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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!


Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Labour Party
United Kingdom
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Member tax3
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/04/30 VP/HR - Violence against ethnic minorities in Kachin and Shan states in Myanmar
2018/02/21 VP/HR - Investigating genocidal intent in Inn Din (Rakhine state, Myanmar)
2017/06/30 Funding for brain cancer research, treatment and prevention
2016/10/27 European Research Council
2016/10/27 EU-Afghanistan 'Joint Way Forward' on migration
2016/09/19 Prioritising water and sanitation in the development policy review
2016/03/31 EU joint liaison team to support counter-terrorism actions by Member States
2016/03/31 EU joint investigation teams to support counter-terrorism actions by Member States
2015/07/21 2014 Connecting European Facility (CEF) Transport Calls
2015/07/20 Access to innovative medicines
2015/07/20 The European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC)
2015/04/29 EU-India policy dialogue on education
2015/03/31 European Neighbourhood Policy review - joint SME fund
2015/03/31 Increasing engagement with Asia in the context of the European Neighbourhood Policy review
2015/03/31 Increased flexibility in European Neighbourhood Policy funding
2015/03/13 Increasing Member State involvement in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)
2015/03/13 Increasing Member State involvement in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Parliament's access to confidential information regarding the Common Foreign and Security Policy
2015/02/27 Redirection of Horizon 2020 funds to the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Joint Consultation Meetings on Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)
2015/01/21 Actions taken by Member States to adjust the conditions governing parental leave to the needs of parents of children with a disability or long-term illness
2015/01/21 European declaration on alternatives to surgical castration of piglets
2014/12/12 Funding for 116 000 helplines for missing children
2018/05/07 Reliance of systemic banks on iCloud
2017/08/29 VP/HR - Kenyan elections - police violence
2017/06/30 Risk of financial crisis in Asia
2017/05/12 Strategic consequences of USAID budget cuts for South and Central Asia
2017/03/31 CITES follow-up
2017/03/01 EIB activities in Asia
2017/03/01 Elephants and Tourism
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Daesh in South Asia
2016/06/01 Threats to media freedom in Somalia in the context of 2016 elections
2015/12/17 Risk weighting of sovereign debt
2015/11/20 Trafficking of illegal arms
2015/10/20 EU trade strategy towards the Asia-Pacific region in the context of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement
2015/09/04 Ensuring protection of threatened species and important areas of natural habitat through the Birds and Habitats Directives
2015/09/02 VP/HR - Common EU position on UN reform
2015/09/02 Compliance of proposals for separate social status for refugees with EU and international law
2015/07/20 VP/HR - Thailand as coordinator for EU-ASEAN relations
2015/06/05 Sharing of best practices with law enforcement officials in the USA
2015/04/29 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Working Group on Asian big cats
2015/04/29 CITES working group on Asian big cats
2015/04/29 Zero-tolerance policy towards tiger trade under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
2015/04/29 Phasing out tiger farms in Heilongjiang
2015/04/29 Protection of wildlife in Asia
2015/04/29 Elephants killed for ivory trade in Africa and Asia
2015/03/31 Specific steps taken to follow up on the February 2014 stakeholder consultation and April 2014 conference on wildlife trafficking
2015/03/13 Tackling illegal trade in pet animals
2015/02/27 Protecting tribal people's rights while combatting illegal wildlife trade
2015/02/13 Financial services liberalisation in negotiations for free trade agreements with Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries
2015/02/13 Illegal timber trade: -threats to stability and biodiversity in Southeast Asia
2015/02/13 VP/HR - Illegal timber trade: threats to stability and biodiversity in Southeast Asia
2015/01/21 Preparation of EU position in advance of the next Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
2015/01/21 Bycatching of sharks under the protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
2015/01/07 VAT rules for digital services
2014/12/01 Elimination of the position of Chief Scientific Adviser
2014/11/20 EU trade and investment strategy towards ASEAN
2014/11/12 VP/HR - EU-India Strategic Partnership
2014/11/12 Negotiations on the EU-India free trade agreement
2018/01/09 VP/HR - The situation of human rights defender Mubashar Hasan in Bangladesh
2017/03/31 Protection of secular bloggers, atheists and religious minorities in Bangladesh
2017/01/31 VP/HR - Situation of refugees and migrants in Libya
2016/12/20 Intra-EU coordination in the context of the working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights
2016/12/20 VP/HR - EU participation in the working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights
2016/09/19 Hunting of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands
2016/05/02 VP/HR - Attacks on the LGBTI community in Bangladesh
2016/04/28 VP/HR - Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal
2016/04/28 ERDF West Midlands
2016/03/31 Childhood obesity
2015/10/07 VP/HR - EU action in international fora on repression of human rights defenders, political activists and journalists in Malaysia
2015/10/07 Encouraging better protection of human rights defenders, political activists and journalists and adopting measures to tackle corruption in Malaysia
2015/09/04 Re-evaluation of the situation in Sri Lanka following parliamentary elections in view of GSP+ readmission
2015/07/21 VP/HR - Human Rights abuses in the regional fight against Boko Haram
2015/07/21 VP/HR - Assessment of EUPOL mission in Afghanistan
2015/06/05 VP/HR - Establishing a triangular dialogue with ASEAN and SAARC on regional integration
2015/01/21 Latvian Council Presidency initiatives to ensure adequate after-school play facilities for children with disabilities or special needs
2015/01/21 Childcare provision for children with disabilities or special needs
2017/06/30 Strengthening of fire safety regulations following the Grenfell Tower tragedy
2017/06/30 Implementation of EU Common Position on arms exports
2017/05/12 VP/HR - EU strategy for South Sudan
2017/05/12 VP/HR - Violations of the EU arms embargo on South Sudan
2017/01/31 Excessive pricing
2016/08/31 Tri-party repurchase market
2016/03/31 Child health
2015/10/20 Maternal health
2015/06/05 EU Action Plan against Migrant Smuggling
2015/03/13 Compliance of the Animal Health Regulation with animal welfare requirements - in theory and practice
2015/02/27 EU-US cooperation on eHealth and inclusion of e-Health in TTIP negotiations
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Coordination of EU action on the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and trade
2015/02/27 New organic regulation proposals
2015/02/13 Cooperation with Parliament on activities undertaken in the framework of the Internet Government Forum
2015/01/21 EU action to battle animal extinction
2015/01/21 Council action on animal welfare in 2015
2018/04/30 EU funding for trans-boundary cooperation on water governance and management in developing countries
2018/01/30 GSP+ and Pakistan
2017/05/12 Development policy reviews at EU and UN level
2017/03/31 Lion bones and tigers
2017/02/28 VP/HR - War on drugs in the Philippines
2017/01/31 Use of artificial intelligence (AI) for military purposes
2016/12/20 Addressing the impact of the Ebola epidemic on sustainable development in affected countries
2016/12/20 Development policies and privatisation of education
2016/11/30 Citizens' Dialogues
2016/11/30 Evaluation of Citizens' Dialogues
2016/10/27 Bologna Process
2016/02/29 Addressing corruption in Egypt
2016/02/29 VP/HR - Military and security cooperation with Egypt
2016/01/29 Account number portability
2015/10/07 Governance of charities
2015/09/04 EU-China cooperation on New Silk Road project
2015/09/04 Impact of the economic situation in China on the EU
2015/09/02 VP/HR - Construction by China of two untested nuclear reactors on Pakistan's coast
2015/06/05 Assisting Egypt in developing asylum and integration policies as a priority under the proposed dialogue for migration and mobility
2015/06/05 Addressing the situation of NGOs operating in the field of migration under the dialogue on migration and mobility with the Egyptian Government
2015/06/05 VP/HR - Tensions in the South China Sea
2015/06/05 Cooperation with third actors to encourage economic reforms in China
2015/06/05 Affordable housing as a key condition for macro-economic and social progress
2015/04/29 Honouring commitments to allocate 0.7 % of gross national income to official development assistance by 2015
2015/04/29 Mobilising and implementing alternative, innovative sources of public finance
2015/04/29 Preparation of the EU position at the third UN conference on the financing of development
2015/04/29 Legal exports of live tigers from the EU to China
2015/03/31 Facilitation of data transfers between the EU and India: progress achieved and remaining hurdles
2015/03/31 VP/HR - Assisting governments in Latin American and Caribbean states in evaluating the desirability of proposed investments with social, economic and environmental goals
2015/03/31 Effectiveness of alternative development programmes in CELAC countries in the fight against drug trafficking
2015/03/31 Impact of European demand for biofuels on sustainable development in CELAC countries
2015/03/13 Environmental and sustainability impacts of seabed mining
2015/03/13 Public debate on the societal impact of seabed mining
2015/02/13 Addressing wildlife trafficking in relations with the military leadership in Thailand
2015/02/02 EU-US cooperation on combatting climate change
2015/02/02 EU-India cooperation on education and skills in the field of research and innovation
2015/01/21 EU-India cooperation on research and innovation
2015/01/21 VP/HR - impact of China's water policies on peace, security and sustainable development in Asia
2014/12/22 Transparency at board level in football clubs
2014/12/01 EU development funds - Philippines
2014/12/01 Investing in social businesses
2014/12/01 EU opposition to granting data-secure status to India
2014/11/19 Data protection regulation: impact on charity fundraisers
2017/06/30 Smoke toxicity
2017/06/30 Compliance with fire safety regulations under European Investment Bank (EIB) projects
2017/03/01 VP/HR - Adaptation of the Global Strategy
2016/10/27 VP/HR - Yemen conflict
2015/09/04 Establishment of an agency to advise on large-scale foreign direct investment in the context of Chinese investment in central and eastern Europe
2015/09/04 Taxation of investment funds
2015/07/21 VP/HR - Cooperating with the USA to safeguard EU strategic interests in relations with Cuba
2015/07/20 VP/HR - Liaising with the Commission on an EU strategy on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
2015/07/20 EU strategy on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
2015/06/05 Court of auditors report EU funds to Egypt
2015/02/27 Establishment of mixed council formats
2015/02/13 Approval of European Structural and Investment Funds programmes for England
2014/12/01 Approval of European Structural and Investment Funds programmes for England
2018/04/30 EU-Taiwan BIA
2017/10/31 Money laundering and tax evasion in any part of the world where EU-based organisations are involved
2017/10/31 Money laundering and tax evasion in any part of the world where EU-based organisations are involved
2016/04/28 Tackling corporate tax avoidance
2016/02/29 NIS Directive
2018/05/03 Implementation of recommendations to review UN aid response in Syria
2018/05/03 EU policy with regard to UN early recovery agreements in Syria
2018/05/03 Definitions of 'reconstruction', 'early recovery' and 'resilience' in the EU's Syria strategy
2018/02/27 Sexual exploitation of women in return for aid in Syria
2018/01/30 VP/HR - Humanitarian crisis in northwest Syria
2018/01/30 VP/HR - Turkish offensive against YPG in Syria
2017/03/31 VP/HR - Extrajudicial killings of civilians in Sinai
2016/11/30 EU Citizenship Portal
2016/09/19 Implications of the US-Russia ceasefire deal for Syria
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/05/31 EU tenders
2016/02/29 Counterfeiting
2016/01/29 Delivering aid to besieged communities in Syria
2016/01/29 Delivering aid to besieged communities in Syria
2015/12/17 Fintech companies
2015/09/04 VP/HR - Allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by UN peacekeeping forces
2015/07/21 VP/HR - 25 years of EU-Vietnam diplomatic relationship
2015/07/20 Building on EBTC investments and ensuring a smooth continuation
2015/07/20 VP/HR - Building on EBTC investments and ensuring a smooth continuation
2015/03/13 VP/HR - Resumption of direct aid to the Government of Zimbabwe
2015/03/13 Modalities for the implementation of direct aid to the Government of Zimbabwe and the impact of recent events on the resumption of such aid
2015/02/02 Humanitarian crisis in Syria - implementation and strengthening of UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions calling for cross-border humanitarian aid
2015/01/21 Commission follow-up of recommendations and critical remarks from the Ombudsman
2015/01/19 Affordable housing in the EU - review of State aid and coordination with the Commission Work Programme for 2015
2015/01/06 Lux Leaks and the role of audit companies
2017/05/12 Support for African agricultural sector
2017/03/31 State of play in the EU beer sector
2017/01/31 Implementation of ECA blending recommendations: state of play
2017/01/31 Centralised grievance mechanism - blending
2016/12/20 Promotion of community service learning in the education sector
2016/10/27 Fair play for universities
2016/08/31 Exploitation of refugees by criminal gangs in Greece
2016/08/31 Supporting EU priorities through the ECB's corporate sector purchase programme
2016/05/31 Exploitation of Sikh labourers in the agricultural sector in Italy
2016/02/29 Cybersecurity in financial sector
2016/01/29 Developing a global agenda on cybertechnologies
2016/01/29 Private service provision in the field of asylum
2015/12/17 Contingent convertibles
2015/09/04 Need for improvement of MLAT in framework of new security agenda
2015/09/04 Extortion of refugees by criminal gangs in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2015/09/02 Need for improvement of MLAT in the framework of the new security agenda
2015/03/13 Financial support to Ukraine
2015/02/27 Self-employment in the aviation sector
2015/02/13 Assessment of projects under the Youth Employment Initiative
2015/02/13 Structural initiatives under the Youth Employment Initiative in the West Midlands
2015/02/06 Urban agenda
2015/02/06 Impact of telecoms regulation reforms on the audiovisual sector
2018/06/05 Guidance on UK participation in Horizon 2020
2017/06/30 Implementation of fire safety stipulations under EU public procurement directives in the UK
2017/06/30 Implementation of EU fire safety regulations by the UK Government
2017/05/12 EU support received by UK steel industry and possibilities for third countries to cooperate
2017/05/12 UK participation in EU programmes on cancer research and prevention
2016/11/30 Erasmus and the UK post-referendum
2016/09/28 Housing in Europe
2016/09/28 UK nationals in the EU
2016/08/31 Hooliganism in sport
2016/08/31 UK universities post-referendum
2016/05/31 Hooliganism in sport
2016/05/31 Supporting the steel industry
2015/12/17 Bogus backstamping in the ceramic industry
2015/11/11 UK Border Control's refusal to allow entry to a legal EU resident
2015/11/03 UK steel crisis - dumping of Chinese steel products
2015/11/03 EU funding to mitigate the impact of UK steel crisis
2015/11/03 Crisis UK steel industry - energy prices
2015/07/20 Teenage pregnancy
2015/06/05 VP/HR - Population control law in Myanmar
2015/04/29 VP/HR - Coordinating crisis management and response
2015/03/13 Liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports from the US as source for diversifying energy supply in the EU
2015/03/13 Restructuring of Ukrainian debt
2015/01/19 Energy poverty: data collection
2015/01/19 Affordable rental housing in the UK
2014/11/05 Revision of UK Government contribution to EU budget

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