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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Christlich Soziale Partei
Magic Circle
Regional Development Vice-Chair regi
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
EU authorisation procedure for pesticides Substitute pest

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/04/11 Applicable employment contract law
2016/09/28 Seeking a court ruling on the German road-toll controversy
2016/04/08 Plans to introduce an infrastructure levy (road toll for private cars) in Germany
2015/10/19 Investor protection system in CETA
2015/09/04 Role of the German Federal Risk Assessment Institute in reauthorising glyphosate
2015/05/11 Compatibility of proposed German road toll system with EU law
2014/12/15 Distortions of competition in the timber-processing industry
2014/11/20 Misleading advertising in relation to consumption values for hybrid cars
2014/11/20 Unveiling of German road toll scheme
2014/09/26 Request by Belgian officials for German toll lists to be published
2014/07/21 Compatibility of German road-toll scheme with EU law
2017/08/03 Cross-border recognition of professional number plates (trade plates)
2017/07/31 Recognition of identification documents
2016/01/05 Commission's answer of 14 December to Question E-009031/2015 on the use of professional number plates in the EU
2015/11/11 Recognition of professional qualifications
2015/06/04 Use of professional number plates in the EU
2015/03/31 Aid to farmers - long-term professional incapacity - force majeure
2015/03/24 Uniform European standards for first aid training and the recognition of qualifications in this area
2014/11/06 Cost of the Europa, or Résidence Palace, building
2014/09/23 Charges for recognition of professional qualifications
2018/04/06 Maximum residue limits of endosulfan in farmed salmon feed
2017/11/28 Conditions of eligibility for the Altiero Spinelli Prize
2017/09/12 Financing of clinical trials on the use of methadone in cancer treatment
2017/07/13 Reliable evidence on the use of methadone in cancer treatment
2016/07/21 Tachographs in road transport
2016/07/19 VP/HR - Worrying deterioration of detention conditions of the Rwandan democratic opposition leader, Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza
2016/06/28 Long-distance transport of live animals
2016/06/14 Violence against the Hutu population in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
2016/06/09 Non-commercial movement of pet animals
2016/05/04 Checks on tachographs in road transport
2018/03/16 Disregard and undermining of human rights
2017/12/14 Double Taxation Conventions
2017/09/01 Erasmus grant payable only into bank account in host Member State
2017/02/13 AdBlue manipulation in lorries
2017/02/09 European patent with unitary effect
2016/09/28 European patent with unitary effect
2016/08/02 RWI study on the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)
2016/07/19 Erasmus + and European NGOs
2016/01/29 Eco-stickers
2015/11/30 European structural and investment funds and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities
2014/12/10 Milk price movements and preventing another European dairy crisis
2018/04/24 Deduction of special expenses for social security contributions
2018/04/10 Family businesses
2017/10/09 International arrest warrants issued by dictatorial regimes
2017/10/09 Cross-border recognition of diplomas
2017/07/31 Cross-border entitlements to family benefits - implications of European Court of Justice (ECJ) Judgment C-347/12
2017/05/12 Charges to cross-border payments within SEPA
2017/03/20 Humanitarian aid for the Horn of Africa
2017/03/20 Humanitarian aid for the Horn of Africa
2017/03/15 Cross-border recognition of car and motorcycle registration certificates
2016/12/20 Reassessment of additives
2016/09/02 Group insurance aimed at boosting value of pension benefits
2016/07/19 Cooperation in judicial matters within the EU
2015/12/15 New legal instrument to promote cross-border cooperation
2015/12/08 Voluntary waiver of pension entitlements
2015/11/11 Net neutrality
2015/09/29 Cross-border repairs
2015/08/31 Social protection of cross-border workers
2018/04/27 Minimum income for senior citizens
2017/05/06 Minimum liver weights in foie gras production
2017/01/24 Marketing standards for foie gras
2016/07/19 Marketing standards for foie gras
2015/10/13 Foie gras production
2015/08/26 Volatile pesticides
2015/06/17 Prohibition of third-party ownership (TPO)
2017/10/16 Monsanto and Roundup revelations
2017/06/15 Interpretation of the concept of 'education and teaching' as employed in Directive 2001/29/EC
2017/03/02 Mutual recognition of driving licences
2017/02/13 Barriers to roaming abroad
2016/12/20 Extraterritorial application of national sanctions laws
2016/09/26 Application of Directive 2006/126/EC on driving licences
2016/08/17 Award of study grants to students studying abroad
2016/08/16 ESI Funds: designation of managing and certifying authorities
2016/08/16 Multi-driver operation: breaks in driving time
2015/11/30 Financing the construction of refugee accommodation with ESI funds
2015/09/21 Approval of the insecticide Sulfoxaflor
2015/09/15 Free choice of terminal equipment pursuant to Directive 2008/63/EC
2015/08/31 Discrimination against foreign students
2015/06/04 EU financial support for FIFA projects
2018/03/20 Certificate of succession
2017/12/11 Review of scientific evidence regarding neonicotinoids
2017/07/25 Information on the success of the Youth Guarantee
2017/02/09 Restrictions on cash purchases
2016/12/22 Establishment of nutrient profiles
2016/11/16 Suspension of the TTIP negotiations
2016/01/12 Risk assessment of the neonicotinoids clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam
2015/12/11 Development of the role of Frontex
2015/11/30 Transparency in the context of TTIP
2015/07/14 Neonicotinoids: review of scientific information
2015/05/19 Software patents in the context of the TTIP
2017/02/27 Extension of the lifetime of the Doel 1 and Doel 2 nuclear power stations
2016/11/24 Deteriorating safety culture at Doel and Tihange nuclear power plants
2016/11/16 Extension of lifetime of the Doel 1 and Doel 2 nuclear power stations
2016/05/04 Extension of lifetime of the Doel 1 and Doel 2 nuclear power stations
2016/03/10 Binding uniform safety standards for nuclear power plants in the EU
2016/01/04 State aid for extended operation of Doel 1 and Doel 2 reactors
2018/05/02 Interpretation of Article 28(4) of Regulation (EC) No 883/2004
2018/05/02 Possible breach of the principle of non-discrimination
2018/04/03 In-kind medical contributions in Belgium and Germany
2018/02/20 Differing tax rates in Germany and Belgium
2017/12/05 Discrimination against traders on Amazon Marketplace
2017/11/22 Transmission of location data to Google/Alphabet via Android without users' agreement
2017/11/22 Uber's concealment of data theft
2017/11/09 Fighting antimicrobial resistance
2017/10/26 Amazon invoices which fail to state the amount of VAT due
2017/10/10 VAT fraud by online retailers from third countries
2017/07/05 Changes to the REACH Regulation on the content of PAHs and other substances in rubber granulate
2017/06/29 Safeguarding against hazardous and fake food from Thailand
2017/06/29 Transparency in connection with the Japan-EU free trade agreement Jefta
2017/05/10 Changes to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation concerning rubber granules
2017/04/24 Employing US pilots to fly air freight services in Belgium and the Union
2017/03/24 Aid payments to farmers: force majeure and afforestation of farmland
2017/03/20 Child benefit cuts for EU nationals living and working in other Member States
2017/03/02 Recycled-tyre material as infill granulate for artificial sports pitches
2016/12/22 Measures to combat tax avoidance
2016/12/06 Buying Dutch train tickets online
2016/12/06 Violation of the SEPA Regulation (260/2012)
2016/10/13 Polycylic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in artificial turf
2016/09/28 Violations of food labelling legislation
2016/08/02 Spread of Zika virus
2016/06/13 Trade secrets and tax rulings
2016/05/30 Access to medical studies
2016/05/30 Provision of security services
2016/05/04 Roadworthiness testing of motor vehicles
2016/04/25 Limiting public exposure to electromagnetic fields
2015/09/04 Milk market: price stabilisation measures
2015/08/10 Animal testing of household products
2015/06/10 Protection from endocrine disrupting chemicals
2015/06/10 REFIT process in relation to Natura 2000
2015/05/18 Ongoing authorisation process for glyphosate
2015/04/23 EU Regulation on authorised health claims relating to food products
2015/01/26 VAT-exempt intra-Community acquisition
2015/01/19 Reduced rate of VAT on digital publications and services
2015/01/12 Combating bee mortality
2015/01/09 Geographical indications and the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
2014/11/06 Fighting the Ebola virus: coordination in the field of medical research
2014/08/29 Combating ALS and Ebola
2014/08/14 Payments to compensate farmers in the EU for loss of income due to Russian-imposed sanctions