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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)
Slovenska demokratska stranka
Magic Circle
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Budgetary Control Substitute cont
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/08 Frequency problems for Slovenian radio stations in Primorska - state of affairs one year later
2016/12/14 Patent protection fraud
2016/04/08 Frequency problems for Slovenian radio stations in Primorska as a result of Italy's use of the radio spectrum in contravention of the rules
2016/01/14 Better protection from exposure to second-hand smoke
2015/03/03 Measures for the protection of Slovenian citizens from terrorist attacks
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
2017/10/16 EU funding to Palestinian Authority
2017/07/11 EU funding of PAC
2017/05/11 Actions taken as a follow-up to the Council Resolution on combating the impact of psychoactive substances use on road accidents
2016/12/07 Accredited system for the uptake of EU funding
2016/09/29 European certification of labour compliance
2016/09/08 Failure to implement the European Parliament's resolution on European conscience and totalitarianism
2016/09/08 Glorification of communist symbols and Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA
2016/05/02 Availability of treatment for mental disorders and its funding
2016/02/04 Ma'an TV in Palestine glorifies arch-terrorist
2016/01/14 Credibility of reporting and reports by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
2015/03/03 Reduction of funding for Horizon 2020 programme
2015/03/03 Glorification of the symbols of terrorist regimes and implementation of the European Parliament resolution on European conscience and totalitarianism
2015/02/06 Statistical data indicate that driving under the influence of alcohol is still the cause of a quarter of fatal injuries on European roads
2015/01/30 German minimum wage requirement for drivers engaged in road transport as a measure against social dumping
2015/01/20 Permitted blood alcohol content
2015/01/07 Prevention of social dumping in the road transport sector
2017/11/15 Holistic approach to addressing fire safety at EU level by developing a fire safety strategy
2017/11/15 Urgent need to change the approach to building facade testing by mandating CEN to develop a single large-scale fire safety test for building facades
2017/05/11 Maximum limits on consumption of intoxicating substances for drivers of motor vehicles
2017/05/11 DRUID project follow-up in the area of intoxicating substances and road safety
2017/05/11 Cost of energy performance certificates for buildings
2017/05/10 Extending the Directive on the installation and use of speed limitation devices for certain categories of motor vehicles to include passenger cars
2016/10/31 Health inequalities between EU Member States
2016/03/22 Directive 2004/37/EC
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2015/06/02 Addressing energy poverty in Europe
2015/04/23 Commission assistance to Member States for implementing environmental legislation
2015/01/12 Air passenger rights legislation
2017/05/10 Relocation of two UK-based EU agencies and reviewing the location of existing EU agencies
2017/05/10 Evaluation of EU agencies
2016/12/14 Fraudulent clocking of mileages
2016/08/31 Translation services in EU agencies
2016/03/16 Welfare of dairy cows
2018/01/13 Child benefits in Austria
2017/12/04 Sarajevo Canton Assembly renames primary school after Mustafa Busuladžić
2016/11/30 Information to the SIS
2016/11/30 Information to EUROPOL
2016/11/30 Information to EURODAC
2016/10/28 EU-wide highway vignette
2015/11/30 Exchange of information on criminals
2018/02/26 Torture in Pakistan - Violation of GSP+ regulations
2017/11/30 VP/HR - Law on torture in Lebanon
2017/03/30 VP/HR - The territorial scope of EU-Morocco agreements
2016/10/31 Obstacles in the way of recognition of professional qualifications
2016/08/31 External borders
2016/06/30 Tax competition and tax dumping
2016/06/30 Tax on corporate income
2015/11/30 Family law
2014/09/17 Implementation of the new EU Framework to strengthen the Rule of Law
2018/01/11 Asylum seekers lying about their age
2017/05/10 Improved access to wheelchair servicing for disabled persons
2017/05/10 Cyber-attacks on SMEs
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2016/06/30 SMEs' access to bank loans
2016/06/15 Embezzlement of EU humanitarian aid in Tindouf Camps (Algeria)
2016/05/02 Bullying in the workplace
2015/10/30 Effectiveness of financial aid for SMEs
2015/06/04 Even spread of 'high-tech' small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU
2015/06/04 Financial aid for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), especially in high-tech sectors
2017/11/30 Refugee youth education
2017/11/15 Establishing a harmonised classification of the smoke toxicity of construction products
2017/10/05 Application of Common Position 2001/931/CFSP
2017/07/11 Labelling of products not produced from milk
2016/12/07 Tackling organised crime, corruption and money laundering - common definition of an offence
2016/10/31 Interoperability of databases
2016/10/28 Cross-border train journeys in the EU
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/06/05 Cross-border effects and repair of transport infrastructure
2015/03/31 Uniform labelling of waste containers for the purpose of efficient separation of waste in the EU
2014/12/12 Implementation of the Guarantee Scheme and the Initiative for Youth Employment for greater employment of young people in the transport sector
2017/11/15 VAT reverse charge
2017/06/13 Illicit bulk tobacco imported from non-EU countries
2017/04/28 End-to-end encryption
2016/12/07 Counterfeit and piracy goods, illicit commerce
2016/11/24 Illicit trade in cigarettes from Belarus
2016/09/30 Soil contamination
2016/09/29 False VAT numbers
2016/07/07 Majority required in a referendum
2016/05/02 Gathering statistics on sexual violence
2016/04/15 Crimes committed by refugees
2016/01/20 Quality of translations and reliability of statistics
2015/10/30 Better prevention and bilateral cooperation in the area of sexual violence (rape)
2017/03/08 Anti-Jewish propaganda in the West Bank
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/04/15 Integration of women and children in European society
2016/02/02 Effectiveness and success of anti-smoking campaigns
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/08/04 VP/HR - Situation of human rights in Bahrain and case of Nabeel Rajab
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/06/04 More consultations in the EU better regulation agenda: financial implications
2015/06/04 Will the EU better regulation agenda lead to longer legislative procedures?
2015/03/03 The timetable for realisation of the European Strategy for more Growth and Jobs in Coastal and Maritime Tourism
2015/01/30 Mandatory vaccination of children