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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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Izquierda Unida
Magic Circle
Petitions Member peti
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe
Development Substitute deve
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/12/15 Human rights violations at the Sangonera la Verde immigration detention centre
2016/12/06 Right to report possible tax evasion or avoidance by footballers
2016/12/05 Violation of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in Greece, concerning labour relations
2016/10/20 VP/HR - Assassination of human rights' defenders in Honduras
2016/08/31 VP/HR - Assaults on human rights defenders in Guatemala: attacks on members of the Guatemalan Mutual Support Group, Ramón Cadena, Martín Tax Yax and Esaú Rivera
2016/06/09 VP/HR - Wave of violence against human rights defenders and social, political and trade union leaders in Colombia: urgent suspension of the EU-Colombia Partnership Agreement
2016/03/08 VP/HR - Assassination of Berta Cáceres in Honduras: impunity, constant human rights violations, and exploitation and pillaging by multinationals in Honduras
2016/02/18 Voting rights for the legally incapacitated
2015/11/03 Cruelty to livestock on cattle ranches
2015/07/03 VP/HR - EU-Cuba relations
2015/07/03 VP/HR - Identification of human rights defenders in the European Parliament
2015/06/25 Follow-up to E-003229/2015
2015/06/05 VP/HR - Persistent use of enforced disappearance in Colombia
2015/06/05 VP/HR - Assaults and threats to human rights defenders in Colombia
2015/05/13 Response to question E-001088/2015 regarding fascist acts
2015/04/30 Tax avoidance by big firms
2015/04/22 VP/HR - Serious situation facing human rights defenders in Colombia
2015/03/25 Fundamental rights in Spain
2015/03/06 VP/HR - Protection of human rights in Colombia
2015/02/24 Violent clearing of camps on Mt. Gurugú: continuous mistreatment and human rights violations by Morocco
2015/02/10 Dismissal of 222 workers from the company Bosal
2014/12/11 TTIP: regulatory cooperation as an instrument for abolishing legislation and lowering levels of protection
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2014/09/09 VP/HR - Human rights abuses and crimes linked to the activities of Spanish company Hidralia Energía in Santa Cruz Barillas (Guatemala)
2016/12/19 The right of transsexual people to access healthcare in Spain
2016/10/26 VP/HR - Ending illegal economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the USA on Cuba
2016/10/10 Obstruction of justice to maintain impunity for the crimes of the Franco dictatorship
2016/08/31 Very high voltage power line in the Valencia region (Spain)
2016/05/18 Funds for recycling tyres in Spain
2016/02/11 Puppeteers in prison in Spain
2015/10/22 Poverty in Spain
2015/06/04 VP/HR - Clampdown on freedom of expression in the State of Israel
2015/06/04 Decline in freedom of expression in Spain
2015/05/21 Violence and torture during the demonstration of 17 May 2015 in Vitoria-Gasteiz
2015/04/22 Dramatic number of abandoned pets in Spain
2015/03/30 For the fiscal transparency of the public funds that the Catholic Church receives in Spain
2015/03/30 Exemption from the Property Tax of properties owned by the Catholic Church
2015/03/30 Right to education in Spain
2015/03/25 The right to engage in work in Spain
2015/03/25 The right to a pension in Spain
2015/03/25 The right to housing in Spain
2015/03/25 The right to health care in Spain
2015/03/25 The right to freedom of expression and assembly in Spain
2015/03/25 The right to justice in Spain
2015/03/25 Migration of citizens from Spain
2015/03/12 Money spent on Frontex in Spain
2015/02/27 Dependent persons in Castile-La Mancha
2015/02/27 Care for the mentally ill in La Mancha
2015/02/24 Use of taser guns in Spain
2015/02/24 How much Greece really owes Spain and what real impact it has on public policies in our country
2015/02/10 Torture in Spain
2015/02/04 Failure to comply with the law in the case of victims of the dictatorship in Spain
2015/01/30 Protecting people affected by hepatitis C in Spain
2015/01/27 Prison sentences for protesters in Spain
2015/01/27 Transposition of Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA in Spain
2015/01/20 Closure of solid urban waste treatment plant situated between La Murada and Abanilla (Spain)
2015/01/20 Facu Díaz and stifling of freedom of expression
2014/11/26 Illegal landfill sites in Spain
2014/11/17 Summary expulsions and the proposed legalisation of 'hot returns' in Spain
2014/11/14 Public health risks associated with the crematorium at Sant Joan d'Alacant (Alicante, Spain)
2014/10/08 EU aid for the construction of a wastewater treatment plant in Peñíscola (Castellón, Spain)
2014/09/18 Misuse of ERDF funding in Torrelavega (Spain)
2014/09/18 Water quality in the Oiola reservoir, Barakaldo (Basque Country - Spain)
2014/07/17 Legal report concerning summary expulsion of immigrants from Spain
2016/04/04 Regarding leaked consolidated TTIP chapter
2015/09/10 Legitimacy of TiSA negotiations
2015/09/10 Mixed nature of the Trade in Services Agreement
2015/08/04 TTIP as a mixed agreement
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
2015/01/16 TRIPS and supply of medicines
2014/10/08 Confidentiality period in TTIP negotiations
2017/01/11 Dismissal of workers at the Hotel Marqués de la Ensenada (Valladolid)
2016/11/11 Lack of independence and pluralism at Radio Televisión Española (RTVE)
2016/09/14 Provision of portable prefabricated houses in reception centres in mainland Greece
2016/06/30 Controlled mine closures in La Pola de Gordón
2016/05/03 New information on the Edward Snowden case
2016/04/21 Access for the disabled to employment
2016/01/19 Detention of photojournalist Raúl Capín
2016/01/15 Detention of activists in Lesbos
2015/11/03 Situation of immigrant detention centres in Spain - compliance with the Reception Conditions Directive
2015/09/04 Threats to the restoration of access to healthcare for migrants
2015/08/04 Halt to the construction of the centralised temporary storage facility (ATC) at Villar de Cañas
2015/06/05 Sale of Ciudad de la Luz
2015/05/13 Redundancies as a result of the sale of Rexam
2015/05/13 Construction of a large campsite in the SPA of Sierra Escalona y Dehesa de Campoamor
2015/03/25 Creation of detention centres in third party countries
2015/03/25 Non-compliance with the directives on translators and interpreters at police stations
2015/03/05 Suitability of the location of the proposed Centralised Temporary Storage (ATC) facility and the Albacete earthquake
2015/02/24 Police raid on the Spanish Communist Party headquarters in Alcalá de Henares
2015/02/10 Changes in liquidity conditions of Greek bonds
2015/01/30 VAT on medical products
2014/12/11 Results of Operation 'Mos Maiorum'
2014/12/08 Bed bug infestation in immigration detention centre in Zapadores (Valencia)
2014/12/08 Construction of a technology park on an aquifer in Alcoy
2014/11/26 Mistreatment of horses in Galicia
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals
2014/11/14 Use of cuffs and cable ties on immigrants in Centros de Internamiento de Extranjeros (CIEs - immigration detention centres)
2014/11/13 Comments made by the bishop of Alcalá de Henares
2014/11/05 The protection and classification of the Prat del Quadro de Santiago wetland
2014/11/05 Demolition of hotel on Algarrobico beach in Cabo de Gata, Almeria: ending breach of EU regulations
2014/10/08 Mistreatment by police of an immigrant at the Immigrant Detention Centre in Aluche (Madrid, Spain)
2014/10/08 Mobile telephone mast in Betxí
2014/10/03 Excessive violence by police stopping an attempted escape from Zapadores immigrant detention centre
2014/09/17 Television broadcasting of violence against animals
2016/11/03 Restarting of work in Alfaro (La Rioja): breach of European legislation and need to suspend work in the 'Sotos y Riberas del Ebro' Natura 2000 area
2016/10/24 Discrimination at the civil registry court in Dénia
2016/10/13 'EU-Afghanistan Joint Way Forward on migration issues': Role and consultation of the European Parliament
2016/10/05 Commission aid for desalination plants in Castellón
2016/09/14 Releasing EGF funds for Bosal
2016/09/08 VP/HR - European arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2016/03/04 Profitable plants are being closed so that they can be relocated
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/10/12 Article 207(4) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
2015/07/13 European spending on strengthening borders
2015/06/11 Breakdown of European funds spent on training border police
2015/06/01 Humanitarian aid shortage in the Tindouf Camps
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/05/19 VP/HR - EU joint intervention in Libya
2015/04/30 Rejection of the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union that legitimises anti-LGBT legislation
2015/04/29 European Council statement of 23 April
2015/04/29 Exports of marble from Vinalopó Mitjà
2015/04/29 Crisis affecting the marble sector in Vinalopó Mitjà
2015/04/29 Court of Auditors report on the Youth Guarantee
2015/04/22 Germany's account surplus
2015/04/15 Role of Frontex
2015/03/31 Sale of public waste treatment plant built using European funds
2015/03/06 Use of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived in Spain
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Coup network in Venezuela dismantled
2015/02/24 Failure to comply with European legislation in the case of oil exploration in the Balearic Islands
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2015/01/30 VP/HR - The European Union in the Colombia peace process
2015/01/27 Environmental Impact Assessment relating to oil exploration in the Balearic Islands
2015/01/27 Setting-up of a marine sanctuary east of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2014/11/27 Underground railway line in the city of Murcia and problems with noise pollution in breach of European regulations on health protection.
2014/11/27 Rail works in the city of Murcia and allocation of ERDF funds
2014/11/25 VP/HR - The European Union and the peace process in Colombia
2014/11/14 Role of the Council in negotiating Interpol Resolution AG-2010-RES-10
2014/11/05 Protection and conservation of the Columbretes Islands (Red Natura 2000) from the threat of seismic surveys and oil exploration in the Gulf of Valencia
2014/11/05 Permits for oil exploration in the Gulf of Valencia: infringement of the Aarhus Convention
2014/11/05 Golf course in Melilla financed by European funds
2014/11/04 Use of CAP funds to subsidise activities related to bullfighting
2014/11/04 Oil exploration near the Balearic Islands
2014/10/09 Mail order bride agencies
2016/12/13 Bluefin tuna fishing quotas
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/17 EU policies and actions to protect children in the context of migration
2016/07/05 Destruction of communities and killing of Kurdish people in Southeast Anatolia
2015/08/04 End to CAP subsidies worth millions
2015/06/29 Xenophobic campaign by the People's Party in Catalonia
2015/06/17 Inaptly named 'conversion therapies' for LGBT people
2015/04/30 Nationalisation of debit cards
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/03/30 Rights of people with disabilities in the Community of Valencia
2015/03/05 Violation of the right to health of more than 6 000 children in the Community of Madrid
2015/02/26 Closing down websites that promote anorexia and bulimia
2015/02/10 Expulsion of EU citizens from Belgium in 2014
2015/02/10 Specific measures to avoid further tragedies and violations of Community law such as those at the beach in El Tarajal
2015/01/27 Designations of origin
2015/01/14 Community funding of pro-bullfighting businesses via the LEADER Programme
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/12/11 Expulsions of Community citizens
2014/11/14 Arbitrary deportations to fill seats in aeroplanes for the expulsion of foreigners and the torture they suffer
2014/11/05 VP/HR - Fifty-four years of aggression and economic war: ending the criminal embargo imposed by the USA against Cuba
2014/11/05 Introduction of teosinte into Aragon and Catalonia: research and measures to avoid its propagation
2014/11/04 The use of advertising techniques to promote bullfighting among children
2014/10/08 Hospitals based on the PPP (public-private partnership) model in Madrid
2014/10/03 Hospitals managed as public-private partnerships (PPP) in the Valencian Community
2014/09/18 Delayed payment of rural development aid for 2012 and 2013 in the Valencian Community (Spain)
2014/09/08 Depriving immigrants of the right to healthcare: institutionalised racism is causing deaths and putting the health of thousands of people at risk
2014/09/03 Exclusion of citrus fruit and melons from subsidies to the agri-food sector
2017/01/09 Accommodating foreign trade concerns regarding the new criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors
2016/11/09 Investigation into the relocation and dismantling of the Villabrázaro wood panel company, owned by the Austrian multinational Kronospan
2016/10/25 Exploitation of refugees in Turkey
2016/07/13 EDF and ODA funding for the Sudanese and Eritrean armies: breach of international law and misappropriation of cooperation funds
2016/06/20 Contamination of the River Ebro by Acuamed
2016/05/30 Use of ERDF funding for Acuamed works in Cieza
2016/05/04 Appeal against Law 24/2015 of 29 June 2015 on urgent measures to address the housing and energy poverty crisis
2016/04/21 Infringement procedure 2009/4052
2016/04/13 Dissemination by the media of negative Roma stereotypes
2016/04/12 Applying international law to the forced relocation of refugees
