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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Les Républicains
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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/27 Projects financed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments in the European Parliament constituency of Eastern France (Grand Est)
2017/08/19 Seat of the European Parliament
2017/03/23 Exhaustive list of projects the EU has funded in Gaza since the signing of the Oslo Accords
2017/03/21 Remarks by the Turkish President
2017/02/21 Traineeships in European External Action Service delegations
2016/12/22 Aid to Ukraine
2016/11/30 Reporting to European taxpayers on aid to the Palestinian Authority
2016/06/30 VP/HR - Speech to Parliament by the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas
2016/06/30 European rail sector
2016/05/30 Budget for aid to migrants
2016/04/28 Visa liberalisation for Turkish nationals
2016/03/31 Turkish First Lady's comments
2016/02/01 Revision of the Energy Labelling Directive
2015/11/10 European legislation on drones
2015/06/24 The impact social media stakeholders have on European citizens and rising anti-Semitism in the wake of increasing radicalisation
2015/03/31 Implementation of the European Social Fund
2015/01/29 Abolition of roaming charges
2015/01/29 Application of the RoHS Directive to the crystal glass-making sector
2014/12/22 Survival of service stations in rural areas
2014/12/22 Price of European patents
2014/12/22 Ban on flying single-engine helicopters over residential areas
2014/10/14 Evaluation of PEGASUS financial support for the Palestinian Authority
2014/09/01 Increasing migratory pressure
2014/07/31 Energy Transition in the Transport Sector
2014/07/31 Major industrial projects
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Sanctions against Russia and the Minsk agreements
2016/06/30 VP/HR - Sanctions against Russia
2016/05/31 VP/HR - Sanctions against Russia
2015/07/24 Economic consequences of the escalation in EU-Russia sanctions
2017/08/19 Air passenger rights
2017/08/19 Forest fires in France
2017/02/23 Erasmus for apprentices
2016/12/22 Humanitarian situation in Aleppo
2016/12/22 Promoting scientific education
2016/10/31 Record number of deaths in the Mediterranean
2016/08/31 Situation of famers
2016/07/29 Cost of posted workers
2016/03/31 VP/HR - The fight against Daesh
2015/11/10 Emergency assistance for refugees close to their country of origin
2015/11/10 Return of illegal immigrants in the EU
2015/07/31 Proposal for a directive on a Passenger Name Record (PNR) system
2015/07/31 VP/HR - Stepping up the fight against the 'Islamic State' organisation by putting boots on the ground
2015/05/30 VP/HR - ISIS takes over Palmyra
2015/05/05 VP/HR - The Iranian nuclear programme
2015/04/30 VP/HR - Support for States receiving refugees
2015/04/09 Taking account of the specific circumstances of the outermost island regions in the Erasmus+ Programme
2015/01/29 Modifications to the PNR project and impact on Member States
2014/12/22 Unlimited SMS in France
2014/12/22 Oil reserves in Member States
2014/12/17 Fight against child sexual abuse on the internet
2014/10/30 Territorial reform in France
2014/09/01 VP/HR - Decision-taking in humanitarian emergencies
2014/09/01 Rise of extremism
2014/07/31 Shortage of MRI equipment
2016/12/22 Fighting terrorism in the Schengen area
2016/03/31 Access to the Schengen Information System by the border agency Frontex
2016/02/01 Future of Schengen
2016/01/04 Improving security within the Schengen Area
2015/11/17 Security checks on the immigrants distributed across the EU via the quota system
2015/06/30 EU response to heatwave
2015/05/30 Distribution of migrants in the Schengen area
2015/03/31 20 years of the Schengen Area
2017/09/29 VP/HR - Protection of the Rohingya minority
2017/02/23 Endocrine Disruptors
2016/10/31 The falling pound and the UK's contribution to the EU budget
2016/10/31 EU contribution to tobacco control
2016/09/30 Ethics of Commission members
2016/09/30 Abusive practices in road haulage
2016/08/31 TTIP
2016/08/31 Implementation of Brexit
2016/07/29 UK Commissioner
2016/06/30 TTIP negotiations
2016/06/30 Consequences of Brexit
2016/05/30 Assessment of the consequences of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (Brexit)
2016/04/28 Consequences of the UK leaving the EU
2015/05/05 Electrification of Africa
2015/04/14 Recognition of oak and chestnut forests in the new 2014-2020 CAP regulations
2015/03/13 Difficulties with CAP implementation
2014/07/31 Economic Outlook
2017/02/23 Refoulement of illegal migrants attempting to enter Europe
2016/07/29 Connecting Europe Facility
2016/05/30 Fiscal and social convergence in Europe
2015/11/10 Humanitarian support for migrants on their way to Europe as winter approaches
2015/11/10 The meat industry in Europe
2015/11/10 Investment Plan for Europe
2015/06/30 Statute for researchers in Europe
2015/06/30 Digital innovation in Europe
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/02/27 Selecting projects for Juncker's investment plan
2014/10/30 Fiscal and social convergence
2014/07/31 Digital Technologies in Europe
2017/09/27 Care of unaccompanied minors
2017/02/21 CETA and competition in the beef sector
2017/02/21 CETA and the opening-up of public procurement markets
2017/02/21 VP/HR - EU-Pakistan relations
2016/11/30 Paying tribute to the victims of the dictator Fidel Castro
2016/05/02 Dental implants and peri-implantitis, a major public health issue
2016/04/28 Opening up US public procurement to European businesses
2016/02/01 Support for the UNHCR and the WFP
2016/02/01 Fake identity documents
2015/04/30 Official development assistance (ODA)
2015/02/27 Cultural genocide in Mosul
2015/02/27 Support for stroke treatment
2017/09/18 The place of the beef market in trade negotiations with Mercosur
2017/04/28 Trade policy and agriculture
2017/03/13 Taxation of ports
2017/02/28 Promotion of short supply chains in agriculture
2016/10/31 Funds wrongly paid by the EU
2016/09/30 Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base
2016/09/30 Language learning
2016/08/31 Stability Pact
2016/07/29 EU defence policy
2016/04/28 Disappearance of migrant children
2016/02/01 VP/HR - Children adopted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
2015/11/10 Revision of the protected status of the wolf
2015/07/31 Eurozone governance
2015/03/31 Attack in Tunisia
2015/03/31 Remarks by the Greek Defence Minister
2015/02/27 A simpler Common Agricultural Policy
2015/01/29 Combating carbon leakage
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2014/10/30 Coal-bed gas
2014/09/01 Shale gas
2014/09/01 Negotiation of the transatlantic treaty
2017/08/19 Accession of Turkey
2016/11/30 Implementation of EU-Turkey agreement on migrants
2016/10/31 Earthquakes in Italy
2016/09/30 Trends in the number of removals of illegal migrants
2016/08/31 Data on migrants
2016/07/29 Agreement with Turkey
2016/03/31 Council-Turkey agreement on the management of migration flows
2016/01/04 Negotiations on Turkey's accession to the EU
2016/01/04 Emission standards for diesel cars
2015/06/30 VP/HR - UN resolution authorising the destruction of people smugglers' boats
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2016/03/31 Counter-terrorism measures
2016/01/28 Assignment of market economy status to China
2016/01/04 Control of trafficking in electrical and electronic waste
2015/07/31 French solidarity towards Greece
2015/04/30 Use of French at the Commission
2015/03/31 VAT rate on e-books
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Raif Badawi
2015/01/29 Greece's international commitments
2014/10/30 Police cooperation with non-EU countries to combat illegal immigration