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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
Constitutional Affairs Member afco
Petitions Substitute peti
Terrorism Substitute terr
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/06/07 Recommendations from the report on fundamental rights in the EU in 2015
2018/01/08 Rule of law in Spain
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
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
2017/02/16 The bombing of Guernica
2016/11/04 Upholding fundamental rights and the rule of law in Spain
2016/07/14 African elephants
2016/04/12 Applying international law to the forced relocation of refugees
2015/07/17 Arbitrary nature of Spanish Mortgage Law: illegality of one-month deadline for appealing evictions
2015/04/23 Erasmus+
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/12/22 Need for protection of social rights
2014/12/19 VP/HR - Death of Ziad Abu Ein, a Palestinian Authority minister
2014/12/19 Proposed hydrocarbons law in Spain
2018/04/16 Arbitrary use of European Arrest Warrant (EAW)
2018/02/26 Military exercises in natural areas protected by the Natura 2000 network
2017/07/14 Unpaid internships at the European Commission
2017/05/10 Military exercises in natural areas protected by the Natura 2000 network
2016/10/26 Role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in the forced return of ten Syrian asylum seekers from Greece to Turkey on 20 October 2016
2016/08/05 Promotion of technologies for locating missing persons
2016/08/05 The establishment of a European missing persons platform
2016/08/05 Investigation and coordination with regard to missing persons
2016/07/06 Access to asylum and legal representation in connection with inadmissibility recommendations issued by the European Asylum Support Office
2016/07/01 European statistics on missing persons in the EU
2016/06/09 Missing persons and Directive 2011/36 /EU
2015/07/17 Xylella fastidiosa: a deadly threat to European agriculture
2015/05/21 Protocol for locating missing persons in Europe
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/03/30 VP/HR - Declassification of the PKK as a 'terrorist organisation' by the EU
2015/03/30 VP/HR - Declassification of the PKK as a 'terrorist organisation' by the EU
2015/03/03 European Citizen's Prize to Societat Civil Catalana
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2014/12/09 Establishment of a European minimum income
2014/11/27 Fiscal consolidation policy in the European Union
2014/11/27 Participatory processes in the European Union
2014/09/10 House-building on the protected island of Tagomago (Ibiza, Balearic Islands)
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2018/02/26 The Castor project: taking action in response to calls from the European Parliament
2017/06/29 Compliance with Parliament mandate for the Castor project
2016/10/10 Obstruction of justice to maintain impunity for the crimes of the Franco dictatorship
2015/07/17 Castor project: dominant position of ENAGÁS
2015/07/17 Castor project: non-compliance with the Directive on services in the internal market
2015/07/17 Castor project: arbitrariness and lack of transparency
2015/02/11 Creation of specific compensation funds in relation to new trade agreements with third countries
2014/12/19 VP/HR - Impunity in Mexico - Disappearance of 43 students in Iguala
2014/11/27 Bluefin tuna quota
2014/10/13 Compensation for the Castor project
2018/06/13 Right to freedom of movement in the European Union
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
2017/03/14 Meat imports to the EU from Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
2016/07/12 Tree-felling in Gavà
2015/08/12 VP/HR - Israel's attack on the Freedom Flotilla III: act of international piracy against the vessel 'Marianne' in international waters on 28 June 2015
2015/01/19 Attack on the freedom of expression of Judge Santiago Vidal
2018/02/26 Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain
2017/02/23 Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain
2017/02/16 Ineffective investment in the Mediterranean Corridor
2016/06/22 Self-protection plan for Girona train station
2016/06/08 Lack of investment in the Mediterranean Corridor
2015/07/17 The Juncker Plan as a catalyst for the Mediterranean Corridor
2015/04/23 Mediterranean agriculture: an ongoing issue in the EU
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
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
2016/09/19 Modifying VAT for feminine hygiene products (II)
2016/06/07 Modifying VAT for feminine hygiene products
2016/02/04 Environmental flow of the Ebro delta
2015/01/30 Breach of Directive 1999/70/EC in relation to substitute judges and deputy magistrates
2015/01/30 Combating the apple snail plague in the Ebro Delta (Spain)
2015/01/30 Combating the apple snail plague in the Ebro Delta (Spain)
2017/06/09 Bilateral agreements on airspace and competition
2017/02/27 DG NEAR funds for the education of refugee and host community children
2015/08/31 Commission monitoring of the market in fruit and vegetables
2015/08/31 Disturbance and/or serious imbalance in the fruit and vegetables market
2015/07/17 Education system in the Community of Valencia: monitoring and main conclusions regarding the 'Crea Escola' Programme
2015/07/17 The education system in the Valencian Community
2015/07/03 Measures to protect the fruit and vegetable sector from the Russian embargo
2015/05/05 Seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Mauthausen
2015/04/30 Tax avoidance by big firms
2015/03/30 VP/HR - Mechanisms for democratic monitoring by the EU of agreements with Turkey
2014/12/19 The crisis in the pork sector
2014/12/19 Response to the agricultural market crisis
2014/12/19 European system of market management and distortions in the farming sector
2014/12/19 Financing market management measures through the crisis reserve fund
2014/12/16 Fresh fruit sector and the OPFH
2014/12/16 Fresh fruit
2018/06/07 Waste incineration and clean air in Andalusia
2018/04/26 New agreement between Europol and Israel
2018/03/14 Hate speech and ultranationalist violence against Catalans
2018/01/15 Use of military force against the civilian population
2017/11/17 Violence employed by the Spanish police in Catalonia
2017/09/26 Violation of the privacy of users' communications
2017/09/11 Catalonia: attack on fundamental rights by Spanish police
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
2017/01/26 Compatibility of the Spanish electricity market with the common European energy market
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
2017/01/10 Spanish Minister of Home Affairs involved in a conspiracy scandal
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Spanish Government's consent to the use of Ceuta's port facilities by Moscow warships undermining EU sanctions and possible family links with Commissioner Arias Cañete
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2016/11/08 Independence of the Spanish judiciary
2016/10/12 Spanish Government's violation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement and Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, between the Union and Kosovo
2016/07/01 Serious social consequences of General Electric's takeover of Alstom's power generation and grid arm
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/02/19 Sanctions imposed by UEFA for displaying democratic symbols
2015/09/23 Language rights in the EU: the case of Omrop Fryslân
2015/07/17 Breaches of EU data protection legislation by Facebook
2015/05/19 Refusal of extradition requests
2015/05/08 Linguistic discrimination at the Spanish Consulate in Brussels
2015/05/06 Spanish State aid to the banking sector
2015/03/30 VP/HR - Denial of due process, and violation of human rights of Spanish citizens
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2015/02/24 Commemoration of authoritarian and Fascist regimes
2015/02/04 Situation of the Ciutat de Cremona state school in Alaquàs (Valencia)
2015/01/30 Solutions to air pollution in the Greater Barcelona area
2014/12/19 Pork prices
2014/12/19 Refusal by the FOBR to publish reports on the sale of Catalunya Banc
2014/12/19 Violence and sport
2014/12/09 Criminalisation by the Hungarian police of women who suffer sexual abuse
2014/12/05 Uncontrolled antifraud unit to track down cases of corruption in Catalonia
2014/12/04 New Spanish legislation on the aggregators' levy
2014/11/27 Greenpeace action and Spanish navy's response
2014/11/27 Unemployment benefit for fishermen in Catalonia
2014/11/27 VP/HR - EU recognition of the Palestinian State
2014/11/20 Police surveillance of judges in favour of the right to decide
2014/10/16 Support of authoritarian regimes in the Spanish State
2014/09/30 PCE/PEC - Statement on the political future of Catalonia
2018/05/24 IT security failure in Spain's system for the exchange of judicial information
2018/03/29 Racism in Spain
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
2018/02/28 Political prisoners in Spain
2018/02/07 Misuse of the European Arrest Warrant by Spain
2018/01/08 Anomalies in out-of-country voting
2017/10/11 Spain: threat to arrest 712 democratically elected Catalan mayors
2017/08/31 VP/HR - Turkey's misuse of Interpol warrants
2017/05/12 Restrictions on vineyard planting permits in the Cava DO
2017/03/08 Royal Decree 4/2017 on dockworkers
2017/02/27 System for allocation of additional cohesion policy funding in Spain
2017/02/17 Internment centres for foreigners in Spain
2017/02/08 Spain's acceptance of refugees
2016/03/09 The Youth Guarantee in Spain
2016/02/17 Detention of a Swedish citizen in Peru
2015/10/14 Regulation on self-consumption of electricity in Spain
2015/09/10 Closure of the Valeo plant in Martorelles (Barcelona)
2015/04/28 Succession inter vivos under the Basic Payment Scheme
2015/04/28 Payment for young farmers
2015/04/28 Fraudulent payments in Spain to people who are not farmers
2015/01/21 VP/HR - Application for political asylum by Hassana Alia
2015/01/20 Cross-border cooperation between Gibraltar and Spain
2014/12/22 Increase in the number of evictions in Spain
2014/12/19 Renewable energy sector in Spain
2014/12/19 Closure of Google News in Spain
2014/12/19 Xenophobic demonstrations by Pegida in Dresden
2014/12/19 Labour reform in Spain and recommendations by the Commission and the ECB
2014/11/27 VP/HR - Political situation in Nagorno-Karabakh
2014/11/27 Border between Spain and Gibraltar
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals
2014/11/11 Fascist political group legalised in Spain
2014/10/22 VP/HR - Role of the EU in the conflict in Kurdistan
2018/06/07 Exhumation of victims of Francoism and rededication of the Cuelgamuros basilica
2018/05/31 Licences to harvest red coral off the Catalan coast
2018/02/08 VP/HR - Activities of the EU Delegation to Morocco in occupied Western Sahara
2017/09/27 Detention of top officials of the Regional Government of Catalonia
2016/12/19 Installation of energy plants in the territory of Western Sahara
2016/05/04 Appeal against Law 24/2015 of 29 June 2015 on urgent measures to address the housing and energy poverty crisis
2016/04/06 Links between the 'Panama Papers' and the Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy
2016/03/09 Active employment policies and correctly implementing them at regional level
2016/03/04 Profitable plants are being closed so that they can be relocated
2016/01/27 Returning migrants/refugees to war-torn countries
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/10/13 Suspension of energy poverty measures and mortgage foreclosures
2015/06/05 New emergency measures for the distribution of refugees in the EU
2015/04/28 Active farmer
2015/03/03 Active inclusion policies
2014/12/19 Energy contracts and the cost of energy consumption
2014/10/28 Suspension of the Catalan Regional Government's energy poverty measures
2014/07/24 Youth unemployment and active policies to create jobs in the EU