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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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Coalition of the Radical Left
Magic Circle
Development Vice-Chair deve
Foreign Affairs Member afet
International Trade Substitute inta

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/01/09 VP/HR - Bahrain: six men sentenced to death by military court
2017/09/06 Implementation of the relocation programme agreement
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2017/02/03 VP/HR - European companies investing in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 Military presence of Morocco in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 International status of Western Sahara under international and EU law
2017/02/03 Legality of EU fishing in Western Sahara under the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement
2017/02/03 Increased EU fishing in Western Sahara under the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement
2017/02/03 EU funding to Moroccan projects in Western Sahara under the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement
2017/02/03 EU fishing in Western Sahara waters under the EU-Morocco Fishing Agreement
2017/02/03 EU health and food safety inspections in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and the decision of the European Court of Justice on EU-Morocco relations
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and EU-Morocco negotiations on a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA)
2018/06/07 Exhumation of victims of Francoism and rededication of the Cuelgamuros basilica
2017/07/17 Opacity in financial transactions, money laundering and tax evasion in the European Union
2017/04/12 Tax practices of multinational corporations
2017/01/05 Unfair competition and illegal practices by multinationals
2016/12/14 Cases of tax evasion
2016/10/31 A single corporate tax system and a European Tobin tax
2016/08/31 Tax competition in the EU
2016/07/11 Duty of honesty and discretion for former Commission members
2016/05/31 Aggressive tax planning
2016/04/04 IMF practices
2015/09/29 Failure to adopt open governance practices and absence of cooperation between the EU institutions and the Open Government Partnership
2015/04/30 Tax avoidance by big firms
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/03/31 Illegal changes to place names
2017/10/30 Relocation agreement and increased funding for Member States receiving a higher proportion of refugees
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/07/10 Horrors along Libya-Italy sea route
2017/01/03 Widening inequalities between the Member States
2016/09/27 Recent developments in Ethiopia
2016/08/25 Provocative statements about refugees by a Hungarian MEP
2016/05/31 Ending unilateral preferential trade arrangements between the European Union and Turkey to the detriment of the Member States
2016/03/03 Member State compliance with EU law
2016/01/04 Continued failure by Member States to enforce compliance during live animal exports to third countries
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/09/03 Low levels of your employment in the EU Member States
2015/05/21 Adoption of approved treatment protocols
2015/04/08 International arrest warrants against asylum seekers and refugees
2018/03/20 Dramatic increase in the number of advance intergroup pricing agreements
2016/02/10 Horse-trading and secret agreements between the EU and Turkey
2015/04/20 Effect of unemployment on GDP of Greece and its trading partners
2015/04/20 Effect of unemployment on GDP of Greece and its trading partners
2018/06/15 Eurostat report on the EDOEAP
2018/06/07 Recommendations from the report on fundamental rights in the EU in 2015
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2017/09/29 The situation in Sierra Leone
2017/09/26 VP/HR - The case of Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro and the Palestinian Cyber Crime Law
2017/07/20 New generations bear a disproportionate burden of the crisis
2017/06/30 Concerns about the Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM)
2017/06/30 Financial incentive scheme to resolve the refugee crisis
2016/11/30 Research actions on contemporary migration and refugee issues
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2016/09/21 Inadequate EU response to refugee crisis
2016/08/01 IMF Independent Evaluation Office report
2016/07/29 Incarceration of journalists and closure of news agencies in Turkey
2016/07/19 Development banks and human rights defenders
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2016/05/17 Inside information divulged to lobbyists from within the Commission
2016/04/26 Crisis in the media - insurance cover for journalists
2016/03/03 Question on pesticides prompted by new findings
2016/02/24 Lack of zeal in defending the rights of migrants
2016/02/11 Proposed European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) and Complaints Mechanism in respect of violation of human rights
2016/02/03 Distorted information in the report on Greek controls on the external borders
2016/01/27 Creating hotspots / vast concentration camps
2016/01/04 Speculative actions by hedge funds
2015/11/30 New information emerging from World Bank climate change report
2015/11/30 Addressing the refugee crisis
2015/08/14 VP/HR - Human rights violations against the Kurdish people by Turkish forces
2015/08/04 VP/HR - Situation of human rights in Bahrain and case of Nabeel Rajab
2015/07/08 Quality of life and austerity in Europe
2015/06/02 Addressing energy poverty in Europe
2015/05/26 Violation of labour and trade union rights in the European Patent Organisation (EPO)
2018/01/25 Fear campaign launched against the Turkish-Cypriot newspaper Afrika
2018/01/17 VP/HR - Leyla Zana dismissed from the Turkish Parliament
2017/06/13 Areas affected by the earthquake in Lesbos
2017/06/13 Stricken areas around the Amyntaio mine
2017/03/22 Remarks by Jeroen Dijsselbloem
2016/12/05 Policies to assist young people
2016/05/17 Trafficking in prohibited substances
2016/03/04 Danger of severe water scarcity
2016/01/04 Prospects for pension systems
2015/09/29 Employment and training prospects for young people
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2018/02/07 Novartis company guilty of corruption
2018/01/08 Unpaid internships at the Commission
2017/11/23 The welfare of equidae
2017/10/13 'Humanité' campaign for the repayment of gains generated by Greek bonds
2017/10/06 VP / HR - Irredentist maps in Albanian school textbooks
2017/04/03 Energy poverty in Greece
2017/02/01 Greece's debt
2016/10/31 Refusal to second officials to Greek reception centres
2016/10/12 Ban on the relocation of refugees to Hungary, application of decisions and support for Greece
2016/09/27 Television broadcast licences in Greece and secret meetings of the Commission with 2 MEPs
2016/08/30 Commission's response to the scrutiny by the Greek Justice system of data relating to the Greek debt
2016/06/08 EU position regarding the establishment of detention camps on islands
2016/04/15 Collective redundancies at Ilektroniki Athinon (Athens Electronics Company)
2016/03/16 Welfare of dairy cows
2016/01/04 Greece's debt
2015/09/29 Dramatic decrease in incomes in Greece
2015/06/11 Job insecurity
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Pregnant ten-year-old girl denied abortion in Paraguay
2015/05/11 Greece condemned for nitrate pollution - responsibilities and measures
2015/04/30 Political situation in Greece
2017/09/29 The contaminated eggs scandal
2017/07/20 Mercedes-Benz implicated in new emissions scandal
2015/10/27 VW and the car emissions scandal
2015/09/30 Commission responsibility for the VW scandal
2018/03/20 Hate speech and incitement to violence
2018/01/09 Apple defrauds European consumers
2017/11/21 ECB refusal to supply the European Court of Auditors with information regarding the memorandum provisions for Greece
2017/11/17 Violence employed by the Spanish police in Catalonia
2017/11/16 High Taxation - Offshore
2017/10/03 Extensive natural disasters in Samothraki and overall European strategy
2017/09/29 Ryanair mass flight cancellations
2017/07/20 Precision farming challenges for small-scale, family and cooperative farmers
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2016/09/15 Expediting emergency aid to Greece in response to natural disasters
2016/08/08 Progress made by committee tasked with 'Panama Papers' probe
2016/07/18 Slovakian EU Presidency and common European decisions
2016/04/07 Nutritional benefits of organic foodstuffs
2016/02/10 Recovery of incompatible State aid in Bulgaria
2015/11/30 Implementation of Article 10 of the Recommendation concerning Muscovy ducks and hybrids of Muscovy and domestic ducks, adopted by the Standing Committee of the European Convention for the Protection of Animals kept for Farming Purposes
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/05/06 Spanish State aid to the banking sector
2017/11/24 Measures to support Member States with long-term and youth unemployment rates above the Eurozone average
2017/07/20 Youth unemployment and inter-generational fairness
2017/07/20 Mediterranean-Danube interconnection
2017/07/17 Circumvention of any sense of judicial independence
2017/06/30 Ethics in science and new technologies
2017/06/30 EU Youth Strategy
2017/06/30 Export of pollution due to globalisation
2017/06/30 Parthenon Marbles to be returned as part of Brexit
2017/06/15 Long prison sentence for a Turkish Opposition MP
2017/01/31 Irrational demands for measures after 2018
2016/11/30 New EU drug policy
2016/09/20 Commission measures to ensure compliance by Germany with EU rules
2016/09/02 Protecting the cultural heritage of Mediterranean shipbuilding
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/04/26 500 refugees missing in the Mediterranean Sea
2015/12/21 Measures directed against refugees and migrants
2015/07/03 Measures to protect the fruit and vegetable sector from the Russian embargo
2015/06/19 Safer healthcare in Europe
2015/06/03 Protection of Europe's cultural heritage
2015/04/22 Germany's account surplus