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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
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Vice-Chair imco
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/07 Suitability of the place designated by the Spanish Government for the installation of a high-level radioactive waste management centre in an area with constant seismic movements
2018/02/01 Recognition of health qualifications obtained in non-EU countries
2016/06/21 European Social Fund 2007-2013 implementation level in the Castilla-La Mancha region
2016/06/21 European Fund for Regional Development 2007-2013 implementation level in the Castilla-La Mancha region
2016/06/21 Implementation level of European Fund for Regional Development (2007-2013) in Spain
2016/06/21 European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2007-2013 implementation level in the Castilla-La Mancha region
2016/03/18 ERDF investment in Lorca
2016/03/08 Tagus River District Basin Management Plan
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/24 Budgetary implementation of funds received from the ESF during the 2007-2013 period for Castilla-La Mancha as at 31 May 2015 and programming for the new period 2014-2020
2015/06/24 Level of budget implementation of EAFRD funding awarded to Castilla-La Mancha in the period 2007-2013 up to 31 May 2013
2015/06/24 Level of budget implementation of ERDF funding awarded to Castilla-La Mancha in the period 2007-2013 up to 31 May 2013
2015/06/24 Level of budgetary implementation of funds received from the Cohesion Fund during the 2007-2013 period for Castilla-La Mancha as at 31 May 2015
2015/06/24 Level of budget implementation of EU funding in the period 2007-2013 received by Castilla-La Mancha up to 31 May 2015
2015/05/08 Quality health services
2014/11/19 Rural Development Plan Castilla-La Mancha
2018/02/23 Fixed spending and incentive system under Spanish Government agreement with Farmaindustria
2017/12/04 Spanish government agreement with the pharmaceutical industry and access to autonomous financing for the autonomous communities
2017/06/20 Information provided by the Spanish Government to the Commission regarding water transfers authorised in periods of drought
2017/06/20 Inadequate environmental flow rate in the River Tagus
2017/06/20 Spanish Government informs Commission of the state of reservoirs in the headwaters of the River Tagus
2017/04/11 Publicity campaign against Spanish wines
2017/03/21 Publication of the Tagus river basin plan
2015/12/09 Opencast uranium mining authorised in Retortillo (Salamanca)
2015/12/03 Authorisation for an open-cast uranium mine (Retortillo, Salamanca)
2015/11/26 Loss of healthcare assistance after spending periods of over 90 days abroad
2015/05/19 Liquid manure leaking into drinking water pipes: Gálvez
2015/03/11 Loss of healthcare cover after 90 days
2014/09/22 Loss of Spanish healthcare assistance following periods spent abroad of over 90 days
2014/07/11 Loss of Spanish healthcare assistance after spending periods of over 90 days abroad
2016/09/27 Bahamas Leaks revelations concerning former Commissioner Neelie Kroes
2015/10/14 Lack of NER300 funding for the 2015-2020 period
2015/09/24 NER300 Funding Facility - 2015-2020 Period
2014/10/29 European funding 2014-2020 to be received by Castilla-La Mancha
2014/10/29 Implementation of European funding received by Castilla-La Mancha
2014/08/01 European funding received by Castilla-La Mancha
2018/01/12 Deliberate slowdown by Apple of device operating systems
2017/11/22 Imposition of provisional anti-subsidy measures on imports of Spanish table olives to the United States
2017/03/01 Investigation into infringements of the fundamental rights of workers in Bangladesh
2016/05/03 Recognising the pension rights of Galician seafarers who worked on Norwegian vessels before 1994
2015/03/11 Violation of human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Ukraine
2014/12/02 Refusal to recognize the rights of filiation of minors in France
2014/09/11 Exceptional compensatory measures to counteract the effects of Russia's veto
2014/09/11 Duration of exceptional compensatory measures to counteract the effects of Russia's veto
2018/05/24 Fake social media profiles
2017/03/29 Common minimum standards for adoptions
2017/02/06 Limits on cadmium in the regulation of fertilisers
2016/12/14 Combating energy poverty in the EU
2016/11/04 Operation of the new European Solidarity Corps
2016/10/14 Limiting European citizens' access to social assistance in Germany
2016/06/21 Extent of implementation of the European Social Fund 2007-2013 in Spain
2016/05/31 European strategy to combat paedophilia
2016/05/02 Construction of the Madrid-Lisbon AVE high-speed link within the Trans-European transport infrastructure network (TEN-T)
2015/12/11 Special investment plan for areas with high unemployment
2015/10/08 Adopting the new European legislation on product safety and market surveillance
2015/07/20 Promotion of European Unemployment Insurance
2015/06/22 Minimum wage and country-specific recommendations
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/05/18 Carbon capture, hydrogen production and R&D at ELCOGAS
2015/05/18 Risk of closure of ELCOGAS - model of clean coal energy production in line with the Europe 2020 strategy
2015/05/08 Child poverty
2015/05/08 Automatic European stabilisers
2015/05/08 Minimum Wage Conference
2015/05/08 Investment Plan in the regions most in need
2015/05/08 Social investment package
2015/04/28 Active farmer
2015/03/18 Coordination of European migration and trade policies in the context of trade negotiations with Southern Mediterranean partners
2015/03/16 Implementation of the assistance plan for Lorca under the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF)
2015/03/03 Active inclusion policies
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2015/01/28 Start-ups, entrepreneurship and social innovation
2015/01/27 Social and employment situation in Spain in 2014
2014/12/22 European minimum wage framework
2014/12/09 Establishment of a European minimum income
2014/12/08 Increasing RDI investment
2014/11/19 Boost for the social economy
2014/10/27 Collaboration Agreement between Spain and the European Commission on the European Social Fund
2014/07/11 Funding for education from the European Social Fund
2017/03/31 Severe labour exploitation
2015/06/30 Severe labour exploitation
2015/05/08 Labour mobility within the EU
2018/06/06 Authenticity of customer online reviews
2018/04/25 Suitability of the site of a centralised temporary storage facility in Villar de Cañas (Cuenca)
2018/01/31 Modernisation of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement: protection of 'manchego cheese' designation of origin
2018/01/11 Protection of the 'Queso Manchego' designation of origin in the EU-Mexico free trade agreement
2016/12/08 Consumer protection on the online dispute resolution platform
2016/12/05 Extension of the EU's protection of geographical indications to non-agricultural products
2016/11/23 Provisional results of the relocation of persons in need of international protection
2016/10/04 Ruling in case C-596/14 on temporary contract severance pay
2016/09/21 Ruling C-596/14 on temporary contract severance pay
2016/04/06 New attack on the free movement of goods between EU Member States
2016/03/18 Legislative proposal for a single European geographical indication protection system for non-agricultural products
2015/11/16 Logistics platform in Talavera de la Reina
2015/10/08 Extension of EU geographical indication protection to non-agricultural products
2015/04/30 Ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the ban on homosexuals giving blood
2015/04/28 Succession inter vivos under the Basic Payment Scheme
2015/04/09 Restructuring SME debt
2015/01/26 No passing on to pump prices of the fall in crude oil prices
2014/12/02 VAT on e-books
2014/07/21 Attacks on the free movement of goods in the EU and crisis in stone fruit prices
2018/04/12 Organic farming in Castilla-La Mancha
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/03/16 Special investment programme for subregions
2015/10/02 Scope of the international financial transaction tax (FTT)
2015/07/08 Use of Structural Funds to organise the demographic change in Castilla-La Mancha
2015/06/03 Serious drought affecting cereal crops in Castilla-La Mancha
2015/06/02 Adoption of a financial transfer tax
2015/06/02 Adoption of a financial transfer tax
2015/05/21 The impact of distributor brands on innovation in the retail food sector
2015/05/21 Margins which discriminate between manufacturers' and distributors' brands
2015/05/08 Impact of transporting, dumping or applying untreated slurry in Castilla-La Mancha
2015/04/30 Situation with regard to the public television service in Castilla-La Mancha
2015/03/31 Payment card service and discrimination due to place of residence
2015/03/06 Financial corrections regarding the Leader programme in Castilla-La Mancha
2015/02/26 Approval of RDPs for Extremadura, Castilla-La Mancha, Murcia and Valencia for the period 2014-2020
2014/12/22 Spain's Public Safety Act and its adaptation to EU law
2014/11/19 Dairy sector of Castilla-La Mancha
2014/11/19 Proder funds in Castilla-La Mancha
2014/11/18 Electoral law in Castilla-La Mancha
2014/11/17 Electoral law of Castilla-La Mancha
2014/10/27 Unemployment statistics for Castile-La Mancha
2014/09/22 Transfer of responsibilities at the Commission
2018/05/24 Under-utilisation of desalination plants in Spain
2018/04/25 Fraudulent use of EU funding for the construction of a desalination plant in Escombreras (Murcia)
2018/02/27 Qualified professions
2018/02/21 Under-utilisation of desalination plants in Spain
2017/09/12 Inequality regarding survivors' pensions
2017/04/06 Timetable and fulfilment of objectives set for the Mediterranean rail corridor in Spain
2016/11/03 Possible suspension of EU funds for Spain
2015/09/18 IMF recommendation on a differentiated deficit reduction timetable for Spain's autonomous communities
2015/09/17 Non-discrimination directive and Luxembourg Presidency
2015/05/21 Forced part-time employment in Spain
2015/05/08 Situation of public television in Spain
2015/05/08 Potential breach of Directive 2010/13/EU
2015/04/28 Payment for young farmers
2015/04/28 Fraudulent payments in Spain to people who are not farmers
2015/01/30 Difficulties of enforcing the Milk Package in Spain
2014/12/02 Purine treatment plants
2014/10/30 Indirect discrimination in the calculation of invalidity pensions in Spain
2018/04/25 Report by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on alleged corruption among some of its members
2018/04/23 Youth Guarantee
2018/04/23 Youth employment
2017/05/09 Funding of pay supplements for young people budgeted for by the Spanish Government using EU Youth Guarantee funds
2017/04/11 Report from the European Court of Auditors on the implementation of the EU Youth Guarantee
2016/08/29 Specific actions to prevent and reduce youth homelessness
2016/07/13 Youth Employment Initiative (YEI)
2016/05/26 Report on bathing water quality in the Alberche river
2016/03/18 Control system for EU garlic imports
2015/12/02 Pre-financing for the Youth Guarantee
2015/11/11 UK Border Control's refusal to allow entry to a legal EU resident
2015/06/04 Youth employment and training
2015/02/06 'Roaming'
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2014/07/17 Spanish national Youth Guarantee system
2014/07/02 Operational Programme to combat youth unemployment in Spain