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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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Regional Development Substitute regi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/02/16 The bombing of Guernica
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/06/16 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/02/11 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/11/05 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/01/21 Post-ban transition to civil shipbuilding in Ferrol (Galicia)
2014/08/07 Rejection by Commission Directorate-General for Competition of application to build a floating dock in Ferrol
2014/07/31 End of the ban on civil shipbuilding in Ferrol
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/08/31 Arrest of EU/Turkish journalists by Spain following Turkey's request; violation of fundamental rights
2017/06/23 Assessment of Organic Law 7/2014
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
2017/03/29 Language discrimination case: sanction for speaking in Catalan with Spanish policemen at Barcelona airport
2017/03/09 Spain's non-compliance with Urban Waste Water Directive
2017/02/03 Breaches of current freedom of movement rights of EU citizens residing in the UK and the use of six-month expulsions
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
2016/10/31 Requirements for ship recycling facilities
2016/08/30 Galician Regional Government's breach of EU waste management law
2016/07/19 Opening of infringement proceedings against the Spanish Government for failing to conduct an independent investigation into the Alvia accident
2016/06/15 Border checks on the A8: traffic congestion and gridlock between Gipuzkoa and Lapurdi (Euroregion, Eurocity and cross-border consortium)
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2016/04/12 Notification to the Commission by Spain of the law transposing Framework Decision 2008/675/JHA
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/03/18 Situation of economically-dependent self-employed workers in Spain
2016/01/27 Extension of the Spanish government concession to ENCE in the Pontevedra ria (Galicia) until 2073 - failure to comply with Union law
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state
2015/12/07 Reports of consistent abuse of asylum-seekers by Bulgarian police
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/11/26 Possible infringement of fundamental rights by Spain in transposing Framework Decision 2008/675/JHA
2015/11/26 Registration of the personal data of travellers by the Spanish Interior Ministry
2015/09/08 Right to vote in national elections in another Member State
2015/07/30 European Language Equality Network report on discrimination on the grounds of language in Spain
2015/06/11 Gaza Freedom Flotilla III
2015/05/19 Refusal of extradition requests
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/04/10 Participation of local and regional authorities in the development of the new circular economy package
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/03/11 Non-application of the principle of mutual recognition of judgments in Spain
2015/02/12 Google tax imposed by the Spanish State is prejudicial to online communities using minority languages and not-for-profit online networks
2015/02/05 Anniversary of the operation by Spanish police and security forces at Tarajal beach
2015/01/30 Spanish Governmentʼs refusal to grant asylum to Hassana Aalia
2015/01/21 European Language Equality Network (ELEN) report on the violation of language rights by the Spanish state
2015/01/21 Discrimination of a diabetic school pupil in Cambre (A Coruña)
2015/01/09 Expedited passage across the land border between La Línea de la Concepción (Cádiz, Spain) and Gibraltar
2015/01/05 The President of the Commission and elections in Greece
2015/01/05 Detention and extradition of the Kazakh dissident (who has been granted refugee status by Poland) Muratbek Ketebayev in Madrid
2015/01/05 Suspension of aid to Greece by the IMF following failure in the Greek presidential elections
2014/12/22 Discrimination against EU nurses in Germany
2014/12/01 Violation of linguistic rights in Pamplona/Iruña
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2014/11/17 Attack by the Spanish Navy on Greenpeace in the Canaries, in waters where prospecting operations for hydrocarbons are to be carried out
2014/10/30 Report on the implementation of Council Directive 2014/87/Euratom by the Spanish Government
2014/10/21 New acts of repression along the Melilla border fence
2014/10/06 Legal rights of EU nationals at Gibraltar airport
2014/09/30 Compliance of the expansion of Yesa reservoir with EU directives on water and floods
2014/09/30 Torture in the Member States
2014/09/16 Situation at the Melilla and Ceuta border fences
2015/05/13 Transport of goods on the 'Atlantic Corridor'
2015/05/13 European Atlantic high-speed railway axis and the 'Basque Y' project
2015/04/29 Mining funds in Asturias
2015/01/21 Irregularities and cases of corruption linked to the construction of high-speed rail lines in Spain
2015/01/21 Investment and conditions of the European funds intended for the high-speed train
2015/01/21 Irregularities in the construction of the high-speed rail network in the Basque Country and Navarre
2015/01/21 High-speed rail in the European context
2015/01/21 Monitoring progress of high-speed rail construction works
2015/01/21 Funds from the 'Juncker Plan' for investment in high-speed rail lines
2015/01/21 European funds allocated to high-speed rail lines
2014/07/11 Lack of emergency exits in tunnels more than 2 000 metres long for the Basque high-speed train
2017/02/03 Tackling the disappearance of migrant children in Europe
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
2016/07/01 European statistics on missing persons in the EU
2016/06/09 Missing persons and Directive 2011/36 /EU
2016/03/18 Insecurity in Europe
2016/02/02 Unaccompanied children fleeing conflict
2015/05/21 Protocol for locating missing persons in Europe
2015/05/07 Promotion of cider production
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/01/28 Milk compensation fund for the transition following the abolition of milk quotas
2017/09/27 'Txingudi' special protection area for birds ES0000243
2017/09/19 Budget for combating HCH and lindane pollution
2017/08/31 Management of the Pazo de Meirás manor house in Sada (A Coruña)
2017/06/12 Urgent need to clean up and treat sludge in O Burgo estuary (A Coruña, Galicia) four years after the European Parliament fact-finding mission on pollution
2017/03/24 Trafficking in Human Beings
2017/03/14 River basin management plans and priority substances: lindane and HCH
2016/11/18 Serious environmental problem caused by heavy metal releases from the San Fins mines (Lousame, Galicia)
2016/11/18 Protected designation of origin (PDO) for cockles from the Ria de Muros e Noia (Galicia)
2016/09/30 Incomplete restoration of the O Burgo estuary (A Coruña, Galicia)
2016/09/29 Violation of human rights in the proceedings against Causa Galiza
2016/08/30 Construction of a waste disposal site in Lesta (Ordes, Galicia) in a protected natural area
2016/05/25 Growing poverty in Galicia
2016/05/17 VP/HR - EU maps representing the territories of Western Sahara and Morocco
2016/02/04 Emergency funding - Sahrawi refugee camps
2015/12/10 Train crash in Santiago de Compostela (July 2013)
2015/11/27 Pollution of the river Baa in Cabanas, Galicia with bituminous waste
2015/10/30 Alvia train crash in Galicia: breach by Spain of its obligation to install ERTMS
2015/09/02 Broadband rollout plan for Galicia: limited internet access in the locality of Figueiras (Santiago de Compostela)
2015/08/13 Serious fires in Galicia and areas designated as part of the Natura 2000 network
2015/06/09 Western Sahara, MINURSO and human rights
2015/06/09 Directive 92/43/EEC and the Natura 2000 Network in the Bay of Biscay
2015/04/29 Failure to comply in the planned project at Praia de Barcala (A Estrada) in the Ulla-Deza river system SIC
2015/04/23 Poverty in the Canary Islands and Canary Islands housing rights act
2015/02/12 Project for the experimental storage of energy using highly toxic substances in the protected area of Cabo Vilán, Galicia
2015/02/05 EU funding to combat youth emigration in Galicia
2015/01/28 Construction of an illegal jetty on a public beach in Sanxenxo (Galicia)
2015/01/28 Abusive behaviour by the milk processing industry in Galicia
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2017/07/14 'Fisheries Brexit' and impact on the Galician fisheries sector
2016/11/17 Standards for reviewing the situation of people living in the vicinity of refineries
2016/09/30 First-aid kits suited to small-scale fishing and shellfish harvesting boats in Galician rivers
2016/07/01 Socio-economic impact of Brexit on the Galician fisheries sector and abolition of the 'relative stability' principle, which discriminates against the Galician fleet
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2015/10/30 Serious situation facing the Galician seine fishing fleet
