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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Les Républicains
France
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Terrorism Substitute terr
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/18 The place of the beef market in trade negotiations with Mercosur
2017/07/20 EU action plan to assist Italy
2017/05/24 Construction of new hotspots in Greece and Italy
2017/02/22 Relocation of unaccompanied minors from Italy
2016/04/21 Report on foreign fighters: profiles, threats and politics
2016/04/07 Second 'EU anti-corruption report'
2016/03/22 Action plan to combat wildlife trafficking within the EU
2016/03/22 Progress report on the implementation of the European Union's 2013-2020 Drugs Strategy and 2013-2016 Action Plan on Drugs
2016/01/15 The situation in the 'Jungle' in Calais
2015/07/21 Resources needed to improve the identification and registration of persons entering the territory of the European Union
2015/03/13 Difficulties with CAP implementation
2015/02/25 Response of the European Union to the situation in Libya
2014/09/22 Commission strategy for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference
2014/09/04 Commitment needed to ensure the success of Frontex Plus
2014/09/04 VP/HR - EU action against the recruitment of young Europeans by extremist groups
2016/11/23 Call for projects to tackle radicalisation in prison
2016/10/26 Cooperation with Europris to prevent radicalisation in prisons
2016/09/29 Update on the EU Internet Forum
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/02/11 Assessment of measures to tackle radicalisation and the recruitment of EU citizens by terrorist organisations
2016/02/11 Preventing radicalisation on the internet
2016/02/11 Preventing radicalisation in prisons
2016/01/15 Sale of firearms on the internet
2015/06/17 Combating radicalisation in prisons
2015/05/22 Support for international exchanges of information in the fight against radicalisation and extremism
2017/03/31 Common market project in the Balkans
2017/03/27 Gender equality in research and innovation
2017/01/11 Health crisis in French poultry production, and hunting activities
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2016/03/01 Discriminatory measures against foreign retailers in Hungary
2015/06/17 The need for an effective and coordinated policy on the return of irregular migrants
2015/01/05 Commission proposals to develop venture capital within a single market in capital
2014/09/30 Measures to ensure effective use of the funds committed to combat the Ebola epidemic
2017/08/30 A centre of excellence for cyber security
2017/07/20 Illegal trade in cultural goods and the funding of terrorism
2017/06/27 Code of conduct on hate speech and terrorism
2017/05/24 EU policy to encourage female entrepreneurship
2017/02/23 VP/HR - Cooperation with Afghanistan in the field of security
2016/12/14 The security situation in EU 'hotspots'
2016/12/14 VP/HR - Roadmap for cooperation with Lebanon on security and counter-terrorism
2016/12/06 EU-US cooperation on tackling climate change
2016/11/30 Setting up 'hotspots' in the EU's neighbourhood
2016/10/28 VP/HR - Support for reforms in the security sector of EU partner countries
2016/10/17 Cooperation with Egypt to combat illegal migration
2016/07/25 A prolonged pause in the EU's enlargement policy
2016/05/19 Creation of a European site to fight terrorism
2016/04/07 Strengthening the powers of the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator
2016/03/22 Protecting the victims of terrorism
2015/09/29 VP/HR - cooperating with non-EU countries to combat terrorism
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/04/13 Extending mutual legal assistance with third countries with regard to obtaining evidence in the fight against terrorism
2015/04/13 Rapid systematisation of external border checks
2015/03/31 Support for security sector reform in Tunisia
2015/01/26 Cooperation with the countries of the Western Balkans to combat arms trafficking in the EU
2015/01/26 Reviving the idea of creating a European system for the detection of networks that finance terrorism
2014/11/17 Road map for a reform of Schengen
2014/10/14 Appropriate use of the Internal Security Fund (External borders and visas)
2014/10/10 Strengthening the institutions of Lebanon: a pressing need in a troubled region
2017/09/21 Artificial intelligence in the weapons sector
2017/07/20 Consumer protection and food intended for sportspeople
2017/04/25 Outermost regions and their relations with the EU
2017/04/25 The appeal of the Erasmus programme for young people
2017/03/31 EU ban on neonicotinoids
2017/03/27 Negotiations with the Member States of Mercosur concerning a free-trade agreement with the European Union
2017/02/22 Next steps in, and evaluation of, the joint initiative with the International Organisation for Migration on the protection of migrants
2016/06/30 Youth Employment Initiative
2016/06/30 Illegal online markets
2016/06/14 VP/HR - Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network denied access to Algeria
2016/06/08 Cooperation between the Russian intelligence services and those of the Member States
2016/05/19 European Migrant Smuggling Centre
2016/02/11 Criminal accountability of net giants
2015/06/17 Improving EU intelligence gathering on migrant trafficking in the Mediterranean
2015/04/30 Desirability of a transparent evaluation of the involvement of Member States in the Triton and Poseidon operations
2015/04/09 Taking account of the specific circumstances of the outermost island regions in the Erasmus+ Programme
2014/11/06 Protection of the species Canis lupus
2014/10/30 VP/HR - New cultural lease of life for the Union for the Mediterranean
2014/09/30 Expanding the remit of the European Cybercrime Centre
2017/05/24 Use of armed drones
2016/10/17 VP/HR - EU position on the adoption of the JASTA Bill
2016/07/25 Need for a comprehensive and effective common list of safe countries of origin
2015/06/02 Common position on the use of armed drones
2015/02/25 Establishing common assessment criteria for the terrorist threat in the EU
2014/12/22 Commission position on withdrawal of Smart Borders Package?
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2017/09/26 'Spotlight' - programme to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls
2017/09/26 Improving the living conditions of refugees in Libya
2017/09/21 Establishment of a European intelligence unit
2017/07/20 The benefits of the 'nudge' for the economy and public policies
2017/06/27 VP/HR - Sahel G5 joint force
2017/05/30 VP/HR - The EU as part of the Quartet for Libya
2017/05/24 Children born and brought up in IS-controlled territory
2017/04/25 Cybersecurity and SMEs
2017/03/27 Establishing a European monetary fund for the euro area
2017/03/13 Taxation of ports
2017/02/22 Cooperation between the Commission and the European Space Agency to prevent future clock failures on Galileo satellites
2017/01/31 VP/HR - Closure of Guantanamo Bay under Donald Trump's presidency
2017/01/09 Establishing a European Defence Fund
2016/11/23 Extension of controls at internal borders and launch of the European Border Guard
2016/07/25 European strategy for taking care of children brought up in IS territory
2016/02/15 Census of those living in the camps around Tindouf
2015/09/29 The role of women in European agriculture
2015/03/19 Observations by the European Environment Agency on the circular economy
2015/02/25 Strengthening the European Arrest Warrant
2015/01/29 Reforming ECRIS
2014/12/22 Assessment of the collective framework introduced in 2009 for the reception of former detainees from Guantanamo Bay detention camp
2014/12/11 Pushing for the creation of European corps of border guards
2014/12/01 What roadmap should be followed to make a European defence force a reality?
2014/10/14 Helping SMEs to invest by establishing an appropriate prudential framework for securitisation
2017/08/30 Combating counterfeiting
2017/07/20 Combating migrant trafficking over the internet
2017/06/27 Combating the sale of false medicines over the internet
2017/06/27 Combating drugs trafficking over the darknet
2017/06/27 Geopolitical tensions in the Arctic
2017/04/25 Human trafficking in Europe
2017/01/31 VP/HR - Freezing the financial assets of terrorist networks
2017/01/09 Automating deletion of terrorist content online
2016/09/29 Transposition of the PNR directive - state of play
2016/05/19 Article 23 of Directive 2011/36/EU on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims
2016/04/21 Closer links between drug trafficking and terrorist financing
2016/04/21 Closer links between drug trafficking and the radicalisation of young offenders
2015/09/03 Need for an EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) register for railways following the attack in the Amsterdam-Paris Thalys train
2015/03/31 Toys made in China
2015/02/25 Submission of a new proposal for a directive on data retention
2015/01/27 Greater responsibility for internet firms in efforts to combat terrorist propaganda
2014/12/11 Precise definition of the function of data protection agent in the context of the Passenger Name Record (PNR) Directive
2017/02/22 VP/HR - Evaluating EU training for Libyan coastguards
2016/08/31 VP/HR - Training of Libyan coastguards
2017/04/28 European fund for sustainable development
2016/05/25 New mandates for conclusion of readmission agreements
2016/03/22 The UN 2030 Agenda and its sustainable development objectives
2015/12/22 Progress of negotiations on the EU-Morocco Free Trade Agreement
2015/12/22 Consequences of the Court judgment of 10 December 2015 overturning Council Decision 2012/497/EU on the EU-Morocco agreement
2015/12/22 VP/HR - consequences of the Court decision of 10 December 2015 to annul Council Decision 2012/497/EU on the conclusion of an agreement between the EU and Morocco
2015/02/25 Conclusion of new Mobility Partnerships

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