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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Parti Socialiste
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
International Trade Member inta
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/12/04 VP/HR - The situation of human rights defenders Nestor Nibitanga and Germain Rukuki in Burundi
2017/11/08 EU position as regards the UN process for a binding treaty on business and human rights
2017/05/04 Human trafficking - implementation by the Member States of Directive 2011/36/EU in the light of the case of Romanian women working in the agricultural sector in Italy (Sicily)
2016/09/13 Improving employee information
2016/07/26 Strategy for gender equality and women's rights 2016-2020
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/05/23 Protection of children's rights in Afghanistan
2015/07/02 Addressing albinism from the human rights perspective
2015/06/30 Closing of Save the Children in Pakistan
2015/06/24 Social dumping and single-member private limited liability companies
2015/05/11 Violation of women's rights by companies operating in Latin America
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/10 Mapping of social business in Europe
2015/04/09 Action against Belgium in connection with its anti-social-dumping provisions
2015/03/23 Uber's circumvention of social, labour, road-safety and consumer-rights protection
2015/02/13 VP/HR - Fighting the Taliban in Pakistan and protecting the right of the country's children to an education
2017/11/24 Measures to support Member States with long-term and youth unemployment rates above the Eurozone average
2017/11/20 Application of Annex I and II to Council Decision 2010/788/CFSP
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/04/21 Destruction by the Israeli army of infrastructure financed by the European Union on the West Bank
2015/08/26 Using the ESF to tackle female poverty
2015/07/16 Use of EU funds and the Barcelona targets
2015/04/30 Commission's decision not to propose a statute for European mutual societies
2015/02/24 A European unemployment benefit scheme
2015/02/13 Punishing those who carry out female genital mutilations
2015/02/02 Statute for a European mutual society
2014/12/18 Asylum and female genital mutilation
2017/11/23 Imports of products originating in Crimea
2017/07/14 Restrictions in the availability of emergency contraception in Poland
2017/03/21 Importations of products from Morocco and the Sahara following the CJEU ruling
2017/03/13 VP/HR - The EU's differentiation policy
2015/06/30 Labelling of Israeli cosmetic products
2015/06/24 VP/HR - Labelling guidelines for settlement products
2015/06/02 Employment goals as part of the Europe 2020 strategy
2015/04/17 Minimum income as a tool to achieve the social objectives of the EU 2020 strategy
2015/01/26 Achieving the social targets of the Europe 2020 strategy despite the 2015 Annual Growth Survey
2017/03/13 VP/HR - Consequences of Israel's new law on 'regularisation'
2017/03/03 Funding of the LAW-TRAIN project
2016/09/13 Tackling shareholder-driven redundancies
2016/07/11 Transposition into national law of Directive 2014/67/EU
2015/09/03 Abortion law reform in Spain
2015/06/30 Consequences on competition and employment of TNT's acquisition by FedEx
2015/06/15 Cooperation between the EU and Cameroon
2014/11/26 Timetable for review of the Posting of Workers Directive and areas to be covered
2014/10/30 Indirect discrimination in the calculation of invalidity pensions in Spain
2014/10/09 Budgeting of employment initiatives and preliminary funding by national authorities
2017/03/10 Lesser duty rule in the EU-Vietnam trade agreement
2016/09/19 Impact analysis of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
2016/06/29 Monitoring of road maps for the free trade agreement between the EU and Colombia and Peru
2016/03/21 Follow-up on road maps under the EU free trade agreement with Colombia and Peru
2015/07/02 EU-Vietnam free trade agreement
2014/10/13 CETA Agreement
2017/05/05 Women's access to healthcare, including the medical service of abortion
2016/11/29 Impact assessment prior to the entry into force of CETA
2016/07/01 Granting China market economy status
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/06/02 Pressure to ratify economic partnership agreements
2015/12/02 ExxonMobil's access to confidential TTIP documents
2015/11/18 VP/HR - Women in Afghanistan
2015/06/02 Economic recovery and employment
2015/05/27 Commission action against bogus self-employment
2015/03/03 The ESA 2010 standards: an obstacle to recovery
2015/02/13 Hungary should be condemned for chauvinistic anti-rape campaign
2014/12/03 Women raped in Hungary to blame
2014/10/02 Abortion in Ireland
2014/09/04 VP/HR - kidnapping and imprisonment of women by Islamic State
2017/12/14 VP/HR - Jewish nation-state bill
2017/06/26 VP/HR - Nation-state bill in Israeli Knesset
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2014/10/13 Belgian tools to combat social dumping in the context of the posting of workers
2017/09/19 VP/HR - Vetting system for peacekeeping missions
2017/09/19 VP/HR - Coordination between donors in Burundi
2017/09/19 Humanitarian aid to Burundi
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2016/05/02 VP/HR - EU sanctions against Burundi
2016/02/09 VP/HR - Burundi strategy and third terms
2015/08/28 VP/HR - EU response to the situation in Burundi following the elections
2015/04/28 VP/HR - Situation in Burundi against the background of the upcoming elections
2015/01/23 The worrying situation in the EU stainless steel sector
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2017/09/19 VP/HR - Funding of Burundian contingents in AMISOM
2017/05/17 Health and safety at work - sexual harassment and rape at the workplace
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Israel's separation wall in Palestine: legality of EU funding of security firm Elbit
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Lack of EU reaction to Israel's settlements expansion
2015/12/02 Reducing health inequalities in the EU
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/07/02 The need for rigorous, high-quality research into demand reduction for sexual exploitation
2015/06/30 International trade
2015/03/30 Mail-order bride industry
2015/01/19 The 'One of Us' ('Un de Nous') association received on the premises of the Commission and Parliament
2014/10/13 Protecting the health of hairdressers
2017/11/20 Child labour exploitation by coffee and cocoa corporations
2017/02/08 Future of ACP countries' banana production
2016/09/13 Labour rights in the EU
2016/07/06 Allocation conditions for social security services under Regulation (EC) No 883/2004
2016/05/23 VP/HR — Massacres in North Kivu
2016/04/21 The Commission's plans regarding whistleblowers
2016/02/18 Child and exploitative labour in gold and cobalt mining
2016/02/18 Labour conditions in Bangladesh
2015/05/20 Respect for human and labour rights in countries benefiting from GSP+
2015/04/20 Palestinian child labour on settlement farms in the West Bank