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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!

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/05 Risk to freedom of expression posed by the Commission
2017/08/17 Unfair commercial practices in agriculture
2017/03/16 Insults made by Pierre Moscovici
2017/03/16 Commission White Paper on the future of the EU
2017/03/16 Risks posed by Germany's unfair commercial practices
2016/07/08 Extension of the authorisation of glyphosate
2015/11/23 Adueis
2015/10/08 Harmfulness of LEDs
2015/09/10 Study to clarify EU law in the Uber case
2015/07/13 Impact of low interest rates on insurance companies
2015/07/13 Dismantling of standards for chemicals under the TTIP
2015/07/10 Preliminary meetings prior to negotiations on the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP)
2015/06/25 CEPR study on the impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
2015/06/15 Threats posed to European agriculture by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2015/06/12 Continuing secrecy about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2015/06/11 Dimethyl fumarate
2015/05/29 Commission limitation on use of biofuels from agricultural land
2015/05/22 UPM Group - Docelles paper mill
2015/04/21 Report on barriers to trade with, and investment in, our trading partners
2015/03/11 Territorial cohesion and the investment plan for Europe
2015/03/11 Germany's trade surplus
2015/03/04 Human rights and the treatment of women in the Indonesian police force
2015/03/03 TTIP and the problems faced by women in the US and, potentially, the EU
2015/02/03 TTIP arbitration mechanism
2015/01/29 Investment plan and budgetary measures
2015/01/14 Barriers to world trade
2014/12/16 The Ebola crisis
2017/09/05 End of regulated energy prices
2017/09/05 When taking in migrants rhymes with modern slavery
2017/03/29 Management expenditure under the EU budget
2017/03/29 Relocation of the Amiens Whirlpool factory
2017/03/29 High error rate in expenditure on programmes to promote competitiveness
2017/03/29 Member States' uncooperative behaviour over EU programmes
2016/07/08 Opening of Chapter 33 of the negotiations with Turkey
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/04/13 Falling farm prices
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2015/11/25 VP/HR - Turkey's attitude to terrorism, after the Turkish aggression against Russia
2015/11/23 Lack of investment in river transport
2015/10/28 Migrants: who are they and how are they funding their passage to Europe?
2015/08/04 Fight against the MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
2015/07/13 VP/HR - Breaking-up of a demonstration in Turkey
2015/07/10 Fight against the harmful effects of alien species
2015/07/10 Industrial pig farm in Poiroux (Vendée)
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/06/25 Action Plan for Fairer and More Efficient Corporate Taxation in the EU
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2015/06/15 Franco-German friendship and the teaching of modern languages
2015/06/15 End of daylight savings changes
2015/05/22 Structural reforms recommended to States
2015/05/22 Importation of rabbit skins from China
2015/05/22 Accession of Turkey to the European Union
2015/05/22 Opening of an investigation into dumping of cold-rolled flat steel products from Russia and China
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/04/29 Plan for paying outstanding bills and outstanding commitments
2015/04/29 Commission proposal to classify stray dogs and cats as wild animals.
2015/04/29 Controls in the Member States on the transport of laboratory animals
2015/03/12 The fight against social tourism and implementing national priority in access to the social benefits of Member States
2015/03/11 Outcome of the European Cormorant Management Plan in the Member States
2015/02/27 Loss of 420 million birds in Europe
2014/11/13 Operation Triton - illegal immigration
2014/11/06 Railways - liberalising passenger transport
2014/10/02 Regulated professions - Notaries
2014/09/16 EU agencies - budget reductions
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2016/07/08 Brexit and consolidation of the banking sector
2016/07/08 Cabotage reform
2015/07/10 European banking reform proposal
2015/05/22 European banking reform proposal
2015/05/19 The mutagenesis technique
2015/04/21 Appointment of leader of 'Right Sector' to Ukrainian Ministry of Defence
2017/09/05 Adoption of the draft regulatory definition of endocrine disruptors
2017/09/05 The disparate nature of animal welfare in Europe
2017/09/05 Member State competence for animal welfare
2017/03/29 Recommendation concerning the Labour Code and minimum wage
2016/06/15 Quail farming conditions
2016/04/13 Compliance with animal welfare rules for the slaughter of chicks
2015/12/18 Ban on imports of elephant trophies
2015/11/30 Revitalisation of the securitisation market
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/07/13 Policy of deregulation of the labour market
2015/06/15 Deregulation of the railway sector
2015/06/15 Milk quotas and deregulation
2015/06/15 Mass destruction of male chicks by hatcheries
2015/06/15 Dolphinaria and the living conditions of dolphins
2015/06/12 Animal welfare and environmental problems - plans to extend a pig farm in Saint-Symphorien (Gironde, France)
2015/06/12 EU trade deregulation policy
2015/06/12 EU's policy of deregulation of trade
