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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)
Partido Popular
Magic Circle
Regional Development Member regi
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/06/12 Broadband coverage in Member States
2018/05/23 New options for financing rural development projects
2018/03/21 Role of cohesion policy in regional-level migration management
2017/12/18 The fine print of the reductions that are being mooted for post-2020 cohesion
2017/12/18 Need to discard scenarios involving heavy cuts in cohesion funding
2017/12/07 Heavy flooding in Albania
2017/11/30 Housing policy in post-2020 EU cohesion policy reform
2017/11/15 EU-level improvements to open-data systems
2017/09/20 Implementation of the Code of Conduct on on-line hate speech: response time in relation to notifications of harmful content
2017/09/20 Implementation of the Code of Conduct on on-line hate speech: unequal treatment of notifications of harmful content
2017/06/26 Priorities of the Estonian Presidency and cohesion policy
2017/06/26 The priorities of the Estonian presidency and the common agricultural policy (CAP)
2017/04/10 Preventing chronic illnesses to improve the sustainability of healthcare systems
2017/04/03 EU action to promote the reintegration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market
2016/12/14 RIS 3 strategies and the mid-term review of cohesion policy
2016/12/09 How cohesion policy contributes to the circular economy
2016/07/18 Role of cooperatives in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals
2016/06/24 Indicators for territorial development: GDP and beyond
2016/04/27 Use of funds to cope with the migration crisis
2016/02/25 Unfair Trading Practices
2015/11/27 New measures to simplify the CAP
2015/10/14 Possible macrofinancial revision of the CAP in the light of the EU's new priorities
2015/10/06 Rural development, broadband and cohesion policy
2015/07/22 Effectiveness of common market organisation reform and Russian veto
2015/06/18 Package of measures to improve implementation of Cohesion Policy
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2018/06/15 US duties on table olives
2018/05/16 Impact assessments under the EU-Mercosur agreement
2018/04/11 Cumulative effects of trade agreements on the rice sector
2018/02/15 Citrus fruit in the EU-Mercosur agreement
2018/02/01 Rice from Cambodia
2018/01/16 Protection of the 'Queso Manchego' designation of origin in the EU-Mexico agreement
2017/07/18 US trade measures against Spanish olives
2017/07/14 French farmers dump Spanish fruit in front of the Spanish Consulate-General in Perpignan
2017/07/07 Exceptional measures for producers affected by the Russian ban beyond 2018
2017/07/05 Applying precautionary measures in antitrust cases
2017/07/05 VP/HR - Defending human rights in Cuba in the context of the country's renewed relationship with the EU
2017/03/28 Cochineal pest on prickly pears
2017/03/23 Promotion of EU agri-food products outside the EU through high level trade missions
2017/03/23 Extension of measures necessitated by the Russian import ban
2017/01/13 Emergency measures for the wave of cold weather in Europe
2016/09/29 State of play in negotiations to resolve the Cyprus problem and the envisaged financial framework
2016/09/15 Reduction in the volume of fruit eligible for aid on account of the Russian embargo
2016/08/30 TTIP and Brexit
2016/08/30 Improving how the EU communicates after Brexit
2016/08/30 Impact of Brexit on the EU budget
2016/07/18 International agreements
2016/07/18 Promotion campaign
2016/07/18 Effects of Brexit on agriculture
2016/05/03 Free trade agreement negotiations with Mercosur
2016/04/28 Measures for the fruit and vegetable sector
2016/03/08 EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement
2016/03/08 VP/HR - EU-Cuba Agreement
2015/10/06 State of negotiations on trade agreements
2015/05/29 Inclusion of stone fruit in the exceptional support measures following the Russian ban
2015/04/13 Urgent measures in relation to fruit and vegetables
2018/03/26 A regional approach for the European strategy seeking to stop fake news
2018/03/26 VP/HR - Making the most of the potential of Panoramed, a new governance platform
2018/03/26 A differentiated approach for each country under the European strategy to combat disinformation
2018/03/15 Leveraging the European Reference Networks for rare diseases
2018/03/15 European Rural Youth Parliament proposals and future possibilities
2017/12/15 EU platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health
2017/12/15 The importance of eating breakfast for a healthy and balanced diet
2017/12/13 Impediments to SME activity within the Bulgarian, Romanian and Hungarian business environments
2017/12/08 VP/HR - Role of the EU within the Quartet on the Middle East in view of the US President's latest decision.
