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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Fidesz-Magyar Polgári Szövetség-Keresztény Demokrata Néppárt
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Culture and Education Substitute cult

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/12/21 Registration of the European Citizens' Initiative 'Wake up Europe'
2015/12/21 Registration of the European Citizens' Initiative 'Wake Up Europe'
2015/11/03 Acceptability of proposals under the European Citizens' Initiatives scheme
2015/02/10 How does the Commission propose to encourage moderate and civilised alcohol consumption among European citizens?
2016/10/21 Date of completion for Commission investigations into mixed honey
2016/10/05 Overuse of industrial food enzymes in beer production
2016/06/30 Honey - labelling of country of origin
2016/05/11 Final results of laboratory analyses of samples of mixed honey
2016/04/12 Detailed results of coordinated food safety monitoring of mixed honey
2016/03/17 Additional expenditure which would be incurred if the rules on the labelling of mixed honey were amended
2016/02/25 Results achieved to date by the EU Food Fraud Network
2016/02/23 Need to amend the Honey Directive
2016/01/12 Problems caused by industrial honey imported into the EU
2015/12/16 Inviability of 'Blend of EU and non-EU honeys' labelling
2015/11/30 Applying EU animal welfare regulations to third-country livestock keepers
2015/11/17 Suspension of the use of seed dressings containing neonicotinoids as an active substance
2015/09/10 On what basis does the Commission decide to uphold or reverse the suspension of use of seed dressings whose active substances are neonicotinoids?
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2015/02/04 The question of the obligation to indicate the country of origin of meat
2015/01/26 Modification to the Fuel Quality Directive (ILUC)
2014/12/10 Reintroduction of protein feed of animal origin in poultry feeding
2016/08/01 Reconciling Neonicotinoid ban and EPILOBEE result
2015/10/05 EU response to the challenges raised by the VW scandal
2015/02/04 Council action against discriminatory rules on the inclusion of individual landscape features in ecological focus areas
2014/12/04 Preservation and reconstruction of historic buildings
2014/11/10 How does the Commission justify its discriminatory rules on the inclusion of individual landscape features in ecological focus areas?
2014/11/10 How does the Commission legally justify prohibiting the planting of clearly non-indigenous tree species?
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2015/03/31 Will there be further compensations for vegetable and fruit farmers damaged by the Russian embargo?
2016/11/22 Circumstances of the disbursement of EU agricultural subsidies
2016/11/17 Education reform in Ukraine which restricts the use of minority languages
2016/03/08 Effective intervention needed in order for the European dairy industry to recover rapidly from the crisis
2015/12/16 Immediate secondary testing of honeys from third countries
2015/10/02 Quantity of bioethanol consumed in road transport in the EU in recent years
2015/09/16 Some aspects of the impact on third countries of bioethanol produced in the EU
2015/09/16 Amount of greenhouse gas saving achieved through consumption of bioethanol produced in the EU
2015/08/12 Problems for European SMEs with obtaining iodine biocide raw materials
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2015/04/30 Exportation to the EU of bioethanol produced by environmentally destructive methods
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/03/26 Products of modern agricultural technology (MAT)
2015/03/12 Ukrainian crisis
2015/01/26 Help for the crisis-stricken European pork sector
2015/01/09 Future of the European tobacco producing sector
2014/12/10 Risks associated with the planned introduction of standard packaging for tobacco products
2014/11/13 Commission draft regulation on the zootechnical and genealogical conditions for trade in breeding animals and their germinal products within the EU
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2014/11/07 Possibility of EU subsidy for the purchase of equipment needed for engineering work in connection with the preparation and execution of EU-subsidised building projects
2015/05/22 Precise statistics concerning dried maize husk fodder (Dried Distillers' Grains with Solubles - DDGS) imported into the EU
2015/05/22 Health risks arising from dried maize husk fodder (Dried Distillers' Grains with Solubles - DDGS) imported into the EU
2016/11/22 Complaints about discrimination among Member States
2016/04/12 Equal treatment among the Member States in the area of property policy
2016/04/12 Intensity of infringement proceedings launched by the Commission
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2016/02/23 Application of the principle of equal treatment in the field of organic farming
2016/02/23 Transparency regarding Member States' room for manoeuvre in the field of property policy
2016/01/28 Application of the principle of equal treatment with reference to policy on land
2016/01/28 Discrimination against economically less developed Member States in European law
2015/10/02 Transparency of the room for manoeuvre of Member States in the field of property policy
2015/10/02 Legal effect of the accession treaties of the new Member States
2015/05/08 Strategic analysis of development programmes
2015/04/08 Infringement proceedings relating to landholding policy in the new Member States
2015/03/23 Approval of the Member States' rural development programmes by the Commission
2014/12/18 The practical application of the Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT)
2016/11/16 Continuing EU support for vine-planting authorisations after 15 October 2018
2016/08/01 Criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors - exclusion of hazard characterisation elements
2016/08/01 Criteria for Endocrine disruptors - justification for Option Two
2016/07/08 Endocrine disruptor criteria - Hazard-based criteria?
2016/07/06 Maximum limit value for chlormequat and interests of mushroom producers
2016/03/08 The interests of farmers and endocrine disrupters
2016/03/08 Economic and social impact of prohibiting certain endocrine disrupters
2015/05/11 Impact assessment on the defining criteria for endocrine disruptors
2015/02/04 Council plans to enforce the abolition of the prohibition of planting clearly non-indigenous species
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2016/09/30 Problems caused by the possible withdrawal of the active substance diquat used in plant protection products
2016/07/08 Bee guidance document –- New developments and data since 2013
2016/07/06 Alternatives to glyphosate?
2016/07/06 Scientific grounds for restricting the use of xylitol as a sweetener
2016/06/08 Appropriate information for diabetics and consumers with sensitivities to certain allergens
2016/05/31 Excessive quantities of antibiotics in by-products of bioethanol
2016/05/12 Use of xylitol as both an additive and a sweetener
2016/01/20 Analysis of the effectiveness of developments in cohesion policy in Poland
2016/01/20 Assessment of cohesion policy investments in Poland
2015/12/01 GMO and antibiotics content of feedstuffs imported into the EU
2015/11/30 Support for freshwater closed-system aquaculture
2015/11/30 Data on current EU organic production
2015/09/16 Level of antibiotic residues detected in animal feedstuffs imported into the EU
2015/09/16 Impact of bioethanol imported into the EU from third countries on indirect land use change
2015/06/02 Let us accept the statue of Pope John Paul II!
2015/05/22 Precise details of bioethanol imported into the EU
2015/04/28 Do Constitutional courts count as national courts within the meaning of Article 267 TFEU?
2014/12/10 EU funding for avian influenza protection
2016/09/30 Review of the emission values of biofuels in the Renewable Energy Directive
2016/05/12 Unjustified delay in the publication of the Globiom study on biofuels
2016/02/15 Access to the GLOBIOM study of biofuels
2015/03/31 Unjustified import prohibition on Hungarian poultry imposed by third countries