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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!


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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/10/25 Suspension of structural funds allocated to Spain and Portugal
2016/02/04 Estimated amount allocated to policies for the reception of migrants in connection with the reprogramming of the European Structural Funds
2015/09/10 Interference by the Commission in national management of migratory flows
2015/07/08 Explosion in the number of migrants in the EU
2015/05/29 Delayed implementation of regulations on endocrine disruptors
2015/04/29 Suspension by the Commission of payment of the "young farmers' grant"
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/01/28 Implementation of Community preference in the management of the European Structural Funds
2014/10/23 Combating fraud and the misappropriation of cohesion funds
2016/10/25 Implications of extending increased co-financing rates
2016/07/07 Proposal to make Turkish an official language of the EU
2016/01/26 Reorienting European economic policies in response to the slow-down in Chinese growth
2015/07/09 Implications of the abolition of quotas and price control for the sugar beet industry
2015/05/29 Financing of European Fund for Strategic Investments
2015/05/22 Control of Chinese investments in the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
2014/09/17 European Globalisation Adjustment Fund - assessment
2016/11/10 Empirical background of CETA - studies
2016/06/24 Genome editing technologies: opportunities and risks
2016/02/18 Integrating illegal immigrants into the EU labour market
2016/01/27 Dutch Presidency's culture and education priorities
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2016/01/14 Mass influx of illegal immigrants and associated health risks
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2015/06/04 Health risks linked to immigration
2014/11/13 Operation Triton - illegal immigration
2014/11/06 Wind farms and public health
2015/07/10 Preliminary meetings prior to negotiations on the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP)
2015/06/15 Threats posed to European agriculture by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2015/06/15 Internet and telephone coverage in rural areas
2015/03/11 Germany's trade surplus
2015/02/03 TTIP arbitration mechanism
2015/01/14 Barriers to world trade
2016/09/29 Reform Support Programme — involvement of the Member States
2016/07/05 Conflicts of interest involving EU Commissioners' special advisers
2016/05/26 Implementing a purchasing mechanism for non-performing loans in Member States
2016/03/03 Sanctions against Member States which fail to abide by European agreements
2016/01/27 Financing of the Erasmus+ programme
2015/09/10 Study to clarify EU law in the Uber case
2015/09/10 EU funding in support of the integration of marginalised communities
2015/08/28 Goldman Sachs and its part in Greece's entry into the eurozone
2015/08/28 Eurostat's role in facilitating Greece's entry into the euro area
2015/06/25 Berès report and governance of the euro area
2015/04/29 'Back to School' Programme
2015/03/12 The fight against social tourism and implementing national priority in access to the social benefits of Member States
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2015/12/18 Tax optimisation by Airbnb in Europe
2015/10/28 Migrants: who are they and how are they funding their passage to Europe?
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/06/15 Problems of gulfweed for fishermen in French Guiana and the West Indies
2015/05/06 Monitoring protective measures against dioxin contamination
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/03/11 Territorial cohesion and the investment plan for Europe
2015/03/05 Consequences of territorial reform in France for EU funding of operational programmes for convergence
2015/02/03 Terrorist threat and free movement of arms within the Schengen Area
2015/01/29 Investment plan and budgetary measures
2015/01/06 Directive reinstating the project to introduce a European tax on tar sands to combat the increase in GES emissions
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2014/11/04 European tax on search engines
2014/09/22 Small Business Act for Europe - SME access to national public procurement contracts
2016/08/24 Embezzlement of EU humanitarian aid intended for Tindouf camps in Algeria
2015/12/18 Ban on imports of elephant trophies
2015/05/22 Imports of illegally felled timber
2015/04/21 The EU and the Bretton Woods institutions
2015/04/21 Water in food
2015/04/16 Commission investigation into Google's commercial practices
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2015/03/09 Expansion of protected geographical indications to non-food products
2014/12/18 Ban on farming for fur production/animal welfare
2014/11/25 Initiation of indictment procedure in relation to the Sivens dam project
2016/10/18 Terra Botanica
2016/09/29 Development of river tourism
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2015/12/18 Development of the outermost regions
2015/11/23 Lack of investment in river transport
2015/06/15 Development of rail freight
2015/04/29 EU development aid initiatives
2014/11/04 Threat to the continued existence of the helicopter transport sector
2016/05/23 EU policy shift on biofuels
2015/06/15 Franco-German friendship and the teaching of modern languages
2015/05/29 Commission limitation on use of biofuels from agricultural land
2015/05/29 Polish and Spanish elections and new approach to Union integration policy
2015/05/22 Accession of Turkey to the European Union
2015/05/22 Request that the Commission list and communicate subjects whose discussion is forbidden within Union bodies
2015/04/30 The decline in Norwegian hydrocarbons and the strategic supplies of the European Union
2015/04/21 Tunisia and the European Union
2015/04/16 Should the European Union continue to concern itself with immigration?
2015/03/11 Green Paper on 'the Capital Markets Union'
2016/09/27 Impact of the referendum in Canton Ticino, Switzerland
2016/08/24 Unhealthy housing in the EU
2016/06/22 Checks on bass fishing boats in the Pas-de-Calais strait
2016/06/10 Status of countries with a controlled BSE risk: the economic impact
2016/01/28 Refugees and economic migrants
2015/10/08 Checks on cars made by American manufacturers
2015/10/08 Situation in Calais
2015/09/16 Commission position on Catalan independence
2015/09/10 Commission's position on establishing international tax rules
2015/07/10 Status of elected local officials who are also cross-border workers
2015/05/22 Opening of an investigation into dumping of cold-rolled flat steel products from Russia and China
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

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