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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partido Socialista Obrero Español
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Terrorism Substitute terr
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Substitute tax3
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet
Development Substitute deve

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/04/11 Report from the European Court of Auditors on the implementation of the EU Youth Guarantee
2017/01/19 Follow-up to question E-014655/2015
2016/12/14 Combating energy poverty in the EU
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/01/07 Impact of Tarakhel v Switzerland on the implementation and possible revision of the Dublin III Regulation
2018/03/26 Police brutality against Roma
2017/11/23 Immigrants being held in Spanish prisons
2017/09/06 VP/HR - Situation of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, Myanmar
2017/06/26 VP/HR - Nation-state bill in Israeli Knesset
2017/03/20 Flat tax for high-net-worth individuals in Italy
2017/02/28 EU list of tax havens: 0 % corporate tax rate regimes
2016/11/16 Commissioner Günther Oettinger's racist, homophobic and sexist comments
2016/11/03 Possible suspension of EU funds for Spain
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/09/27 Bahamas Leaks revelations concerning former Commissioner Neelie Kroes
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/11/11 UK Border Control's refusal to allow entry to a legal EU resident
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/09/23 Community competition law and the telecommunications market in Spain
2015/09/04 Asylum applications in Spain and the EU
2015/04/16 Training, equipment and resources for police forces in the EU to fight crime
2015/03/18 Coordination of European migration and trade policies in the context of trade negotiations with Southern Mediterranean partners
2015/02/03 Privatisation of AENA and European state aid
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/12/22 Spain's Public Safety Act and its adaptation to EU law
2014/11/06 Legalisation of 'hot returns' of immigrants in Spain
2017/12/07 Criminalisation of humanitarian assistance for migrants
2017/03/08 Humanitarian visas
2017/03/07 Criminalisation of humanitarian workers helping migrants
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2018/04/23 Follow-up to the European Parliament resolution on women refugees and asylum seekers
2017/07/12 Militarisation of the border between Austria and Italy
2017/03/08 New measures for an efficient and credible EU return policy
2016/11/07 Asylum as an explicit task of the Commission's portfolio
2016/11/04 Participation of young refugees in the European Voluntary Service
2016/10/28 Common EU definition of anti-Semitism
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
2016/10/04 Ruling in case C-596/14 on temporary contract severance pay
2016/09/27 Setting up the European Solidarity Corps
2016/02/04 Ten thousand child refugees missing in the EU
2015/03/11 Violation of human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Ukraine
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2014/07/25 Gowex case
2014/07/24 European funding received by the Spanish autonomous communities and cities
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2016/09/14 VP/HR - United Nations Parliamentary Assembly
2015/12/07 Alleged illegal issuing of Schengen visas in Belarus
2015/12/07 Alleged illegal issuing of Schengen visas in Belarus
2014/07/24 Nationalisation of loss made on the sale of Catalunya Banc to BBVA by the Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring (Fondo de Restructuración Ordenada Bancaria - FROB)
2018/03/20 European citizenship education
2017/07/24 EU citizenship education curriculum
2017/07/03 Admission of rescue vessels to Italian ports
2017/04/05 Prevention of free access to foreign education in Hungary
2017/03/08 Royal Decree 4/2017 on dockworkers
2017/06/08 EU mechanism on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights
2017/02/08 Infringement of rights on the protection of personal data
2017/01/31 Assessment and reaction of the Commission to the US Government executive order of 25 January 2017 impacting privacy rights of EU nationals
2016/08/31 Improving the stabilisation mechanism for bananas
2015/03/31 Non-compliance by the Spanish Government with the Racial Equality Directive
2014/07/24 Obligations of the Spanish Government arising from the ECJ judgment in case C-169/14 on the irregularity of the Spanish home repossession procedure
2017/09/12 European investment in the Canary Islands in the area of waste water management
2015/10/27 Torrential rainfall in the Canary Islands
2015/05/19 Customs duty and e-commerce in the Canary Islands
2015/04/09 Free movement of artworks from the Canary Islands
2015/02/25 Approval of the RDPs for Galicia, Cantabria, La Rioja, Navarre, the Canary Islands and the Community of Madrid for the 2014-2020 period
2015/02/05 Consequences for the Canary Islands of privatising AENA
2018/04/23 So-called success of the relocation scheme
2017/09/25 Collapse of the refugee relocation scheme
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/03/08 Measures to combat the Member States' failure to meet the requirements of the relocation and resettlement schemes
2016/11/23 Provisional results of the relocation of persons in need of international protection
2016/04/20 Closing down of the special Outermost Regions Unit in the Commission
2016/04/18 Changes to the arrangements concerning outermost regions
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2018/01/24 Oil exploration in Morocco
2017/04/05 Discrimination against women as regards access to promotion at work in the public sector
2017/03/08 Detention of minors
2014/12/17 VP/HR - Arbitrary detention of the Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo López
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals