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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
Magic Circle
Terrorism Vice-Chair terr
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Human Rights Substitute droi
Development Substitute deve

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/02/03 Military presence of Morocco in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 EU health and food safety inspections in Western Sahara
2016/09/02 Antimicrobial resistance
2016/05/17 VP/HR - EU maps representing the territories of Western Sahara and Morocco
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2017/09/26 VP/HR - The case of Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro and the Palestinian Cyber Crime Law
2017/08/31 Development budget spending on human development - follow-up to E-009672/2016
2016/12/20 Commitment to spending 20 % on social inclusion and human development
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/04/07 Non-execution of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights by Greece
2016/01/21 Judgment by the European Court of Human Rights and surveillance
2015/10/15 Apple's cables
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2015/03/31 Surveillance of lawyers in the EU
2015/03/03 Tunisia-EU counter-terrorism cooperation and human rights
2017/05/08 Denial of asylum seekers and push-backs in Poland
2017/04/10 Mistreatment of asylum seekers by border guards
2017/04/10 Maltreatment of asylum seekers by European border guards
2017/02/10 Transfers from Greek islands to the mainland
2017/01/25 Push-backs by Croatia of asylum seekers to Serbia
2016/12/14 State of play of the Commission infringement procedure opened against Hungary on 10 December 2015 concerning its asylum law
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2016/11/07 Asylum as an explicit task of the Commission's portfolio
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
2016/07/11 New amendments to the Hungarian Asylum Act and the Act on State Border resulting in the violation of EU law and the principle of non-refoulement
2016/06/15 Detention of asylum seekers and migrants on the Greek Aegean Islands
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/04/30 Disappearance of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/09 Violent push-backs of refugees by Bulgarian border guards
2015/04/08 International arrest warrants against asylum seekers and refugees
2016/04/27 Nutrition of refugee children on the island of Chios (Greece)
2016/02/01 The role of Cohesion Policy in tackling the refugee crisis
2015/09/24 Inhumane refugee camp in Croatia
2015/09/24 Inhumane refugee camp in Croatia
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2017/11/22 Status of implementation of the EU Joint Way Forward on migration between Afghanistan and the EU: returns to Afghanistan
2017/09/29 VP/HR - support for the G5 Sahel Joint Force
2017/02/28 Consistency of the French 'TES' database with EU rules on the protection of personal data and CJEU case law
2016/12/19 VP/HR - EU-Mali migration statement
2016/11/23 Conformity of the French 'TES' ('Secure Electronic Identity Document') database with European personal data protection rules, in particular Directive (EU) 2016/680 and Regulation (EU) 2016/679
2016/10/04 Sudanese Rapid Support Forces as beneficiaries of EU funds
2016/07/06 Access to asylum and legal representation in connection with inadmissibility recommendations issued by the European Asylum Support Office
2016/02/24 Agreement between several EU and non-EU countries to limit the number of refugees travelling through these countries
2016/02/18 Child and exploitative labour in gold and cobalt mining
2016/01/26 Statement by Timmermans concerning the number of refugees
2015/06/04 Impact of Interpol Red Notice on Schengen Information System
2015/04/15 Human guinea pigs for European medicines in low- and middle-income countries
2015/02/19 Politically motivated use of Interpol Red Notices
2015/01/05 Proposal for a regulation on conflict minerals (COM(2014)0111)
2014/10/21 Security problems and data leaks
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2016/06/02 Referendum on the resettlement scheme in Hungary
2016/05/31 Referendum on the resettlement scheme in Hungary
2018/02/15 Agreement between the EU and Ethiopia on return procedures
2018/02/15 Agreement between the EU and Ethiopia on return procedures
2018/02/15 Agreement between the EU and Ethiopia on return procedures
2015/12/09 FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement - Central African Republic
2016/06/15 VP/HR - Situation of Syrian internally displaced persons alongside the border with Turkey
2016/05/27 T-Mobile subscription
2016/02/23 Filtering refugees at the border on the basis of nationality
2016/02/23 Filtering refugees at the border on the basis of nationality
2016/01/19 Family reunification
2015/07/28 Mobile border controls
2017/08/31 Call for due diligence in response to abuses in the granite industry
2017/01/19 VP/HR - Egypt: The case of Ramy El-Sayed
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/05/30 National security
2015/03/11 Commissioner Oettinger's comments on net neutrality as a Taliban-like issue
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Case of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia
2018/04/24 Critical report on the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
2018/03/08 The EU's Chairmanship of the Kimberley Process
2018/02/01 COHOM's decision-making process
2017/12/12 Report: EU complicit in migrant abuse - EU policy and funding with regard to Libya
2017/09/18 Questions following Global Witness report on Zimbabwe diamond sector and possible violations of EU measures
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2017/06/08 Follow-up to the EU flagship initiative on the garment sector
2017/03/30 Better Migration Management project in Sudan following the lashing and deportation of Ethiopians
2017/02/10 Member State decision-making on candidates for relocation
2017/02/02 Results in Niger of Second Progress Report on Migration Partnerships
2016/06/16 European Development Fund as a financial instrument for the Partnership Framework on migration
2016/01/18 Demand by OCLCTIC for removal of content from the Dutch TPO website
2015/12/07 Progress report on EU re-engagement with Zimbabwe
2015/11/12 Actions carried out by Dutch police seconded to Frontex
2015/06/29 VP/HR - Planned and ongoing arms transfers by Member States to Egypt after July 2013 and compliance with the eight criteria of Common Position 2008/944/CFSP and paragraph 8 of Foreign Affairs Council decision of 21 August 2013
2015/04/23 EU aid package to Eritrea
2015/04/21 Misuse of Tokwe-Mukorsi flood aid
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt