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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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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/01/19 State aid and the Irish afforestation programme
2017/11/27 Irish Sustainable Rural Housing Guidelines for Planning Authorities
2017/09/01 Irish Public Services Card and free movement
2017/06/29 Core principles and added value of the Common Agricultural Policy
2016/12/20 Need to upgrade the Commission information service
2016/11/03 Changes to river basin management plans
2016/09/07 Patient information on the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine
2016/08/31 Making policy changes to a river basin management plan
2016/07/21 Amendments to river basin management plans
2016/05/12 Vaccination guidelines
2016/05/02 Pay scale differences for Irish primary school teachers - follow-up to question E-001364/2016
2016/02/17 Pay scale differences for Irish primary school teachers
2016/02/15 VP/HR - Advancement of settlement plans in E2 - impact on preservation of the two-state solution
2016/02/11 Best interests of children - Brussels II and the Vienna Convention
2016/02/02 Unit for Persons with Disabilities in Commission's DG EMPL
2016/01/05 Carer's leave
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/11/26 VP/HR - Human rights violations in Saudi Arabia
2015/10/27 General Allocation Model used by the Irish Department of Education
2015/10/20 Extension of geographical indicators to include non-agricultural products
2015/08/04 VP/HR - Situation of human rights in Bahrain and case of Nabeel Rajab
2015/07/16 Europe 2020
2015/06/30 Decision-making on genetically modified (GM) food and feed
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2015/04/30 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
2014/12/08 Aarhus Convention
2017/08/24 Potential risks to human health due to LEDs
2017/08/24 Potential risks to human health due to LEDs
2017/07/21 Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), investment court system (ICS) and the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
2017/07/21 Mental Health
2017/07/11 Promotion of health-enhancing physical activity
2017/06/01 Current status of complaint CHAP(2015)01424 to the Commission
2017/01/31 Health claims in botanicals
2016/12/20 CETA
2016/10/28 CETA
2016/09/16 Health systems
2016/08/31 TTIP time scale
2016/06/08 No regulation of young-child formula after July 2016
2016/06/08 Imports of chlorinated chicken under the TTIP agreement
2016/04/11 Mental health and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
2016/04/04 Imports of chlorinated chicken under the TTIP agreement
2015/09/23 VP/HR - Concern over the conviction of Shaikh Ali Salman in Bahrain
2015/09/23 VP/HR - Former Al-Wefaq member of the Bahraini Parliament Sheik Hasan Isa
2015/09/23 VP/HR - Serious concern for the health of Bahraini activist Dr al-Singace
2015/07/16 Health Claims Regulation
2015/06/17 Member States' option to opt out of ISDS within the TTIP
2015/03/13 Recognition of mental health officer status in Ireland
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2017/09/18 Energy-efficient incandescent light sources and light sensitivity
2017/07/21 Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC)
2016/12/01 Beekeeping under the Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme
2016/10/31 Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme
2015/08/04 Life-saving defibrillators
2015/08/04 Life-saving defibrillators
2015/05/13 Review/reassessment of Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora
2017/10/24 Farmer inspections and the Basic Payments Scheme
2017/06/29 Land eligibility inspections
2017/05/15 Basic Payments Scheme
2017/02/09 Basic Payment Scheme
2017/01/30 National limits on vitamins
2016/10/31 Revision of organic production rules in the EU
2016/09/29 Rules on national reserves
2015/12/18 Basic Payment Scheme
2015/12/10 Changes to the terms and conditions of Ireland's National Reserve Scheme
2015/09/29 EU membership in GRECO
2015/07/09 Ireland - Payment of Wages Act 1991
2017/11/15 Cross-border application of vehicle registration tax
2017/06/12 Application of the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive
2017/06/02 Publication of documents submitted for a consultation
2017/04/20 Cross-border insurance providers
2017/03/15 Cross-Border Healthcare Directive - diagnosis tests
2017/03/15 Cross-Border Healthcare Directive
2017/01/31 Carers consultation
2016/10/31 Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB)
2015/11/17 Commission proposals to abolish Vehicle Registration Tax
2015/09/23 VP/HR - Imprisonment of Fadhel Abbas Mahdi Mohamed
2015/06/30 Implementation and monitoring of the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive
2015/07/20 Non-paid labour
2015/06/30 Non-paid labour
2015/06/02 IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2015/06/02 VP/HR - IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2015/05/28 Fixing fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks for 2015
2017/06/28 ECHA RAC mandated by Commission to set OELs
2016/09/02 The Netherlands EU Presidency conference 'Living well with(out) dementia'
2016/07/26 Direct Payments Regulation
2016/03/03 Payments for greening measures within the CAP
2015/12/07 Payments for greening measures within the CAP
2015/11/10 Implementation of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)
2015/07/02 More effective measures to raise awareness on dementia
2018/06/11 Ireland's continued breach of Article 56 TFEU following the ECJ ruling in Case 552/15
2018/05/02 Section 50b of Ireland's Planning and Development Act 2000 and the Habitats Directive
2018/04/29 Ireland's NREAP and the Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive (2001/42/EC)
2018/02/06 Transposition of Directive 2013/59/EURATOM preventing chiropractors in Ireland from referring patients for X-rays
2017/11/27 The new Capacity Remuneration Mechanism in Ireland
2017/11/27 Commission proposal 2017/0287 and eel fishermen
2017/11/15 Calendar farming and the Nitrates Directive
2017/11/15 Impact assessment on the Mercosur Agreement
2017/08/30 Habitats Directive Annex 1 and Annex 2
2017/08/30 Environmental Impact Assessment Directives 85/337 and 97/11
2017/08/24 VP/HR - Partnership Framework Agreement with Eritrea
2017/08/23 Non-transposition by Ireland of Directive 2014/52/EU
2017/07/21 MERCOSUR negotiations
2017/07/21 Funding of the European Solidarity Corps
2017/04/27 Assessment of possible breach of European legislation
2017/04/20 Community benefit contributions for wind farms in Ireland
2017/04/20 Clarification of the term 'fair competition'
2017/03/14 Transfer of entitlements
2017/03/14 AA Screening and Appropriate Assessments in evaluating the potential impact on a Natura site
2017/02/16 Trade barriers on solar modules and cells
2017/01/30 Risk-benefit approach to assessing micronutrients
2016/12/20 Import duties on solar cells and modules from China
2016/11/22 Mobility equipment for passengers with disabilities
2016/11/22 Accessibility for air passengers with disabilities
2016/10/04 OHS Framework Directive
2016/09/29 'Apple tax' case
2016/08/31 Ireland's unpaid taxes and Apple
2016/08/31 Car rental charges for Free Movement
2016/07/01 Irish funding from the European Social Fund
2016/07/01 Review of EU Youth Guarantee in Ireland in 2014 and 2015
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/06/08 Use of Article 9(4) of the Water Framework Directive
2016/06/08 Confirmation from the Commission concerning the Water Framework Directive and water charges
2016/05/30 Brazilian beef imported into the EU
2016/05/27 Non-hormone-fed beef in Mercosur trade offer
2016/05/10 Competent environmental authority for carrying out an environmental impact assessment in Ireland
2016/04/06 Volkswagen emissions problem
2016/03/14 Lack of reply from the Commission to a letter sent by 60 MEPs
2016/03/10 Commission proposal for a directive amending Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers
2016/02/02 Legal basis for introducing an adequate minimum income framework in the EU
2016/01/27 The Irish Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 - compliance with EU legislation
2016/01/13 VP/HR - Tibet and Tibetan independence
2016/01/11 European Commission regulations on the LEADER programme 2014-2020
2016/01/05 Corporate social responsibility
2015/12/10 Follow-up Directive Women on Board
2015/12/07 State of play of the Mercosur trade talks
2015/11/26 Article 19 UN CRPD - Use of European Structural and Investment Funds
2015/08/04 Defined-benefit pension schemes under Directive 2008/94/EC
2015/07/16 Long-term care and the European Semester process
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/06/17 Adequate social protection
2015/06/17 Anti-Discrimination Directive
2015/06/17 Directive on the accessibility of public sector bodies' websites
2015/06/17 European Accessibility Act
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/06/01 UK pension rule changes for unfunded defined benefit schemes
2015/05/12 Use of European Structural and Investment Funds
2015/04/27 Transfer of incremental credits and pensions from outside the EU
2015/03/12 Irish bank bailout and framework agreements
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Political prisoners and polarisation in Venezuela
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/12/12 Legislative proposals following the LuxLeaks case
2014/11/05 Irish Water and European data protection laws
2017/02/16 Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements
2016/11/30 Pricing of medicines
2016/07/21 Established practices
2016/04/29 EU labelling of alcohol
2016/04/29 Alcohol strategy
2015/06/17 Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/06/17 Written Declaration on epilepsy
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/04/30 Alcohol strategy
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2014/10/07 EGF and Russian embargo
2016/11/30 Beekeeping
2016/08/31 Beekeeping
2015/07/20 Erasmus +
2015/07/16 Complementary and alternative medicine
2015/07/16 Homeopathic and anthroposophic medicine
2015/06/30 Erasmus+
2015/03/10 Dimensions and weights of road vehicles circulating within the EU