2015/05/30 Abandonment by the Commission of its intention to ban 31 pesticides containing endocrine disrupters, under pressure from the USA
2015/05/29 Polish and Spanish elections and new approach to Union integration policy
2015/05/22 The lobbying outlay of Goldman Sachs
2015/05/22 VP/HR - Islamic State in Syria - Yarmouk Camp
2015/05/19 VP/HR - Islamic State in Syria - Yarmouk camp
2015/04/20 Assessment of animal testing carried out in order to ensure that products sold on the EU market comply with EU legislation
2015/04/20 Relevance of the results of animal testing for humans
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2015/03/03 The 1619 missing Greeks
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2014/12/18 Ban on farming for fur production/animal welfare
2014/11/13 Ritual slaughter and animal suffering
2014/10/03 Consumer information - ritual slaughter - traceability of meat
2014/09/22 Animal abuse - Spanish greyhounds
2017/09/05 Distribution of basic necessities in Greece
2017/09/05 Sabotage of our overseas regions in the name of competition
2017/03/29 Establishment of a military planning and conduct capability
2016/10/06 Undercapitalisation of European banks linked to excessive dividend payments
2016/10/06 Lavish spending by the Committee of the Regions
2016/05/11 Clarifications needed from Commissioner Cañete
2016/02/04 Increase in number of mergers and acquisitions in 2015
2015/12/18 Development of the outermost regions
2015/10/07 EU group to counter Russian propaganda
2015/09/15 Impact of the European Union's immigration policy on the native population
2015/07/13 Display and publicising of EU symbols in return for the granting of aid
2015/07/13 Establishment of a European 'counter-propaganda' cell
2015/07/13 Inapplicability of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union to the memorandums concerning Greece
2015/07/13 European Central Bank (ECB) decisions on Greece
2015/06/25 Greek debt and attitude of the troika to aid for Greece
2015/06/25 SILABE centre in Niederhausbergen
2015/06/15 Online spying on European citizens by the Commission
2015/06/15 Development of rail freight
2015/06/15 Asperger syndrome
2015/06/15 European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training and European Training Foundation
2015/05/30 Redundancies at the textiles group HanesBrands (DBApparel)
2015/05/29 Financing of European Fund for Strategic Investments
2015/05/22 DG TAXUD expert group members
2015/05/22 European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)
2015/05/22 Battery farming of rabbits in the European Union
2015/05/22 European emergency aid for Nepal
2015/05/22 Plucking live geese - compliance with European standards
2015/05/22 VP/HR - European aid to Zimbabwe
2015/05/22 Control of Chinese investments in the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
2015/04/29 European policy on legal immigration
2015/04/29 Potential conflict of interest regarding the special adviser to the European Trade Commissioner
2015/04/29 Role of lobbies in the European Union
2015/04/29 European Investment Bank funding for users of tax havens
2015/04/29 EU development aid initiatives
2015/04/23 Restricting start-up aid for young farmers - standard gross product ceilings
2015/04/21 EU role in negotiations with Greece
2015/03/11 Green Paper on 'the Capital Markets Union'
2015/01/28 Implementation of Community preference in the management of the European Structural Funds
2015/01/06 Directive reinstating the project to introduce a European tax on tar sands to combat the increase in GES emissions
2014/09/17 European Globalisation Adjustment Fund - assessment
2017/09/07 Overhaul of the Posted Workers Directive
2017/09/05 The EIB's 'toxic' loan to Volkswagen
2017/09/05 Choosing appeasement in UK-Ireland relations
2017/08/17 The lack of transparency in the Commission's mission costs
2017/03/29 Recommendation of the EU Court of Auditors on reducing the level of error in fisheries expenditure
2017/03/29 Recommendations of the EU Court of Auditors concerning funds allocated through twinning instruments
2017/03/16 Interference by Phil Hogan in the French presidential election
2017/03/16 The right approach to the issue of posted workers
2017/03/16 EIB lack of transparency
2016/07/08 Result of the UK referendum and interference by the Commission
2016/06/15 The use of French in the EU institutions
2016/05/12 Impact of globalisation on the taxation of workers
2015/12/01 Transparency in the EU institutions
2015/09/10 EU funding in support of the integration of marginalised communities
2015/06/25 Problems of offshore wind turbines
2015/06/25 Fibers (Vosges)
2015/06/25 Compulsive gaming
2015/06/15 Problems of gulfweed for fishermen in French Guiana and the West Indies
2015/06/12 Ineffective action against fraud relating to the posting of workers
2015/06/12 'Merry-go-round' VAT fraud
2015/05/26 Airports in Lorraine
2015/05/22 Minimum salary levels for sub-contractors of tenderers
2015/05/22 Salary cap in sport
2015/05/22 Request that the Commission list and communicate subjects whose discussion is forbidden within Union bodies
2015/05/06 Monitoring protective measures against dioxin contamination
2015/04/29 Suspension by the Commission of payment of the "young farmers' grant"
2015/04/29 Football World Cup in Qatar: 4 000 dead workers by 2022
2015/04/29 EU slaughterhouses: problems with self-regulation
2015/04/29 Five-year subsidised loans for young farmers
2015/04/29 CAP 2015-2020: recognition of oak and chestnut groves