2017/12/01 European Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste and corrective measures and incentives for the Member States
2017/11/14 Media literacy as a priority in the fight against disinformation
2017/10/31 Youth volunteer initiatives aimed at encouraging interregional solidarity
2017/07/12 Different dimensions of the European Solidarity Corps
2017/07/12 European Solidarity Corps - jobs and placements for young people
2017/05/15 European portal for assistance in the event of cyber-attacks
2017/04/10 Mainstreaming the rights of the child in all sectors and in all EU external programming
2017/04/10 VP/HR - Contribution to defence operations from countries that share EU values
2017/04/04 Sharing knowledge on rare diseases through European networks
2017/02/03 Need to ensure that people with disabilities are better able to exercise their rights
2017/01/23 Food waste
2017/01/16 Defence research as a strategic priority for the Union
2016/12/15 Promoting trans-European tourist routes via cooperation between regions
2016/10/27 Role of the European Solidarity Corps in the face of situations of risk in the Union
2016/10/26 Checks on lemon imports from Turkey
2016/05/31 Demographic decline in the EU
2016/02/19 Tomato imports
2015/11/04 Tomato imports
2015/09/30 European Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy
2015/06/30 Cooperation between the European Union and the Union for the Mediterranean
2015/06/18 Moving forward with a European urban agenda
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/03/19 Energy dependence of the Union
2015/03/19 Framework Strategy for the Energy Union
2015/03/19 VP/HR - Attack on the Tunisian Parliament
2018/06/11 Protection of wolves in the Habitats Directive
2018/06/05 Launch of the WiFi4EU initiative
2018/05/22 Project to rebuild the 'Partizan' sports centre in Foča
2018/03/26 Use of symbols in product labelling
2018/03/26 Electronic labelling of wine
2018/03/26 Public involvement in the Urban Agenda
2017/12/08 The inclusion of certain candidate countries for accession on the EU's 'grey list' of tax havens
2017/12/08 Effects of including South Korea on the EU tax haven list
2017/07/11 Progress noted at the second meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council between the EU and Bosnia and Herzegovina
2017/07/11 Need for further agricultural reforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina
2017/07/11 Progress made in the fight against radicalisation by Bosnia and Herzegovina
2017/07/05 Benefits of the Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information system
2017/04/10 Greater transparency on the algorithms regulating digital platforms
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2017/03/17 GALILEO global navigation system and compatible mobile communication devices
2017/03/06 Innovation in rural areas through digital centres and shared workspaces
2017/02/02 Concerns about the UK's intention to withdraw from Euratom
2016/12/09 Situation in the EU sheep meat sector
2016/11/30 VP/HR - North Korea's nuclear programme
2016/11/30 Action to drive forward the Pact of Amsterdam
2016/10/24 Maximise libraries' potential for disseminating knowledge in the digital age
2016/10/11 Possible discrimination against non-British workers by the UK government
2016/09/29 Humanitarian aid to North Korea following Typhon Lionrock
2016/09/21 Labelling of French products
2016/09/09 Future for geographical indications on British products after the UK leaves the EU
2016/08/30 Future of the PEACE programme after Brexit
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/06/21 Proposed changes to the annexes to Directive 2000/29/EC on plant health
2016/05/19 Action plan for 5G technology in Europe
2016/04/06 Dumping of Spanish wine in France
2016/03/08 VP/HR - Situation in North Korea
2016/02/16 Combating pests with products for minor uses
2016/02/08 Lorry set on fire in France
2016/01/22 Vanguard Initiative: 3D printing pilot project
2015/12/16 Internet protection for geographical indications for wine
2015/12/08 Case of avian influenza in France
2015/11/04 Quotas for olive oil from Tunisia
2015/10/06 The Volkswagen case
2015/09/30 Drought and desertification in Spain
2015/09/30 Commission action on river basins
2015/09/02 Situation in Syria and the country's cultural heritage
2015/09/02 Situation in the dairy sector
2015/07/22 Commission - Europe for citizens
2015/07/22 Commission - Employment and social innovation initiative
2015/07/20 VP/HR - Harassment of South Sudan's Christian community
2015/07/20 Progress on the agenda for jobs, growth, fairness and democratic change
2015/07/20 Farming and innovation
2015/07/20 Digital agenda
2015/06/30 OECD report and situation of interns in Spain
2015/06/18 Situation in Tunisia
2015/06/18 Situation regarding the entry of infected plants
2015/06/02 Issues surrounding migrant accommodation centres
2015/04/13 Control of agricultural/food epidemics
2015/03/19 VP/HR - Possible chemical weapons attacks in Syria
2015/03/17 Russian Federation embargo on certain agricultural products
2017/07/05 Improving the methods used to measure the impact of Horizon 2020 projects
2017/07/05 Promoting collaborative partnerships in projects financed by Horizon 2020
2015/07/20 Horizon 2020
2015/07/20 Horizon 2020
2015/07/20 Horizon 2020
2015/07/20 Horizon 2020
2015/07/20 Horizon 2020
2018/03/12 VP/HR - Implementation of sanctions against Russia
2017/06/06 Wi-Fi for all Europeans
2016/07/18 Embargo against transporting stone fruits through Russia
2016/04/29 VP/HR - Nuclear summit
2016/02/15 VP/HR - Elections in Iran
2016/01/29 VP/HR - The end of sanctions against Iran
2016/01/22 VP/HR - Conflict between Russia and Ukraine
2015/07/20 VP/HR - US-Iran nuclear deal
2015/04/13 Use of antibiotics in animals
2018/03/02 Interception of harmful organisms - citrus black spot disease
2018/01/11 Tariff imposed by the USA on Spanish black table olives
2016/11/15 Cases of Xylella fastidiosa in Spain
2016/10/21 New plant-safety rules imposed by Canada
2016/04/14 Containing the bluetongue outbreak
2016/03/22 Citrus black spot
2016/03/08 Disease control in citrus fruits
2015/12/14 Confirmed cases of citrus black spot
2015/11/27 Containing the outbreak of bluetongue disease
2015/06/30 VP/HR - Islamic State and Black Friday
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Islamic State in Syria and Iraq
2017/07/11 Aid to young farmers - weaknesses in the management of the second pillar
2017/07/11 Aid to young farmers - weaknesses in the management of the first pillar
2017/02/07 VP/HR - publication of the results achieved under Operation Sophia
2016/11/30 EU aid for the installation of defibrillators
2016/05/19 Results obtained by educational materials developed by DG REGIO
2016/05/09 Status of women farmers
2015/11/27 Status of REGIO PEER 2 PEER
2015/04/13 Young farmers
2018/03/20 Platform for dialogue of the EU's outermost regions
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/11/29 EU-China Strategic Agenda for Cooperation
2017/10/31 Programmes for EU Border Regions
2017/10/25 Facilitating access to employment in areas on the border between Galicia and Portugal
2017/03/22 VP/HR - Youth employment key to stabilising Europe's Southern Neighbourhood
2017/01/31 VP/HR - Strengthening regional cooperation and increasing synergies to effectively exploit youth's potential for stability and development in the Mediterranean
2016/12/09 Progress in the Berlin Process on regional cooperation
2016/11/29 Libya and cross-border cooperation in the Mediterranean
2016/01/22 Cross-border cooperation programmes
2016/01/22 Border controls on Chinese garlic imports
2015/12/08 Controls on the Turkish border
2015/10/06 Measures to calm border tensions between Serbia and Croatia
2015/07/20 Principles of subsidiarity and proportionality
2015/07/20 Implementation of programmes for marginalised communities or disadvantaged groups
2015/06/30 VP/HR - Egypt and death sentence against Mohamed Morsi
2015/06/18 VP/HR - State of emergency at the Turkey-Syria border
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/04/21 VP/HR - Capsize in the Mediterranean
2018/01/08 Unpaid internships at the Commission
2017/09/19 Discrimination against EU citizens in the UK
2017/04/10 Funding of digital content that incites hatred and discrimination
2016/06/16 Linguistic discrimination in EPSO competitions
2016/06/16 Linguistic discrimination in EPSO competitions
2015/12/16 Integrity Pacts
2015/10/14 European Court of Justice ruling on EPSO competitions
2015/10/14 ECJ ruling on EPSO competitions
2015/10/06 Infestation of red palm weevils