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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!

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Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Substitute emis
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/13 Flights to Menorca
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/10/26 Situation of the orange and fruit production sector in Andalusia
2016/09/28 Protecting vulnerable consumers in the energy sector
2016/06/28 FEVE - León
2016/05/10 Abengoa
2016/05/09 Almadraba fishing
2015/12/15 Disability
2015/10/07 The almadraba tuna fishing sector
2015/08/31 Commission monitoring of the market in fruit and vegetables
2015/08/31 Disturbance and/or serious imbalance in the fruit and vegetables market
2015/07/09 Labour mobility in the country-specific recommendations for Spain
2015/07/09 Labour mobility in the country-specific recommendations for Spain
2015/07/09 Follow-up to Written Question E-000975/2015
2015/07/09 Privatisation of savings banks in the specific recommendations made to Spain
2015/07/09 Privatisation of savings banks in the specific recommendations made to Spain
2015/07/03 Measures to protect the fruit and vegetable sector from the Russian embargo
2015/06/25 Enforced conversion of deposits
2015/06/25 Follow-up to E-003229/2015
2015/06/18 Wages and collective bargaining - 2015 recommendations
2015/06/18 May 2015 recommendations on employment
2015/06/11 Labour exploitation in the EU
2015/06/09 Asbestos
2015/06/09 Biorefining
2015/06/09 Awarding of Aznalcóllar mine contract
2015/05/29 Recommendation on wage growth
2015/04/09 Contribution exemptions of up to EUR 500
2015/03/11 Nationalisation and privatisation of companies
2015/02/27 The health costs of endocrine disrupting chemicals
2015/02/27 Labour regulation and internationalisation of production
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2015/02/10 Impact of the 2012 labour law reform in Spain
2015/02/10 Changes in liquidity conditions of Greek bonds
2015/02/10 Made in: knife-making in Albacete
2015/02/04 Privatisation of AENA
2014/12/18 EGF courses
2014/12/09 Crisis in the cultural sector
2014/12/09 The study Health at a glance: Europe 2014
2014/11/27 Cycle track in Albacete
2014/11/19 Algeciras-Bobadilla
2014/11/19 'Made in': Knife-making in Albacete
2014/10/23 Wage recommendations
2014/10/23 Tax recommendations
2014/10/23 CETA restrictions on public health systems
2014/10/08 Public-private partnership in the health sector
2014/09/29 Tax credits for banks
2014/09/29 Impact of the labour law reform
2014/09/15 Country-specific recommendations for Spain 2014: health sector
2016/12/09 Railways in Extremadura and Alentejo
2016/11/04 CPMR and the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara
2016/10/17 Plundering of Western Sahara's resources
2016/09/28 VP/HR - Expulsion of Cordoban activists from occupied territories of Western Sahara
2016/09/07 Marismas Occidental (Western Marshes) sub-project
2016/08/31 VP/HR - The trial of students detained in the occupied territories of Western Sahara
2016/08/31 VP/HR - Violation by Morocco of the ceasefire in Western Sahara
2016/07/12 VP/HR - Oil exploration in the occupied territories of Western Sahara
2016/06/29 VP/HR - Carrying out the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)
2016/05/23 VP/HR - Expulsion of Polish journalists from occupied Western Sahara
2016/05/17 Implementation of General Court decision on Western Sahara
2016/04/26 VP/HR - Expulsion of European lawyers from Western Sahara
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
2016/04/04 Violation of the ceasefire in Western Sahara by Morocco
2016/03/23 MINURSO expulsions
2016/01/26 Decontamination of Palomares
2016/01/26 Domestic work
2016/01/26 EIB projects in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara
2015/12/07 Spoliation of Western Saharan resources
2015/12/07 Misleading labelling of products from Western Sahara
