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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: 2017-10-16

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!

Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group
Les Patriotes
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/18 Competence of international volunteers in the medical field
2017/05/19 Proliferation of the grey squirrel
2017/04/12 Screening for sexually transmitted diseases
2017/03/23 Bisphenol A and endocrine disruptors in some children's toys
2017/03/22 Incompatibility between CETA and environmental objectives
2017/01/17 Antibiotic resistance and the migrant crisis
2017/01/17 Reasons for the Commission's failure to act on endocrine disrupters
2017/01/17 Antibiotic resistance and international trade
2016/10/27 Wind farms and environmental policy
2016/10/27 Human immunodeficiency virus and the migrant crisis
2016/10/27 Environmental risks linked to the use of dams
2016/09/30 Infectious diseases and the migrant crisis
2016/08/31 Problems with the regulatory criteria for endocrine disruptors
2016/06/24 Genome editing technologies: opportunities and risks
2016/01/28 Proliferation of space debris and risks thereof
2015/12/17 Toxicity risks of flavoured liquids used in electronic cigarettes
2015/12/09 Risks associated with exposure to screens
2015/10/05 Cardiovascular risks linked to omega-3 fatty acids
2015/09/04 Immigration from the Balkans
2015/09/04 Unaccompanied migrant children
2015/07/31 Transgender children
2015/06/25 Bisphenol S
2015/06/05 Endocrine disruptors
2015/06/04 Health risks linked to immigration
2015/03/03 TTIP and the problems faced by women in the US and, potentially, the EU
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2015/02/05 Policy to boost agricultural income
2014/12/16 The Ebola crisis
2017/09/18 Marine ecosystems as a source of renewable energy
2017/06/29 Hedgehog protection
2017/04/12 Growth of 'green jobs' and future workforce needs
2017/03/22 Accounting for CO2 emissions from the use of firewood for heating
2016/11/30 Patients and the widespread use of broad-spectrum vaccines
2016/09/28 Shale gas extraction and imports
2016/08/31 Effects of fine-particulate pollution on foetuses
2016/07/01 Protection of Mediterranean olive trees
2016/03/22 Protecting local populations against coal pollution
2016/01/28 Protection of Mediterranean ecosystems against a background of rapidly expanding oil extraction
2015/12/10 Vaccines containing aluminium salts
2015/10/05 Bacteriophage therapy
2015/07/21 New satellite: Quantum
2015/06/26 Falling greenhouse gas emissions and industrial decline
2015/06/11 Plastic pollution in the Mediterranean
2015/06/03 EU programmes and green jobs
2015/05/19 Commission proposals regarding the tragedies in the Mediterranean
2015/04/08 The terrorist threat in the Mediterranean
2014/11/13 Cultivating genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
2017/06/29 Reintroduction of the brown bear and pastoralism in the Pyrenees
2015/05/21 Removal of sunken tyres
2015/03/03 The 1619 missing Greeks
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2017/07/19 The presence of prohibited or dangerous substances in certain cosmetics
2017/07/12 Figures published on the occasion of World Refugee Day
2017/06/29 Marketing tomatoes from outside the European market
2017/06/29 French Senate's motion for a European resolution
2017/05/05 Termination of the lease at the European Medicines Agency
2017/03/23 Prevention of domestic accidents in the European Union
2017/03/23 Monitoring and treatment of diphtheria in the EU
2016/12/22 Presence of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in sweets
2016/12/22 Rabies in dogs and the movement of pets within the European Union
2016/12/08 Complaint by Uber against the French Government lodged with the Commission
2016/11/30 Prevention of air accidents
2016/11/30 Pesticides in non-organic muesli
2016/04/21 Presence of radicalised individuals in the European institutions
2016/03/01 Allergens in cosmetics
2016/02/03 Revision of the regulation on pesticides
2015/11/26 Call for the monitoring of insurance company driver-analysis systems
2015/09/04 Mass immigration into the European Union
2015/07/07 Herbicide 2,4-D
2015/07/02 Pesticides found in apple orchards
2015/05/22 Control of Chinese investments in the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
2015/05/19 The mutagenesis technique
2015/05/19 PFASs: perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances
2015/05/06 Monitoring protective measures against dioxin contamination
2015/04/08 Monitoring the presence of pesticides in the European Union
2015/03/11 Outcome of the European Cormorant Management Plan in the Member States
2015/03/06 Therapeutic innovation and access to medicines
2015/02/05 Coordination of anti-terrorism and anti-drug trafficking policies
2017/09/18 Importation of medicinal products from India
2017/09/07 Overexploitation of marine sand
2017/09/04 2017 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23)
2017/06/29 New food allergies and intolerances