2016/03/21 45th anniversary of the International Roma Day
2016/03/21 45th anniversary of the International Roma Day
2016/01/19 Siphoning-off of EU funding by Acuamed
2016/01/06 Implementation of relocation plans
2015/10/12 Monitoring of the Erasmus+ programme and scrutiny of the way funding is used
2015/07/13 Closure of Schengen internal borders to migrants
2015/07/13 Ratification of international agreements
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Pregnant ten-year-old girl denied abortion in Paraguay
2015/05/21 Information campaigns aimed at migrants and asylum seekers in third countries
2015/05/21 Investigation and concrete measures against the continuous pollution of the Ferrol estuary
2015/05/21 Xenophobia in the municipal election campaign
2015/05/21 Protocol for locating missing persons in Europe
2015/05/19 Refusal of extradition requests
2015/05/19 Asylum seeker quotas
2015/04/20 Outsourcing of asylum processing and search and rescue operations to third countries
2015/04/08 International arrest warrants against asylum seekers and refugees
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2015/02/11 Fresh summary expulsions in Melilla: measures by the Commission in light of repeated, systematic breaches by Spain of EU and international law
2015/02/11 Europe 2020 strategy
2015/01/28 SCI and SPA management plans in Aragon
2015/01/14 Asylum applications and Frontex operations
2015/01/08 Requests for asylum in Spain: difficulties and non-compliance with international obligations relating to asylum law
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2014/12/11 Forced sedation on chartered flights for the deportation of immigrants
2014/11/14 Violation of the rights of asylum-seekers whose applications have been declared admissible in Ceuta and Melilla
2014/11/05 Speculation involving social housing in Madrid built with EU funding and undersold to vulture funds
2014/10/09 Large-scale racist raid: criteria for mass detentions, appearance before the European Parliament, possible mass expulsions and violation of international law
2014/10/09 Large-scale racist raid: criteria for mass detentions, appearance before the European Parliament, possible mass expulsions and violation of international law
2014/10/08 Possible infringement of data protection law by INCA project
2016/05/17 Condoning the Franco and Nazi regimes in Guadamur
2016/03/01 New irregular public procurement contracts for companies associated with the Spanish Defence Minister
2016/03/01 Measures against violence and femicide under EU-CELAC Action Plan, Chapter 7
2016/02/29 VP/HR - push-backs by NATO
2016/02/02 Course on the redemptive action of Jesus Christ
2015/12/15 VP/HR - Spanish citizen illegally prevented from leaving the Gaza Strip
2015/12/07 Uranium mine in Retortillo and other Spanish municipalities
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state
2015/10/12 Possible irregularities regarding Castellón Airport contracts
2015/09/08 Right to vote in national elections in another Member State
2015/07/17 Statements on migration by the President of Eurojust
2015/07/13 Spanish government action for the well-being of refugees
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/04/22 Broadcasting of violent TV programmes in the Member States
2015/03/31 Contracts worth millions for the arms manufacturer Instalaza and its affiliates linked to the Spanish Minister of Defence: breach of Directive 2009/81/EC
2015/03/24 Statements by the Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz on the possibility of Frontex carrying out save-and-rescue missions
2015/02/24 Failure of Frontex to give assistance
2015/02/10 Expulsion of Spanish citizens from Member States
2015/02/04 Reform of Spanish universities
2015/02/04 Examinations to acquire nationality
2015/01/30 Refusal to issue European Health Insurance Cards to Spanish citizens
2015/01/27 Illegality of push-backs
2015/01/27 Spanish Government's intention to create a Passenger Name Register
2015/01/27 Breach of Directive 93/13/EEC in Spanish mortgage legislation
2015/01/16 EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund: Spanish Governmentʼs participation and projects
2015/01/14 Training courses for Spanish border guards (Frontex)
2014/11/26 Assault by a Spanish navy ship against a Greenpeace vessel off the Canary Isles
2014/11/14 Rejection of Interpol arrest warrants by the Spanish State
2014/11/06 Specific measures against the Spanish Government for breach of Community law by attempting to legalise point-of-entry deportations at its borders in Ceuta and Melilla.
2014/11/05 Investigation of 'black' credit cards: limitation at EU level of the salaries and privileges of directors and executives of financial entities
2014/10/09 EBI participation in the Castor project
2014/10/08 Scientific parany - Generalitat Valenciana (Valencian Regional Government)
2014/10/08 Conduct of the Spanish Government in relation to Ebola infection
2014/10/03 Investigation into the Valencian regional government's healthcare spending accounts
2014/09/18 Expulsion of migrant to a country affected by Ebola
2014/07/25 Cross-border care for Spanish women seeking abortions in EU Member States
2014/07/17 Report on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) by the Spanish Institute of Geology and Mining
2014/07/15 VP/HR - New Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip following the killing of three young Israelis
2016/11/16 VP/HR - The plight of Salah Khawaja
2016/07/05 Impact of Brexit on traditional economic sectors in Valencia
2016/06/01 VP/HR - Situation of the inhabitants of the Choucha refugee camp
2016/04/04 Concealment of assets in Panama
2016/02/04 Emergency funding - Sahrawi refugee camps
2016/01/06 Regulation 1169/2011 and the languages in food labelling
2015/12/07 Underground solution for Palencia rail link
2015/10/12 Mediterranean fisheries emergency
2015/08/04 New installations on the border between Melilla and Morocco
2015/07/17 VP/HR - Fence on the border between Algeria and Morocco
2015/07/13 VP/HR - Militarisation of the Mediterranean Sea
2015/06/17 VP/HR - Homophobic trial in Morocco
2015/06/04 Antequera high-speed rail test centre: situation with regard to the project and the investigation launched on the basis of Petition No 1536/2012
2015/05/19 Situation regarding education in Cuencas Mineras (Teruel)
2015/05/13 Road macro-project in Minorca
2015/05/13 VP/HR - Situation in Burundi
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/02/04 Privatisation of AENA
2015/02/04 Deaths in the Mediterranean
2015/02/04 Situation of the Ciutat de Cremona state school in Alaquàs (Valencia)
2015/01/27 New limits between Valencia port and the neighbourhood of Nazaret
2014/11/26 Installation of very high voltage power lines
2014/09/03 Cost to agri-food producers in Valencia of sanctions imposed on Russia
2014/09/02 Cost to the agri-food sector of sanctions against Russia
2016/06/06 Environmental emergency in the Mar Menor: risk of a red tide in the Mar Menor salt-water lagoon
2015/07/13 Returning emigrant pensioners
2015/02/10 Possible new multimillion-euro compensation payment in spite of failure to comply with Directive 2011/92/EU when approving Gas Natural's project in Doñana (ES0000024)
2015/01/30 Breach of Directive 1999/70/EC in relation to substitute judges and deputy magistrates
2015/01/27 Possible violation of the Water Framework Directive by works to extend the port of Valencia
2014/11/14 Application of the EU Water Framework Directive in Spain
2014/11/05 Transposition of Directive 2013/48/EU in Spain
2014/11/05 Application of Directive 2010/64/EU in Spain
2014/11/05 Application of Directive 2012/13/EU in Spain