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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!

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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2018/02/08 DG MARE evaluation of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement
2018/02/08 Western Sahara and the safety of EU airlines and passengers
2018/02/08 EU-authorised establishments based in Western Sahara
2018/02/08 Moroccan authorised importers based in Western Sahara
2018/02/08 The Commission's compliance with procedures relating to authorised establishments in Western Sahara
2018/02/08 DG SANCO visit to Western Sahara in December 2017
2018/02/08 VP/HR - Activities of the EU Delegation to Morocco in occupied Western Sahara
2017/11/30 Doctoral Scientists in Teaching and Research (DEDE)
2017/09/27 Need to cancel plans for the European Defence Fund
2017/02/03 EU fishing in Western Sahara waters under the EU-Morocco Fishing Agreement
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and the decision of the European Court of Justice on EU-Morocco relations
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and EU-Morocco negotiations on a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA)
2016/12/13 Commission decision on tax evasion
2016/05/17 VP/HR - EU maps representing the territories of Western Sahara and Morocco
2016/05/17 VP/HR - Status of Morocco in Western Sahara under international humanitarian law
2016/05/17 VP/HR - Implementation of General Court decision on Western Sahara and trade in goods originating from occupied Western Sahara
2016/05/17 Implementation of General Court decision on Western Sahara
2016/04/29 Statements by the UN Secretary-General
2016/04/15 Coordination between the Council, the Commission and the Kingdom of Morocco in relation to the appeal against the General Court judgment delivered on 10 December 2015 in Case T-512/12 Polisario Front v Council
2016/02/16 Israeli government decision to strip three Members of their parliamentary privileges
2015/12/15 Turkish fishing vessels
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/07/22 Need to the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2018/02/07 Reduction in US funding for UNRWA
2017/11/30 Refugee question and Slovenia
2017/11/28 Amendment to the Directive on natural gas
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/06/30 VP/HR - Crisis in the Persian Gulf
2017/06/01 Refugee relocation
2017/01/04 Refugee children in Turkey
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2016/10/26 The case of unaccompanied minors in Calais
2016/10/17 Need to assist Lebanon in providing Syrian refugee children with an education
2016/09/30 Moria refugee settlement on the island of Lesbos
2016/06/24 Proposal for the creation of a regional mechanism to deal with natural disasters
2016/04/29 Need for solidarity and humanitarian aid to address the refugee crisis
2016/04/28 Need for permanent refugee relocation mechanism
2016/04/06 EU aid for Sahrawi refugee camps
2016/03/22 EU-Turkey Agreement on the refugee question
2016/02/04 Emergency funding - Sahrawi refugee camps
2016/02/04 Inhumane exploitation of refugee children in Turkey
2016/01/28 Turkey and the refugee crisis
2016/01/11 Refugee crisis
2015/11/20 Need to assist refugee children
2018/04/17 Employment of teachers in Cyprus
2017/11/24 Measures to support Member States with long-term and youth unemployment rates above the Eurozone average
2017/06/30 Pension gender gap
2017/04/10 Zero-hour contracts and security of employment
2016/09/30 Non-standard forms of employment - International Labour Organization (ILO)
2016/06/14 International campaign for the ratification of the Forced Labour Convention
2016/02/09 Need to promote a new gender equality strategy
2015/10/19 Need to strengthen collective agreements
2015/10/15 Bomb attacks in Ankara
2015/03/06 Employment and collective agreements
2015/02/04 Youth employment
2015/02/02 Youth employment
2017/09/19 Need to help Cyprus cope with refugees
2017/06/30 Development assistance
2017/04/10 Personal data in the EU - US Privacy Shield
2017/04/10 Adequate protection of the EU-US Privacy Shield
2017/03/28 New information on homelessness
2017/03/28 Hungary and refugees
2016/12/14 Trapped refugees
2016/11/30 Protection of refugees in Chios
2016/11/11 Need for child protection measures
2016/10/18 Protection of refugees stranded in Turkey
2016/10/17 Use of firearms by Frontex to stop boats
2016/01/28 Need to develop a humanitarian approach to managing refugees
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/11/25 Measures to halt the brain drain
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/04/08 International arrest warrants against asylum seekers and refugees
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2015/01/06 Measures to support microenterprises
2014/09/30 Assistance to Cyprus to enable it to support 345 Syrian refugees and asylum seekers
2017/06/30 Anti-terror laws in the EU
2016/12/13 Football leaks
2016/06/17 VAT exemption
2016/04/29 Closing the Brenner Pass
2016/01/28 Xenophobic practices encouraging racism
2015/05/05 Cancellation of debt for countries affected by Ebola
2015/05/05 Cancellation of debt for countries affected by Ebola
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/10/18 VP/HR Further crimes committed by Israel against the Palestinian people
2017/09/28 Need of financial support for children studying in the occupied Karpass peninsula
2017/09/14 Financial support needed for education for children with disabilities
2017/06/01 VP/HR - Hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners
2017/06/01 Children of the Arab world
2016/12/14 Palestinian Salah Khawaja arrested
2016/12/14 VP/HR - Palestinian children imprisoned
2016/04/29 VP/HR - Imprisonment of young Saharawis
2016/03/22 VP/HR - Israel murders Palestinian children
2016/02/04 10 000 missing children
2015/11/13 VP/HR - Imprisonment of Palestinian children in Israel
2015/09/03 Subject: Aid for children in the Middle East and Northern Africa
2015/04/10 The Palestinian problem
2015/03/03 Persecution of the Ukraine Communist Party
2014/07/11 VP/HR - Lethal offensive by Israel in Palestine
2018/05/24 The collapse of public hospitals in Cyprus
2018/03/23 The need to protect the beaches in Cyprus
2018/03/19 Freedom of expression of journalists in Cyprus
2018/01/25 Fear campaign launched against the Turkish-Cypriot newspaper Afrika
2018/01/18 Provocative attitude taken by the Azerbaijani government towards the Republic of Cyprus
2018/01/17 VP/HR - Leyla Zana dismissed from the Turkish Parliament
2017/09/27 Adjusting local time in the occupied territory of Cyprus
2017/09/06 Destruction of Akamas beach
2017/08/28 Spread of Islam in the occupied territories of the Republic of Cyprus
2017/06/01 Free wireless connectivity in EU's local communities
2016/12/13 McDonald's
2016/10/26 Closure by the Turkish Government of television channels
2016/09/30 Conflicts of interest with regard to former Commissioners
2016/06/14 NATO Summit
2016/06/14 Lifting the immunity of MPs in the Turkish Grand National Assembly
2016/03/29 Commission recommendations regarding emission reductions
2016/01/25 Turkish support for ISIS
2016/01/13 Protestors killed in Diyarbakir
2015/12/02 The Akamas peninsula in Cyprus - a Nature 2000 protected area
2015/11/24 Organisation of working time for permanent members of the Cypriot army
2015/05/11 Prosecution of Turkish Cypriot couple for flying the flag of the Republic of Cyprus in the occupied part of Cyprus
2015/04/22 Germany's account surplus
2015/04/10 European Fund for Strategic Investments - need to protect the public interest
2014/12/05 Human rights violations in the occupied territories of the Republic of Cyprus
2014/10/29 Protection of the cultural heritage in occupied Cyprus
2014/10/06 Violation by Turkey of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus
2017/11/30 Neofascism in Poland
2017/11/28 Defence industry programme
2017/04/10 The violation of human rights in Poland
2017/02/22 Complaints about the treatment of the inhabitants of Kuruköy
2017/02/07 LAW-TRAIN, Horizon 2020 and Israeli human rights abuses
2016/12/13 Disregard for the human rights of indigenous peoples in Brazil
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Protection of human rights in Morocco
2016/10/18 Continued violation of the rule of law and human rights in Turkey
2016/09/30 Wage and rights dumping in the fast-food industry
2016/06/14 Infringement of labour rights
2016/03/22 Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
2016/02/11 Proposed European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) and Complaints Mechanism in respect of violation of human rights
2015/10/02 Infringements of Palestinian human rights
2015/09/24 Strengthening of the Horizon 2020 programme
2015/05/26 Violation of labour and trade union rights in the European Patent Organisation (EPO)
2015/04/10 Animals as sentient beings
2014/12/09 Human rights violations in Sudan
2014/10/06 Upholding human rights in Cyprus
2017/11/30 VP/HR - Slave markets in Libya attributable to the EU
2017/09/19 Turkey issues a new NAVTEX for Cyprus' EEZ
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2017/02/22 Illegal detention of journalists in Turkey
2017/02/08 Israeli law legalising illegal settlements in the West Bank
2017/01/04 Arrest of Barbaros Şansal
2017/01/04 Violation of fundamental rights in Turkey
2016/12/13 Situation in Turkey
2016/11/18 Insecurity in the 'contact centre' sector
2016/11/15 Dismissal of workers by the MSC/Medlog multinational company
2016/11/04 Arrest of the HDP leadership
2016/10/27 Illegal arrest of Kurdish mayors
2016/04/29 Murder of Palestinians in the West Bank
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/03/22 Commission investment planning for the first quarter of 2016
2016/02/16 VP/HR - Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria
2016/01/14 The jailing of Palestinians
2015/12/22 Restrictions imposed on Kurds by Turkey
2015/12/14 Cooperative credit institutions and banking union
2015/12/01 Arrest of journalists in Turkey
2015/09/14 Infringement of democratic rights in Turkey
2015/03/31 Illegal changes to place names
2015/02/11 Pernicious effects of liberalisation and deregulation in the electric sector
2015/02/02 Strike by Birleşik Metal-İş union workers in Turkey
2015/01/07 Unlawful action by Turkey in Cypriot EEZ
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2017/12/14 NGO monitoring
2017/11/30 VP/HR - PESCO
2017/06/30 Gaza Strip energy supply
2016/10/20 Supporting energy programmes for low-income households from EU funds
2016/09/30 Common defence
2016/02/16 Revival of the ideology of fascism in Europe
2016/01/28 New OXFAM statistics
2015/10/15 Exploitation of domestic energy sources in the EU
2015/09/14 Recent Oxfam findings regarding poverty in Europe
2015/06/24 Ensuring the sovereign rights of the Member States in the field of energy
2015/06/24 Combating energy poverty
2015/06/02 Addressing energy poverty in Europe
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/02/04 Election results and policy changes