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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: 2017-01-31

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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Mouvement Réformateur
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Budgets Substitute budg
Human Rights Substitute droi
Development Substitute deve

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/23 Social dumping
2017/02/03 Tackling the disappearance of migrant children in Europe
2016/12/22 Simplification of social security coordination rules
2016/07/21 PNR data risk analysis
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2015/11/19 Cyber security risk in nuclear power plants
2015/07/13 Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)
2015/07/02 Cyber security
2015/03/05 Cyber intrusion
2014/12/05 Regin malware used in cyber attacks on EU institutions and Belgacom
2014/12/05 Regin malware used in cyber attacks on EU institutions and Belgacom
2014/11/04 VP/HR - Cost of non-Europe with regard to the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)
2017/03/08 Combating violence against women
2017/03/08 Combating violence against women
2017/03/08 Combating female genital mutilation
2017/02/28 Fight against female genital mutilation
2017/01/31 VP/HR - Domestic violence in Russia
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/08/04 Domestic burglary
2015/03/25 Justice in response to sexual violence against women
2017/08/30 Process leading to the development of two global compacts on migration and refugees
2017/07/20 Situation of refugees in Turkey
2017/06/23 Employment
2017/06/23 Development and deforestation
2016/12/22 Reception of returned migrants
2016/11/14 Legal vacuum affecting climate refugees
2016/11/04 Official development assistance
2016/09/30 Food packaging
2016/08/23 Presence of terrorist training camps in the Balkans
2015/11/04 Food waste: logo concerning 'best before' and 'use by' dates
2015/09/30 Situation of refugees in camps
2015/06/02 FIFA
2015/05/19 Migrants and refugees
2015/05/12 Migrants and refugees
2014/11/24 Culture as a development tool
2017/02/23 Neonicotinoids
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/10/30 German car group Volkswagen
2015/09/30 Volkswagen - Emission standards for diesel cars
2015/03/05 Operation Triton
2015/02/18 Operation Triton
2015/02/03 Bottling of Scotch whisky
2015/02/02 Bottling of Scotch whisky
2015/01/05 Proposal for a regulation on conflict minerals (COM(2014)0111)
2017/08/30 Slaughter of pregnant cows
2017/08/28 Free movement of information
2017/05/22 Glyphosate
2017/04/21 Protecting UNESCO sites from illegal activities
2017/03/28 EU-China Blue Partnership
2016/12/22 Albinism in Africa
2016/12/07 EU law enforcement information exchange and the replacement of pre-Lisbon instruments
2016/12/07 EU law enforcement information exchange and the replacement of pre-Lisbon instruments
2016/12/01 Refusals to provide information between Member States
2016/11/30 Slaughter of pregnant cows
2016/11/04 Iran - bilateral agreement - economic cooperation
2016/10/31 8th Review Conference of the BTWC and system of confidence-building measures
2016/08/31 Automation of the Data Exchange Process (ADEP) pilot project
2016/08/23 Return decisions and removal measures: to be registered in SIS or Eurodac?
2016/07/20 Exchange of information
2016/06/15 Harmonisation and exchange of information concerning removal measures
2016/05/02 Environmental crimes: cooperation with Interpol
2016/05/02 EU-Canada cooperation to tackle illegal, undeclared and unregistered fishing
2016/03/31 Triangular cooperation between Africa, China and the EU
2016/03/31 Triangular cooperation between Africa, China and the EU
2015/11/05 Post Ebola
2015/04/10 EU strategy to tackle brain drain
2015/03/26 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
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
2014/11/21 'Concertina' barbed wire fences in Ceuta and Melilla
2014/09/12 The outbreak of the Ebola viral disease in Africa
2014/09/03 VP/HR - election observation missions in Africa
2017/09/23 Port taxes in three countries: the Netherlands, Belgium and France
2017/09/07 Taxation of the ports of three States: the Netherlands, Belgium and France
2017/07/18 Voluntary commitments following the United Nations Ocean Conference
2017/05/23 Panama Papers - Madeira - administration by a public/private consortium
2017/05/23 Extension of Madeira's Free Trade Zone status in the light of the Panama Papers
2017/05/22 Panama Papers - the situation of Madeira
2017/04/11 VP/HR - Turkey - discrimination among nationals
2017/03/24 Trafficking in Human Beings
2017/03/13 Taxation of ports
2017/03/01 Right to abortion in developing countries
2017/02/08 Future of ACP countries' banana production
2017/02/07 Future of trade relations between the EU and the United States - the TTIP
2017/02/03 Breaches of current freedom of movement rights of EU citizens residing in the UK and the use of six-month expulsions
2017/02/01 Pesticides
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/05/12 TTIP
2016/03/30 Ritual crimes in sub-Saharan African countries
2016/02/10 Turkey
2016/01/29 EU-Turkey deal on migration
2016/01/27 Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons
2015/12/14 Banana production in ACP countries
2015/08/04 VP/HR - Situation of human rights in Bahrain and case of Nabeel Rajab
2015/08/04 Human tragedy in the Mediterranean
2015/07/13 Interoperability and joint acquisition of military equipment
2015/07/02 Addressing albinism from the human rights perspective
2015/06/19 Tragedy in the Mediterranean
2015/04/08 Garamba National Park and armed groups which fund their activities through ivory trafficking
2015/02/03 EU framework for democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights
2014/12/10 Plenary sessions of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
2014/10/17 Impact of climate change on developing countries
2014/09/16 Explosion of migration to the EU
2017/06/13 Shrinking space for civil society
2017/06/13 Shrinking space for civil society
2017/04/03 Academic freedom in Hungary under threat
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
2017/01/03 Illicit financial flows
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2016/07/12 VP/HR - Australian immigration detention centres on Manus and Nauru islands
2015/06/16 Abolition of the Civil Service Tribunal
2015/04/28 National consultation on immigration and terrorism in Hungary
2015/04/15 French Government bill on intelligence
2015/04/08 Poaching in Garamba National Park
2015/04/08 The costs of the Russian import ban
2015/04/08 VP/HR - The costs of the Russian import ban
2014/12/08 Wildlife crime
2014/10/06 Protection of fingerprints
2014/07/23 Attacks on civil liberties and the rule of law in Hungary
2017/09/20 Developing an 'Introduction to European Institutions' course in primary education for Member States
2017/09/13 Humanitarian crisis in Myanmar
2017/07/19 European recognition of physiotherapist training
2017/06/23 Application of Directive 2005/36/EC (recognition of professional qualifications)
2017/02/23 ENVI - Animal welfare
2017/02/01 EFSA - palm oils
2017/01/31 Establishment of a European Animal Welfare Platform
2016/12/22 Prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species
2016/10/31 EU-UK agreement of February 2016
2016/10/27 Sustainability of phosphorus
2016/09/26 The situation of Roma people within the European Union
2016/09/26 Situation in Hungary: Referendum and respect for European and international law on asylum
2016/07/25 Introduction of an EU public warning system
2016/06/20 Stage reached in implementing the EU action plan against arms trafficking
2016/05/02 After Cotonou
2016/05/02 Economic Partnership Agreements
2015/11/04 Shark finning
2015/10/30 VP/HR - Camp Liberty - Attack of 29 October 2015
2015/08/04 Economic Partnership Agreement between West Africa and the European Union
2015/08/04 Dialogue between the European institutions and religions, Churches and communities of conviction (Article 17 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union)
2015/07/13 European defence industry
2015/07/01 The Addis Ababa Conference and Innovative Financing for Development
2015/06/16 Reform of the General Court of the European Union
2015/04/13 Secularity and interculturality
2015/03/25 Action against corruption in the European Union
2015/02/02 Statute for a European mutual society
2014/12/16 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp
2014/12/16 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp
2014/11/04 Financing the European Endowment for Democracy
2017/09/13 Gender equality: Istanbul Convention
2017/06/29 Bee population
2016/09/30 'Organic wine' label - towards greater transparency
2016/04/22 E-commerce
2016/02/10 Alternative to the crushing of chicks on farms
2015/09/30 E-commerce
2015/04/20 Reduced VAT rates for digital books and newspapers
2015/01/09 e-books
2017/08/31 Posted workers
2017/06/23 Clean Vehicles Directive
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid to Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/09/02 Philippines
2016/08/16 ERASMUS+
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/03/30 Tax competition
2016/03/30 Tax competition
2015/09/30 Tax fraud
2015/06/18 Fourth railway package
2015/05/11 Air quality
2015/05/11 Air quality
2015/01/23 Clean Air Policy Package
2015/01/08 Aid effectiveness
2014/12/03 Legal aid
2014/10/22 Tax position of cross-border workers
2014/08/04 Abuse of dominant position - distribution of watch parts