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state
2015/10/07 VP/HR - Western Sahara
2015/09/25 Access to occupied territory in Western Sahara by Gervasio Sánchez and Luis Magrané
2015/05/29 Endemic practising of torture in the Kingdom of Morocco
2015/02/10 Expulsion of EU citizens from Belgium in 2014
2015/02/10 Distribution of work
2015/02/10 Impunity in the occupied territories of Western Sahara
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2014/11/19 Slavery practices in Brazil on the part of Inditex
2017/01/13 Proceedings against Spain for infringement of Directive 1999/70/EC
2016/11/14 Use of FEAD monies in Spain
2016/11/14 Employment situation of housemaids in Spain
2016/07/11 Suspension of ESF payments to Spain
2016/07/05 Current situation regarding lindane pollution in Spain
2016/03/15 Reopening of Garoña nuclear power station
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2015/12/15 Self-employed people
2015/11/12 Land registration scandal in Spain
2015/10/19 Access to finance for the SMEs
2015/10/07 Commission position with regard to discrimination against victims of thalidomide in Spain
2015/10/07 Implementation in Spain of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013
2015/09/25 Right to healthcare
2015/09/23 Wages and productivity
2015/09/23 Restructuring Spain's foreign debt
2015/07/07 Aid for coal in Spain
2015/07/03 Spain's external debt
2015/06/30 Regulation of hydroelectric power generation in Spain
2015/06/04 VP/HR - Clampdown on freedom of expression in the State of Israel
2015/06/04 Decline in freedom of expression in Spain
2015/05/29 False self-employed workers in Spain
2015/05/29 Effects of the Energy Union on the Spanish market
2015/05/29 Thermal power stations in Castejón
2015/05/07 Maintenance of the Spanish coal mining sector
2015/04/28 Hydroelectric energy in Spain
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/03/11 Delayed payments
2015/03/03 Active inclusion policies
2015/02/27 VAT and electricity prices billed to families
2015/02/27 Effects of the Energy Union
2015/02/12 Rise in number of workers living in poverty in Spain
2015/01/23 Increased cost of public-private partnerships in comparison with public spending on infrastructure in Andalucía
2015/01/16 The cost of capital
2015/01/16 Spain's participation in the HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) Joint Research Programme
2015/01/16 Amendment to Spain's forestry law
2015/01/14 Nissan in Ávila
2014/12/09 Soil Directive
2014/12/09 Wages and salaries in Spain
2014/11/26 Evolution in wages and numbers of waged workers in Spain
2014/11/19 Wage adjustment in Spain
2014/11/19 Generating electricity from national coal
2014/11/19 VAT for public television channels
2014/11/06 Renewable energy petitions
2014/11/03 Research into Ebola
2014/11/03 Spanish Radio and Television Corporation and freedom of information
2014/10/23 Artificially high prices for petroleum products in Spain
2014/10/09 Public spending and redistribution in Spain
2014/10/08 Electricity prices in Spain
2014/10/08 Transfer of medicine policies to DG Internal Market
2014/09/29 Access to healthcare in Spain
2014/09/15 Wages and jobs in Spain
2017/01/13 Temporary nuclear waste storage facilities in Almaraz and Cofrentes
2016/12/15 Historic metro depots in Cuatro Caminos (Madrid)
2016/12/12 Fire at the Chiloeches waste plant
2016/09/08 San Román de la Vega Waste Treatment Centre
2016/07/01 Chlorine plant in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2016/04/18 Temporary nuclear waste storage facility at Villar de Cañas
2016/04/01 Gas extraction in the Doñana Natural Park
2016/03/04 Profitable plants are being closed so that they can be relocated
2015/12/07 The TRAGSA Group
2015/07/09 High level of employment and competition policy
2015/07/09 Regasification plant at Arinaga
2015/06/11 Transportes Buytrago's failure to comply with judgments in employment cases
