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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!

Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
Europe Écologie
Magic Circle
EU authorisation procedure for pesticides Member pest
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/12/14 Compatibility with EU law: declarations of public utility and public enquiry
2016/04/01 Compliance by France with the basic rules of nuclear safety
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/04/15 Human guinea pigs for European medicines in low- and middle-income countries
2015/01/29 Center Parcs project in Roybon (France): non-compliance with European law
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2017/07/14 Amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/6
2017/07/14 Amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/6
2015/03/19 National regulation against free competition
2016/09/29 Harmonisation of non-conventional medicines (NCM)
2016/06/22 Compliance with legislation on the labelling of nanomaterials
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/10/27 Intellectual property rights and the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)
2015/10/27 Compiling a register of medicines containing nanomaterials
2015/07/02 Addressing albinism from the human rights perspective
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/03/24 Website blocking by the authorities to combat terrorism
2016/01/19 Failure to comply with an EU directive by a French company
2015/11/26 Salmon farming: non-compliance by Norway with the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC)
2015/10/27 Transparency regarding the Group of Experts set up under Article 31 of the Euratom Treaty
2015/10/27 Culling of ibexes - alleged violation of the Habitats Directive
2014/11/21 Infringement of Directive 2011/70/Euratom
2018/01/29 Strategy for endocrine disruptors
2018/01/26 Non-toxic environment strategy
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
2017/02/13 Health and environmental problems for people living near the Altéo Gardanne factory and storage facilities
2017/02/13 Altéo factory in Gardanne - Authorisation to exceed emissions limits for pollutants
2015/06/02 Extension to Laboratoire Roche marketing authorisation for Tamiflu (Oseltamivir)
2014/11/03 Health systems under threat as vital drugs are too expensive
2018/04/18 Midcat/STEP - Conclusions of the Poyry report
2018/02/08 False information and misleading communication about the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) programme
2016/09/07 Nuclear safety at the Sellafield nuclear fuel reprocessing plant
2016/05/04 Transposition of Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes
2015/11/10 Export of live animals and conditions of slaughter
2015/07/24 Food safety concerns regarding Canadian horsemeat imports
2015/07/02 EU role in the lack of safety of Ukrainian nuclear plants
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2017/07/05 Revision of the REACH Regulation - exemptions for lead
2017/06/12 REACH restrictions on tampons
2016/12/14 Exemptions from excise duty on mineral oils used as fuel for alumina production
2016/02/29 Transparency and the proper labelling of sanitary products such as tampons
2015/10/27 Transparency in the fight against the illicit trade in tobacco products
2014/12/04 Sexist campaign by Hungarian police against rape victims
2016/03/09 Hinkley Point C and EDF
2015/11/25 Nuclear power stations and childhood leukaemia
2015/11/17 Dieselgate
2014/12/08 Overflights of nuclear power plants by drones
2014/10/02 State aid for nuclear power: Hinkley Point C, United Kingdom
2017/11/23 Glyphosate residues and imports
2016/02/29 Glyphosate and its co-formulants
2018/03/19 VP/HR - Syrian security official in Italy despite EU sanctions
2017/02/13 Marketing Bauxaline®, a waste product from the production of alumina
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece