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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
Magic Circle
Human Rights Member droi
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Member tax3
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Security and Defence Substitute sede
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/28 VP/HR - Situation in the Rif
2018/02/08 DG MARE evaluation of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement
2018/02/05 The situation of 'mule women' and the Schengen evaluation report
2017/06/21 Situation of 'mule women'
2017/01/12 Concern over the cold snap and the long-term situation of migrants
2016/02/11 Violence against women
2015/05/19 Situation of the Correos workers in Majadahonda
2017/12/04 VP/HR - Protection by the EU of human rights defenders - the case of Helena Maleno
2017/11/27 European Court of Human Rights condemns Spain for the illegal practice of 'hot returns' at the border
2017/11/27 Non-compliance by the Spanish State with the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights
2017/03/06 Unloading of bulk solids in the port of Alicante
2017/02/09 Infringement of their rights and physical abuse of migrants by police forces in Croatia and Serbia
2016/10/20 VP/HR - Assassination of human rights' defenders in Honduras
2016/09/27 VP/HR - Human rights in Mexico on the second anniversary of Ayotzinapa
2015/12/11 VP/HR - Recognition of violation of the Sahrawi people's rights
2015/10/30 VP/HR - Human rights in Mexico and updating the Global Agreement
2015/09/30 Infringement of human rights by the new Hungarian migration law
2015/09/28 Human rights violations in border camps in Hungary
2015/05/21 VP/HR - Human rights situation in Western Sahara
2018/06/07 Exhumation of victims of Francoism and rededication of the Cuelgamuros basilica
2018/06/07 Waste incineration and clean air in Andalusia
2018/05/02 The Commission incentivising the transfer of public resources to speculators
2018/03/19 Illegal dumping in the municipality of Pelayos
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2017/11/27 Illegal internment of migrants in prisons
2017/07/03 Bank bailout in Spain
2017/04/05 Sentence passed on Cassandra Vera and freedom of expression
2017/03/16 Disciplinary proceedings against Spain over illegal landfill sites
2017/02/09 Construction of border fences in Lithuania using EU funding
2017/02/02 Almaraz nuclear waste repository - violation of the Aarhus Convention
2016/04/05 Panama Papers - establishment of an international tax agency
2015/12/07 Liability for lindane pollution
2015/12/07 Discharge of lindane waste in Sabiñánigo
2015/11/06 40 years since the 'Green March'
2015/10/21 The regulation and establishment of time limits for transfers from the Melilla migrants' centre to mainland Spain
2015/09/30 Reinstating border controls
2015/09/30 Fence along the Hungary-Serbia border
2015/07/13 Public education in Spain
2015/05/21 Telefónica
2017/09/06 Fraudulent procurement - The role of Commissioner Arias Cañete and allocation of EU funds
2017/06/01 OLAF investigation into Commissioner Arias Cañete
2016/01/27 The Acuamed case and Commissioner Cañete
2015/12/02 Commissioner Cañete's approval of a proposed uranium mine
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/11/17 Violence employed by the Spanish police in Catalonia
2017/09/27 Detention of top officials of the Regional Government of Catalonia
2017/09/25 Failure to comply with the agreement on the reception of persons in search of refuge
2016/11/24 Energy poverty and breach of Directive 2009/72/EC
2016/01/29 Possible extension of the operating licence of the Garoña nuclear power station
2015/12/10 Train crash in Santiago de Compostela (July 2013)
2015/09/23 The Memorandum Greece has been pushed to sign
2015/09/07 Humanitarian crisis, mass influx of displaced persons, implementation of Directive 2001/55/EC
2015/05/05 Oil spills in the Canaries
2015/05/05 Oil slicks in the Canary Islands
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2018/02/05 Safety conditions on coaches
2018/02/05 Stability and growth pact - Audit of the accounts of Madrid City Council
2018/01/31 Tests on animals and humans in the automotive sector
2017/11/27 Non-compliance with the policies against hate crimes in the Spanish State
2017/10/03 Asbetos removal plans
2017/02/16 The bombing of Guernica
2016/11/18 Insecurity in the 'contact centre' sector
2016/10/10 Obstruction of justice to maintain impunity for the crimes of the Franco dictatorship
2015/10/21 Non-compliance on the part of the Spanish Government with the provisions of Directive 2013/33/EU
2015/10/14 Delay in the Commission's opinion on the Spanish budget
2015/09/28 Infringement of the right to asylum by the Spanish Law on Public Security
2015/06/11 Job insecurity
2015/05/21 Sale of state-subsidised homes in Madrid to a 'vulture fund'
2015/05/21 Spanish postal workers
2015/05/06 Spanish State aid to the banking sector
2018/05/15 Sentences handed down in the 'Wolf Pack' case
2018/05/08 Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Member States: the 'La Manada' case
2018/03/22 Detention of the Proactiva Open Arms boat by Italy for promoting irregular migration
2018/03/19 Risk of ethnic cleansing by Turkey in Kurdish areas and further financial support to Ankara
2018/02/05 Murder of Mapuche activists in Argentina
2017/11/27 Incident in the central Mediterranean involving Libyan coastguards
2017/11/27 Incident with the Libyan Coast Guard
2017/04/06 VP/HR - Conscientious objection to arms shipments to Saudi Arabia
2017/04/05 Fate of the Pérez Galdós Secondary School
2017/03/28 Acuamed, water collection project in Algeciras - allocation of funds
2017/02/09 EU funds to Serbia to mitigate the migration crisis
2017/01/19 Fate of the budget funds earmarked for aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey and emergency assistance in the Union
2016/11/14 VP/HR - Arbitrary detentions in Argentina: the case of Milagro Sala
2016/05/03 New information on the Edward Snowden case
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/04/06 Information on the Panamanian company Mossack Fonseca
2016/02/04 Emergency funding - Sahrawi refugee camps
2015/05/20 Self-consumption
2015/05/08 Self-supply
2016/05/04 Appeal against Law 24/2015 of 29 June 2015 on urgent measures to address the housing and energy poverty crisis
2015/07/08 Quality of life and austerity in Europe
2015/06/02 Addressing energy poverty in Europe
2015/05/20 Energy inefficiency
2015/05/19 Refusal of extradition requests
2015/05/12 Lobbying in Europe
2015/05/08 Energy inefficiency
2018/05/31 Killing of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2018/02/28 follow-up to the European Parliament Resolution of 16 February 2017
2018/01/17 VP/HR - Leyla Zana dismissed from the Turkish Parliament
2017/10/16 Recent wildfires in Galicia and Asturias
2016/11/11 Lack of independence and pluralism at Radio Televisión Española (RTVE)
2016/10/13 Data collection on the ethnic origin of students: European Social Fund
2016/05/09 VP/HR - Most recent attacks against civilians in Syria
2016/03/08 VP/HR - EU appeal against the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on the EU-Morocco trade agreement
2015/07/13 VP/HR - European LGBT activists expelled from Morocco
2015/06/10 Detailed findings of audits by the European Court of Auditors
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2018/02/08 Legal basis for exports from Western Sahara to the EU
2018/02/08 Moroccan authorised importers based in Western Sahara
2018/01/11 Fishing in Western Sahara waters
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2016/09/05 EU relations with Brazil following the ousting of Dilma Rousseff
2015/11/06 VP/HR - Possible Special Representative for the Western Sahara
2015/07/09 TISA