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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Građansko-liberalni savez
Croatia
Magic Circle
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Security and Defence Substitute sede
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/13 Ill-treatment, killing, and exploitation of animals for entertainment
2017/07/13 Killing of animals in shelters
2017/07/13 Implementation of the Audit Directive
2017/07/13 Implementation of the EURODAC Regulation
2017/03/16 Implementation of the Slovenia-Croatia CBC Programme 2014-2020
2017/03/16 Implementation of the Italy-Croatia CBC Programme 2014-2020
2017/03/16 State of play as regards implementation of ADRION 2014-2020 programme
2017/03/02 Croatia's failure to connect to the EU driving licences network
2017/03/01 Financial assistance for extreme frost damage in Croatia
2017/01/26 Arbitration Agreement between Croatia and Slovenia
2017/01/13 Slovenia threatens to create difficulties for tourists travelling to Croatia
2016/12/13 INA privatisation
2016/10/19 Proceedings against Croatia in a Washington tribunal (ICSID)
2016/09/20 Commission attitude to mechanical biological waste treatment in Croatia
2016/09/20 Future of waste management in Croatia
2016/06/14 Definition of energy poverty in Directive 2010/31/EU and Directive 2012/27/EU
2016/02/02 Privatisation of railways in Croatia
2015/06/08 Decision on the implementation of the solidarity clause
2015/02/11 Implementation of Directive 2012/27/EU in Croatia
2017/07/13 Application of Article 128 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
2017/07/13 The Commission's stance on MBT technology
2017/07/13 Marking and categorisation of tourist accommodation facilities - further questions
2017/06/13 VP/HR - Detention of Croatian seamen in Angola
2016/12/13 European Fund for Strategic Investments - projects approved
2016/10/19 Integration of the European market in telecommunications services
2016/10/19 European agriculture - losses caused by Russian embargo
2016/07/12 VP/HR - Australian immigration detention centres on Manus and Nauru islands
2016/06/02 Confirmed Croatian projects under the European Fund for Strategic Investments
2016/04/21 Use of the European Social Fund in Croatia
2016/04/18 Establishing a start-up fund
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/04/20 VP/HR - Non-response by the Vatican to the nomination of the openly gay French ambassador
2015/01/26 Amendment of the decision establishing the Athena mechanism
2014/12/12 European fire protection strategy
2014/12/09 VP/HR - EDA - investments in defence research and technology
2014/12/04 Employment of Croatian citizens in the EU bodies
2014/11/13 Recognition of qualifications
2014/09/17 Discrimination against Serbia's Croatian minority
2017/06/30 Planned coal-fired power plants in the Western Balkans
2017/06/01 Instrument for pre-accession assistance for the Western Balkan countries
2017/05/11 Programmes and projects for the social economy in the Western Balkan countries
2016/12/13 Use of the Pre-Accession Assistance instrument in Croatia 2007-2013
2016/10/19 Using EUR 200 and 500 banknotes
2016/07/13 Final Declaration of the Paris Western Balkans Summit
2016/03/18 Connecting the Port of Rijeka to the TEN-T Baltic-Adriatic Corridor
2016/02/18 Coordination of judicial reforms in Western Balkan countries
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2015/11/20 Coordinated reform of the judiciary in the countries of the Western Balkans
2015/11/10 VP/HR - Arrest of Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of Yabloko
2015/06/03 Revision of existing TEN-T network
2015/06/03 Linking corridor Vc and the Danube-Sava Canal to the Rhine-Danube corridor
2015/06/02 Inclusion of Croatia and Western Balkan countries in the TEN-T network
2015/01/26 Montenegro's accession to NATO
2014/11/13 Integrating the countries of the Western Balkans
2017/07/13 Digital platforms for advertising, reviews, recommendations and evaluations of products and services
2017/02/16 Dangers of the extinction of bees
2017/01/25 Smoking in public spaces
2017/01/25 Sugar molasses
2016/12/13 Smoking in bars and restaurants
2016/09/20 VP/HR - Situation in Syria
2016/06/14 Interest-free loans for the most vulnerable groups
2016/03/18 Increasing opportunities for the EU's most vulnerable groups to acquire digital skills and knowledge
2016/01/20 Increasing inequality in the world
2015/10/20 Situation in Montenegro
2015/09/17 Increasing the share of cycling in public transport
2015/09/17 Increasing use of public transport
2015/02/19 The Moon
2017/04/03 Academic freedom in Hungary under threat
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2015/09/17 VP/HR - International investigation into missing students in Mexico
2014/12/08 Breaches of the human rights of children with disabilities
2014/09/26 Air passenger rights
2017/07/13 UBER and similar companies - regulating activities in the EU
2017/03/16 National plan to combat discrimination
2017/03/02 Validity of national driving licences in EU Member States
2017/02/09 Bulk sales of olive oil
2016/09/20 Consequences of depopulation
2016/07/13 Arrangements for the seats of bodies or agencies in Member States
2016/04/29 Arrangements for the seats of bodies or agencies in Member States
2017/04/12 Dealing with the problem of 'systemic' companies
2016/05/11 Financing Energy Projects of Common Interest
2016/04/18 Financing of hybrid missions with civilian and military components
2016/02/25 Additional possibilities for financing renewable energy projects in the EU's rural, remote and mountain areas
2015/12/11 Funding of energy efficiency projects in rural, mountainous and remote areas of the EU
2015/12/07 Financing renewable energy projects in the EU's rural, mountain, and remote areas
2015/10/19 Horizon 2020 funding
2015/03/31 Introduction of broadband Internet in rural areas
2017/07/13 Brexit - impact on cohesion policy
2017/07/13 Consumer protection with regard to hotel service standards
2017/07/13 Consumer protection - minimum technical requirements in the hospitality industry
2017/07/13 Commission recommendation regarding privileged pensions
2017/03/16 Working on Sundays
2017/03/02 Euthanasia
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2017/01/26 VP/HR - EU Battlegroup offers and commitments
2017/01/26 Shorter working hours
2016/06/21 The Rules of Procedure of the General Court and secret evidence
2016/05/09 Impact of REACH legislation on European space industry
2016/01/15 Level of development of ombudsman institutions
2015/05/13 More judges for the Court of Justice: impact assessment
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/11/13 VP/HR - The case of Souad Al-Shammary in Saudi Arabia
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Case of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia
2017/02/09 Effective microorganisms
2016/10/19 Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons between Switzerland and the EU
2016/09/20 Ban on disposable plastic tableware
2015/11/16 Common Aviation Area Agreement between the EU and Azerbaijan
2015/11/16 Agreement between the EU and the People's Republic of Bangladesh on certain aspects of air services
2015/11/16 Institutional agreement between the EU and Switzerland
2015/10/16 Adapting the Common Aviation Area Agreement between the EU and Canada, the Common Aviation Area Agreement between the EU and Georgia and the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the EU and Israel
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2014/09/26 Keeping drivers informed about road closures
2015/10/16 Annual report on arms exports
2015/09/02 Allowing milk imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina onto the EU market
2015/05/11 Adjustment of the Interim Trade Agreement between the EU and Bosnia and Herzegovina
2015/02/06 Renewed EU approach towards Bosnia and Herzegovina
2015/02/05 Interim Agreement governing Bosnia and Herzegovina's trading relations with the EU

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