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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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Sinn Féin
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Member tax3
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/23 Brexit fund
2018/05/17 European Social Fund
2018/04/03 Connecting Europe Broadband Fund
2017/12/07 Solidarity threshold criteria
2017/12/07 Fodder crisis
2017/12/07 Crop losses
2017/09/29 Passenger rights
2017/08/23 Co-Financing of the CAP
2017/06/30 Precautionary recapitalisation clause
2017/06/30 Eritrean asylum seekers
2017/05/31 European Road Alliance
2017/05/31 Flooding
2017/05/04 European Health Insurance Card
2017/05/02 Young farmers - breakdown
2017/03/29 Reviewing support measures for precautionary recapitalisation
2017/01/23 Customs and border patrols post-Brexit
2016/10/31 Business and human rights
2016/09/30 ECJ ruling that citizens can sue Commission over austerity measures
2016/06/29 EU support for reunification
2016/04/18 Botulism
2016/03/31 Financial discipline mechanism and the crisis reserve
2016/03/30 Measures to tackle the dairy crisis
2016/03/30 EIB fund for farmers
2016/02/11 Proposed European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) and Complaints Mechanism in respect of violation of human rights
2016/01/15 Proposed national competitiveness boards
2016/01/15 Interference in wage-setting systems
2015/12/14 European Solidarity Funds for flooding in Ireland
2015/10/08 Safe Harbour ruling
2015/08/14 VP/HR - Human rights violations against the Kurdish people by Turkish forces
2015/08/06 European best practice - high-voltage lines
2015/07/21 Single parents - support and poverty
2015/06/26 Myopia in Europe
2015/06/26 European organisations and Israel
2015/06/26 European refugee funding
2015/05/26 Violation of labour and trade union rights in the European Patent Organisation (EPO)
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/04/23 Progressive social welfare systems
2015/04/23 Common European army
2015/04/23 Common European army and EU values
2015/04/14 Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and Internal Security Fund (ISF) funding
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/03/25 CAP measures to support farmers affected by flooding
2015/03/25 CAP measures to support farmers affected by coastal erosion
2015/02/26 European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI)
2015/02/26 European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) and Horizon 2020
2015/02/26 European funds received under the 'European territorial cooperation' objective
2015/02/26 UN World Day of Social Justice - combating inequality
2015/02/26 European Globalisation Adjustment Fund and Ireland
2015/02/09 European Solidarity Fund
2014/11/17 Support measures for young farmers
2018/05/23 Animal force-feeding
2018/05/23 Universal jurisdiction
2018/04/03 Toolkit for Rural Broadband, Action 4
2018/03/14 Broadband Competence Offices
2018/03/14 Toolkit for Rural Broadband: Action 2
2018/03/07 Broadband in rural areas
2018/01/24 Disenfranchisement of Irish EU officials
2017/12/14 Irish participation in PESCO
2017/10/10 Inclusion of Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association on the EU Monitoring Committee
2017/09/29 Role of the deferred tax asset programme in facilitating tax avoidance by Irish banks
2017/08/31 OECD Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)
2017/08/23 Standards in the horse industry
2017/01/31 Inconsistency in Irish Revenue tax rulings
2016/12/21 Force majeure
2016/12/19 President of the Bahrain Nurses Association
2016/10/31 Irish underspending of CAP Pillar Two
2016/07/18 Unfair trading practices in the Irish car insurance industry
2016/06/30 Potential breach of competition law by Irish banks on variable mortgage rates
2016/05/25 Fiscal rules
2015/12/14 Equine identification and traceability
2015/10/08 Progress on rural broadband
2015/09/25 The Juncker Plan and direct recapitalisation of the Irish Banks
2015/07/21 Commission Work Programme
2015/07/21 Land drainage
2015/06/26 Irish Border Development Zone
2015/06/26 Civil Debt Enforcement Bill - Irish Water
2015/06/17 Irish Fiscal Advisory Council
2015/06/17 Irish Fiscal Advisory Council - budgetary projections
2015/06/17 Irish Fiscal Advisory Council - Stability Programme Update (SPU)
2015/06/12 Voting rights for Irish citizens abroad including in other Member States
2015/04/14 Irish Central Bank
2015/04/14 Irish rural development programme - Follow-up to Written Question E-000815/2015
2015/03/25 Irish Land Parcel Identification System fines
2015/03/13 Flexibility for Irish deficit reduction
2015/02/26 Irish fallen animal disposal
2015/02/06 Outstanding issues in the Irish Rural Development Programme
2015/01/28 Irish fishing quota
2015/01/21 Irish Rural Development Programme
2015/01/21 Rural Development Programme sign-off for the north of Ireland
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2014/12/15 Irish Water
