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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
2018/03/19 Finland's wolf hunting policy in Finnish Lapland
2017/04/28 Stainless steel and the CLP system
2016/06/17 Obligation on the State to pay compensation for the unnecessary construction of an effluent drainage system
2016/02/23 Incorporation of the Finnish State's Metsähallitus (Forestry Board), which operates as a commercial enterprise
2015/09/21 Incorporation of the Finnish State's Metsähallitus (Forestry Board), which operates as a commercial enterprise
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2018/05/22 Application of the EU Public Procurement Directive in Finland in relation to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
2018/04/13 On-farm slaughter of sheep and direct sale of the meat to consumers
2018/03/14 Cash flow problems encountered in territorial cooperation (INTERREG) programmes
2018/01/29 Initial qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain road vehicles for the carriage of goods and passengers and driving licences
2018/01/10 Requirement in Article 3 of Regulation (EU) No 598/2014 on airport noise to establish competent and independent authorities responsible for regulating noise from airports
2017/09/26 VP/HR - The case of Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro and the Palestinian Cyber Crime Law
2017/06/08 Carbon tariffs on countries which are not parties to the Paris Climate Agreement
2017/05/05 Availability and quality of postal services for the elderly
2017/04/27 Micro-scale slaughterhouses
2017/03/28 Speed-limited cars (Class L7e)
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
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2016/10/25 Applying the Procurement Directive when organising housing services for people with disabilities
2016/10/10 Export of high-sulphur fuel to Africa
2016/09/13 Open-loop and closed-loop sulphur scrubbers
2016/04/27 Directive 97/67/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on postal services and Article 3 thereof concerning universal service
2016/04/25 Public Procurement Directive (2014/24/EU), country-specific book-keeping and reporting, and requirement to take the Directive as a criterion for invitations to tender
2016/03/17 Rules on posted workers in road transport
2016/03/02 Problems with the implementation of the Biocides Regulation (EU) No 528/2012)
2016/02/29 Report on the implementation of the sustainable use of pesticides directive
2016/02/02 Directive 2006/126/EC of the European Parliament and the Council: cars with automatic transmission
2016/01/25 Bypassing the law by drafting guidance on negligible exposure to pesticides
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/11/06 Real Driving Emissions
2015/11/03 Use of driving licences as identity documents or travel documents
2015/10/07 EU-USA sanctions against the Russian Federation in view of their impact on offshore production off Sakhalin and at the Prirazlomnoye field in the Pechora Sea
2015/07/21 EU legislation in view of consumers' right to information on companies selling products and services that violate human rights
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/03/31 Human rights abuses in Tibet
2015/03/20 Formal proposal for amendment for consideration at the 27th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
2015/01/20 Animal categories in the Animal Health Regulation
2014/12/22 Need for protection of social rights
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2017/12/12 VP/HR - Dissolution of the CNRP, Cambodia's main opposition party
2017/11/23 Is the Union able to affect Apple's pricing scheme (for example for computers) in Europe?
2017/05/16 Preventing and treating strokes in Europe
2017/04/18 Hunting of migratory bird species during spring in Malta
2016/08/31 Use of the armed forces in civil crises
2016/03/11 Transparency and comparability of assessment of energy efficiency action plans
2015/06/02 Addressing energy poverty in Europe
2015/06/01 Demographic changes in Europe
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2015/01/20 Pollinator decline threatening Europe
2015/01/12 An ageing Europe and innovation policy
2018/01/10 Impact of mobile phone radiation on the health of European citizens
2017/11/30 Dual national citizens being kept in Turkey
2017/11/30 Dual national citizens being kept in Turkey
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2014/12/05 Environmental risk posed by wrecked ships
2014/12/05 Secure employment and a livelihood in place of zero-hours contracts
2018/02/09 Rare diseases
2018/02/09 Rare diseases
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2018/02/26 Aviation: Single European Sky performance and charging schemes - comitology procedure
2017/11/17 Violence employed by the Spanish police in Catalonia
2017/07/13 A socially inclusive digital single market
2017/05/31 Adding information about snow and ice grip ratings to the EU tyre label
2016/02/04 Emergency funding - Sahrawi refugee camps
2015/11/03 Failure of project cofinanced by the EU with UNRWA relating inter alia to the building of a system to manage drinking water, waste water and rainwater at the Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon
2015/10/30 Discharge of waste in international waters
2015/10/12 'Administration register' and public transparency of information about ownership in Finland
2015/02/02 Hanhikivi nuclear power station
2014/11/26 Consumer information on tyre gripping performance on ice
2018/05/25 VP/HR - Follow-up on the Council's conclusions on Myanmar of 26 February 2018 and its decision 2018/655
2018/02/09 Harmful pollutants in indoor air
2018/02/09 Harmful impurities in indoor air
2017/05/16 Difficult to use medication packaging
2015/10/21 Loss of forest habitat for the Siberian flying squirrel
2014/12/17 VP/HR - Why is the EU supporting Israel's systematic brutality?
2017/11/24 Measures to support Member States with long-term and youth unemployment rates above the Eurozone average
2017/11/20 Child labour exploitation by coffee and cocoa corporations
2017/11/17 Aggressive third-country pricing policy and tendering of Member States' rail and other infrastructure and stock procurements
2017/08/24 VP/HR - The situation in Venezuela
2017/05/02 Using dogs trained to find narcotics
2016/06/16 Commission Staff Working Document on rail freight noise reduction SWD(2015) 300
2016/05/25 Reciprocal transmission of public-service broadcasting programmes produced in the EU Member States to the public in other Member States
2016/03/16 Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 - public service obligations
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2016/01/20 Local public enterprises and economic and territorial development
2015/11/18 Privacy of EU Facebook users
2015/10/07 Platform undertakings and taxation
2015/09/08 Right to vote in national elections in another Member State
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2018/01/08 Unpaid internships at the Commission
2017/07/14 Unpaid internships at the European Commission
2016/02/25 Use of the Essure birth control method
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2018/01/18 VP/HR - Italian arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2016/07/06 Projects funded under CEF and implications of Brexit
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Pregnant ten-year-old girl denied abortion in Paraguay
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia