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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: 2017-01-31

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!

European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Sloboda a Solidarita
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Budgetary Control Substitute cont

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/04 Proposal for the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive - net employee salaries, total employer costs for a posted worker and competitiveness
2017/08/21 Posting of workers - reaction to the Commission's reply to question P-003281/2017
2017/06/22 The posting of workers in international transport - request for clarification of specific cases
2017/05/29 Posting of workers - minimum wage rates v remuneration
2017/05/11 Posting of workers - shared platform for calculating minimum pay
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/09/15 Transport workers - the posting of workers
2016/04/06 Stopping Syrian refugees entering Turkey from Syria
2015/12/03 Inadequate protection of external borders
2015/03/06 Possible restriction of competition - inadequate answer from the Commission
2015/01/19 Possible restriction of competition
2014/11/11 Competition and thermal energy
2014/10/17 Possible restriction of competition
2017/01/30 Restriction of the free movement of goods in Slovakia - distribution of medicinal products - unanswered question E-007113-16
2016/11/22 Mandatory barrier-free access in private crèches
2016/10/04 Excise duty on tobacco products - transitional period to sell off cigarettes in circulation
2016/09/27 Restriction of the free movement of goods in Slovakia - distribution of medicinal products
2016/02/02 Support for beekeepers - unanswered question
2015/12/16 Public consultations - the language barrier
2015/06/11 Support for beekeepers
2015/01/19 Freedom of movement and compulsory school attendance
2017/09/27 Vehicle road-worthiness tests
2017/05/02 Amendment to the Enforcement Code in Slovakia
2016/09/27 Conduct incompatible with the internal market - weighing scales in Slovakia
2016/01/15 Qualified majority voting in the Council - blocking minority and postponement of the vote
2016/01/14 Registration fee for initial registration of a motor vehicle in Slovakia
2015/12/16 EU-funded projects in Slovakia
2015/11/23 Grapevine flavescence dorée MLO - possible occurrence in Slovakia
2015/09/30 Proceeds from the bank levy in Slovakia - changes to how they can be used
2015/09/18 G-komponent in Slovakia
2015/08/12 Grapevine flavescence dorée (MLO) - possible occurrence in Slovakia
2015/04/20 Medicine exports from Slovakia to other Member States - notification requirement
2017/06/28 Continuation of proceedings for the infringement of EU transport law - MiLoG
2017/05/04 Public consultation - restrictions on cash payments
2017/01/30 Law on the minimum wage in Austria
2016/10/31 Obligations relating to packaging waste
2016/10/10 European Certificate of Succession - the sharing-out of an estate
2016/06/09 Misleading consumers
2016/05/25 Germany's law on the minimum wage and the infringement procedure
2016/01/11 Duration of proceedings concerning infringement of the
2015/11/19 Multi-purpose migration centre in Niger
2015/09/30 Infringement proceedings in the area of immigration policy
2015/09/09 Rooting phones and warranties
2015/03/16 Draft waste law - possibility of the initiation of proceedings under Article 258 TFEU
2015/02/27 Germany's minimum wage - price discrimination stemming from the failure to take account of all mandatory allowances
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2014/12/12 Transparency of public procurement
2014/11/12 Cookie template
2017/09/04 Plan and funding for transformation of coal-mining regions
2017/02/06 Number of EU laws
2017/02/03 Late transposition of directives
2016/11/11 Decision on applying standard time without a change to summer time
2016/09/15 Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/2183 - Slovak Republic
2016/07/29 Full deregulation of network industries in Slovakia
2016/07/29 Independence of Slovakia's network industry regulator
2016/07/29 The Slovak network industries regulator - shortcomings
2016/04/06 Serious shortcomings during the implementation of the EU co-financed Slovak project eHealth
2016/04/06 Repeated investment incentives paid to one Slovak undertaking
2016/02/15 Cross-border broadcasting of television channels
2016/02/02 State aid to creditors of a company facing difficulties
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2015/04/30 Project Mario - defending the rights of child migrants
2015/04/10 Capital Markets Union
2015/03/16 Preventive and protective measures
2015/03/04 Discrimination of rail carriers - reimbursement of fare concessions to a single rail carrier
2014/12/08 Breaches of the human rights of children with disabilities
2014/10/24 Begging among children
2014/10/24 Banking union - violation of agreement by Member State
2014/10/02 Possible discrimination - cross-border VAT
2014/09/17 VP/HR - Absence of the Vice-President/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy during the debate on the situation in Ukraine
2014/09/10 Maximum authorised weights of trailers with two or more axles and single non-driving axles
2017/07/17 Proposal for a directive on a proportionality test
2016/06/03 Revision of the firearms directive - Commissioner's statement
2016/04/06 Definition of financial activity under the Directive on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering
2016/02/05 Revision of the Firearms Directive - confiscation and possible disarmament of the citizenry
2015/11/26 Revision of the Firearms Directive - statistics
2015/11/12 EU asylum centres in third countries
2014/09/17 Directive on privacy and electronic communication
2017/02/06 Obligation to work in Hungary after completing university education
2017/02/03 Reconstruction of university halls of residence in Bratislava
2016/06/30 Highest early retirement pension
2016/06/09 Dismissal of employees who have reached retirement age
2016/04/20 Early retirement of officials of the European institutions
2015/08/12 Health and safety at work: microenterprises
2015/08/12 Statistics on health and safety at work in microenterprises
2015/08/12 Results of the Greek referendum of 5 July 2015
2015/06/24 Short-term Statistics Regulation and micro-enterprises
2015/06/24 Comprehensive REFIT in statistics
2014/11/26 Philae module
2017/07/17 Letter box companies - mobility package
2017/05/29 Tax on the first registration of a motor vehicle imported from abroad
2016/12/15 Banning the use of mercury in production processes
2016/06/30 EU Common Entry Gate - information obligations relating to electronic cigarettes and refill containers
2016/02/15 Conservation benefits of hunting and legal trophy-shooting
2016/01/11 Age limit for social media registration without consent of legal representatives
2015/09/09 Compulsory registration of VAT payers in Slovakia
2015/07/08 Administrative cooperation and classification of an employee for the purposes of Regulation No 883/2004
2015/06/29 Traffic rules
2015/05/21 Signposting for last exits before toll roads
2015/05/13 Principle of equal access to media
2015/03/04 VAT-related administrative cooperation - repeat question
2015/02/16 Europol's access to VAT Information Exchange System (VIES)
2014/12/12 Administrative cooperation in the field of VAT
2014/07/22 Duties of the Presidency of the EU Council
2017/06/28 White Paper on the Future of Europe
2016/10/19 Notifying national agencies of shipments of animal origin, unprocessed vegetables and unprocessed fruits
2016/10/12 Loi Macron - lack of an adequate answer
2016/07/20 Loi Macron
2015/08/12 Recognition of specialist pharmaceutical diplomas
2014/11/14 Central and individual sources of heating