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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: 2017-10-16

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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Front de Gauche
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
International Trade Substitute inta

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2015/01/29 Combating social dumping in the road transport sector
2014/09/29 EU homelessness strategy
2017/02/08 Israeli law legalising illegal settlements in the West Bank
2016/09/28 VP/HR - Homes demolished in Area C (West Bank)
2016/03/16 VP/HR - Media freedom and protecting Palestinian journalists in view of the closure of the Palestinian satellite TV Channel Filastin al-Yawm
2015/11/04 VP/HR - Closure of the Palestinian al-Hurriya radio station in Hebron (occupied West Bank)
2015/10/21 CAP reform and creating decent jobs in rural areas
2015/09/15 VP/HR - demolition orders in the West Bank
2015/06/24 VP/HR - Force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike
2015/03/23 Plans to build a cable car system between the former Ottoman station in West Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem
2014/12/15 VP/HR - Punitive demolitions by Israel of homes in occupied Palestinian territory
2014/11/19 Exhaustion of the CAP crisis reserve
2017/05/23 Ruling by the General Court of the European Union on the Commission's decision of 10 September 2014 to refuse to register the European Citizens' Initiative 'STOP TTIP'
2017/03/29 European banks and tax havens
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and the decision of the European Court of Justice on EU-Morocco relations
2016/10/13 'EU-Afghanistan Joint Way Forward on migration issues': Role and consultation of the European Parliament
2016/09/26 Situation in Hungary: Referendum and respect for European and international law on asylum
2016/03/08 VP/HR - EU appeal against the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on the EU-Morocco trade agreement
2016/01/06 Polish Government's failure to uphold European values
2015/12/07 Reports of consistent abuse of asylum-seekers by Bulgarian police
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/10/20 Differentiation in trade relations and cooperation programmes with Israel
2015/10/07 ECJ ruling in case C-362/14 of 6 October 2015
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/01/26 Ongoing case between the United States and Microsoft
2015/01/21 Bee mortality as a result of varroa
2014/11/07 'LuxLeaks' and the Practice of Issuing Tax Rulings
2014/09/29 European initiative for a minimum income
2014/09/29 The yellow-legged hornet (Vespa velutina nigritorax) and the future of European bee-keeping
2014/07/23 Extraterritorial penalties imposed on European banks by the US
2017/05/04 Relocation of Whirlpool Amiens
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2015/09/28 Volkswagen's emissions fraud and the protection of EU citizens
2015/09/24 Volkswagen's diesel emissions fraud
2015/07/23 Emergency humanitarian aid programme for Greece
2015/01/15 VP/HR - Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and list of terrorist organisations
2014/12/16 US report on torture carried out by the CIA
2014/12/12 LuxLeaks2
2014/09/29 Fraud in connection with the labelling of organic products
2016/04/26 Subject: EU official languages and the use of English
2015/12/08 Formal notice issued to France concerning the hydropower sector
2015/11/13 Industrial farm project in Bas-Rhin
2014/09/04 Price volatility in the beef sector
2014/09/04 Price volatility in the beef sector
2017/09/07 VP/HR - destruction by the Israeli authorities of Palestinian schools and structures funded by the EU
2017/09/07 VP/HR - Israeli bill on the status of church-owned land
2017/07/18 Mass extinction of animal populations
2017/06/28 Ban on neonicotinoid-based pesticides
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2016/10/06 Cumulative effects of damages caused by 'regional natural disasters' as defined in Regulation (EU) No 661/2014
2016/09/29 Application in the EU of the rules on labelling of products from Israeli settlements
2016/03/29 Plan to reintroduce animal proteins into pig and poultry feeds
2015/12/10 VP/HR - Condemnation of the imprisonment of Khalida Jarrar
2015/12/10 VP/HR - Application of Article 2 of EU association agreements
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state
2015/09/28 VP/HR - Israeli settlers
2015/06/17 Transparency of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Exploitation of very young Palestinians in the settlements
2015/02/24 Horizon 2020 and Israel
2015/01/15 Huda winter storm in Gaza
2015/01/15 VP/HR - Freeze on taxes collected by Israel on behalf of the Palestinian Authority
2014/12/12 Bill expanding the right to order surveillance in Spain
2014/10/14 EU ban on imports of dairy products and other products of animal origin from Israeli agri-food businesses in the occupied territories
2014/10/06 VP/HR - Oil smuggling by Isis
2014/10/06 VP/HR - Israeli settlements and land grabs
2017/03/24 Excluding meat sectors from the negotiations with Mercosur
2017/02/03 VP/HR - European companies investing in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 Military presence of Morocco in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 International status of Western Sahara under international and EU law
2017/02/03 Legality of EU fishing in Western Sahara under the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement
2017/02/03 Increased EU fishing in Western Sahara under the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement
2017/02/03 EU funding to Moroccan projects in Western Sahara under the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement
2017/02/03 EU fishing in Western Sahara waters under the EU-Morocco Fishing Agreement
2017/02/03 EU health and food safety inspections in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and EU-Morocco negotiations on a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA)
2016/09/28 Bahamas Leaks
2016/02/04 Emergency funding - Sahrawi refugee camps
2016/02/03 Genetically modified Bt176 maize
2014/10/16 Funding cutbacks for development aid and outstanding payments
2017/04/21 International Monsanto Tribunal
2017/02/02 Discrimination by the Trump administration incompatible with the fundamental rights guaranteed by the EU
2016/09/27 Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto
2016/09/26 CETA and Germany's additional demands
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/03/08 Prohibition of dimethoate in the production of cherries
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/10/20 VP/HR - Compatibility of subsidies for dual-use technologies with the July 2013 guidelines
2015/09/28 Pensions
2015/06/04 Efforts to combat corruption and uphold fundamental rights in the context of the award and organisation of sporting competitions
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
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2014/10/10 Operation Mos Maiorum
2015/02/02 Exiting from toxic loans and protection of local authorities
2015/01/29 Release from toxic loans and protection of local authorities against them
2015/06/04 Fluctuating milk prices and ways to guarantee fair incomes for dairy farmers
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/03/06 End of milk quotas in France
2015/02/02 Redundancies at Air France
2014/11/07 The concept of 'fair milk'
2014/10/23 Bad weather in France
2014/09/29 Abolition of milk quotas