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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!

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Development Member deve
International Trade Substitute inta

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2017/11/20 Child labour exploitation by coffee and cocoa corporations
2017/09/25 Failure to comply with the agreement on the reception of persons in search of refuge
2017/06/08 VP/HR - International support by the EU for the peace agreements between the Government and FARC-EP (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army) in Colombia
2017/04/04 FLEGT Action Plan and tackling corruption
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and EU-Morocco negotiations on a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA)
2017/01/18 EU-Republic of Korea free trade agreement and labour rights violations
2016/12/14 Children and evictions
2016/04/29 Reservation No 1 on Annex I to the EU offer for the TTIP negotiations, a resurrection of the GATT's 'grandfather clause'
2016/03/08 VP/HR - EU appeal against the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on the EU-Morocco trade agreement
2016/02/29 Ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
2015/12/16 GSP + beneficiary countries: consultation with civil society
2015/06/11 VP/HR - Killing of trade unionists in Colombia
2015/06/11 The role of the European Parliament in the negotiation of trade treaties
2015/06/11 The role of SMEs in EU trade policies
2015/06/11 Involvement of interest groups in free trade and association agreement negotiations
2015/06/11 Job insecurity
2015/06/05 VP/HR - Persistent use of enforced disappearance in Colombia
2015/05/26 Violation of labour and trade union rights in the European Patent Organisation (EPO)
2015/05/21 EU action plan on illegal wildlife trade
2015/05/21 The trade agreement with Colombia and the human rights situation
2015/03/11 Imported products manufactured using child labour to be labelled accordingly
2015/03/11 Human rights and EU-Colombia Trade Agreement
2015/03/11 Human rights and the EU-Colombia trade agreement
2015/01/30 Access to drugs in developing countries and the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership)
2015/01/30 ISDS clauses
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2014/09/30 Free trade agreement with Colombia and human rights
2017/10/12 Spanish State aid for fossil fuels
2017/06/08 Follow-up to the EU flagship initiative on the garment sector
2016/05/31 VP/HR - UNRWA resources
2016/04/06 Information on the Panamanian company Mossack Fonseca
2015/06/11 Conflicts of interest in the allocation of aid to pseudo-military research
2015/05/21 Sale of state-subsidised homes in Madrid to a 'vulture fund'
2015/05/06 Spanish State aid to the banking sector
2015/04/21 Subsidies for cattle reared for bull-fighting
2015/03/31 EU aid to the Saharawi refugee population
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/03/11 Aid Effectiveness Agenda
2014/12/16 Return of state aid (N 63/10) provided by the Government of the Region of Murcia
2014/12/16 State Aid EU N 63/10 for 200 million euros in the Region of Murcia
2014/11/26 Compatibility with EU guidelines on State aid for regional airports
2014/11/26 Compatibility with EU guidelines on State aid for regional airports
2014/11/26 Compatibility with EU guidelines on State aid for regional airports
2014/11/26 Compatibility of the Murcia airport concessionaire company's business plan with EU guidelines on State aid for regional airports
2014/11/26 Compatibility with EU guidelines on State aid for regional airports
2018/03/22 Detention of the Proactiva Open Arms boat by Italy for promoting irregular migration
2018/02/28 follow-up to the European Parliament Resolution of 16 February 2017
2017/11/09 Commercial hunting and sustainability of the ecosystem in the Monfragüe National Park
2017/11/06 PGIs: European Union - Mercosur
2017/04/05 Fate of the Pérez Galdós Secondary School
2017/01/19 Fate of the budget funds earmarked for aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey and emergency assistance in the Union
2016/12/08 Transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity
2016/10/13 Data collection on the ethnic origin of students: European Social Fund
2016/07/12 Elimination of protected housing grants
