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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Unión, Progreso y Democracia
Magic Circle
Constitutional Affairs Member afco
Terrorism Member terr
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Substitute tax3
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/24 Establishment of safe routes
2016/08/05 Promotion of technologies for locating missing persons
2016/08/05 The establishment of a European missing persons platform
2016/08/05 Investigation and coordination with regard to missing persons
2016/07/01 European statistics on missing persons in the EU
2016/06/09 Missing persons and Directive 2011/36 /EU
2016/04/18 EASO
2016/02/23 Missing children
2015/12/10 Follow-up Directive Women on Board
2015/05/21 Protocol for locating missing persons in Europe
2015/04/30 Cyber security and the NIS Directive
2015/03/26 Harmonisation of the legislation on self-employed persons
2014/09/24 International coordination of the Ebola epidemic
2017/03/30 Mine in the Yemas highlands
2017/01/25 Safe arrival of refugees
2016/12/22 Carbon black
2016/10/31 'No Lost Generation' programme - Education for refugees
2016/09/02 EU-Turkey agreement on war refugees
2016/06/16 On threats to suspend the EU-Turkey Agreement
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/03/09 EU-Turkey agreement on war refugees
2016/01/20 Humanitarian needs of refugees in Europe
2015/06/10 The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)
2015/05/29 Implementation of Article 12 of Directive 2004/83/EC, and Article 1F of the Convention on Refugees, by the Dutch government
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2014/10/07 Spanish plan for dealing with cross-border health threats such as Ebola
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/06/14 Illegal financing of the People's Party in Madrid
2017/05/11 Labelling of trans fatty acids (TFAs)
2017/05/11 European Voluntary Service
2016/12/15 Promoting trans-European tourist routes via cooperation between regions
2016/10/19 Schooling for Syrian children
2016/09/22 European Court of Justice ruling on labour contract models
2016/05/04 Latest information on TTIP
2016/05/02 Signals to give investors in renewable energy confidence
2016/02/24 Crisis in the steel industry
2016/02/24 Survival of the European steel industry and Sestao ACB
2015/09/18 Pajares mountain pass
2015/09/10 Crisis in the EU farming sector
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/06/10 Mixed nature of the TTIP
2015/05/29 Slave labour and corruption connected with the 2022 Football World Cup in Qatar
2015/05/27 Neurotoxic effects of cadmium exposure on children in Huelva
2015/05/11 Melilla CETI
2015/04/30 Legalisation of summary repatriation
2015/04/21 The creation of a European army
2015/03/26 European disability card
2015/03/26 Draft European Accessibility Act
2015/02/27 Expropriation threat by Venezuela and defence of European investors
2015/02/27 Accessibility of declassified documents relating to the TTIP negotiations
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Political prisoners and polarisation in Venezuela
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2015/01/30 Recurrent fraud involving European funds
2015/01/30 Protected birds poisoned in Toledo
2015/01/30 VP/HR - Homophobia outside the EU
2015/01/30 OECD fiscal information
2015/01/30 Residency rights for European citizens
2015/01/30 VP/HR - Communication with Arab communities
2015/01/12 VP/HR - The case of Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed in Mauritania
2015/01/08 Xenophobic and racist demonstrations in Germany
2014/11/26 Poverty in southern European countries
2014/11/25 European aid for children
2014/11/21 'Concertina' barbed wire fences in Ceuta and Melilla
2014/11/18 Presence of Frontex in Ceuta and Melilla
2014/11/12 Accessibility of websites for disabled people
2014/10/20 Violent incidents at the Melilla border
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Case of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia
2014/09/29 Accessibility of websites for the visually impaired
2017/04/03 Academic freedom in Hungary under threat
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
2015/10/13 Language discrimination in Catalonia
2015/09/18 Immigration into countries with island areas
2015/07/02 Free movement and Roma
2015/04/30 Integration of the Roma
2015/04/30 Common immigration policy and countries of origin
2015/04/30 Immigration and the multiannual financial framework
2015/03/26 Deregulation of the university system
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2014/12/03 Premises for immigration to the United Kingdom
2014/12/03 Freedom of movement of workers in the United Kingdom
2014/12/03 Discrimination against European workers in the United Kingdom
2014/11/12 Protection of international aid workers
2014/11/12 Protection of aid workers during global health crises
2018/03/20 Citizenship programmes in Malta
2018/03/14 2018 Country Report on Malta
2017/09/28 Data protection in Catalonia
2017/09/12 Inequality regarding survivors' pensions
2016/05/04 Report entitled 'End poverty in Europe'
2015/09/30 Agricultural sector in Europe
2015/04/30 Further question on child poverty (E-008731/2014, E-009686/2014 and E-009654/2014)
2015/04/20 VP/HR - Non-response by the Vatican to the nomination of the openly gay French ambassador
2015/04/20 Jaén Museum of Iberian Art
2015/02/27 Control of EU funding for countries suspected of collaborating with terrorist organisations
2015/02/27 Protection of forests in the EU
2015/01/30 Protection of consumers' personal data
2015/01/30 VP/HR - Elections in Nigeria
2015/01/14 VP/HR - Distressing situation of Nigerian girls victimised by Boko Haram terror tactics
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2014/12/16 Protection of the poor in Europe
2014/12/01 Protection of the Iberian lynx
2014/11/18 Operation Triton
2014/11/04 Child poverty
2017/09/28 New facts justifying the exclusion of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) from the EU Transparency Register
2016/11/10 Resolution by the regional Parliament of Cataluña (Spain) violating the principle of fair cooperation between EU Member States and the single market
2016/06/02 Acuamed scandal and possible involvement of Mr Arías Cañete
2016/01/27 Investigation into the company Acuamed
2015/10/23 Investigation into the Greenroad research project in Cantabria
2015/10/02 Volkswagen emissions scandal
2015/09/17 VP/HR - International investigation into missing students in Mexico
2015/05/29 Lack of data in the EU Justice Scoreboard for 2015 drawn up by the Commission
2015/02/06 Lack of transparency and dissolution of the troika
2015/02/06 Lack of transparency and dissolution of the troika
2015/02/06 Violence in Calais
2015/01/30 Intervention by the OLAF in Cantabria
2014/11/25 Impact of the 'Luxleaks' scandal
2014/11/20 Investigation into concealment of deficit in Valencia
2014/11/12 Investigation into the 'Lux Leaks' scandal
2014/11/12 Impact of the 'Lux Leaks' scandal on the Member States
2014/11/12 VP/HR - Investigation into EULEX
2016/04/18 Moria refugee centre on Lesbos
2016/03/16 Irregularities surrounding Burgos hospital
2016/02/04 Irregularities at the inert waste processing centre in Ávila
2015/02/27 Irregularities in connection with the inert waste processing centre in Ávila
2014/12/16 Rescue operations
2014/11/18 Fire at the Campofrío factory in Burgos
2018/02/28 Manipulations in the drawing up of the list of tax havens
2017/03/06 Hate speech on ETB (Basque public television channel)
2016/11/16 Criteria for drawing up a European list of tax havens
2015/06/18 Tax ruling investigations
2015/04/30 Table of fraud in the use of funds, by country
2015/04/20 Fraud at AIDICO involving public funds
2015/01/08 Integrated European plan to combat tax fraud, evasion and tax avoidance
2014/12/19 Removal of Hamas from the list of terrorist organisations
2014/12/05 Tax evasion, tax fraud and tax havens
2014/11/12 Plan to combat stigmatisation resulting from public alarm provoked by Ebola
2014/11/06 Use of ERDF funds in Murcia
2014/11/04 Prejudice and stigmatisation of immigrants
2014/10/08 Plan for communal action against Ebola
2017/09/12 Consumer rights
2017/04/18 Prevention of radicalisation - Erasmus+ Virtual Exchanges
2017/02/09 Catalan separatist process and the systematic violation of Spanish laws
2016/05/17 Human rights in Turkey
2016/05/03 Asylum system
2016/01/20 Early prevention maps
2015/10/13 Breaches of children's fundamental rights in Catalonia
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/05/27 Violation of Catalans' language rights on the internet
2015/05/27 VP/HR - Violation of the right to information in Africa
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2015/04/09 Compliance of an Italian circular on 'Islamic terrorism' with EU law and fundamental rights
2015/02/27 Asylum seekers
2015/02/27 Bitcoin
2014/12/16 VP/HR - Human rights for policewomen in Indonesia
2014/11/04 Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case Sharifi and others v Italy and Greece
2014/10/30 Prevention of natural and human disasters
2014/08/26 VP/HR - Protection of religious minorities in Iraq
2014/07/31 VP/HR - Human rights and female circumcision in Iraq
2014/07/31 Human rights and female circumcision in Iraq
2018/03/13 The pay gap
2018/01/31 The rule of law in Malta
2017/10/16 Fires in Portugal, Galicia and Asturias
2017/10/05 Bullying of children in Catalonia
2017/09/12 Spain's lack of compliance with the refugee quota
2017/09/12 Code of conduct for NGOs in the Mediterranean
2017/04/06 Timetable and fulfilment of objectives set for the Mediterranean rail corridor in Spain
2017/03/30 Toxic oil syndrome
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2017/02/02 Free tours: compliance with legislation
2017/01/31 State aid in Gibraltar
2017/01/11 Humanitarian aid for refugees on account of the cold weather
2016/12/22 Palma de Mallorca airport
2016/11/16 Commission unit combating financial crime
2016/10/14 Humanitarian corridor for Aleppo
2016/09/30 Penalties for Spain's failure to comply with deficit rules
2016/07/05 Conditions in Greek refugee camps
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/06/16 Attacks against the LGBTI community on social media
2016/04/08 Spain's failure to transpose the mortgage Directive
2016/04/08 Panama papers
2015/12/11 Political pluralism in the media
2015/11/05 Resolution adopted by the Catalonian Parliament
2015/10/23 Floods in the Tindouf refugee camps
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/06/01 Humanitarian aid shortage in the Tindouf Camps
2015/05/27 Problems in Spain according to the social investment report
2015/05/27 Spain's transposition of and compliance with Directive 2004/49/EC on safety on the Community's railways
2015/05/27 Mandatory compliance with socially responsible public procurement rules
2015/05/11 State aid to Athletic Clubs incompatible with Article 108(2) TFEU
2015/04/30 Disappearance of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/30 Humanitarian visas
2015/03/06 Gender gap in wages
2015/03/04 Standards in respect of the quota of olive oil exempted from customs duties
2015/03/04 Flooding along the Ebro and implementation of directives
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/02/06 Gender equality in political decision making
2015/02/06 Funds to combat depopulation in Spain
2015/02/05 Registration on CERA
2015/01/30 Full Schengen membership
2015/01/15 Coca-Cola redundancy procedure in Spain
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2015/01/07 Construction work on the Rock of Gibraltar
2014/11/26 Training courses in Asturias
2014/11/26 Motorway of the sea
2014/07/29 Concealing the public deficit in the Valencian Community