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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!

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/04/04 Ensuring that third countries with which the Union has fisheries agreements respect Member States' exclusive economic zones
2017/07/04 Effective de-pollution of the sea
2016/06/10 Status of countries with a controlled BSE risk: the economic impact
2016/03/03 Imposing effective penalties for dumping bilge oil in French exclusive economic zones (EEZs)
2016/01/28 Refugees and economic migrants
2015/12/08 Conserving fish stocks of countries with which we have fishing agreements
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 Outcome of the European Cormorant Management Plan in the Member States
2017/05/30 Consequences of the EU-Chile agreement for organic agriculture in Europe
2016/12/06 Environmental and economic impact of ash dieback
2016/02/02 Repatriation of foreign workers who have been forced to work in Europe
2016/01/29 Impact of austerity policies on public health
2015/12/08 Retrieval of 'ghost nets' from Europe's coasts
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
2015/07/09 Implications of the abolition of quotas and price control for the sugar beet industry
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/06/04 Health risks linked to immigration
2015/06/03 Impact on employment in Europe of moving towards a circular economy
2015/04/30 Tests and effects on man of the pesticides used by agriculture
2015/04/17 Impact of the American Trans-Pacific Partnership on goods imported into the EU under TTIP
2015/04/14 Impact of pulse trawling
2015/03/27 Impact of the EURES platform on employment and recruitment in Europe
2014/11/14 Deregulation of the sugar market in Europe on 1 October 2017
2018/04/24 Fighting the spread of 'yellow dragon disease'
2018/02/01 Protecting sea bass spawning grounds in the Bay of Biscay
2017/05/10 Developing the production of insect meal for aquaculture
2016/12/07 Ban on releasing paraffin into European waters during degassing operations
2016/10/04 Developing biofuels used in shipping
2016/09/06 Triclosan ban
2016/06/22 Checks on bass fishing boats in the Pas-de-Calais strait
2016/05/17 Ban the importation of the American lobster, an invasive species
2015/10/08 Checks on cars made by American manufacturers
2015/10/08 Acidification of waters
2015/09/14 Protecting fishermen from the financialisation and privatisation of the sea
2015/01/28 Temporary ban on pelagic trawling of sea bass
2018/04/04 Barring access to EU ports
2017/07/04 Protecting our ozone layer from methylene chloride
2017/03/27 Protecting bees and beekeeping
2016/11/30 French beekeeping
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2016/03/03 Restriction on access to the English Channel for freighters using heavy fuel oil
2016/02/03 Maintaining the tax exemption on French ports to keep our jobs
2015/06/15 Problems of gulfweed for fishermen in French Guiana and the West Indies
2015/06/03 EU programmes and green jobs
2015/05/21 Removal of sunken tyres
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Politically-motivated murders and suicides in Ukraine
2015/03/06 Therapeutic innovation and access to medicines
2015/02/24 Amendment of EU directives on fuel quality and renewable energy
2017/07/12 Combating illegal hare coursing in French Flanders
2016/07/05 Combating illegal fishing in New Caledonia
2016/05/10 Promoting fishing techniques which protect biodiversity
2016/05/04 Tackling illegal fishing in the Scattered Islands
2016/01/06 Quotas for non-industrial fishing in the Mediterranean
2015/12/08 Job creation in the fishing industry
2015/10/13 EU funding for the International Planned Parenthood Federation
2015/06/25 Bisphenol S
2015/01/29 Combating illegal immigration networks in the Mediterranean
2016/06/22 Presence of antibiotic residue in imported seafood products
2016/01/06 Commission action against the use of slave labour in fishing
2015/09/14 Importation of fisheries products from suppliers using slave labour
2015/06/05 Endocrine disruptors
2015/06/02 EU-subsidised fisheries in Africa
2014/11/13 Cultivating genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
2017/09/28 Import controls on Vietnamese panga
2017/09/07 Overexploitation of marine sand
2016/02/05 List of actions by the Commission to improve the rights of LGBTI persons
2015/04/09 Strategy for equality between men and women
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
2015/02/26 Animal inspections as part of the negotiations of the TTIP
2016/05/26 Banning imports of GM salmon
2016/04/05 Reintroducing farming of Portuguese oysters
2016/03/03 Eliminate toxic substances from tampons and feminine care products
2016/01/11 Red mud discharge in the Calanques natural park
2015/12/08 Seafood and globalisation
2015/07/31 Transgender children
2015/07/21 Formaldehyde in GM soya
2015/05/26 Consumer pressure on large-scale retailers
2015/04/30 Application of the resolution on the traceability of meat
2015/03/31 Is hormone-treated beef really a 'red line' the Commission will not cross?
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2014/10/23 Consumer information on and traceability of herbicides used against resistant weeds in GMO crops
2018/04/18 VP/HR - Monitoring grants allocated to Kosovo
2018/04/18 Monitoring grants allocated to Kosovo
2015/12/08 Charging the cost of locating and recovering lost containers to shipowners and their customers
2016/12/07 Demands of the fishermen of Boulogne-sur-Mer concerning their fish auction
2016/03/03 Action to rectify the malfunctioning of the fish auction at Boulogne-sur-Mer