2016/04/05 Panama Papers - establishment of an international tax agency
2016/03/17 VP/HR - Position of the European Union on Haiti's interim government
2016/01/27 Report by Amnesty International and Afterwatch on child labour
2016/01/11 Parliament Report on Policy Coherence for Development (2013/2058(INI))
2015/12/16 TTIP and Sustainable Development Goals
2015/09/30 Reinstating border controls
2015/09/02 Amendment of Article 101 of the Rwandan Constitution (presidential re-election)
2015/07/03 Violation of EU Code of Conduct on arms exports
2015/06/16 Overfishing and big-ship fleet expansion
2015/06/11 European financing of military groups
2015/06/11 Coordination of industrial and commercial policy in the European Union
2015/05/21 Measures to improve controls on wildlife being illegally traded in the European Union via Spainʼs borders
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/04/30 Tax avoidance by big firms
2015/04/21 Policy Coherence for Development and the EU's migration policy
2015/04/21 Coherence of development policies and investment agreements
2015/04/21 VP/HR - Extension of the mandate of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG)
2015/04/08 International arrest warrants against asylum seekers and refugees
2015/03/11 TTIP and international cooperation and development policy
2015/02/04 Election results and policy changes
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2015/01/30 Access to drugs and the TTIP
2015/01/30 Right of asylum because of violence on grounds of gender identity and sexual violence
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2014/11/07 Tax havens in the European Union: Luxembourg
2014/10/28 Role of the private sector in international cooperation and development policies
2014/09/30 Development Cooperation Instrument: health and education
2014/09/30 Policy coherence for development
2014/09/30 Sustainable development goals beyond 2015 and gender
2016/05/02 Anti-money laundering and the future EU-Mexico Global Agreement
2015/06/11 Coordination between the EU and Member States
2015/03/11 VP/HR - United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances: conclusive report on Mexico
2015/01/30 Mexico - Case of Damián Gallardo Martínez
2015/01/30 VP/HR - Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with Kyrgyzstan - Draft law on LGTBI propaganda
2014/12/18 EU-Mexico Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement
2014/12/18 EU-Mexico Global Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement
2014/10/28 EU-Mexico Global Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement
2015/05/20 Self-consumption
2015/01/30 Ebola
2014/10/28 Ebola virus
2014/10/28 Ebola virus
2014/10/28 Ebola virus
2016/09/30 Resolution 2048 of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly adopted on 22 April 2015
2015/07/08 Quality of life and austerity in Europe
2015/06/02 Addressing energy poverty in Europe
2015/06/01 Demographic changes in Europe
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Pregnant ten-year-old girl denied abortion in Paraguay
2015/05/20 Energy inefficiency
2015/05/12 Lobbying in Europe
2015/05/08 Energy inefficiency
2014/11/12 LIFE Iberlince project
2018/03/14 Human rights situation in Rwanda
2017/12/04 Labour rights situation in Pakistan and review of GSP+
2017/11/06 Human rights and environmental sustainability - ACS / Cobra project on the river Cahabón (Guatemala)
2017/05/03 Radioactive contamination in Palomares
2017/01/12 Concern over the cold snap and the long-term situation of migrants
2016/10/20 VP/HR - Assassination of human rights' defenders in Honduras
2016/09/27 VP/HR - Human rights in Mexico on the second anniversary of Ayotzinapa
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2015/12/16 Binding treaty to ensure that transnational corporations uphold human rights
2015/10/30 VP/HR - Human rights in Mexico and updating the Global Agreement
2015/09/30 Fence along the Hungary-Serbia border
2015/09/30 Infringement of human rights by the new Hungarian migration law
2015/09/28 Human rights violations in border camps in Hungary
2015/07/03 War crimes and human rights violations during Operation Protective Edge (2014)
2015/07/03 Human rights violations in Nigeria
2015/06/11 VP/HR - Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
2015/05/21 VP/HR - Human rights situation in Western Sahara
2015/05/07 Situation with regard to human rights defenders in Honduras
2015/05/07 Human rights situation in Honduras
2015/04/21 Troika obligations and the respect for fundamental rights
2015/04/09 Compliance of an Italian circular on 'Islamic terrorism' with EU law and fundamental rights
2015/04/09 Follow-up to urgency resolution on human rights in Uzbekistan
2015/03/31 VP/HR - Human Rights in Guatemala
2015/03/31 VP/HR - Human rights violations in Azerbaijan
2015/03/11 Struggle of human rights defenders in Guatemala
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2015/02/04 Privatisation of AENA
2014/12/22 Need for protection of social rights
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2014/09/30 Investment policy and respect for human rights
2017/02/03 Military presence of Morocco in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 International status of Western Sahara under international and EU law
2017/02/03 Legality of EU fishing in Western Sahara under the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement
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
2016/09/05 EU relations with Brazil following the ousting of Dilma Rousseff
2016/06/29 Duck minimum weight
2015/11/12 Humanitarian aid for Western Sahara
2015/11/06 VP/HR - Election observation mission to Morocco, September 2015
2015/11/06 VP/HR - EU-Morocco relations and the Western Sahara issue
2015/11/06 VP/HR - Spain as de jure administering power of the territory of Western Sahara
2015/11/06 VP/HR - Possible Special Representative for the Western Sahara
2015/07/09 TISA
2015/07/09 China''s market economy status (MES)
2015/06/16 Humanitarian emergency in Beni
2015/06/11 VP/HR - Detention of Femen activists in Morocco
2015/04/22 Germany's account surplus
2015/03/11 VP/HR - Western Sahara and human rights
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2018/06/07 Waste incineration and clean air in Andalusia
2018/05/15 Sentences handed down in the 'Wolf Pack' case
2018/05/08 Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Member States: the 'La Manada' case
2018/04/30 Lack of environmental impact statement (EIS) for the high voltage overhead lines for the AVE high-speed rail track into Murcia
2018/04/27 Toxic spillage in Huelva (Spain)
2018/04/18 Diverting the flow of River Mijares, Teruel (Spain)
2018/04/12 Air pollution and health risks of chemical emissions in Alcantarilla, Murcia
2018/03/14 Depakine and other medicines containing valproate
2018/03/12 Crackdown against protests by local residents in the Platform for an Underground Railway, Murcia
2018/03/05 Bottlenecks in the Mediterranean Corridor through Murcia
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2018/02/01 COHOM's decision-making process
2017/11/24 Non-compliance with Directive 2011/36/UE on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims
2017/11/23 Construction of an underground tunnel for the last stretch of the high-speed railway line (AVE) to Murcia
2017/11/14 Medicinal products used in hormone treatment for transgender persons
2017/11/10 Increase in pollution in Asturias after the fires
2017/11/07 Follow-up to the written question on the abandonment of urban decontamination work in El Hondón (Cartagena)
2017/10/16 Corta Pastora opencast coal mine in La Pola de Gordón (Léon)
2017/10/04 Connecting the Mediterranean Corridor with Cartagena and its harbour
2017/10/03 Asbetos removal plans
2017/10/03 Safe removal of asbestos in Spain and compensation for workers exposed to it
2017/09/25 High-speed train infrastructure and territorial segregation of Murcia - role of ERDF funds under the OP-Murcia 2014-2020
2017/09/25 Construction of an underground section for the high-speed rail line in Murcia - ERDF funds under the OP-Murcia 2014-2020
2017/09/01 Toxic mining footprint in the Sierra de Cartagena
2017/09/01 Motorised traffic and the effects of harmful emissions on public health in Valencia
2017/07/11 Right of visually impaired persons to have access to culture
2017/05/03 Access to affordable and effective cancer treatments
2017/03/28 Acuamed, water collection project in Algeciras - allocation of funds
2017/03/24 Treatment of municipal sewage
2017/03/16 Disciplinary proceedings against Spain over illegal landfill sites
2017/02/02 EU's position on the UN High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines at WIPO
2017/01/10 Irregularities in monitoring vocational training funding in the Murcia region (Spain)
2016/12/14 Textile industry workers
2016/11/14 VP/HR - Arbitrary detentions in Argentina: the case of Milagro Sala
2016/11/11 Lack of independence and pluralism at Radio Televisión Española (RTVE)
2016/08/09 Breach of EU directives in the Mar Menor and its surroundings
2016/07/14 Breach of the Water Framework Directive
2016/07/14 Monitoring the use of EU funding earmarked for an ITI project in the Mar Menor
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/03/04 Danger of severe water scarcity
2016/02/04 Emergency funding - Sahrawi refugee camps
2016/01/27 The Acuamed case and Commissioner Cañete
2016/01/11 EU Trust Funds implementation and new counterterrorism legislation
2016/01/11 EU Trust Funds to mitigate migration crisis
2015/12/16 Case of Khalida Jarrar, sentenced by an Israeli military tribunal to 15 months' imprisonment
2015/12/10 Train crash in Santiago de Compostela (July 2013)
2015/11/06 40 years since the 'Green March'
2015/09/15 Use of EAGGF funds for irrigation in Argos de Calasparra
2015/09/07 Humanitarian crisis, mass influx of displaced persons, implementation of Directive 2001/55/EC
2015/09/02 Follow-up of the Victoire Ingabie case since the adoption of Resolution 2013/2641(RSP)
2015/07/13 Public education in Spain
2015/06/16 Indian pharmaceutical industry
2015/06/11 Case of diphtheria in Spain
2015/05/21 EU funding of Israeli military and security companies in the Horizon 2020 framework
2015/05/21 Compliance with Regulation (EC) No 338/97 and Directive 1999/22/EC of 29 March 1999
2015/05/21 Compliance with Regulation (EC) No 338/97
2015/05/21 Illegal trafficking of species and seizures in Spain
2015/04/29 Total ban on allowing consumer products containing DDT into the EU and removal of maximum residue levels for banned substances
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/04/21 Engagement in the United Nations process towards the establishment of a multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring
2015/04/21 Transparency and control of EU funds for nature protection in Spain
2015/04/21 Protection of the brown bear
2015/04/21 Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 - Trafficking of endangered species within the EU
2015/04/21 Shelters for endangered species under Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97
2015/04/10 Animals as sentient beings
2015/03/31 Slaughter of dogs in Romania
2015/03/11 Lack of funds for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency
2015/02/27 Air pollution in Madrid
2015/01/30 Animal mistreatment - 'Releasing of ducks' in local festivities in Sagunto
2015/01/07 Impact of Tarakhel v Switzerland on the implementation and possible revision of the Dublin III Regulation
2015/01/05 Proposal for a regulation on conflict minerals (COM(2014)0111)
2014/12/18 Possible infringement of Directive 97/11/EC in the Menorca Me-1 Maó-Alaior road improvement scheme
2014/12/18 Possible infringement of Directive 2009/147/EC in the Menorca Me-1 Maó-Alaior road improvement scheme
2014/11/26 Directive on equal treatment and access to justice
2014/11/14 Abandonment of work to decontaminate the urban site of El Hondón (Cartagena)
2018/01/31 Tests on animals and humans in the automotive sector
2017/10/16 Recent wildfires in Galicia and Asturias
2017/03/06 Unloading of bulk solids in the port of Alicante
2017/01/31 Attacks on LGBTI people
2016/11/17 Standards for reviewing the situation of people living in the vicinity of refineries
2016/11/17 The Petronor (Repsol) refinery, Biscay
2016/05/09 VP/HR - Most recent attacks against civilians in Syria
2016/03/16 Welfare of dairy cows
2016/02/11 Violence against women
2015/10/14 Delay in the Commission's opinion on the Spanish budget
2015/09/28 Infringement of the right to asylum by the Spanish Law on Public Security
2015/06/11 Expulsion of a Spanish aid worker from Morocco for defending the GLTB community
2015/05/08 Self-supply
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/12/18 VP/HR - Indigenous community harassed for activism
2014/11/10 High-speed railway serving Levante, Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, the Autonomous Community of Valencia and the Region of Murcia