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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)
Les Républicains
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/02/18 VP/HR - Beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians by Islamic State in Libya
2015/01/06 VP/HR - Attacks on Egyptian Christians in Libya
2014/09/05 Financing Islamic State jihadists
2014/07/07 Combating the recruitment of jihadists on the internet
2017/05/29 Use of the French language by the Council in social media communication
2017/05/11 The use of the French language on social media
2016/06/06 Regulating the profession of osteopathy
2016/03/14 Economic and social reform and development in Lebanon
2014/08/01 EU action on child soldiers
2018/03/19 Public procurement procedures which foster social dumping
2018/01/19 Fragmentation of EU law governing the public procurement of IT equipment
2016/06/06 Transposition of the directives on public procurement and on concession contracts
2016/04/28 US compliance with the Government Procurement Agreement
2015/03/31 VP/HR - Attack on the Bardo Museum
2015/03/03 US restrictions on access to public procurement markets
2015/03/03 Asymmetric opening of public procurement markets
2014/11/06 Asymmetric opening of public procurement markets
2014/08/01 Medical use of nanoparticles
2018/03/07 Accession of the European Union to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2016/06/06 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and protection of the European maritime sector
2016/06/06 Statute for a European mutual society
2016/05/04 Alliances between distributors at national and European levels
2016/01/29 Smartphone app for the 112 single European number
2016/01/29 VP/HR - EU/Burundi consultations and serious human rights violations
2014/12/02 VP/HR - Future projects of the Union for the Mediterranean
2014/12/01 European cultural diplomacy
2014/11/03 VP/HR - Independent European defence
2014/10/02 Smart parking
2014/09/08 Car rental services in the EU
2014/09/08 Digital illiteracy
2014/08/01 Contactless services and proximity mobile payments in smart cities
2015/05/29 EU copyright law reforms
2015/04/27 Reform of legislation on copyright and related rights
2014/12/02 Copyright
2014/11/03 Poitiers-Limoges high-speed rail link
2016/11/04 Plight of the Persian-language Euronews channel
2016/02/04 Formal notice on water supply concessions
2015/04/16 VP-HR - Persecution of Christians and minorities in the Middle East
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2014/10/02 Iraq's Cultural Heritage
2014/07/08 VP/HR - Plight of Christians in Iraq
2014/07/07 VP/HR - The Plight of Christians in Syria
2018/02/09 Implementing act concerning the establishment of a traceability system for tobacco products
2017/11/22 EU agencies' independence in evaluating plant protection products
2016/09/28 Free movement of dental professionals and suitable clinical experience
2016/07/11 Rules on botanical products
2015/06/03 Interpretation of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases
2015/01/26 Regulations governing anchor devices in Europe
2015/01/13 Rules governing the advertising of price reductions
2014/12/05 Potential barriers to the development of academic research in Regulation (EU) No 536/2014 on clinical trials on medicinal products for human use
2014/09/08 Circular economy and energy recovery
2017/11/30 Tackling e-commerce in counterfeit goods
2016/01/29 Combating radicalisation on the internet and banning the Daesh newspaper
2015/07/14 EU guidelines on lung cancer screening and diagnosis
2015/04/13 VP/HR - Massacre at Garissa University in Kenya
2015/01/19 Tackling Islamist radicalisation
2015/01/06 Nuclear safety in Ukraine
2014/12/01 The Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary
2014/08/01 Cybercrime and '419-type scams'
2014/08/01 EU actions to tackle pancreatic cancer
2018/05/25 Transposing of Directive (EU) 2015/2302 (Travel)
2018/03/07 Health risks related to the EU-Mercosur agreement
2018/03/01 Checks on the implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU)
2017/05/30 Proportionality test directive and specific public health needs
2016/06/09 Implementation of the Professional Qualifications Directive
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/04/09 Taking account of the specific circumstances of the outermost island regions in the Erasmus+ Programme
2015/03/13 Difficulties with CAP implementation
2014/10/22 Investing online
2014/09/08 Health claims concerning foods for sportspeople
2018/02/09 Transparency and security of alert systems in the agri-food industry
2017/07/19 The Commission's responsibility for the budgetary situation in France
2017/04/28 Trade policy and agriculture
2016/04/26 Will Turkey meet the 72 criteria for visa liberalisation?
2016/01/29 SME access to EU funding
2015/03/17 Reduced rate of VAT applied in France on electronic books
2014/11/06 Stability of Lebanon
2014/10/14 Security situation in Algeria
2014/10/02 EU-Turkey cooperation and review of anti-terrorist systems to counter the jihadist threat
2014/07/08 Escalating crisis in South Sudan and the situation of children
2014/07/07 On-line trade in ivory