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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!

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Bulgarian Socialist Party
Magic Circle
Culture and Education Member cult
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/03 Reformed Investment Court System (ICS)
2016/10/31 Bulgarian protected designation of origin (PDO) products not included in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/05/31 TTIP and the use of antibiotics as growth promoters
2016/05/31 TTIP and the use of ractopamine, which is banned in the EU
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/09/16 Translation of the consolidated version of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
2015/05/30 Dispute settlement under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
2015/03/31 Possibility of including food and beverages in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2015/03/03 Creation of financial instruments to promote European agricultural products in the US in connection with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2015/02/03 Visas for Bulgarian citizens for the USA before the entry of the TTIP into effect
2017/06/09 The EU Youth Guarantee Programme
2017/05/09 EU rural development programme funding for quality schemes for agricultural foodstuffs and products
2017/03/28 Air quality in Bulgaria
2017/03/09 Infringement cases against Bulgaria
2016/11/30 Suspension of the National Programme for Energy Efficiency in Multi-Family Residential Buildings in Bulgaria
2016/10/31 The role of GMO policy in international agreements
2016/09/21 Total payments to Bulgaria for 2007-2013 Rural Development Programme
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/04/30 Development of an EU strategy on medicinal plants
2015/04/30 Minimum threshold for funding of small farms under the Rural Development Programme (RDP)
2015/02/24 Approval of Bulgaria's Rural Development Programme
2014/10/17 Payment of compensation for flood damage in Bulgaria
2017/04/20 Imports into the EU of rice from third countries
2017/03/28 Political and diplomatic progress of EU sanctions against Russia
2017/03/28 Political advancements of EU sanctions against Russia
2017/03/28 Economic impact of EU sanctions against Russia and the Russian embargo
2017/03/07 Smart Eco Social Villages
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
2017/01/05 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals containing components that are used in pest control under CETA
2017/01/03 Lifting of sanctions on imports of EU agricultural goods into the Russian Federation
2016/11/30 Participations of officials, Commission employees, in events held in Member States where elections are taking place
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2015/07/03 Measures to protect the fruit and vegetable sector from the Russian embargo
2015/04/30 Measures that the Commission can propose in accordance with the new EU Forest Strategy
2015/03/31 Measures to tackle youth unemployment
2015/03/12 Current and future measures by the Commission in relation to the Russian embargo
2014/09/17 Aid for agricultural producers hit by the Russian embargo in regions affected by natural disasters
2017/06/09 Compulsory signature by farmers of declarations concerning the receipt of grants
2017/05/19 Protection of apiculture products other than honey under EU quality schemes
2017/05/19 Protection for silkworm products under EU quality schemes
2017/05/19 CAP support for silkworm breeding in the 2014-2020 programming period
2017/01/03 Rules on the granting of financial support under Erasmus+
2016/11/30 Participation of British producers/products in Commission-organised pan-European campaigns presenting European agricultural foodstuffs and products
2016/11/30 Participation of British beneficiaries in the EU's farm foods and products promotion programmes
2016/09/21 Labelling of certain types of dairy product
2015/12/21 Improved rule-base and electronic database for the 'mountain product' label
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/04/30 Programmes to promote the logos of European agricultural product quality schemes and organic products
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2017/04/28 Fraud cases registered by OLAF in the last 5 years
2017/03/28 Discrimination against Bulgarian citizens filed with Europe Direct and SOLVIT
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2017/01/03 Conclusion of the interinstitutional negotiations on the proposal for a regulation on organic production
2016/08/29 Certification bodies for the Bulgarian Paying Agency
2016/06/28 Follow-up on the implementation of the 'New Narrative for Europe' Preparatory Action
2015/05/30 Dual careers for sportspeople
2014/12/18 Proposal on organic farming under the Commission Work Programme 2015
2014/12/05 Organic production: definition of 'group of operators' for the purposes of group certification and ceilings for the use of manure
2014/12/05 Use of biohumus and application of bioponics in organic production
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2017/06/13 UK products on the list of EU geographical indications in the EU-China bilateral agreement on the mutual recognition of geographical indications
2017/06/13 List of EU geographical indications under the bilateral agreement with China on the mutual recognition of geographical indications
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2016/11/30 Composition of the CETA Joint Committee and Committee on Geographical Designations
2016/10/31 Product list in Annex 20A to CETA
2016/05/31 Legislation on the use of GMOs in the EU with a view to the TTIP negotiations
2015/03/31 Protected geographical indication beverages in the TTIP negotiations
2015/01/20 List of geographical indications and 'traditional speciality guaranteed' products in the TTIP negotiations
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid to Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2015/05/30 Challenges as regards accessing digital skills and technologies
2017/07/21 Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer
2017/04/28 EU ban on import of hormone beef
2017/04/20 EU funds for European Capitals of Sport
2017/04/12 Major interpellation - Follow-up to the Brazilian meat imports scandal
2017/03/28 Steps taken to address the failure of the Commission to adopt a delegated act
2017/03/28 EU funds earmarked for European Capitals of Culture
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/05/31 European standard for maximum somatic cell count per ml and the TTIP negotiations
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2017/01/27 Expected effects of achieving EU-US visa reciprocity
2017/01/27 Effects on EU tourism industry if visa reciprocity between the EU and US is introduced
2017/01/27 Effects on the EU economy if EU-US visa reciprocity is introduced
2017/01/27 Expected effects of introducing visa reciprocity between the EU and the US
2017/01/27 Expected drop in the number of visitors from the US and/or Canada in the context of achieving visa reciprocity with the EU
2017/01/27 Economic criteria which can or should outweigh legal obligations in terms of achieving EU-US visa reciprocity
2016/07/13 EU visa reciprocity with the USA and Canada
2016/05/10 Turkish statements in relation to the Commission's proposed mechanism for visa-free travel
2016/04/18 Commission decision on visa reciprocity with the USA and Canada
2015/05/30 Decision in connection with tripartite meetings on visa reciprocity