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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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Coalition of the Radical Left
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Petitions Substitute peti

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/09/23 Commission's position on the common wishes of social partners on employment
2015/10/14 EU unemployment fund
2015/04/20 Effect of unemployment on GDP of Greece and its trading partners
2015/04/20 Effect of unemployment on GDP of Greece and its trading partners
2014/10/15 European programmes to combat unemployment
2017/02/28 Implementation of the Cross-border Healthcare Directive
2015/06/19 Safer healthcare in Europe
2015/05/13 Review of Directive on maternity leave
2015/05/13 Review of Directive on maternity leave
2014/12/22 Proposal for a directive on the accessibility of public sector bodies' websites (COM(2012) 721 final)
2018/06/15 Eurostat report on the EDOEAP
2018/03/27 Exclusion of 9.8 million public sector workers from information and consultation rights
2018/03/15 Each year, only 29 000 of the 1.1 million EU migrant workers are able to find employment through EURES
2018/01/25 Fear campaign launched against the Turkish-Cypriot newspaper Afrika
2018/01/17 VP/HR - Leyla Zana dismissed from the Turkish Parliament
2016/11/30 State of the rule of law, democracy and human rights in Hungary
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/02/11 Proposed European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) and Complaints Mechanism in respect of violation of human rights
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/01/07 Impact of Tarakhel v Switzerland on the implementation and possible revision of the Dublin III Regulation
2014/12/22 Need for protection of social rights
2014/10/30 Plans for a radical overhaul of the basic trade union law
2014/10/16 Re-examination of modified public service employment contracts
2014/08/29 Approval of Council Regulation (EU) n° 833/2014 of 31 July 2014
2014/07/16 Restriction of competition affecting the Public Power Corporation (DEH)
2014/07/08 Monitoring compliance by Greece with the decisions of the European Committee of Social Rights
2014/07/03 Report by a UN expert on human rights abuses in Greece as a result of the implementation of austerity measures
2017/02/03 VP/HR - European companies investing in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 Increased EU fishing in Western Sahara under the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement
2017/02/03 EU funding to Moroccan projects in Western Sahara under the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement
2017/02/03 EU fishing in Western Sahara waters under the EU-Morocco Fishing Agreement
2017/02/03 EU health and food safety inspections in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and the decision of the European Court of Justice on EU-Morocco relations
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and EU-Morocco negotiations on a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA)
2015/12/03 Depletion of EU funding for job creation programmes after 2016
2014/08/22 Funding gap in the Greek programme
2018/01/08 Unpaid internships at the Commission
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/01/26 Right to water
2016/02/23 The case of Palestinian Omar Nayef Zayed
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/01/21 Terrifying upsurge in unpaid work in Greece
2015/01/13 Massive infringements of the rights of persons with disabilities in Greece
2014/10/03 Further Commission pressure for the reduction of pensions and deregulation of industrial relations in Greece
2017/05/16 On 'leased' employees of systemic banks
2017/02/28 Labour rights in Japan
2017/01/26 Labour rights in the Republic of Korea
2015/12/09 Negotiations over labour rights with the Troika and good practice
2015/05/26 Violation of labour and trade union rights in the European Patent Organisation (EPO)
2014/12/02 Decision-making in the Troika
2015/11/26 Article 19 UN CRPD - Use of European Structural and Investment Funds
2015/05/12 Use of European Structural and Investment Funds
2016/11/22 Mobility equipment for passengers with disabilities
2016/11/22 Accessibility for air passengers with disabilities
2016/04/07 Imminent benefit cuts for persons with disabilities
2018/06/12 Reinforcement of the delegation of election experts for the elections in Colombia
2018/03/15 Unemployed defrauded by recruitment agencies in EU Member States
2018/02/07 Limiting youth unemployment (Youth Employment Scheme)
2018/02/05 Proposal to introduce a 28-hour working week in Germany
2017/11/24 Measures to support Member States with long-term and youth unemployment rates above the Eurozone average
2016/07/27 Is Turkey a safe third country for refugees in the light of recent developments?
2016/05/31 Ending unilateral preferential trade arrangements between the European Union and Turkey to the detriment of the Member States
2016/04/26 500 refugees missing in the Mediterranean Sea
2015/12/21 Will any measures be taken to prevent collective redundancies by Cola Coca and other multinationals?
2015/02/02 Strike by Birleşik Metal-İş union workers in Turkey
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2014/09/08 Conference of Western Balkan States organised by Germany
2018/06/15 The 'Pan-European Pension Product (PEPP)' and BlackRock
2018/01/26 Fresh refusal by the ECB to give the European Court of Auditors full access to information
2017/11/21 ECB refusal to supply the European Court of Auditors with information regarding the memorandum provisions for Greece
2017/10/03 Extensive natural disasters in Samothraki and overall European strategy
2016/07/15 Referendum to annul joint European decisions
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/03/31 Extension to Rural Development Programme 2007-2013
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia