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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
SMER-Sociálna demokracia
Slovakia
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/30 The need for vertical and horizontal coordination between the Member States
2016/11/29 Regulating trade between EU Member States
2016/02/29 ETS reform package
2016/01/04 The EU's worsening image in the Member States
2015/06/30 Problems in exploiting renewable energy sources in Member States
2015/05/30 Healthcare in EU Member States
2015/05/30 Ground-level ozone endangers the population in Member States of the European Union
2015/04/28 Improvements in tax collection
2015/01/30 Non-optimal use of renewable resources by Member States
2014/12/17 Preferential tax arrangements in the Member States
2014/10/23 Climate and Energy Package and its impact on industry in the Member States
2017/04/28 Starting an investigation into abuse of a dominant market position
2017/01/30 Data market in the EU
2017/01/30 Prolongation of temporary controls at the Schengen borders
2016/12/19 Benefits tourism in the European Union
2016/11/29 Increased resilience of banks in the European Union
2016/10/27 Trade relations between the European Union and Belarus
2016/10/27 European Union investigation of Poland
2016/09/29 Future of the Digital Single Market in the European Union
2016/05/02 European fiscal framework
2016/03/29 Amendment of the rules on the purchase of firearms in the European Union
2016/03/29 Reform of the CAP
2016/02/29 Slow progress in the digital domain
2016/01/04 Third pillar of the banking union
2016/01/04 European border and coast guard
2015/09/30 European emergency number and the use of drones
2015/06/30 The slow rate of job creation for young people in the European Union
2015/06/30 Protecting the digital economy in the European Union
2015/06/30 Regional disparities within the European Union
2015/06/30 Protection of microenterprises in the European Union
2015/06/30 Counterfeit medicines in the European Union
2015/05/30 Viktor Orbán raises the issue of reintroducing capital punishment
2015/05/28 The European Union's persistent gender pay gap
2015/04/28 The issue of the European Union's cybersecurity
2015/04/28 Influencing European environmental regulations
2015/04/28 Educational reform
2015/04/28 Review of the European security strategy
2015/04/28 The European Union's foreign-policy ambitions
2015/04/28 Establishment of migration authorities beyond the European Union's borders
2015/03/31 Reforming the way the European Citizens' Initiative works
2015/03/31 Copyright reform in the European Union
2015/02/27 More transparent taxation in the European Union
2015/02/27 E-mobility development in the European Union
2015/02/27 Unclear CAP rules
2015/01/30 Inclusion of the circular economy in the European Commission's Work Programme for 2015
2015/01/30 A common toll for the European Union
2015/01/30 Strengthening the monitoring of travellers in the European Union
2015/01/30 The European Union is no longer taking the lead in the fight against climate change
2014/11/28 Lack of transparency in European waste management
2014/10/23 France's inability to comply with common budgetary rules
2014/10/23 Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and Kazakhstan
2017/07/26 Different levels of consumer protection
2017/05/30 Supporting youth employment and the inclusion of disadvantaged people
2017/04/28 Promotion and protection of EU values
2017/03/31 Nord Stream 2
2017/01/30 Greek contributions for pensioners
2016/08/29 Greater EU involvement in environmental protection
2016/07/26 EU's increasing dependence on oil imports
2016/06/27 Increasing financial disparity within the Eurozone
2016/06/27 Impact of Bologna declaration on graduate employment
2016/02/29 Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project
2015/02/27 Southern Gas Corridor for gas transmission
2015/02/27 Youth employment subsidisation
2014/11/28 Planned measures to improve consumer protection in the EU
2014/11/28 Planned actions in the areas of innovation and the knowledge economy
2014/11/28 Increasing employment sustainably
2014/08/07 EU dependence on Russian gas
2014/07/22 Youth employment
2014/07/22 Reverse gas flow for Ukraine
2017/06/29 Protecting intellectual property rights in the EU
2017/05/30 European Pillar of Social Rights
2017/04/28 The attempt to shut down a university in Hungary
2017/03/31 Deteriorating mental health of asylum seekers in Greece
2017/03/31 Precedent for Hungary's borders
2017/01/30 The fight against terrorism in Europe and its connection with human rights
2016/12/19 Coal-fired power plants under threat in Europe
2016/10/27 Ineffective fight against steel products from China
2015/10/30 Growing trend of xenophobia and racism in Europe
2015/06/30 Connections between the trafficking of migrants from Africa and the Mafia in Europe
2015/05/30 Treatment of young migrants
2015/05/30 Human rights restrictions
2015/05/28 Cyber attacks against the media
2015/04/28 Pilot programme for the resettlement of refugees
2015/03/11 Violation of human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Ukraine
2015/02/27 Sharp rise in Europe's poor
2015/02/27 New suspension of Russian gas supplies to Europe
2015/01/30 Infringement of fundamental human rights, freedom of the media and political pluralism in Hungary
2014/12/17 Asylum policy measures
2014/12/17 Restricting social benefits for immigrants in the UK
2014/11/28 Growth of euroscepticism in Europe
2014/11/28 Greening Europe's agriculture
2014/10/23 Europe will have to deal with returning jihadists
2014/10/23 EU readiness to fight the Ebola epidemic
2014/07/22 Food security in Europe
2016/07/26 Enhancing energy security
2016/07/26 The problematic Posting of Workers Directive
2016/06/27 The impact of Brexit on energy and the environment
2015/10/30 The Commission and support for tourism
2015/06/30 Promoting the sustainable development of renewable energy sources
2015/05/30 Amendment to the Renewable Energy Directive
2015/05/30 SME support
2015/05/28 Dwindling job numbers in the European Union's renewable energy sector
2015/04/28 Building an Energy Union
2015/04/28 Support for the use of renewable sources
2015/04/28 Extended producer responsibility
2014/12/17 Use of renewable sources of energy
2014/12/17 Austria's circumvention of European energy legislation
2017/07/26 Ending of roaming charges and its consequences
2017/07/26 Repercussions for EU firms of US sanctions against Russia
2017/05/30 Quality of biometric and other data
2017/03/31 European Public Prosecutor
2017/03/06 Effects of the General Court's Orders on the EU-Turkey Statement
2016/11/29 Parliament advocates breaking off negotiations with Turkey
2016/08/29 New EU ecodesign strategy
2016/07/15 Technological progress in reducing the use of lead in car batteries
2016/06/27 Solutions for unemployment and the actual impact on low income groups
2016/05/02 Cuts to the European Food Safety Authority budget
2016/05/02 The need for regulation of online platforms in the EU
2016/05/02 Digitalisation of European industry
2016/03/29 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
2016/03/29 Water scarcity due to the coal industry
2015/10/30 Accelerating negotiations with Turkey as a result of the migrant crisis
2015/10/30 Financial instruments for sharing costs between Turkey and the EU
2015/09/30 Failure of self-regulation in the sale of unhealthy foods
2015/09/30 Volkswagen emissions scandal and its impact on the motor industry
2015/06/30 Excessive electricity prices and their impact on European industrial competitiveness
2015/05/30 Making the teaching profession a more appealing prospect
2015/05/30 Employing the disabled
2015/05/30 The European Commission's efforts at better quality regulation
2015/05/30 Turkey's accession process
2015/04/28 Procuring minerals from conflict zones
2015/04/28 Smuggling of medicinal products and pharmaceutical materials
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
2015/02/27 Excessive cuts in greenhouse gas emissions
2015/01/30 The introduction of new EU rules on value added tax will increase the accounting burden for start-up businesses
2015/01/21 Review of Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on end-of life vehicles
2014/12/17 EU budget for 2015
2014/11/28 Introduction of a European minimum wage
2014/11/28 High electricity prices
2014/11/28 Toxic waste in Naples
2014/09/26 Impact of the ban on exports of European food products to Russia
2014/09/26 Increase in Turkey's exports to Russia
2014/07/22 Introduction of a standardised European disabled parking permit
2017/05/30 Improving cross-border healthcare
2016/12/19 Shortage of qualified ICT workers
2016/12/19 Violence and extremism on the internet
2016/03/29 Extension of food origin labelling for meat and milk
2015/09/30 Voluntary system instead of compulsory quotas for distribution of refugees
2015/06/30 Improving global food distribution
2015/05/30 Eradicating the discrimination of sexual minorities and establishing their equality
2015/05/30 Improving the way the common security and defence policy is tailored
2015/04/28 Transition to organic farming
2015/02/27 Food wastage
2014/12/17 Improving conditions for women on maternity leave
2014/12/17 Improving efficiency in the management of the EU and its institutions
2014/09/26 Reintroduction of border controls
2014/08/07 Rise of organic farming in the EU
2014/08/07 Protecting small businesses in the food sector
2014/08/07 Shortage of ICT professionals
2017/07/26 Audit for development aid in Africa
2017/06/29 Shortcomings of the new package of measures to modernise European mobility and transport
2017/06/29 Logging in the unique Białowieża Forest in Poland
2017/02/28 Failure to respect demands to strengthen the independence of the Constitutional Court
2016/08/29 Encryption of electronic messages in the EU
2016/07/26 No conclusion to the TTIP talks in sight
2016/02/29 Development of startups in the EU
2016/01/04 Controversial constitutional law in Poland
2015/05/30 Scheme to supply fruit, vegetables, bananas and milk to educational facilities, and the mandate for these negotiations
2015/05/30 France's new secret services law
2015/05/30 New development assistance for Eritrea
2015/04/28 Computerisation of administration and accelerated application processing
2015/04/28 Promoting a low-carbon economy
2015/04/28 Watchtower construction in Poland
2015/04/28 Foreign aid to Ukraine
2015/03/31 Illegal logging of tropical forests
2015/01/30 Abolition of the ceiling on milk production
2014/11/28 Regime of secrecy surrounding preparations for TTIP
2014/10/23 Violation of EU climate policy by Poland
2014/09/26 Assistance for milk producers
2014/08/07 Elimination of emission allowances
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2016/05/02 Funding the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
2015/10/30 European public mistrust regarding negotiations on international trade agreements
2015/09/30 Competence of Commissioners-designate
2017/07/26 Suspicions of price fixing by German carmakers
2017/06/29 Uneven distribution of funds from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
2017/05/30 Report on relocation and resettlement
2017/04/28 Encouraging use of European Structural and Investment Funds
2017/03/31 Potential exemptions from the relocation mechanism
2017/02/28 Lack of regular anti-corruption evaluation report from the Commission
2016/10/27 Withdrawal of EU funds from countries refusing to accept refugees
2016/10/27 Controversial proposal to double the European Fund for Strategic Investments
2016/09/29 Danger posed by 2030 recycling targets
2016/08/01 Negative points of Juncker's investment plan for the regions
2016/01/04 Ambitious new recycling targets for the EU
2015/05/30 The European Commission's new plan to handle refugees and the crisis in the Mediterranean
2015/04/28 Juncker's investment plan will undermine science funding
2015/02/27 Improperly used funds
2014/12/17 British and Irish laws on 'plain packaging'
2014/12/17 Wastage of funds when investing in airport infrastructure
2014/11/28 Corruption in the allocation of funding under European Structural and Investment Funds
2014/11/28 Suspicions of corruption among EULEX officials in Kosovo
2014/10/23 Lack of legislation governing nanotechnology
2014/09/26 EU rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea
2014/07/22 Transatlantic trade and investment partnership

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