2017/06/29 Atrazine exports to third countries
2017/03/23 Upsurge in whooping cough
2016/12/22 Decontamination of the Camp Century military base in Greenland
2016/12/22 The Dryocosmus kuriphilus organism
2016/11/30 Insects as human food
2016/07/07 Food products from cloned animals
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/04/13 Causes of animal abuse in abattoirs
2016/03/17 Cross-border healthcare and combating commodification of the human body
2016/02/18 Origin labelling of meat used in ready meals
2016/02/05 List of actions by the Commission to improve the rights of LGBTI persons
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2015/10/08 Harmfulness of LEDs
2015/09/14 Importation of fisheries products from suppliers using slave labour
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2015/04/20 Assessment of animal testing carried out in order to ensure that products sold on the EU market comply with EU legislation
2015/04/20 Relevance of the results of animal testing for humans
2015/04/08 The Court of Auditors casts doubt on the Youth Guarantee
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/03/04 Human rights and the treatment of women in the Indonesian police force
2015/02/24 Amendment of EU directives on fuel quality and renewable energy
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2017/01/17 Enterovirus D68 epidemic
2016/10/27 Consequences of globalisation on the shipbreaking industry
2015/07/21 Ending roaming charges
2015/07/09 Implications of the abolition of quotas and price control for the sugar beet industry
2015/06/15 Cooperation agreements on tobacco
2015/05/22 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2017/09/18 Controlling Aethina tumida
2017/06/29 Fight against smoking in France
2016/09/26 The costs of physical inactivity
2016/08/31 Sustainability of biofuels
2016/07/13 Trans fats (TFAs)
2016/07/13 Trans fats (TFAs)
2016/04/20 Assessing the costs of pesticide use
2016/02/03 Standards for noise levels in personal music players
2015/10/08 Acidification of waters
2015/08/04 Fight against the MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
2015/06/26 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
2017/09/18 Plant-health control measures against Diabrotica virgifera virgifera
2017/03/23 Sports dietary supplements
2017/01/05 Trans-European Transport Network and public health
2016/09/28 Changing the 'strictly protected' status of wolves
2016/06/24 Impact of night working on public health
2016/06/10 Status of countries with a controlled BSE risk: the economic impact
2016/06/08 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/05/24 The public health effects of unemployment
2015/07/02 Health risks associated with proton pump inhibitors
2015/07/02 Laboratory rat diets
2015/06/26 Health risks in illegal camps
2015/06/11 Dimethyl fumarate
2015/06/05 Health risks associated with the current generation of oral contraceptives
2015/03/11 Economic governance reform
2017/09/18 Pre-exposure prophylaxis in HIV prevention
2017/09/18 Spread of the topmouth gudgeon
2017/09/01 Action Plan for nature, people and the economy
2017/05/31 HIV, TB and HCV epidemics in Europe on the rise
2017/05/19 Wild rabbit population in Europe
2017/05/19 Research into a Zika vaccine
2017/03/23 Use of calcium phosphate as a vaccine adjuvant
2017/03/23 Rubella vaccine
2016/08/31 Appearance of the Zika virus in the United States and its prevention in Europe
2016/08/31 Ban on cadmium in electric and electrical equipment
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2016/01/28 Spread of Zika virus to Europe
2015/12/09 Over-use of antibiotics in Europe
2015/10/08 Checks on cars made by American manufacturers
2015/09/14 Protecting fishermen from the financialisation and privatisation of the sea
2015/07/02 Spread of the New Guinea flatworm
2015/06/03 Impact on employment in Europe of moving towards a circular economy
2015/05/07 Cadmium
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/04/29 CAP 2015-2020: recognition of oak and chestnut groves
2015/03/11 Territorial cohesion and the investment plan for Europe
2015/02/26 Animal inspections as part of the negotiations of the TTIP
2014/11/14 Deregulation of the sugar market in Europe on 1 October 2017
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2017/06/29 The situation in Hungary
2017/05/19 Invasive aquatic species
2017/03/23 Invasive pneumococcal infections
2017/03/23 Vaccination against rotavirus infections
2017/03/23 Tuberculosis vaccination in Europe
2017/03/23 Vaccination against mumps
2017/01/17 Neonatal screening for sickle-cell disease
2016/11/30 Rules on the slaughter of pregnant cows
2016/11/29 Biological low-risk pesticides
2015/12/09 Lumpy skin disease in cattle
2015/08/28 Goldman Sachs and its part in Greece's entry into the eurozone
2015/08/28 Eurostat's role in facilitating Greece's entry into the euro area
2015/07/09 Deep-sea fishing and endangered species
2015/07/09 Mad sheep disease
2015/06/17 Pyrethroid group insecticides
2015/06/15 End of daylight savings changes
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation