
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/09/26 Violation of the privacy of users' communications
2017/02/27 DG NEAR funds for the education of refugee and host community children
2017/02/17 Internment centres for foreigners in Spain
2018/03/29 Racism in Spain
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/03/08 Royal Decree 4/2017 on dockworkers
2017/02/08 Spain's acceptance of refugees
2017/01/26 Spanish government guarantee for the high-speed railway to Mecca (Saudi Arabia): illegal state aid pursuant to Article 107 TEU, public finances and compliance with EU deficit rules
2018/04/25 Freedom of expression in Spain
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2017/09/13 Freedom of the press, freedom of information and freedom of assembly in Spain
2017/06/09 The freedom of expression of elected officials and the separation of powers in Spain
2018/01/08 Rule of law in Spain
2017/06/08 State of the rule of law in Spain: state prosecutor files a complaint against Catalan Minister Borràs for the purchase of ballot boxes
2017/03/20 Uniform implementation of the EU Framework to strengthen the rule of law in all Member States and judicial independence - Venice Commission's report on Spain's Constitutional Court
2018/05/24 IT security failure in Spain's system for the exchange of judicial information
2018/02/28 Political prisoners in Spain
2017/12/19 Participation of women in the implementation of the peace agreement in Colombia
2017/06/09 VP/HR - Invitation of Taiwan to the 70th World Health Assembly and its participation in the WHO
2017/05/12 Restrictions on vineyard planting permits in the Cava DO
2017/05/10 Military exercises in natural areas protected by the Natura 2000 network
2017/03/22 Reversible hydropower in Mequinenza, Spain
2017/02/27 System for allocation of additional cohesion policy funding in Spain
2018/06/07 Waste incineration and clean air in Andalusia
2018/04/16 Arbitrary use of European Arrest Warrant (EAW)
2018/02/07 Misuse of the European Arrest Warrant by Spain
2017/10/11 Spain: threat to arrest 712 democratically elected Catalan mayors
2017/08/31 VP/HR - Turkey's misuse of Interpol warrants
2017/07/14 Unpaid internships at the European Commission
2017/06/09 Bilateral agreements on airspace and competition
2018/05/31 Licences to harvest red coral off the Catalan coast
2018/03/14 Hate speech and ultranationalist violence against Catalans
2018/01/08 Anomalies in out-of-country voting
2017/09/26 VP/HR - The case of Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro and the Palestinian Cyber Crime Law
2017/09/06 Change in Spanish electricity prices
2017/09/01 Bailout of Spanish motorways
2017/06/19 Unfair treatment of the Catalan police force
2017/03/29 Language discrimination case: sanction for speaking in Catalan with Spanish policemen at Barcelona airport
2017/02/23 Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain
2017/01/26 Compatibility of the Spanish electricity market with the common European energy market