2015/09/02 Oil and gas exploration in the Gran Sol fishing grounds and the impact on the Galician fishing fleet
2015/04/29 Sinking of the trawler Oleg Naydenov south of Gran Canaria and the environmental impact thereof
2015/04/29 'Autopista del mar' (Motorway of the Sea)
2015/02/05 Cockle mortality rates in Galician estuaries
2015/02/02 Autopista del Mar [Motorway of the Sea] (ferry route from Gijón/Xixón to St Nazaire)
2015/01/21 Europeana: in Galician and with Galician content
2015/01/21 Monitoring the Galician government's Natura 2000 network master plan
2014/12/17 Request for traceability of origin labelling for Galician mussels and other canned and processed fishery and aquaculture products
2014/12/16 Request for traceability of origin labelling for Galician mussels and other canned and processed fishery and aquaculture products
2014/10/09 Exclusion of 'xeito' fishing gear used by Galician fleet from the prohibition on driftnet fishing
2014/09/11 Reopening of anchovy fishing in the Cantabrian Sea
2014/07/31 The Galician fishing fleet and the EU-Mauritania Fisheries Protocol
2014/07/22 VP/HR - Summoning Israeli ambassadors
2015/06/09 Public participation concerns about the EIB-supported 'Navarra Irrigation Efficiency' project
2015/06/09 Environmental concerns about the EIB-supported 'Navarra Irrigation Efficiency' project
2015/06/09 Economic concerns about the EIB-supported 'Navarra Irrigation Efficiency' project
2015/01/30 Mularroya dam project
2014/12/22 Hydrocarbon exploration permits and mandatory strategic environmental assessment
2014/09/30 OLAF investigation into the 'Pousadas' project
2017/03/28 Mr Dijsselbloem's remarks on what caused the economic crisis in southern Europe
2016/04/01 The steel sector and ERDF funding
2016/04/01 Steel industry, electricity and emissions trading scheme
2016/03/21 Steel imports to the EU
2016/03/21 Production at electric steel mills
2016/02/24 Crisis in the steel industry
2016/02/24 Survival of the European steel industry and Sestao ACB
2015/10/28 Flooding in the Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf (Algeria)
2015/09/07 Urgent need for solidarity-based quotas for the reception of refugees as a response to the imminent humanitarian crisis
2015/09/04 Urgent need for an EU asylum policy as a response to the humanitarian refugee crisis
2015/07/17 Crisis in the dairy sector in Galicia: abuse in the industry relating to milk prices and threats of non-collection
2017/04/24 VP/HR - Arms for Saudi Arabia
2015/11/12 Paying of pensions to Blue Division volunteers
2015/11/03 Re-opening of the Garoña nuclear power plant following work on the reactor vessel
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
2015/05/30 Incident at the Garoña nuclear power plant
2014/10/30 Extension of the operating life of Garoña nuclear power plant and review of nuclear installations
2017/05/23 Ruling by the General Court of the European Union on the Commission's decision of 10 September 2014 to refuse to register the European Citizens' Initiative 'STOP TTIP'
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2016/11/17 The Petronor (Repsol) refinery, Biscay
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2016/10/10 Obstruction of justice to maintain impunity for the crimes of the Franco dictatorship
2016/04/04 Regarding leaked consolidated TTIP chapter
2016/03/08 VP/HR - EU appeal against the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on the EU-Morocco trade agreement
2016/01/27 Failure to implement measures provided for in the Operational Programme for Galicia 2007-2013 and loss of EUR 56 million in European funding for rural areas
2015/09/25 Inclusion of the Franco dictatorship in Action 4 - 'European Remembrance' - of the 'Europe for Citizens' programme
2015/08/10 European legislation on defibrillators on planes
2015/04/30 Court of Justice ruling on blood donation by gay men
2015/04/29 Clean-up of coastal villages such as Bañugues (Asturias)
2015/03/03 Active inclusion policies
2015/02/12 European support for women with endometriosis
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2015/01/05 Withdrawal of the European Heritage Label from Cape Finisterre (Galicia)
2014/12/09 Establishment of a European minimum income
2014/12/03 Support from the European Union for Morocco's migration policy
2014/12/01 Fraud concerning European funds for reafforestation - the case of Forest in Galicia
2014/12/01 Compliance with European directives by exploratory drilling for hydrocarbons in the Bay of Biscay