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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!

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/11/15 Increased access of citizens to information on interest representation towards the EU institutions
2017/03/24 Deadline for collecting statements of support for 'Mum, Dad & Kids' citizens' initiative
2017/01/31 Visa-free travel for all European citizens
2016/10/27 Legislative footprint in European Commission documents
2016/09/29 EU visa liberalisation for Ukrainian citizens
2016/09/29 Realising the European Defence Community
2016/01/21 Reforming the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI)
2016/01/21 Better application of the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI)
2015/07/20 Luxembourg Presidency support for the European Citizens' Initiative
2015/05/29 Implementing the reform of the European Citizens Initiative
2015/03/31 Support for coal investments
2015/02/25 Political dialogue on projects proposed in the European Citizens' Initiative procedure
2017/06/30 Forced labour in Belarus
2016/05/31 Assessment of the effectiveness of legislation to tackle human trafficking and work on amending it
2014/12/18 Combating human trafficking and forced labour
2014/09/10 The collection of personal data and the right to privacy
2017/10/06 Criteria for joining PESCO
2016/12/01 Evaluation of effectiveness of financial assistance to Moldova
2016/05/31 EU representative for freedom of belief or religion
2016/01/20 Criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of EU development aid
2015/06/02 Assessment of the impact of EU aid to Eritrea
2015/05/29 Right to state aid established before accession to the EU
2015/05/29 VP/HR - Situation of political prisoners in Belarus
2017/03/30 Application of the Regulation on the recognition of judgments
2017/01/31 Commission's delay in responding to complaint lodged on 12 July 2012
2016/10/27 Effective implementation of the PNR Directive
2016/10/27 EU Blue Card Directive and national systems for the admission of highly skilled workers
2016/06/30 Observance of fundamental principles laid down in the TEU
2016/04/07 Application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and treaty strengthening
2016/03/14 Commission monitoring of the implementation and enforcement of laws prohibiting the killing of migrating birds
2015/04/29 Tying the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office to the entry into force and implementation of the PIF Directive
2017/09/29 Interpreting European rules for councils for the judiciary in the EU Member States
2016/10/27 Assessing the compatibility of the adopted DRF report with the EU Treaties
2016/09/29 Ban on working in lobbying sector for former Commissioners
2016/05/12 Proposed methods of protecting the rule of law in EU institutions and Member States and their compliance with the Treaties
2016/03/16 VP/HR - Denial of visas on religious grounds in India
2015/10/15 The subsidiarity principle in the interinstitutional agreement
2015/07/20 Human rights and the rule of law in the EU-Kazakhstan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
2015/07/20 Better lawmaking and the subsidiarity principle
2015/01/22 Cultural sector in TTIP
2014/12/02 Violations of the presumption of innocence principle in Member States
2014/10/10 VP/HR - Democratic opposition in Kazakhstan
2017/11/15 The Council and the recommendation to join the Transparency Register
2017/11/15 Regulations concerning the Transparency Register
2017/01/31 Transparency of the Council's work
2016/12/01 EU Council reform and Parliament proposals on the matter
2016/04/22 On enhancing transparency in trilogues between the Commission, the Council and Parliament
2016/04/22 On enhancing transparency in trilogues between the Commission, the Council and Parliament
2017/03/30 Respect for truth and personality rights of former concentration camp inmates
2015/06/30 Procedure for selecting the director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
2015/06/30 Transparency of the procedure to select the Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
2015/04/30 ellaOne II
2015/04/30 Monitoring and assessing Germany's failure to respect minority rights
2015/02/02 'EllaOne' medicine
2017/10/06 PESCO work on the eastern flank of Europe
2017/06/30 Participation of cities in programming EU policies
2016/12/01 Opening up the 'Europe for Citizens' programme to countries outside the EU
2016/12/01 Strengthening Europe's defence capacity
2016/09/29 European Parliament participation in activities connected with the Europe for Citizens programme
2016/06/15 Protection of the facilities and sites of former Nazi concentration and extermination camps (case of Konzentrationslager Mauthausen-Gusen in Austria)
2016/05/31 Discrimination against Christians in refugee camps in Europe
2016/01/21 Protecting Europe against terrorism
2015/03/31 Impact of decarbonisation on Europe's energy security
2017/03/30 EU policy towards Belarus
2017/01/31 New forms of solidarity in immigration policy
2016/06/30 Ensuring equal treatment in matters relating to fair competition
2015/04/29 New asylum and immigration policy guidelines
2015/03/13 Concretisation of the Common Defence Policy
2017/03/02 Need for rapid and detailed justification of decision on truck cartel
2017/01/31 VP/HR - Action to free persecuted people from prison
2016/06/30 Transparency of Commission action as regards the complaint concerning the abuse of a dominant position by the Danish company VELUX
2016/04/27 Abuse of a dominant position and activities of subsidiaries
2016/04/25 Abuse of a dominant position through predatory pricing
2015/09/29 Abuse of a dominant position within the internal market