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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
Socialistische Partij.Anders
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
EU authorisation procedure for pesticides Substitute pest
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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/08 Implementation of the GDPR by Microsoft
2018/05/03 Implementation of recommendations to review UN aid response in Syria
2015/09/30 Future regulatory framework for hydrocarbons
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
2018/03/13 Toll-free helplines for energy, water and telecoms
2017/05/02 Open access to European Defence Agency information
2017/04/10 Expansion of European Youth Card discount system
2017/03/16 Equal access to the labour market for persons with impaired hearing
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/09/21 Assessment of participations by Chinese state-owned enterprises in the energy sector in connection with the interpretation and enforcement of the unbundling rules in the Third Energy Package
2016/05/27 European Youth Orchestra
2016/04/21 Slums in European cities
2015/11/17 Testing conditions for energy labelling of household appliances
2015/10/20 Energy labels on heating installations
2015/07/16 Equal treatment of demand flexibility and energy generation
2015/04/30 A European energy label for windows
2015/03/31 Ambition level of the new circular economy package
2014/10/27 European internal market
2018/06/14 Single Euro Payments Area
2017/06/12 Prices in e-commerce as compared with those in traditional retail trade
2017/05/16 Lifelong learning for people older than 50
2016/02/19 Language learning
2015/11/30 Follow-up question to question E-013257/2015 on illegal animal trade
2015/11/11 Natura 2000
2015/09/29 Illegal trade in animals
2015/04/30 Orphan medicinal products
2015/03/19 Illegal deforestation
2014/11/06 Covenant on Demographic Change for older people
2018/05/03 Definitions of 'reconstruction', 'early recovery' and 'resilience' in the EU's Syria strategy
2018/01/30 VP/HR - Humanitarian crisis in northwest Syria
2018/01/30 VP/HR - Turkish offensive against YPG in Syria
2018/01/22 EU cooperation with partner countries in the Horn of Africa on return, readmission and reintegration
2017/06/12 Human rights of Sahrawi refugees in the Tindouf camp
2017/05/16 Accessibility of public transport
2016/03/01 Accessibility of the Internet
2016/02/04 Measures relating to trafficking in persons
2016/02/04 Humanitarian aid versus trafficking in persons
2015/10/30 Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 on public passenger transport services
2015/09/17 Telecom charges for communications within the EU
2015/07/17 Interpretation of Regulation 1370/2007
2015/04/30 Official fuel consumption of cars
2015/02/10 Divesting from the fossil fuel industry
2018/02/05 Corruption in detention centres in Bulgaria
2016/11/07 Taxation of ports
2016/06/06 Air quality in Antwerp
2016/03/29 Investigation into taxation of ports in Belgium, the Netherlands and France
2015/09/30 EFSI publicity campaign
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2014/10/15 Preservation of permanent pastureland/polder pastureland in Belgium
2017/02/15 Questionnaire on tax regime in ports
2016/03/29 Questionnaire on tax regime in ports
2015/07/14 Measures taken by Greece to fight tax evasion and the Troika proposals of 26 June 2015
2015/02/26 Tax evasion by McDonald's
2017/06/09 VP/HR - Invitation of Taiwan to the 70th World Health Assembly and its participation in the WHO
2017/02/21 Fine for an alleged infringement of competition law
2016/03/01 Health and safety at work
2016/02/18 Health and safety of workers (Directive 89/391/EEC)
2016/01/21 Infringement of the Wild Birds Directive
2015/11/17 Loopholes and fraud in test procedures for household appliances
2015/10/20 High costs of data traffic with Andorra
2015/04/13 Infringement of the E-Privacy Directive
2015/04/13 Implementation of the EU Nitrates Directive by Flanders
2015/03/12 Infringement of data protection regulations
2018/04/05 Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) - follow-up question
2018/01/09 European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF)
2017/12/13 VP/HR - Extraterritorial impacts of the US blockade against Cuba
2018/06/14 MIFID II
2018/05/03 EU policy with regard to UN early recovery agreements in Syria
2017/10/11 Reduction of real-world NOx emissions - Dieselgate
2017/10/11 State of play concerning the car recall programme - Dieselgate
2017/10/11 Type approval - Dieselgate
2017/10/11 Dieselgate and the tax deductibility of costs
2017/10/11 State of play of the Volkswagen recall programme - Dieselgate
2017/06/13 Unsubscribing from newsletters
2016/07/06 Study on the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices
2015/06/29 Gender X in recruitment policy
2015/03/20 Formal proposal for amendment for consideration at the 27th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
2015/03/03 The ESA 2010 standards: an obstacle to recovery
2018/04/27 Gas projects on PCI and PECI lists
2018/04/18 Reduced rate of VAT on sales of bicycles
2018/04/12 Import of elephant hunting trophies
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2016/11/15 Healthcare
2016/01/14 VAT exemption for group purchases of military matériel
2015/09/08 Trophy hunting
2015/04/14 Alleged discrimination against EU citizens
2015/02/11 Planned takeover which will distort competition
2015/01/23 The worrying situation in the EU stainless steel sector