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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
Partito Democratico
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
International Trade Substitute inta

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/03/18 Legislative proposal for a single European geographical indication protection system for non-agricultural products
2016/03/10 Commission allegedly lifts immunity of OLAF Director-General
2016/01/28 Legislative initiative on the protection of geographical indications (GIs) for non-agricultural products
2015/07/22 Presumed breaches in the EU system relating to the protection of geographical indications
2014/12/03 Protection of European geographical ascriptions in the TTIP negotiations
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/10/07 Hungary - improper use of European funds and the migrant crisis
2015/10/07 Violation of the human rights of refugees in Hungary
2015/07/02 Italian hunting seasons
2017/05/04 Infringement of European consumer protection legislation - OTAs
2017/04/24 Consistency of Ticino law on public procurement with multilateral and bilateral legislation
2016/10/05 The Hedegaard affair
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2016/04/14 Uneven application of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2014/12/18 European Commission's withdrawal of the regulation on reciprocity in international procurement markets
2014/12/11 Publication of the findings of the public consultation on ISDS
2017/04/18 VW vehicles still non-compliant after recall operation
2016/10/04 'Ours First' referendum in Switzerland: violation of EU citizens' right to freedom of movement
2016/01/19 Compliance with the Code of good administrative behaviour by the Commission President's Head of Cabinet
2015/10/20 Infringement by the Spanish authorities of the right to free movement
2015/09/04 UK Government call for review of freedom of movement principle
2014/09/24 Indiscretions regarding the possible suspension of Schengen by Austria and Germany
2016/10/28 New method for calculating dumping margins after 11 December 2016
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2015/09/15 Use of the term 'Pur Secco' for German generic wines
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2014/12/04 Eurovinil controversy
2018/02/13 Combating Afrophobia
2017/11/23 Fake news: democratic emergency
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2016/09/20 Volkswagen scandal - compensating European consumers
2016/05/04 Alliances between distributors at national and European levels
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/04/27 Traditional European industry and potential benefits of new digital technologies
2014/10/31 Issues facing the European refining industry
2017/01/12 Announcement of a forthcoming UK tax on British companies that employ EU workers
2016/11/24 Appointment of the British national Simon Mordue as an official
2015/09/21 Possible discriminatory practices as regards the implementation of measures to combat Xylella fastidiosa
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/09 Adoption of provisional anti-dumping measures for GOES imports
2014/11/07 Alleged secret tax agreements between Luxembourg and multinational corporations
2018/03/20 Cambridge Analytica - manipulation of the personal data of EU citizens and connections to political parties in Europe
2016/11/17 Use of social media to spread lies and slander
2016/05/10 Emission measurements in the automotive sector
2016/02/17 Unfair commercial practices: the ʻChocoʼ case in Belgium
2015/09/30 Unfair third-country competition in the leather tanning sector
2015/01/08 Sale of Prosecco on tap in the UK
2017/11/27 Froneri Italy dispute - redundancies in Parma
2015/10/21 Economic sanctions against Russia and their impact on the footwear industry in the Marche region of Italy
2015/07/02 Protecting European ceramic tile production and international trade
2014/10/30 Further trade restrictions imposed by Russia
2018/01/18 Restriction of freight traffic along the Brenner Pass
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/04/27 Mandatory labelling
2015/04/23 Study on the mandatory indication of origin of products
2015/03/31 The 'Services' Directive and the exercise of the profession of tourist guide
2014/07/23 Standardisation of connections for refilling portable oxygen therapy devices