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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
Demokratikus Koalíció
Magic Circle
Terrorism Member terr
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Budgetary Control Substitute cont

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/11/07 Banning of civil society organisation helping to enforce prisoners' rights from prisons in Hungary
2016/10/13 Miserable conditions at the Hungary-Serbia border II
2016/05/30 Disastrous situation at the border between Hungary and Serbia
2016/05/03 Defending the employment rights of student workers
2016/02/26 The situation of civil-society human rights defence organisations in Hungary
2015/05/29 Alignment between EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and EU structural policy
2015/05/29 Support for the work of LGBTI organisations
2015/05/07 Continuation of RAN's work
2015/03/11 Violation of human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Ukraine
2015/02/25 Report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on the situation of fundamental human rights in Hungary
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/11/11 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia
2015/10/08 Refugees and Council Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA
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
2018/05/16 Lack of noise maps and action plans in Hungary
2016/12/15 Does the closure of Hungarian reception centres comply with the Directive on reception of asylum-seekers?
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/07/08 Police action against asylum-seekers
2015/06/30 Avoidance of discrimination in action by the public authorities
2015/04/23 Police action against the Roma
2015/03/11 Refoulement and the systematic detention of migrants and asylum seekers in Hungary
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2017/03/13 New asylum law in Hungary
2015/06/29 Draft amendment to asylum law in Hungary
2015/02/10 Amendment to Hungarian law concerning law enforcement workers
2014/09/10 Hungarian government measures taken against civil organisations and compatibility of these with EU law
2014/09/03 Commission proposal to strengthen the rule of law in the EU
2018/03/22 Termination of the Guruló workshop network
2017/11/07 Discrepancies in data on education spending in the Hungarian budget
2017/03/13 FRONTEX position on the mistreatment of refugees at the Hungarian border
2017/03/09 Violence at the Hungarian-Serbian border
2016/03/17 Amendment of the rules concerning reception of refugees in Hungary
2015/10/02 Integration of refugees involved in redistribution
2015/09/14 Reinstatement of border controls at the German-Austrian border
2015/06/29 EU aid in the area of border surveillance, migration and refugees
2015/05/07 The Hungarian Government policy that is antithetical to the Bologna process
2018/06/14 Monitoring of EU funding for renewable energy in Hungary
2016/10/13 Misuse of funding for education in Hungary
2016/05/30 Transparent use of EU funding
2016/02/26 Monitoring of Member States' funding systems
2015/10/27 Monitoring of EU-supported programmes
2018/05/03 Anti-NGO laws in Hungary
2018/02/05 Exclusion of third-country nationals from Hungary
2018/02/05 Continuing harassment of NGOs in Hungary
2018/02/05 Restrictions on the right to free movement in Hungary
2017/11/30 Begging laws in Denmark
2017/11/07 Exclusion in the playground with EU support
2016/08/30 Changes to the judicial system in Hungary
2016/07/08 Legal consequences of referendum in October 2016 in Hungary
2016/07/06 Grave violation of the freedom of the press in Hungary
2016/07/06 Practices contrary to the right of asylum in Hungary
2016/06/03 Preferential treatment of church educational establishments in the development of schools
2016/02/26 The independence of the courts in Hungary
2015/12/10 State influence over the media market in Hungary
2015/07/16 Obstructing freedom of information in Hungary
2015/04/23 Maintaining the after-school programme in Hungary
2015/03/23 Soft censorship in Hungary
2015/03/09 Does the supermarket supervision fee have a market-distorting effect?
2015/02/02 Authorising use of non-prescription emergency contraceptives
2014/12/17 New legislation in Hungary permitting segregation in schools
2014/11/20 Infringement of the equality of religious communities in Hungary
2018/02/05 Restrictions on the public-interest status of NGOs
2017/11/30 Bulgaria's EU Presidency
2017/10/31 Paks nuclear plant expansion and the Commission's meetings with business lobbyists
2016/12/15 Will the EU funds granted for the development of the recently closed Bicske reception centre have to be repaid?
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/07/06 EU residence permits for sale?
2015/05/29 Effective use of funds for public works
2014/11/11 Establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office
2014/07/24 Reasons for the suspension of EU funds to Hungary
2017/02/28 EU list of tax havens: 0 % corporate tax rate regimes
2016/07/06 Flat rate for late payment recovery costs harming small businesses
2016/03/17 Corporation tax relief for sport in Hungary
2015/11/11 Experience in Hungary with funding benefiting from tax relief in the sports sector
2014/07/02 Hungary's advertising tax and its compatibility with EU rules on freedom of the media
2018/03/26 Police brutality against Roma
2018/03/26 Unlawful removal of Roma children from their families
2016/06/03 Hungarian practice encourages early school leaving among Roma children
2016/05/30 Eviction of Roma in Miskolc (Part Two)
2016/02/11 Forced evictions of Roma
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/11/11 EU-funded project in the Városliget (City Park) in Budapest
2015/04/23 Court judgment in Hungary enabling the segregated teaching of Roma children
2015/03/17 Is there no place for the Roma in Europe?
2015/02/02 Are immigrants bringing trouble to Europe?
2014/11/18 The new European Commission's Roma policy
2014/11/13 Putting the EU framework system of national Roma integration strategies into practice
2014/09/30 Pilot project 'Capacity-building for Roma civil society and strengthening of their involvement in the monitoring of national Roma integration strategies'