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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Democraten 66
Netherlands
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/14 EU Anti-Corruption Report
2017/06/27 VP/HR - Two gay men sentenced to 85 lashes in Indonesia
2017/06/26 Monetary financing by the Hungarian Central Bank
2017/04/24 Hungarian Bill on the Transparency of Organisations Financed from Abroad
2017/03/30 Support of and visibility in Pride marches and other public LGBTI events
2017/03/30 VP/HR - Support for and visibility of Pride marches and other public LGBTI events
2017/02/28 Consistency of the French 'TES' database with EU rules on the protection of personal data and CJEU case law
2017/01/19 VP/HR - Egypt: The case of Ramy El-Sayed
2016/11/08 VP/HR — Protection of LGBTI people in Morocco
2016/10/06 Privacy Shield and Yahoo secretly scanning emails for US intelligence
2016/02/10 World Check database listing individuals as linked to terrorism
2016/01/06 Hungarian facial recognition database
2015/12/22 Tunisia sentences six men to prison for homosexuality
2015/07/30 Lifetime ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men (MSM)
2015/06/22 VP/HR - Criminalisation of homosexuality in Morocco
2015/05/11 EU-US data protection agreement (umbrella agreement)
2015/05/06 Cross-border child abduction
2015/04/15 French Government bill on intelligence
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2015/03/03 Corruption in Bulgaria's child adoption procedures
2015/01/05 VP/HR - Oversight of sources of intelligence at IntCen
2015/01/05 US proposals in TiSA negotiations undermine data protection and net neutrality
2014/12/05 Regin malware used in cyber attacks on EU institutions and Belgacom
2014/12/05 Regin malware used in cyber attacks on EU institutions and Belgacom
2014/11/18 VP/HR - US abortion ban harming female UN peacekeepers
2014/11/13 VP/HR - The case of Souad Al-Shammary in Saudi Arabia
2014/10/28 Hungarian proposal for imposing a data tax
2014/10/23 Entry ban of Hungarian Government officials by US authorities
2014/10/23 Entry ban of Hungarian Government officials by US authorities
2017/08/30 PSD2: Democratic legitimacy of the Euro Retail Payments Board
2017/05/04 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - The conclusion of EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities
2017/04/18 PSD2: Democratic legitimacy of the Euro Retail Payments Board: Subgroup on payment initiation services
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2016/11/18 Transport security
2016/11/16 Commissioner Günther Oettinger's racist, homophobic and sexist comments
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/17 EU policies and actions to protect children in the context of migration
2016/04/27 Vice-President Timmermans' statements on migration
2016/04/18 Sexual and reproductive health of displaced women and girls
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2015/12/10 Follow-up Directive Women on Board
2015/12/02 VP/HR - Women and girls abducted by militant groups
2015/11/10 Implementation of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)
2015/09/17 VP/HR - International investigation into missing students in Mexico
2015/01/06 Homophobic statements by the Latvian President
2014/09/23 Implementation of Regulation No 260/2012 and SEPA direct debit
2017/06/01 Infringement proceedings against the UK on the application of Free Movement Directive
2017/05/05 Respecting the EU citizenship rights of UK nationals in the EU
2017/04/03 Academic freedom in Hungary under threat
2017/02/03 Breaches of current freedom of movement rights of EU citizens residing in the UK and the use of six-month expulsions
2017/01/17 Application of the free movement directive by the UK
2017/01/17 Implementation and application of the Mortgage Credit Directive
2016/11/23 Conformity of the French 'TES' ('Secure Electronic Identity Document') database with European personal data protection rules, in particular Directive (EU) 2016/680 and Regulation (EU) 2016/679
2016/11/07 Potential state aid to a car manufacturer based in the UK
2016/10/13 'EU-Afghanistan Joint Way Forward on migration issues': Role and consultation of the European Parliament
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/06/22 Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the European Union
2016/06/21 The Rules of Procedure of the General Court and secret evidence
2016/01/04 CIA renditions, special tribunals and Guantánamo Bay
2015/12/11 VP/HR - CIA renditions, special tribunals and Guantánamo Bay
2015/10/01 State aid for the car industry in Europe
2015/09/03 Voluntary relocation and resettlement schemes and discrimination on grounds of religion
2015/07/08 Changes to the asylum system in Hungary
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2015/04/28 National consultation on immigration and terrorism in Hungary
2015/04/20 Reduced VAT rates for digital books and newspapers
2015/03/18 Application of reduced VAT rates to electronic books and electronic newspapers
2014/11/19 Application of competition rules to international sports federations
2014/11/06 Violation of freedom of expression and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Lithuania
2014/10/06 Linking citizens' personal data through profiling system SyRI
2014/07/25 Freedom of expression, assembly and association for LGBT people in Russia
2017/02/14 Commission's response to US court decision - compliance by Google with search warrants seeking customer emails stored outside the US