2015/06/11 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid's failure to comply with judgments in employment cases
2015/06/11 Telemadrid's failure to comply with judgments in employment cases
2015/06/11 Coca-Cola's failure to comply with judgments in employment cases
2015/06/11 Payment of the fine imposed on Roca Group
2015/06/09 Rambla del Cañuelo quarry
2015/05/29 ILO Report 2015 - Shifting employment trends
2015/05/07 Storage of radioactive waste
2015/04/28 Concordat and competition
2015/03/05 Payment of competition fines
2015/02/27 Award of the tender for the centralised temporary storage facility (ATC)
2015/02/12 RIS3 follow-up
2015/01/23 Volume of contracts with external technical consultancy firms
2015/01/14 Air quality in Madrid in 2015
2014/12/09 Gas storage plant in Doñana
2014/11/06 M-501 motorway (Madrid)
2014/11/06 Employment prospects of workers aged 45-65
2014/11/03 Madrid's regional research and innovation strategy (RIS3)
2014/11/03 Project in Alhama de Murcia
2014/10/08 Employment trends in September
2014/09/29 Contracts with external technical consulting firms
2014/09/29 Employment aspects of contracts with external consulting firms
2014/09/29 Outsourcing of studies to consultancy firms
2014/09/29 Monetary policy failure
2014/09/15 New monetary measures (for the ECB)
2014/07/16 Closure of the ELCOGAS plant at Puertollano
2016/10/11 The Guadiato area and the Miner Plan
2016/06/21 Illegal sand- and gravel-quarrying in the ravines of Güímar
2016/05/09 Labour force adjustment plan at CEISS Bank
2016/04/04 Review of the SME supporting factor
2016/02/15 Redundancy procedure at the Acería Compacta de Bizkaia steelworks (ACB) in Sestao
2015/11/12 Plan to dredge the River Guadalquivir
2015/07/09 Plan to dredge the River Guadalquivir
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/06/09 Silicosis
2015/06/02 Pollution of the Gállego River with lindane
2015/05/29 Impact of the Apra Leven NV situation
2015/02/27 Co-financing of projects
2015/02/10 Project co-financing
2015/02/04 Election results and policy changes
2015/01/23 Environmental impact of large supermarkets
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2015/01/14 Impact of the intervention by Apra Leven NV
2014/12/16 Spanish proposal for financing of projects under the Juncker Plan
2014/12/04 Redundancy plan for the Alcoa factory in Avilés and the impact of the electricity auctioning model on industrial policy
2014/11/19 Economic forecast for 2015
2014/10/23 Accidents in the workplace
2014/10/23 Economic impact of the CETA
2014/10/23 Spanish Government facing penalties for supporting multinationals
2014/09/29 Infringement procedure arising from dredging of River Guadalquivir
2014/09/29 Local government budgets
2016/12/15 VP/HR - situation of Sahrawi activists Ali Saadoni, Nouradin Elargoubi and Khaliehna Elfak
2016/12/15 VP/HR - Imprisonment of three Saharawi minors
2016/12/15 VP/HR - Situation of Sahrawi journalist and political prisoner, Waleed Batal, and his father, Salek Batal
2016/12/15 VP/HR - Situation facing Saharawi journalists and political prisoners Said Amidam and Brahim Laajil
2016/12/01 Expulsion of the Sahrawi member of parliament Suelma Beiruk and COP22
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Situation of the Sahrawi political prisoner Aziz Aluhadi and Sahrawi students in Oudaya
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Sahrawi Gdeim Izik political prisoners to be tried in civil courts
2016/11/15 VP/HR - Situation of the Sahrawi political prisoner Mohamed Iazza
2016/11/15 VP/HR - Condition of the Saharawi political prisoner Salek Lassiri
2016/11/14 State of the waste treatment plant in El Campello
2016/10/27 VP/HR - Expulsion of Claude Magin and the situation of prisoners in Gdeim Izik
2016/10/27 VP/HR - Moroccan repression of Sahrawi demonstrators
2016/10/27 VP/HR - A fair trial for the Sahrawi students in the prison of Oudaya
2016/10/10 VP/HR - Mohamed Daoudi
2016/09/28 VP/HR - Imprisonment of the Saharawi minor Jihad Abu Abed
2016/08/31 VP/HR - Murder of Mohamed Fadel uld Jatri uld Ahnan
2016/06/29 VP/HR - Violence against protesters in Smara
2016/06/29 VP/HR - Attacks on Sahrawi prisoners
2016/06/02 VP/HR - Suppression of Saharawi national mourning following the death of Mohamed Abdelaziz
2016/05/31 VP/HR - Mohamed el-Hafed Yazza and request for information on the situation of Sahrawi political prisoners
2016/05/23 VP/HR - Violence against Sahrawi protestors
2016/05/23 VP/HR - Abdelkhalek Merkhi and general situation of Sahwari political prisoners
2016/05/09 NATO airfield in the Bardenas Reales
2016/04/26 VP/HR - Hunger strike by Sahrawi prisoners
2016/04/19 VP/HR - Killing of Brahim Saika
2016/04/18 VP/HR - Protests following the murder of Brahim Saika
2016/04/01 Planned launch facility on the island of El Hierro
2016/03/23 State of prisoners on hunger strike in Gdeim Izik
2016/03/23 Yahya Mohamed Al-Hafed
2016/02/29 VP/HR - Prisoners at Gdeim Izik
2016/02/29 VP/HR - Alí Salem Tamek
2016/02/11 PRIMA initiative
2016/02/04 Emergency funding - Sahrawi refugee camps
2016/01/26 VP/HR - Mohamed Banbari
2016/01/26 VP/HR - Police repression in Laayoune and Bojador
2016/01/26 The right to strike
2015/11/12 Great Mosque of Córdoba
2015/10/23 Humanitarian aid to Sahrawi refugee camps
2015/10/23 Food aid for Sahrawi refugee camps
2015/09/08 Right to vote in national elections in another Member State
2015/07/09 Police repression against Takbar Haddi
2015/06/30 VP/HR - Takbar Haddi's campaign
2015/06/30 VP/HR - Release of Mohamed Dihani
2015/06/09 Funding for the URBAN programme in Córdoba
2015/06/01 Humanitarian aid shortage in the Tindouf Camps
2015/05/29 Bárdenas Reales firing range
2015/05/19 Refusal of extradition requests
2015/05/07 Situation with regard to the unemployment register in Castilla-La Mancha
2015/04/28 Follow-up in the M-501 case (E-008865/2014)
2015/04/09 Ercros and the mercury register at Flix
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/03/11 Humanitarian aid
2015/03/05 Ali Salem Tamek
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Death of Abdulbaqi Antanah
2015/02/27 Authorisation of the DEHP phthalate
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/02/12 Current situation of possible regulatory amendments to POSEI programmes
2015/02/10 VP/HR - Killing of Shaimaa el-Sabagh
2015/02/06 Asylum for Hassanna Aalia
2015/02/06 Classification of Switzerland as an uncooperative jurisdiction
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/12/09 Refusal of visas to Sahrawi activists
2014/10/09 Unemployment register in Castilla-La Mancha
2014/10/08 VP/HR - Death of the Sahrawi political prisoner Hassanna Luali
2014/09/29 German state's ban on citizens migrating within the EU
2016/12/14 Situation of workers at Rota Naval Station
2016/12/05 Violation of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in Greece, concerning labour relations
2016/11/11 Forest tracks in the Aralar SAC (ES2120011)
2016/09/14 'Green Islands' Tourism Law
2016/09/07 Protection of the rights of posted workers (II)
2016/08/31 VP/HR - Torture and mistreatment of the Sidi Ifni group
2016/07/01 Safeguarding the rights of posted workers
2016/06/24 Land Law of the Canary Islands
2016/06/24 Rainwater infrastructure in the Canary Islands
2016/03/15 Crisis at ACB and development of the EU circular economy in steel
2016/02/29 VP/HR - Sahrawi Association of Victims of Grave Human Rights Violations
2016/02/15 Crisis in the steel industry
2015/09/28 Volkswagen's emissions fraud and the protection of EU citizens
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/06/25 Deregulation of the financial industry via the TiSA
2015/06/25 Deregulation and liberalisation under the TiSA
2015/06/25 Legitimacy of TiSA negotiations
2015/06/25 Deregulation of services in the TiSA
2015/06/09 TiSA: posted workers
2015/06/09 Definition of pasture in the CAP
2015/05/26 Violation of labour and trade union rights in the European Patent Organisation (EPO)
2015/04/09 Compliance of an Italian circular on 'Islamic terrorism' with EU law and fundamental rights
2015/04/08 International arrest warrants against asylum seekers and refugees
2015/03/11 Legislation on ports
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2015/02/27 TiSA: transport
2015/02/06 Privatisations in Member States
2015/02/02 Strike by Birleşik Metal-İş union workers in Turkey
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2014/10/23 Situation of the workers of the company Grupo Unisolar in Béjar, Salamanca and problems with receiving compensation
2014/10/23 Violation of Briget Boamoa's rights as a minor
2014/10/09 Rights of cross-border workers in Ceuta and Melilla
2014/10/09 VP/HR - Human rights situation in Mexico
2014/09/29 Situation in the textile industry in Cambodia
2014/07/25 Cross-border care for Spanish women seeking abortions in EU Member States
2017/01/09 Accommodating foreign trade concerns regarding the new criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors
2016/08/31 VP/HR - Plight of Mbarek Daoudi
2016/03/15 Social dumping in road haulage in Europe
2016/02/29 VP/HR - Mbarek Daoudi
2015/11/12 Aviation safety and social dumping
2015/06/18 Follow-up to nuclear moratorium
2015/06/09 Digital agenda and accessibility
2015/05/29 Tariff deficit 2014
2015/05/29 Bail-out and preferential share
2015/05/29 Digital Agenda and social dumping
2015/04/28 Ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
2015/04/28 Social dumping and digital applications for services
2015/04/09 Nuclear moratorium
2015/03/11 Preferential shares
2015/02/27 Trade in Services Agreement (TISA): Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI) and public services
2015/02/27 Agreement on Trade in Services: finances
2015/02/06 Corporate social responsibility
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/11/26 Paid overtime
2014/11/19 Tax dumping by technology multinationals
2014/11/03 Dispute settlement panels
2014/09/26 Cancellation of social dialogue
2016/10/11 Implementation of the Youth Guarantee in Spain
2016/04/04 Regarding leaked consolidated TTIP chapter
2016/01/26 VP/HR - Salah Lebsir
2015/06/17 Transparency of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact
2015/06/11 VP/HR - Detention of the activist Salah Lebsir
2015/04/29 Court of Auditors report on the Youth Guarantee
2015/04/28 Finance and budget for the Youth Guarantee
2015/03/11 Application of the Youth Guarantee
2015/02/27 Youth Guarantee
2015/01/23 Comisiones Obreras report into budget cuts at Spanish universities
2014/12/16 Conclusions of the OECD report on inequality
2014/10/23 TTIP and transparency
2016/03/08 VP/HR - EU appeal against the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on the EU-Morocco trade agreement
2016/01/26 Support for OSHA
2015/11/12 European Charter for Researchers
2015/10/07 Compatibility of the European Social Charter with EU labour rules
2015/09/23 Accession to the European Social Charter
2015/06/30 Financial cooperatives
2015/06/18 Establishment of the REFIT platform
2015/06/11 The penalisation of self-supply
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Pregnant ten-year-old girl denied abortion in Paraguay
2015/05/29 Concentration and access to European funding
2015/05/29 Recommendation on minimum income
2015/04/28 Accession to the European Social Charter - Commission
2015/04/28 Accession to the European Social Charter - Council
2015/04/28 Accession to the ECHR
2015/03/05 Support for the creation of cooperatives
2015/02/12 Regional concentration of investment and the EFSI
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2015/01/23 Conclusions of the Council of Europe on Spanish compliance with the European Social Charter
2015/01/23 Position of the European Commission on taxes imposed on large supermarkets
2015/01/16 TRIPS and supply of medicines
2014/12/09 Establishment of a European minimum income