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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: 2017-01-31

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
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/27 Neutrality of airline reservation systems (GDS) and restriction of access to flight information
2017/03/20 Flat tax for high-net-worth individuals in Italy
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/04/30 Implementation of Regulation 1049/2001 and the provenance of Council documents
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/02/11 Declassification of proposals by the United States Trade Representative on the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)
2015/02/11 Commission enquiries into tax practices and consultancy services
2015/02/11 Future audit and accountancy consultant services to the Commission
2015/02/11 PricewaterhouseCoopers services to the Commission
2015/02/11 Public service provision takeover versus trade in services
2015/02/11 Currently non-existent services and agreements on trade in services
2015/02/11 Services provided in the exercise of governmental authority
2015/02/11 Trade in services and internet network access
2015/02/11 Trade in Services Agreement and data processing
2015/01/29 Thermal renovation of homes for households in energy poverty
2016/06/10 Mortgage Credit Directive (2014/17/EU) and EU citizens residing outside the EU
2016/05/03 Water charges and Article 9 of the Water Framework Directive
2016/03/30 Compliance with Article 9 of the Water Framework Directive
2015/12/21 Ireland's implementation of EIA Directive 2011/92/EU
2014/11/10 Implementation of Directive 85/337/EEC in Ireland
2014/11/06 Privatisation of water services
2014/11/06 Water Framework Directive obligations regarding water charges
2014/07/28 Assessment of N59 road work plans in Ireland under the Habitats Directive
2014/07/28 Implementation of Article 6(3) of Directive 92/43/EEC in Ireland
2015/08/27 TTIP negotiations, tobacco industry and partial disclosure of documents
2015/08/26 Partial disclosure of correspondence between the Commission and other parties vs privacy
2015/08/26 Partial disclosure of correspondence between the Commission and other parties vs privacy
2015/05/29 ISDS proposal reform in TTIP versus ISDS provisions in CETA
2015/01/29 ECJ and investor protection
2015/01/29 EU law and investor protection
2015/01/29 Investor-state dispute settlement - legal fee payments
2015/01/29 Structural protection works in sand dune areas
2015/01/22 Job creation claims with regard to TTIP
2015/01/22 TTIP, investor protection and intellectual property
2014/07/28 Commission action on site and species protection concerns in Ireland
2017/08/31 Neighbouring rights, media staff pay and journalistic investment
2017/08/31 Copyrights, media revenue, pay and journalistic investment
2017/08/31 Taxation of computers above a certain size
2017/05/04 Civil society's views on ancillary rights in response to the public consultation on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain
2017/02/02 Member State competence regarding taxation and CCCTB
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/10/02 Heated tobacco cigarettes in EU market
2015/10/01 Heated tobacco cigarette taxation and regulation
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2015/02/11 Member State vaccination programme gaps and collective immunisation
2015/02/03 Flexibility in the Stability and Growth Pact - investment clause
2015/01/29 Member State ratification of UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities
2015/01/29 Cross-border status of medical cannabis within the EU
2014/12/12 Cross-border transfer of pension rights
2014/11/10 Intervention in European Investment Bank (EIB--) funding of projects and sustainability
2016/06/30 Implementation in the Republic of Ireland of Articles 2 and 3 and Recital 17 of Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/09/30 Off-label use of misoprostol
2015/08/27 Need for confidentiality to safeguard the Commission's negotiating positions in international relations
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/05/29 EU-MERCOSUR Free Trade Agreement versus Brita case (C-386/08)
2015/05/29 ISDS versus failure to obtain a satisfactory outcome through the judiciary
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/02/11 International trade agreements and withdrawal of commitments
2015/01/29 Health and safety at work and mental health
2015/01/22 Intellectual property and plain packaging
2015/01/22 International trade, intellectual property and public health
2014/11/10 Funding opportunities for online mental health and addiction support
2017/09/04 A European Action Plan for the Social Economy
2017/06/26 VP/HR - Nation-state bill in Israeli Knesset
2017/05/04 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - The conclusion of EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities
2017/04/12 Major interpellation - Follow-up to the Brazilian meat imports scandal
2017/03/28 Lack of Joint Action on Alcohol
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2016/09/02 The Netherlands EU Presidency conference 'Living well with(out) dementia'
2016/07/12 VP/HR - Oil exploration in the occupied territories of Western Sahara
2015/12/02 ERASMUS+ 2nd-level staff mobility training under Key Action 1
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/03/06 EU-US trade negotiations and preferential treatment of goods from Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)
2015/02/04 Election results and policy changes
2015/01/29 Lack of management plans in Ireland for dunes as special areas of conservation
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/12/12 Radioprotection training recognition
2017/05/16 An EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
2017/02/14 EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2015/07/02 Free movement and Roma
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/07/08 Quality of life and austerity in Europe
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2015/06/01 Demographic changes in Europe
2015/04/30 Motor insurance rates - discrimination in Ireland
2015/04/30 Funding for social development projects for young carers
2015/03/06 Quality standards for concrete products and construction fill material
2015/03/06 Concrete products and construction fill quality in Ireland
2015/03/03 The ESA 2010 standards: an obstacle to recovery
2015/02/11 Social attitudes towards vaccination, and vaccine uptake
2015/01/29 Europe 2020 strategy - country-specific recommendations for Ireland
2015/01/29 Europe 2020 strategy and social justice
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/06/26 Refoulement of Turkish nationals by the Greek authorities
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Israel's separation wall in Palestine: legality of EU funding of security firm Elbit
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Lack of EU reaction to Israel's settlements expansion
2016/01/08 Translation requirements for employers of mobile posted workers
2015/12/10 Environmental impact assessment of cable undergrounding
2015/05/29 Quota for Irish music broadcasting
2015/01/29 Status of Irish dune stocks
2014/09/24 VP/HR - EU-Israel engagement outcomes
2014/07/28 Ensuring compliance by Israel with Article 2 of the EU-Israel Association Agreement
2014/07/28 Impact assessment of possible sanctions against Israel