Thinking About EU

MEPs' Topics

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.

Show Show

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!

European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie
Magic Circle
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Vice-Chair emis
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/03/21 Participation of European banks in the Russian bond issue
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2015/07/13 VP/HR - Russian propaganda directed towards the EU
2015/06/25 VP/HR - Russian espionage
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2016/07/18 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council
2016/05/19 VP/HR - Human rights situation of Christians in Nigeria
2016/05/03 Free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam: human rights impact assessment
2016/02/11 Human rights situation in Eritrea
2016/01/06 VP/HR - Human rights situation in Turkish Kurdistan
2015/06/25 VP/HR - Situation in Guinea
2015/03/03 VP/HR - Human rights dialogue with Iran
2015/02/11 VP/HR - EU-China Human Rights Dialogue - Self-immolations in Tibet
2015/01/06 VP/HR - Cyber dialogue between the EU and US
2016/11/08 Research into alternative production methods for foie gras
2016/05/31 Foie gras: studies on alternative methods not including 'gavage'
2016/04/07 Nagorno-Karabakh
2015/02/11 VP/HR - India: rebel groups in Assam
2015/01/05 Foie gras
2014/12/22 VP/HR - The reforms in Moldova and the Gagauzian minority
2016/11/10 Interface between the circular economy and policy on chemicals
2016/06/29 European aid to fruit and vegetable growers
2016/06/29 VP/HR - Minorities in Syria and Iraq
2016/06/16 VP/HR - Anti-terrorism law in China
2016/06/15 Cancellation of conference on future-proof nature policy
2016/03/21 Use of European migration resources in and outside the Union
2016/02/23 European ban on the breeding of fur animals
2015/07/21 Drying up of Lake Urmia
2015/04/15 Funding for political advocacy NGOs in the Arab-Israeli conflict
2015/03/19 Direct aid for businesses from the ERDF
2015/02/26 European political prisoners abroad
2015/01/30 VP/HR - Arab League: conference on Syria and Libya
2015/01/05 Influenza A / H3N2
2014/12/04 VP/HR - Arrest of leading anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid
2014/11/17 Avian influenza variant H5N8
2016/03/01 Commission's response to Parliament's strategic initiative report on biodiversity
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
2015/10/15 VP/HR - Sri Lanka - UN report on civil war
2015/10/15 VP/HR - recent rebellion in Tajikistan
2015/04/21 New EASAC study on neonicotinoids
2015/02/26 VP/HR - Shanghai Cooperation Organisation - expansion in 2015
2016/06/01 Possible takeover of Monsanto by Bayer
2016/05/24 VP/HR - Democratic Republic of Congo
2016/05/03 Breach of the Birds and Habitats Directives
2016/04/28 Administrative delays in processing applications
2015/09/21 Commission's position on the possible independence of Catalonia
2015/02/06 VP/HR - Addition of the so-called 'Donetsk People's Republic' and 'Lugansk People's Republic' to the EU list of proscribed terrorist organisations
2015/01/29 Negotiations concerning financial assistance for Ukraine
2015/01/13 VP/HR - Seized financial assets of Panzi Hospital in eastern Congo
2014/12/22 VP/HR - The conflict in eastern Ukraine: the 'Joint Centre for Control and Coordination'
2016/04/25 Increasing the transparency of information on emissions: the role of Emissions Analytics
2016/03/17 Commission action needed in response to Malta reopening the spring hunting season
2015/09/23 Increasing the maximum permissible mercury content of fish
2015/04/13 Spring hunting in Malta
2014/11/13 VP/HR - The case of Souad Al-Shammary in Saudi Arabia
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Case of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia
2016/09/02 Research into alternatives to forced feeding in the production of foie gras
2016/08/22 EU subsidies for bullfighting
2016/02/05 Zika virus
2015/03/23 Inexplicable physical symptoms and Lyme disease
2015/03/03 Turkmenistan - field office
2016/07/18 Animal welfare during transport and slaughter
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/08/12 Final report on animal welfare inspections of the slaughter of animals in Belgium and interpretations in the press
2015/03/16 Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 on the non-commercial movement of pet animals
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Spanish Government's consent to the use of Ceuta's port facilities by Moscow warships undermining EU sanctions and possible family links with Commissioner Arias Cañete
2016/03/18 VP/HR - Spanish Government consent to Russian warships using Ceuta's port facilities
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state