2017/01/25 Commission's response on Global Gag Rule
2017/01/25 VP/HR - VP/HR's response on Global Gag Rule
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2016/03/18 EU-US Privacy Shield framework and processing for incompatible purposes
2016/01/05 Rule-of-law dialogue
2015/04/20 VP/HR - Non-response by the Vatican to the nomination of the openly gay French ambassador
2015/02/03 EU framework for democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights
2016/04/06 SME supporting factor
2016/01/05 Use of Article 7
2015/06/30 Istanbul Gay Pride Parade attacked by police
2015/05/29 Implementation of Article 12 of Directive 2004/83/EC, and Article 1F of the Convention on Refugees, by the Dutch government
2015/04/15 Commission statement on Facebook and Safe Harbour
2015/03/10 Ratification of the Istanbul Convention
2015/03/10 Ratification of the Istanbul Convention
2017/03/30 Reforms in Greece to create growth and jobs
2017/03/24 Trafficking in Human Beings
2016/12/09 Growth and job creation in Greece
2016/07/15 Reducing the administrative burden on the financial sector, in order to foster investment, thus creating jobs and growth
2016/06/24 Implementation of reforms creating jobs and growth in Greece
2015/12/02 Reducing health inequalities in the EU
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/06/03 Transparency of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact
2015/06/03 Transparency of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact
2017/06/13 Shrinking space for civil society
2017/06/13 Shrinking space for civil society
2016/09/16 Anti-competitive effects of common ownership by large institutional investors
2015/08/17 Watch lists and no-fly lists in the US and the EU
2015/05/28 Access to modern contraceptives
2015/04/14 Postal address requirement for public access to documents request
2015/03/11 Classification of documents and public access to documents
2015/02/12 Recognition of the effects of civil status documents throughout the EU
2014/12/11 Classification of documents
2014/12/10 Classification of documents
2017/08/23 Multiple reporting requirements for EU citizens under FATCA and the associated IGAs
2017/07/20 Confidentiality declarations, agreements or clauses in international negotiations with the United States
2017/07/17 US foreign communications surveillance law authorising the collection of EU citizens' digital communications
2016/07/19 Introduction of 'social tax' in France
2016/07/15 Compliance with macroeconomic adjustment programmes in Greece
2016/07/12 FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act)
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/04/06 Foreign currency loans
2015/10/28 Regulation on virtual currency schemes (VCS)
2015/10/15 VP/HR - Countering homophobia in third countries as part of the EU's foreign policy agenda
2015/10/13 On halting the broadcast of TV channels in Turkey
2015/09/23 Postponement of the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
2015/08/31 Legality of intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) on the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2014/12/01 Tax rulings in Member States
2017/07/17 Mutual recognition of the rights of same-sex couples and rainbow families between Member States
2017/07/17 Inadequate information processing capacity of Member States
2017/03/20 Enforcement of the Code of Conduct for Computerised Reservation Systems
2016/12/07 EU law enforcement information exchange and the replacement of pre-Lisbon instruments
2016/12/07 EU law enforcement information exchange and the replacement of pre-Lisbon instruments
2016/09/29 'Golden' visa programmes and residence permits issued by EU Member States
2016/09/26 Situation in Hungary: Referendum and respect for European and international law on asylum
2016/06/09 Information exchange between the Financial Intelligence Unit and the banking sector on jihadists
2016/04/21 Member States requiring Advanced Passenger Information (API) for intra-Schengen flights
2016/04/07 Commission funding of national Passenger Name Record (PNR) systems
2016/01/20 Compatibility of the state of emergency and other exceptional arrangements with the primary and secondary law of the European Union
2015/12/14 Information-sharing requirements under US Visa Waiver Programme
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/10/26 Unfair commercial practices
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/09/03 Abortion law reform in Spain
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2015/03/18 Oversight of Commission funding for Member State projects under the Prevention of and Fight against Crime (ISEC) programme
2015/02/20 Alleged hack of encrypted SIM card producer Gemalto by the NSA and the GCHQ
2015/02/20 Alleged hack of encrypted SIM card producer Gemalto by the NSA and the GCHQ
2015/02/12 Ethical considerations relating to EU funding for research on end-of-life care
2014/11/12 Recognition of court decisions from another Member State in matters of parental responsibility on the basis of the Brussels II Regulation
2014/08/27 Definition of 'national security'
2014/08/27 US ICReach programme
2016/05/30 Green Paper on retail financial services
2015/11/30 Access to contraceptive services and information in the Member States
2015/10/27 Green Paper on retail financial services
2015/09/03 VP/HR - Atheist bloggers murdered in Bangladesh
2015/01/20 Impact on SMEs of EU VAT rules on electronic services

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