2015/04/21 The Commission's request to the French government for further austerity measures
2015/04/10 Change in French farmers' incomes since the CAP reform of 1992
2015/04/10 Lack of support from the CAP for French farmers
2015/04/08 The Court of Auditors casts doubt on the Youth Guarantee
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/03/09 Expansion of protected geographical indications to non-food products
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2014/12/10 Passing on data on the place of origin of workers making use of the EURES network
2014/12/10 Sivens Dam: Use of EU funds
2014/11/06 Decoupling of the prescribing and dispensing of veterinary medicines
2014/09/16 Impact on the French job market of the EU 'Posting of Workers' Directive
2017/09/05 Council recommendations on the National Reform Programme 2017 of France
2017/03/29 Recommendations concerning unemployment insurance
2016/02/04 Pay increase for EU officials in 2016
2015/10/08 Situation in Calais
2015/07/10 Status of elected local officials who are also cross-border workers
2015/07/10 VP/HR - Disability status of frontier workers and harmonisation between France and Luxembourg
2015/07/10 The Cigéo project in Bure (Meuse)
2015/06/25 Bergères de France (Meuse)
2015/06/25 Custines foundry (France)
2015/06/12 Spread of leishmaniasis in France
2015/05/30 The Commission's 'Better Law-making' Programme
2015/05/30 Macroeconomic incompetence of senior Commission officials
2015/05/30 The two seats of the agency eu.LISA
2015/05/22 VP/HR - EU-Madagascar relations
2015/05/22 Status of sports agents
2015/05/22 Exportation of young African elephants to France
2015/04/29 'Back to School' Programme
2015/03/31 Is hormone-treated beef really a 'red line' the Commission will not cross?
2014/08/27 EU/Switzerland relations - future of INTERREG
2014/08/27 EU/Switzerland relations - Erasmus +
2017/09/05 Funding projects aimed at countering Euroscepticism
2017/09/05 Repercussions for the EU should Catalonia become independent
2017/03/29 Recommendation concerning reduction of public expenditure by local authorities
2017/03/16 Negotiations on a free trade agreement with Mercosur
2017/03/16 Negotiations on the second Greek bailout review
2016/11/10 Empirical background of CETA - studies
2016/10/06 Effects of the EU-South Korea trade agreement on the European aeronautical industry
2016/06/15 How best to restore national borders in the context of a high terrorist threat
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2016/05/11 Visa-free travel arrangements for Ukrainian and Turkish nationals
2016/05/11 Implications of the Netherlands referendum on the EU-Ukraine association agreement
2016/02/04 Introduction of a tax on profits generated abroad
2016/02/04 Tax avoidance by multinationals in the digital sector
2016/02/04 'Collaborative' economy
2015/12/18 Tax optimisation by Airbnb in Europe
2015/09/10 Commission's position on establishing international tax rules
2015/08/17 VP/HR - Alleged presence of Russian soldiers in Ukraine
2015/07/13 Wikileaks revelations concerning the TISA negotiations
2015/07/10 Preservation of pollinating insects, in particular bees
2015/06/15 Internet and telephone coverage in rural areas
2015/06/12 Differential treatment as regards access to documents relating to trade negotiations
2015/06/12 Threat to public enterprise status
2015/06/04 Health risks linked to immigration
2015/05/22 Jean-Claude Juncker's recent statements on the single currency
2015/05/22 Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement and public health
2015/04/21 Negotiating a multilateral agreement on trade in services
2015/02/03 Terrorist threat and free movement of arms within the Schengen Area
2014/12/10 South Stream project abandoned
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2014/11/06 Wind farms and public health
2014/10/02 Building and public works - Combating illegal employment
2014/10/02 Building and public works - Youth training and employment
2014/10/02 Building and public works - CACES certificates
2014/09/22 Small Business Act for Europe - SME access to national public procurement contracts
2017/09/05 US State Department assessment of the economic impact of sanctions against Russia
2017/09/05 Assumptions about economic growth
2017/09/05 Ship recycling
2017/08/17 Contaminated eggs
2017/03/16 Threat of sanctions against Italy
2016/10/06 Divergence between euro area economies
2016/06/10 Status of countries with a controlled BSE risk: the economic impact
2016/04/13 Noise pollution of the oceans and its impact on underwater fauna
2015/07/10 Abolition of the EU Civil Service Tribunal
2015/07/10 Eiffage Construction Métallique (ECM)
2015/06/25 Economic recovery
2015/06/25 The impact of sanctions against Russia on European economies
2015/06/25 Berès report and governance of the euro area
2015/05/22 Quality of the Commission's economic forecasts
2015/04/10 Compensation for pollution originating from neighbouring countries
2015/04/08 Compensation in the event of pollution originating in surrounding countries
2015/03/11 Economic governance reform
2017/03/16 Infringement proceedings against Slovakia
2016/04/13 Preventing a recurrence of mad cow disease
2015/11/30 Horsemeat imports from Canada
2015/10/08 Acidification of waters
2015/06/15 Cooperation agreements on tobacco
2015/05/22 Imports of illegally felled timber
2015/05/22 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry