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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!

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/23 Wind park projects in the administrative district of Ordes
2018/05/18 Uncontrolled discharges in Grixoa (Galicia)
2018/05/18 Infringements of environmental law in an aggregate quarry in Galicia
2018/05/07 Forest certification in Galicia
2018/02/08 DG MARE evaluation of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement
2018/01/11 A new forest strategy - mine clearance in European forests
2017/11/30 Visits to prisoners in A Lama (Galicia)
2017/08/09 Galicia National Park Atlantic Islands
2017/06/28 Management of fire prevention in Galicia
2017/05/23 Fire service personnel in Galicia employed in precarious conditions
2017/04/05 Impact on fishing of hydrocarbon exploration in the Porcupine Bank
2017/03/30 New quartz mine in Galicia
2017/03/17 Failure to draw up a cross-border environmental impact assessment for the mining concession in Gudinha, Galicia
2017/03/08 Information on the San Finx mines
2017/03/06 Distress alerts for accidents at sea
2017/01/12 Commission's position on the Lousame landfill site
2017/01/03 Paraguayan teenager deported from Galicia
2016/12/09 Water pollution at the San Finx mine
2016/11/30 New information on the failure to carry out an environmental impact assessment for the San Finx mining project
2016/11/09 VP/HR - Repressive operation at the Florestan Fernandes National School
2016/10/17 Environmental impact assessment for the landfill in Lousame (Galicia)
2016/10/07 Construction of an industrial waste landfill in Lousame (Galicia)
2016/09/19 Impact of fisheries partnership agreements on employment
2016/08/31 Financing speculative mining in Galicia
2016/08/31 Fires in Galicia and European recommendations
2016/05/30 Lack of environmental impact study for San Finx mine, Lousame, Galicia
2016/05/30 Mining waste at San Finx mines, Lousame, Galicia
2016/02/29 New mining project in Galicia
2015/09/24 Deep-sea mining resources
2015/06/25 Follow-up to E-003229/2015
2015/05/21 Privatisation of Firefighting and Rescue Services in Galicia
2015/03/20 Serious social, environmental and scenic impact of construction of new motorway in the Serra da Fracha
2015/02/27 Protected designations of origin in the EU-Morocco Agreement
2015/02/04 Privatisation of AENA
2015/01/26 Impact of fishing quotas in Galicia
2015/01/19 Limited access to medicines for hepatitis sufferers
2014/11/27 CETA agreement and protection of geographical indications
2014/11/26 Mistreatment of horses in Galicia
2014/10/23 Ineffectiveness of the Youth Guarantee
2014/10/09 CETA agreement and Edgewater in Galicia
2014/10/09 Affordability of medicines in Galicia
2014/10/08 Agricultural concessions made within the framework of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
2014/09/30 Use of cyanide in mining
2014/09/30 Fumigation in Galicia
2014/09/17 TTIP's impact on agriculture
2018/03/22 Galician prisoners subject to dispersal policy
2018/01/24 Constant torture and ill-treatment in Teixeiro prison
2018/01/18 Protection of the 'xeito'
2017/12/22 Tax treatment of basic and single farm payment entitlements
2017/12/18 Tax on farmers starting up
2017/09/06 Mouriños wind farm
2017/08/31 Pena Forcada-Catasol II wind farm in the municipality of Laxe (A Coruña)
2017/06/21 Serious problems affecting Galician emergency services
2017/06/07 Violation of emergency workers' right to collective action
2017/04/19 Macro-exploitation by the milk industry in Soria
2016/10/19 Precarious situation of young workers in Europe
2016/07/22 Announcement of a new Milk Package
2016/06/07 Galician prisoner being held in isolation
2016/05/30 Torture and ill-treatment at Teixeiro prison
2016/05/03 Discrimination in access to breast cancer treatment in the Vigo area
2016/04/29 Scrapping and quotas - MarViva
2016/04/26 Complaints about linguistic discrimination in the EU
2016/03/23 Public-private partnerships in the Galician health-care sector
2016/02/01 Leche Celta to stop collecting milk from 50 farms
2016/01/28 Placing small-scale incidental fishing outside the TACs
2015/12/16 Distribution of fishing quotas among Galician seiners
2015/10/30 Edgewater's moves against the Galician people
2015/06/11 Ill-treatment of a Galician prisoner
2015/05/08 Serious situation in the Galician milk sector
2015/05/07 Galician milk sector on the edge
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2014/12/18 Critical situations for Galician emigrants
2014/11/27 Mobilisation of funds in an employment package
2014/10/16 Ban on fishing using traditional, non-industrial driftnets
2014/10/03 Recognition of incapacity assessments issued to Galician emigrants
2014/10/03 Discrimination against retirees entitled to incapacity pensions
2014/07/24 End of milk quotas and instability in the dairy sector
2014/07/24 Lack of social protection for Galician workers on Norwegian vessels before 1994
2014/07/24 End of ban on civil shipbuilding at Navantia shipyards
2018/04/19 Scientific opinion confirming that certain species of eucalyptus are invasive alien species
2017/11/17 Violence employed by the Spanish police in Catalonia
2017/04/12 Inclusion of eucalyptus species as an invasive alien species
2017/04/05 Recognition of artistic studies degrees
2017/03/29 Language discrimination case: sanction for speaking in Catalan with Spanish policemen at Barcelona airport
2017/03/06 Adjustment of compulsory landing requirements
2017/01/17 Closure of the Ponte Caldelas Women's Information Centre
2016/09/30 Good practices and monitoring of detention conditions in the Member States
2016/06/02 Unequal working conditions of fishermen and fisherwomen in Member States
2016/05/30 Eucalyptus trees at archaeological heritage sites
2016/04/22 Commission queries to Member States
2016/01/28 Spanish mackerel quota breakdown
2016/01/13 Kurdish women murdered by Turkish police
2015/11/16 Testimony of child witnesses in the Spanish state
2015/07/21 Labour precariousness affecting Spanish postal workers
2015/07/21 Deterioration of rural postal service
2015/05/07 Planting of eucalyptus in the Serra do Careón
2015/04/22 EFSA studies on marine biotoxins
2015/04/22 EFSA studies on marine biotoxins
2015/04/22 EFSA, ARfDs, and shellfish consumption
2015/03/31 Action to prevent contamination with transgenics
2015/03/03 Attack on non-profit-making news aggregators
2015/03/03 Active inclusion policies
2014/11/27 Making progress in combating chauvinist violence
2014/09/17 VP/HR - Manoeuvres in Ukraine
2014/07/25 Cross-border care for Spanish women seeking abortions in EU Member States
2018/02/08 EU-authorised establishments based in Western Sahara
2017/07/26 Cadmium content in phosphate from the occupied territories of Western Sahara
2017/03/08 High-risk financial products
2017/01/24 Compliance with the CJEU judgment in case C-104/16 with reference to importing fishery products from Western Sahara
2016/11/04 CPMR and the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/05/05 Cancellation of debt for countries affected by Ebola
2015/05/05 Cancellation of debt for countries affected by Ebola
2015/03/20 Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
2015/02/12 Unpaid wages at Cleanet
2014/12/05 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2014/11/13 Labelling of fishery and aquaculture products under the new Regulation
2014/10/23 The roots of Ebola
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2018/02/07 Misuse of the European Arrest Warrant by Spain
2017/10/11 Spain: threat to arrest 712 democratically elected Catalan mayors
2017/09/14 Police action against the Catalan referendum
2017/04/19 Guatemalan potato moth
2016/11/03 Involvement of minors in hunting
2016/06/07 Dispersal of prisoners in Spain
2016/06/07 Spain's 'FIES' prisoner-monitoring system
2015/11/30 Rules on education for hospital patients and out-patients
2015/09/24 Ocean governance and energy
2015/06/02 Addressing energy poverty in Europe
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Pregnant ten-year-old girl denied abortion in Paraguay
2015/05/19 Refusal of extradition requests
2015/04/22 Germany's account surplus
2015/03/31 Abolition of the right to abortion for minors in Spain
2015/02/27 Increasingly precarious nature of the university system in Spain
2015/02/24 Increasingly precarious nature of the university system in Spain
2015/02/23 Services at Lucas Augusti university hospital (HULA)
2014/10/15 Threat posed by the Asian hornet
2014/10/09 Infringement of fundamental rights by Spain
2014/09/23 Continuing evictions in Spain
2016/07/14 Negotiations on the agricultural chapter of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement
2015/12/10 Follow-up to question E-010743/2015: SMEs and ambulance services
2015/10/30 Genetically modified feed imports
2015/07/02 Discrimination against small and medium-sized enterprises in procurement procedures for ambulance services
2015/06/25 Deregulation of the financial industry via the TiSA
2015/06/25 Deregulation and liberalisation under the TiSA
2015/06/25 Legitimacy of TiSA negotiations
2015/06/25 Deregulation of services in the TiSA
2018/05/04 Declaration of Ribeira Sacra as a heritage site of cultural interest (BIC)
2017/11/17 Gleaning in Extremadura
2017/08/31 Possible asphalt plant in Xinzo de Limia
2017/08/31 Repeated malfunctions in the Almaraz nuclear power plant (Extremadura)
2017/07/19 Wastewater treatment plant on Ons Island
2017/04/24 Discharges from the wastewater treatment plant at A Estrada
2016/12/21 Malfunctioning wastewater plant in Ribeira
2016/09/30 Follow-up on question E-005841/16 on the Reganosa plant
2016/08/31 New crematoria planned in Pontevedra
2016/07/14 Updates on the new concession for Reganosa
2016/06/02 Fresh authorisation for the Reganosa plant without environmental approval
2015/09/24 Expansion of the Reganosa plant in Ferrolterra
2015/06/02 Problematic sewage-treatment plant in the district of Coruxo (Vigo)
2015/05/07 Amendment of the Criminal Procedure Act
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2015/01/19 Integrated environmental authorisation for 'Forestal del Atlántico'
2014/11/27 Useless structural reforms and phantom investments
2018/05/15 Sentences handed down in the 'Wolf Pack' case
2018/02/27 Lindane deposits in Torneiros
2018/02/07 Reduction in US funding for UNRWA
2017/10/04 Professor G. N. Saibaba's life sentence
2017/08/16 Glorifying Francoism, and the Pazo de Meirás
2017/08/09 State of the Monforte de Lemos medieval stone bridge
2017/08/02 European funding for the Pazo de Sober
2017/04/12 WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires
2017/03/08 Outage of high-voltage lines in A Mariña
2017/01/03 Pollution in the Ria de Noia
2016/11/15 Register of vessels and reduction coefficients
2016/08/31 New agricultural pests due to climate change
2016/08/31 Conversion of Ribadeo's Illa Plancha lighthouse into a hotel
2016/02/29 Imprisonment of G.N. Saibaba and the trial against Arundhati Roy
2016/02/25 Implications of the expansion of the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo
2016/02/04 Emergency funding - Sahrawi refugee camps
2015/12/10 Train crash in Santiago de Compostela (July 2013)
2015/11/26 Investment pledged in farming
2015/11/26 10th WTO Ministerial Conference and farming
2015/06/03 VP/HR - Fate of Victoire Ingabire and state of play in her trial
2015/05/08 ERDF funding for advertising
2015/05/05 New high speed rail link between Santiago de Compostela and Vigo
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/02/03 Agriculture and climate change
2015/01/26 Community funds for the construction of an animal testing centre
2015/01/26 EU animal welfare strategy
2015/01/26 Investment of EU funding in animal shelters
2015/01/19 Conversion of the Fortaleza de Monterrei castle into a hotel
2014/12/22 Government funding for segregating schools
2014/12/09 Establishment of a European minimum income
2014/11/11 ERDF funding: the case of Lantero
2014/11/04 The use of advertising techniques to promote bullfighting among children
2014/10/08 Change in oversight of the European Medicines Agency
2018/06/15 Project to set up an organic waste plant in Teo
2018/06/07 Waste incineration and clean air in Andalusia
2018/05/02 The Commission incentivising the transfer of public resources to speculators
2018/02/15 Management of asphalt waste in Cabanas
2017/11/10 Waste water discharges in Xunqueira de Ambía
2017/10/20 Business promotion incompatible with Directive 2014/52/EU
2017/10/16 Fire prevention by caring for the rural environment
2017/09/28 Water consumption levels at the Xinzo asphalt plant
2017/09/27 Detention of top officials of the Regional Government of Catalonia
2017/08/24 Vaccine safety
2017/07/12 Banco Popular resolution
2017/07/05 Land consolidation in O Valdoviño
2017/06/28 Violation of Adrian Mosquera Pazos' human rights
2017/06/14 Port labour dispute and international law
2017/03/08 Royal Decree 4/2017 on dockworkers
2017/02/23 Shellfishing and work to clean up the Ría do Burgo
2017/01/03 Activities of Sogama
2016/10/31 ERE at Banco Popular/Pastor
2016/10/26 ERE at Isolux Corsan
2016/09/29 Failure by the Regional Government of Galicia to comply with EU legislation on management of water for human consumption
2016/09/29 Non-compliance by the Galician Government with EU legislation on waste management
2016/07/15 Possible CAP changes to attract investors
2016/07/14 Spanish Government's possible breach of Directive 2012/18/EU
2016/04/26 Post office closures
2016/04/26 Galician Regional Government tender for forest clean-up work
2016/01/07 Dumping of asphalt waste in the Ferrol area
2015/11/30 Infringement of land consolidation and rail safety legislation by the Godos airfield
2015/09/24 Sale at a loss and abuse of power in the food supply chain
2015/07/21 'Omnibus' regulation, transport operators and dumping
2015/06/26 Spraying with glyphosate by ENCE
2015/05/07 Systematic aerial spraying authorised by the Spanish Government
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/04/09 Compliance of an Italian circular on 'Islamic terrorism' with EU law and fundamental rights
2015/03/31 Food safety in the TTIP negotiations
2015/03/11 Changing the philosophy of EU food aid to the countries of West Africa
2015/02/27 Cuts to social rights caused by the 'economic austerity' strategy
2015/02/27 Food labelling - Parliament resolution and reports
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/12/18 Shellfishing in the Ferrol estuary
2014/12/18 Alcoa and the blackmailing of public authorities
2014/11/27 False debate about the post-2015 agenda
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2014/11/04 Use of CAP funds to subsidise activities related to bullfighting
2014/10/23 Breach of patients' basic rights in clinical trials
2014/10/23 Irregularities in AstraZeneca clinical trials
2014/10/08 Implementation of the CAP: competition law
2014/09/30 Engineered nanomaterials in food
2014/09/17 Protection of geographical indications in the TTIP
2018/04/18 Discharging of untreated water into the River Tea
2018/02/27 Diversion of waters from the river Verdugo
2018/02/20 Overflow at a tailings pond in Touro
2017/10/13 The Touro mine and water pollution
2017/07/19 Measures to eradicate the water hyacinth infestation on the Guadiana river
2017/06/21 Effluent spills into the River Pesqueiras in O Saviñao
2017/04/12 Outer port at Punta Langosteira and Castro do Cociñadoiro
2017/02/23 Flooding in the Gallo river
2017/01/20 Discharges into the river Enviande
2016/03/18 Murder of Berta Cáceres and persecution of Gustavo Castro
2016/01/07 Effluent polluting the Lugo coast
2015/12/10 Construction of a dam on the River Minho
2015/10/30 Tackling misogynist murders
2015/10/19 Paths along the River Tea and the Castro da Croa fort
2015/09/24 Question on report CHAP(2014)00627 (Rio Tea)
2015/06/11 Environmental assault on the Rio Tea SCI
2015/06/11 Conserving the River Tea SCI, part of the Natura 2000 network
2015/01/19 Petrol station posing a risk to the river Miño in Lugo
2014/12/22 Construction of motorway affecting a Site of Community Importance (SCI)