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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!


Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
ANO 2011
Czech Republic
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/31 VP/HR - visa exemptions for people on the EU sanctions list for Syria
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/11/11 Revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive
2016/02/26 Economic impact of the collapse of the Schengen area
2015/12/02 Revision of Schengen and the free movement of people
2015/12/02 Revision of Schengen and the free movement of people
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2015/02/26 Unacceptable answer from the Commission and free movement of people
2015/02/18 Revision of the Small Business Act for Europe
2014/12/02 Free movement of people
2017/09/27 Neutrality of airline reservation systems (GDS) and restriction of access to flight information
2017/09/04 Impact assessment accompanying the proposal for a regulation on safeguarding competition in air transport
2017/07/24 The Commission's position on unilateral road transport measures
2017/05/04 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - The conclusion of EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities
2017/04/03 Academic freedom in Hungary under threat
2017/01/19 VP/HR - Egypt: The case of Ramy El-Sayed
2016/08/16 Italian law on posting of workers, including in the transport sector
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/06/09 Protectionism and fragmentation of the transport market
2016/06/01 VP/HR - Freedom of expression in Kazakhstan
2016/05/04 Scope of application of the 'loi Macron' and implications for the EU road transport sector
2016/02/10 Follow-up of public consultation on intelligent transport systems
2015/12/10 Review of the Code of Conduct for computerised reservation systems
2015/10/16 State subsidies for coal sector in Poland and distortion of fair competition among the Member States
2015/09/17 VP/HR - International investigation into missing students in Mexico
2015/08/04 Consistency of road tunnel safety
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Political prisoners and polarisation in Venezuela
2015/01/28 Diverging interpretations of Natura 2000 in respect of Šumava
2014/11/13 VP/HR - The case of Souad Al-Shammary in Saudi Arabia
2017/08/24 VP/HR - The situation in Venezuela
2016/07/26 VP/HR - Situation in Turkey
2016/06/08 VP/HR - Situation in Cuba
2016/03/17 VP/HR - EU-Cuba association agreement
2015/04/16 VP/HR - Round of EU-Cuba negotiations with VP/HR Ms Mogherini
2015/03/06 VP/HR - Repression of the political opposition in Cuba
2015/03/06 VP/HR - CUBA-EU negotiations
2017/05/16 VP/HR - Human rights in Cuba
2016/10/18 VP/HR - Human rights in Cuba
2016/10/18 VP/HR - Human rights in Cuba
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2015/04/09 Follow-up to urgency resolution on human rights in Uzbekistan
2015/03/19 Passenger rights and the EU Single Market
2016/08/01 VP/HR - EU-Iran political and economic relations
2015/11/03 VP/HR - Imprisoned Cuban graffiti artist on hunger strike
2015/09/11 Impact of global distribution system (GDS) charges on the development of integrated ticketing
2015/07/21 EU-Iran economic relations
2015/07/21 VP/HR - EU-Iran relations
2015/06/02 EU-Russia relations
2015/03/30 Economic potential of civil drones
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/07/26 Compensation for EU customers after Dieselgate
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/11/29 Mr Jean-Claude Juncker's statement on the death of Fidel Castro
2016/09/19 Evaluation of the European Business Register
2016/08/01 Nomination of Michel Barnier as the Commission's chief Brexit negotiator
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/04/01 'Soft areas' in airport security
2016/02/17 The European steel industry and unfair market practices
2015/11/25 EU-wide cooperation on rail security in the context of the terrorist threat
2015/09/24 EU-wide inquiry into vehicle emissions tests
2015/08/03 European Aviation Safety Authority recommendations following the Germanwings accident
2015/07/17 Electronic Communication Act and consumer rights in the Czech Republic
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/05/28 Viktor Orban's statements on the death penalty
2015/05/22 Consultation process on the European New Agenda for Migration
2015/02/03 EU framework for democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2015/01/26 The implications of the German Minimum Wage Act on Czech companies
2014/09/02 Statement by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on 'ditching liberal democracy and building an illiberal state'
2016/08/02 Illegal arms trafficking
2016/04/04 Illegal arms trafficking in the EU
2015/11/19 Illegal arms trafficking in the EU
2015/09/25 Illegal arms trafficking in the EU
2016/10/10 Written question procedure
2016/09/22 Consequences of the proposed directive on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons and the possibility of transitional provisions
2016/02/24 Consequences of the proposed directive on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons and the possibility of transitional provisions
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2017/08/04 Review of the economic equilibrium test in line with the fourth railway package
2017/07/24 Rest breaks for drivers in their cabs
2017/05/31 German ban on weekly rest time on board vehicles and the mobility package
2016/08/22 Best practices and innovation in the collaborative economy
2016/05/26 Market economy status for China
2016/02/23 Financing the transition towards the circular economy
2016/01/14 Autonomous driving
2016/01/05 Investment platform within the Circular Economy Package
2016/01/05 Methodology and data collection for setting targets within the Circular Economy Package
2015/12/10 Nordstream pipeline project in the Baltic
2015/03/17 Social rights of pilots in EU aviation package
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2015/02/25 Support for start-ups and high-growth companies under the Investment Plan for Europe

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