2014/10/31 VAT exemption for voluntary rescue agencies
2014/10/23 VAT rate for Irish dancing classes and schools
2014/10/23 Clarification on environmental commitments
2018/05/24 Freedom of speech in the Spanish state
2018/03/07 Ireland's transposition of Directive 2014/61/EU
2018/01/24 Forestry
2017/07/20 Anti-regional language discrimination
2017/06/30 Country-by-country reporting
2017/06/30 State aid
2017/06/30 Accounting Directive
2017/06/30 Restructuring of weekly resting periods for professional drivers
2017/03/29 Language discrimination case: sanction for speaking in Catalan with Spanish policemen at Barcelona airport
2017/03/28 Subsidiarity and the National Reserve
2017/02/06 Council Directive 2004/80/EC
2016/12/21 Ireland's failure to transpose third anti-money laundering directive
2016/11/30 CETA retrofitting
2016/10/31 Evaluation of the Motor Insurance Directive (2009/103/EC)
2016/09/30 Discriminatory insurance practices
2016/08/26 CETA exit clause
2016/06/30 NAMA's Project Eagle sale
2016/02/09 Transposition of Directive 2011/24/EU in each Member State
2016/02/09 Infringement cases in relation to Directive 2011/24/EU
2016/02/09 Directive 2011/24/EU - greater cooperation
2015/11/17 The Commission and Volkswagen
2015/09/08 Right to vote in national elections in another Member State
2015/07/21 VAT and VAT MOSS for digital services
2015/06/17 Country-specific recommendations
2015/06/17 Cross-border health directive
2015/06/17 Forestry
2015/04/23 EU directive on bank restructuring and resolution
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/03/17 Monitoring of the EU Working Time Directive in Ireland
2015/03/17 EU Working Time Directive in Ireland
2015/02/27 TTIP Regulatory Cooperation Body
2015/02/26 Directive on mutual assistance in the field of taxation
2014/12/15 Council Directive 92/43/EEC and the N59 road development project
2014/12/01 Postal Services Directive
2018/05/24 Public access to EU documents
2018/05/23 Brexit and agriculture
2018/05/17 Provision of public transport
2018/03/27 Potential conflict of interest in Ireland's Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
2017/12/14 EU funding for health services in the north of Ireland
2017/12/14 Cross-border healthcare on the island of Ireland
2017/10/10 Climate change
2017/09/29 Disclosures of tax avoidance schemes under mandatory disclosure regimes
2017/08/23 Knowledge Transfer Costs
2017/05/31 Safety on farms
2017/05/03 Chechnya
2017/03/01 CCCTB and tax revenue
2017/03/01 Farm income in the North of Ireland
2017/01/31 Ireland's transfer pricing legislation
2017/01/24 Knowledge Transfer Scheme
2016/12/21 Ireland's tax rulings and transfer pricing compliance
2016/09/30 Brazil's decision to place Ireland on tax haven list
2016/09/30 Legislation to protect pet animals
2016/03/30 IFPRI report
2016/02/26 Vehicle registration tax - Ireland
2015/12/07 Island products
2015/12/02 Conflict of interest in EPA fracking report
2015/09/25 Commission, TAXE Documents and Ireland
2015/08/05 Wind energy in Ireland
2015/07/21 Mortgage interest rates
2015/06/26 Ireland's eel stock
2015/06/12 Transfer of national votes
2015/06/12 All-Ireland agriculture
2015/04/28 Volatility of farm gate prices
2015/02/26 Tax cuts and Ireland
2015/02/26 Publication of report by the Think-tank for Action on Social Change (TASC) on economic inequality in Ireland
2015/01/28 Public procurement
2015/01/22 Farm safety
2018/05/23 Peace funding
2018/04/25 TEN-T funding in Ireland
2018/02/07 Reduction in US funding for UNRWA
2018/01/25 VP/HR - The EU's response to US decisions on Jerusalem and UNRWA funding
2018/01/24 EAFRD
2017/12/14 Lack of CEF funding in Ireland
2017/12/07 Consultation period with governments and regions
2017/07/14 LAW-TRAIN, Horizon 2020 funding and human rights abuses in Israel
2017/06/30 Future of the EU Consultation
2016/12/01 Regularisation of undocumented migrants
2016/11/28 Peace funding for youth projects
2016/09/30 Voluntary reduction in dairy scheme
2016/01/26 Russian sanctions
2015/08/28 Response to Written Question E-009706/2015
2015/06/26 UEFA funding
2015/06/26 New funding programme
2015/06/17 Irish LEADER Funding
2015/04/23 AMIF and ISF funding
2017/10/11 Spain: threat to arrest 712 democratically elected Catalan mayors
2017/08/23 Multilateral investment court
2017/03/28 Implementation of rounding
2017/03/20 Uniform implementation of the EU Framework to strengthen the rule of law in all Member States and judicial independence - Venice Commission's report on Spain's Constitutional Court
2017/03/01 Multilateral Investment Court
2016/03/30 Investment Court
2016/01/13 VP/HR - Chinese occupation of Tibet
2015/11/18 Privacy of EU Facebook users
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/09/25 Commission and Investment Court System and Irish referendum
2015/07/21 IMF report on debt
2015/07/21 IMF report on debt
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/01/28 Regulations concerning pigs
2015/01/26 Ongoing case between the United States and Microsoft
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2018/05/17 Israeli massacre of Palestinian protesters
2018/01/25 Enforcing labour rights provisions of the EU's free trade agreements
2018/01/25 Impact of CETA's provisional application
2016/07/27 Transparency in trilogues
2016/06/14 Transparency
2016/05/25 Provisional application of the comprehensive economic and trade agreement with Canada (CETA)
2016/05/02 Studies mounting up against TTIP
2015/12/07 Provisional application of trade agreement
2015/11/17 The Commission and TTIP/CETA - new findings on corporate lobbying
2015/11/17 The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and financial services
2015/10/08 Three million signatures against the TTIP
2015/08/05 Restrictions on Palestinian academics
2015/07/21 Livestock thefts
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/04/23 Corporate transparency register
2015/04/14 Belarus visa liberalisation
2015/04/14 EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
2015/03/17 Provisional enforcement of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2015/03/13 Trade in services agreement (TiSA) and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS)
2015/02/26 Commission comments on H.R. 825, the US-Israel Trade and Commercial Enhancement Act
2015/02/26 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and transparency
2015/01/28 TTIP ISDS Textual Proposals
2015/01/28 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and geographical indications
2015/01/28 Ombudsman Recommendation 10 on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
2015/01/28 Ombudsman Recommendation 9 on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
2015/01/28 Ombudsman Recommendation 7 on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
2015/01/22 TTIP textual proposals on regulatory coherence
2015/01/22 TTIP intellectual property and GI
2015/01/22 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - textual proposal
2014/12/01 TTIP negotiation and ratification
2014/12/01 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and employment
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2018/01/24 Driving licences
2018/01/18 VP/HR - Italian arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2017/12/14 Eel fishing
2017/11/17 Violence employed by the Spanish police in Catalonia
2017/11/06 Amending EU Regulation No 561/2006
2017/09/29 PCI requirements
2017/08/23 Beef Prices
2017/08/23 Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) II
2017/05/31 Lyme disease
2017/05/31 Dawn Meats-Dunbia Merger
2017/05/19 Extension of Areas of Natural Constraint - review
2017/05/03 Revision of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and exposure to SMEs and infrastructure projects
2017/05/02 Roaming charges and 'fair' use policy
2017/03/28 Mycoplasma disease in cattle
2017/03/01 Banks' leverage ratio in revision of CRD/CRR package
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Demolitions in Palestine
2016/10/28 Live cattle exports
2016/08/26 Bayer-Monsanto merger
2016/08/26 Flood Risk Management Plans
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2016/07/27 Promotional campaign for EU products
2016/06/14 Structural balance
2016/05/02 Fertiliser customs tariffs
2016/05/02 Mid-term review of the Common Agricultural Policy
2016/01/13 Extension of protection of geographical indication to non-agricultural products
2015/10/08 Review of the EU Air Quality Policy
2015/09/25 Agricultural aid package
2015/07/21 Hydraulic fracturing
2015/07/21 Hydraulic fracturing
2015/07/21 Home repossessions
2015/07/20 Dairy sector intervention
2015/06/26 Eel management plans
2015/06/26 EU agricultural exports to China
2015/03/25 Publication of details of common agricultural policy payments
2015/03/25 EU Regulation 1100/2007 - Eel Management Plans (EMPs)
2015/03/25 EU Regulation 1100/2007
2015/03/25 EU Regulation 1100/2007 and the Cathleen's Falls dam, County Donegal
2015/03/13 Roaming charges
2015/03/04 Delay in abolishing roaming charges
2015/02/27 Air pollution in Madrid
2015/02/06 Medical card application under Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 and Regulation (EC) No 987/2009
2015/01/28 Fertiliser prices
2014/12/17 EU Home Affairs policies 2015-2020
2014/10/23 Volatility in the beef sector
2014/10/23 Definition of agricultural activity
2018/01/08 Unpaid internships at the Commission
2016/11/10 CETA suspension clause - insufficient answer to Written Question E-006331/2016
2016/08/26 GDP growth and EU budget calculation
2015/10/08 EU budget - answer to question E-011712/2015
2015/07/21 EU budget
2015/07/21 EU budget
2018/05/17 Capping
2015/07/21 Capital Markets Union
2015/07/21 Capital Markets Union consultations
2015/07/21 Aims of Capital Markets Union
2015/02/26 Green Paper on Capital Markets Union
2015/01/28 IP addresses
2015/01/22 EU position paper on medical devices in TTIP negotiations
2015/01/22 EU position paper on ICT in TTIP talks