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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!

European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Magic Circle
Budgetary Control Member cont
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Member tax3
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Terrorism Substitute terr
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/11/30 Refugee youth education
2017/11/15 Establishing a harmonised classification of the smoke toxicity of construction products
2017/07/11 Labelling of products not produced from milk
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2016/09/29 Education and digital skills in Europe
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/03/14 EU agricultural markets crisis
2016/02/09 Ukraine crisis
2016/01/22 Turkey and the refugee crisis
2015/11/20 Nagorno-Kabarakh conflict
2015/07/06 Stopping extreme forms of violence in Ukraine
2015/07/06 Removing Ukraine's mass troops and weaponry near its border with Transnistria
2015/03/19 Dismissal of a complaint regarding the breach of Article102 TFEU by DG COMP owing to the fact that it had been dealt with by national authorities
2017/07/14 EU Anti-Corruption Report
2017/03/30 VP/HR - The territorial scope of EU-Morocco agreements
2017/03/08 Anti-Jewish propaganda in the West Bank
2017/02/02 Structural customs funds
2016/12/14 Patent protection fraud
2016/12/07 Tackling organised crime, corruption and money laundering - common definition of an offence
2016/10/28 EU-wide highway vignette
2016/03/14 EU-US Privacy Shield
2016/03/14 Implications of granting market economy status to China.
2016/02/09 Slow migration to SEPA
2015/07/06 Rebuilding the trust of the Greek people in the EU institutions
2015/05/29 The management of structural funds
2015/05/29 Status of the International Management Group
2017/12/12 VP/HR - Dissolution of the CNRP, Cambodia's main opposition party
2017/05/10 Improved access to wheelchair servicing for disabled persons
2016/12/07 Counterfeit and piracy goods, illicit commerce
2016/11/24 Illicit trade in cigarettes from Belarus
2016/10/31 Interoperability of databases
2016/09/30 Soil contamination
2016/06/30 SMEs' access to bank loans
2016/02/09 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and ExxonMobil
2016/01/29 Lifting the ban on the trade in live pigs
2015/09/29 EU membership in GRECO
2015/03/11 Market access problems in the context of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
2017/11/15 VAT reverse charge
2017/11/15 Holistic approach to addressing fire safety at EU level by developing a fire safety strategy
2017/11/15 Urgent need to change the approach to building facade testing by mandating CEN to develop a single large-scale fire safety test for building facades
2017/07/14 Forced child marriages in Albania
2017/07/12 The vital significance of the tourism industry in the European Union
2017/05/11 Maximum limits on consumption of intoxicating substances for drivers of motor vehicles
2017/05/11 Actions taken as a follow-up to the Council Resolution on combating the impact of psychoactive substances use on road accidents
2017/05/11 DRUID project follow-up in the area of intoxicating substances and road safety
2017/05/10 Cyber-attacks on SMEs
2017/04/18 The war on drugs in Albania
2017/03/02 VP/HR - The case of Ayatollah Kazemeyni Boroujerdi
2016/11/16 Antibiotic resistance
2016/09/29 False VAT numbers
2016/09/29 European certification of labour compliance
2016/06/30 Instruments to increase the production of fruit and vegetables in Romania
2016/04/21 Effects of climate change on food production worldwide
2016/03/14 Preserving the added value of the European Public Prosecutor's Office
2015/05/29 Postponement of the discharge for the Council and European Council
2018/03/19 VP/HR - Syrian security official in Italy despite EU sanctions
2018/03/12 VP/HR - Implementation of sanctions against Russia
2017/07/14 Stalking
2016/12/09 Bird flu: high risk on French farms
2016/06/28 Supply of crude oil and dependence on Russia
2016/05/09 Growing budget deficit in Romania
2016/02/10 EIB investments in Romania
2016/01/22 VP/HR - Russia and the transport of illegal weaponry
2015/12/17 Error rate in implementing the budget for cohesion policy
2015/10/15 Observations by Mr Juncker regarding 'a more appropriate relationship with Russia'
2015/10/01 OLAF's independence
2015/10/01 Role of OLAF's Investigation Policy Priorities
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2017/12/19 Refusal of VP/HR to meet with the 2017 Sakharov Prize laureates
2017/12/19 VP/HR - Refusal of the VP/HR to meet with the 2017 Sakharov Prize laureates
2017/08/24 VP/HR - The situation in Venezuela
2016/12/14 Fraudulent clocking of mileages
2016/11/30 Information to the SIS
2016/11/30 Information to EUROPOL
2016/11/30 Information to EURODAC
2015/05/29 Proposal for a Council directive for the mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation
2016/10/31 Health inequalities between EU Member States
2016/05/09 VP/HR - EU strategy vis-à-vis Central Asia
2016/05/09 Human rights in Central Asia
2016/05/09 Human trafficking
2016/04/21 VP/HR - The EU's education initiative for Central Asia
2016/02/09 VP/HR - Turkey Human Rights
2015/12/17 Revolving doors for ex-commissioners
2015/03/19 EU counterterrorism strategy
2015/03/11 EU's accession to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)
2018/01/11 Asylum seekers lying about their age
2017/11/30 VP/HR - Law on torture in Lebanon
2017/01/13 Slovenian law on the reintroduction of border controls
2016/10/28 Cross-border train journeys in the EU
2016/06/30 Tax competition and tax dumping
2016/06/30 Tax on corporate income
2016/06/30 Improving guidance material support for procurement practitioners
2016/03/14 Follow-up to anti-fraud agreements in the fight against tax havens
2015/10/23 VP/HR - Ensuring democratic elections in Azerbaijan on 1 November 2015
2015/05/29 Politicisation of EU competition law
2018/04/09 PCE/PEC - Transparency of political decision-making within the EU
2017/07/14 Work-life balance in the EU
2017/05/11 Cost of energy performance certificates for buildings
2017/04/28 End-to-end encryption
2016/10/31 Obstacles in the way of recognition of professional qualifications
2016/09/29 E-commerce - difficulties and obstacles
2016/03/14 EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan
2016/03/14 Action Plan to strengthen the fight against the financing of terrorism
2016/01/29 Cost of external payment transfers
2015/12/17 State aid in the Romanian energy market
2015/11/20 Financial aid to Turkey