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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partido Socialista Obrero Español
Magic Circle
Constitutional Affairs Member afco
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Member tax3
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/09 Funding of pay supplements for young people budgeted for by the Spanish Government using EU Youth Guarantee funds
2017/01/31 Translation of public documents relating to EU trade negotiations with Spanish-speaking third countries
2016/12/15 Legal basis for a proposal for a directive on the protection of whistle blowers in the private and public sectors
2016/12/02 Impact of reforming the common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) on public funds in the EU
2016/11/14 Impact of reforming the common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) on public funds in the EU
2016/05/11 'Odysseus' and reforming the European Voluntary Service
2018/03/20 European citizenship education
2017/12/21 Failure by Spanish state to transpose directives
2017/07/24 EU citizenship education curriculum
2017/06/08 EU mechanism on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights
2017/04/06 Timetable and fulfilment of objectives set for the Mediterranean rail corridor in Spain
2017/03/01 Investigation into infringements of the fundamental rights of workers in Bangladesh
2016/12/22 Suspension of the law on improving education
2016/12/22 Failure to enforce the law on improving education
2016/11/03 Possible suspension of EU funds for Spain
2016/10/20 Spain's failure to transpose more than 20 directives
2015/11/12 Spain's independent fiscal institution and access to information
2015/04/08 Greater transparency and accessibility of EU information
2015/01/26 No passing on to pump prices of the fall in crude oil prices
2014/12/22 Spain's Public Safety Act and its adaptation to EU law
2014/12/09 Independent fiscal institution in Spain
2014/09/08 Reduction in the cost of new drugs for treating Hepatitis C
2014/09/08 Reducing the cost of new drugs for the treatment of hepatitis C
2016/06/29 New corporate social responsibility strategy
2016/06/29 Responsible taxation and corporate social responsibility
2014/11/11 Corporate social responsibility
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid to Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/10/24 Breaches and poor knowledge of state aid rules
2015/07/02 Falling, increasingly remote bonito catches
2014/12/17 VP/HR - Arbitrary detention of the Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo López
2014/09/17 Participation of 'expatriates' in the elections of 25 May
2017/01/27 Reopening the Garoña nuclear power plant
2016/09/27 Bahamas Leaks revelations concerning former Commissioner Neelie Kroes
2016/05/23 Reopening of the Santa María de Garoña nuclear power plant
2015/01/15 Syrian refugees
2014/11/04 Closure of the Santa María de Garoña nuclear power station
2017/03/06 Anti-dumping measures against imports of Chinese steel
2016/05/04 Diabetes research
2016/05/02 The steel industry and social dumping by China
2016/02/24 Crisis in the steel industry
2016/02/24 Survival of the European steel industry and Sestao ACB
2018/03/01 Project and application by the Castaño y Nogal Association
2018/01/15 Taking stock of EU election observation missions
2017/10/26 Use of EU trade policy to promote the right of indigenous peoples to prior consent
2017/10/26 EU-Central America association agreement
2017/10/26 EU-Central America Association Agreement
2017/07/07 Taking account of Parliament's recommendations concerning the opening of negotiations for an updated Association Agreement with Chile - trade pillar
2017/06/08 Application in the EU of the UN Guiding Principles
2017/03/20 Flat tax for high-net-worth individuals in Italy
2016/09/14 VP/HR - United Nations Parliamentary Assembly
2016/09/02 Apple sanctions for state tax aid
2016/03/04 Financial transactions tax: state of play
2016/02/24 Investigation into the tax rules applicable in the jurisdiction of Gibraltar
2015/10/02 Scope of the international financial transaction tax (FTT)
2015/06/02 Adoption of a financial transfer tax
2015/06/02 Adoption of a financial transfer tax
2015/04/08 Current state of investigations undertaken in Gibraltar in relation to opaque tax activities
2018/04/10 Grants for educational and cultural programmes and projects promoting European culture
2018/01/17 Progress in EU-Argentina bilateral relations
2017/07/11 Labour rights in Peru
2017/06/08 The EU's involvement in the UN working group on the issue of human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises
2017/04/11 Report from the European Court of Auditors on the implementation of the EU Youth Guarantee
2017/02/08 Infringement of rights on the protection of personal data
2016/12/14 Combating energy poverty in the EU
2016/11/04 Operation of the new European Solidarity Corps
2016/10/04 Ruling in case C-596/14 on temporary contract severance pay
2016/09/27 Setting up the European Solidarity Corps
2016/02/25 Involvement of women's organisations in the application, monitoring and assessment of Chapter 7 of the EU-CELAC Action Plan on gender
2015/09/29 Creation of a European Tax Agency
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/07/13 Police cooperation in the fight against terrorism
2015/06/02 Insuring vulnerable communities against the risk of climate change
2015/05/07 Second anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building
2015/04/30 Ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the ban on homosexuals giving blood
2015/02/03 Privatisation of AENA and European state aid
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2015/01/13 Protecting vulnerable customers in the energy union
2014/11/11 Legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights
2014/09/25 Promoting the national parliaments' involvement in monitoring subsidiarity
2014/09/17 Progress of the negotiations on EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)
2014/07/24 European funding received by the Spanish autonomous communities and cities
2016/11/23 Provisional results of the relocation of persons in need of international protection
2016/08/05 Promotion of technologies for locating missing persons
2016/08/05 The establishment of a European missing persons platform
2016/08/05 Investigation and coordination with regard to missing persons
2016/07/01 European statistics on missing persons in the EU
2016/06/09 Missing persons and Directive 2011/36 /EU
2016/01/29 Establishment of an entry register in the Commission
2015/11/20 Effectiveness of the Investment Plan for Europe
2015/05/21 Protocol for locating missing persons in Europe
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2014/12/03 Inclusion of advanced eye scanners within the definition of a medical device as referred to in Directive 2007/47/EC