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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
Progressive Party of Working People - Left - New Forces
Magic Circle
Petitions Member peti
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/07 Reduction in US funding for UNRWA
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)
2015/03/31 Flight safety
2018/01/22 VP/HR - Turkish attack on the Afrin region of Syria
2018/01/17 VP/HR - Leyla Zana dismissed from the Turkish Parliament
2017/04/28 Incidents in the FYROM Parliament
2016/07/14 Chilcot report on the invasion of Iraq
2016/01/07 Creation of border policing mechanism
2015/11/30 Attempt by the Turkish government to undermine the EU's policy on Syria
2015/10/19 Progress report on Turkey
2015/09/16 School attendance in Syria
2015/09/10 Water shortage problems in Iraq and Syria as a result of actions by Turkey
2015/02/04 Election results and policy changes
2014/10/13 2014 Progress report on Turkish accession
2016/02/10 EU-Saudi Arabia relationship - Arms embargo
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/06/09 Human rights violations in Saudi Arabia
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2018/01/18 Provocative attitude taken by the Azerbaijani government towards the Republic of Cyprus
2017/09/05 Turkey's plans to lay an underwater cable for the transfer of electricity to the occupied territories it holds in Cyprus
2017/07/11 VP/HR - Erdogan statements on resolving the Cyprus issue outside UN parameters
2017/05/02 Provocative statements by Erdogan's adviser on Cyprus
2017/04/28 Unacceptable Turkish NAVTEX in the Cypriot exclusive economic zone
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2017/02/09 VP/HR - Mass executions at Saydnaya prison
2017/01/25 VP/HR - Transfer of US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
2017/01/03 VP/HR - Security Council resolution condemning the Israeli settlements
2016/11/21 VP/HR - Regularisation of illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank
2016/03/04 Danger of severe water scarcity
2016/02/11 The Cyprus question - Commission Task Force
2016/01/28 Impact of the Chinese economic slowdown on EU economic strategy
2015/12/02 The Akamas peninsula in Cyprus - a Nature 2000 protected area
2015/10/19 Plans to supply water from Turkey to occupied Cyprus
2015/03/31 Illegal changes to place names
2014/11/26 Destruction of Bellapais Abbey
2014/10/29 Protection of the cultural heritage in occupied Cyprus
2014/10/06 New violations by Turkey of the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus
2014/08/27 Turkish vessel 'Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa' dispatched to carry out research in Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone
2014/08/26 Marine pollution on the Akamas peninsula: a catastrophic threat to the environment
2018/03/19 Freedom of expression of journalists in Cyprus
2018/02/27 Another journalist murdered in the EU and the need to increase the protection of journalists and whistle-blowers
2016/11/04 Arrest of Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ
2015/12/01 Arrest of journalists in Turkey
2015/09/02 Sentences imposed on journalists in Egypt
2014/12/15 Arrest of journalists in Turkey
2018/04/05 Inauguration of the worksite of the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey
2017/06/27 Threat posed by the Tihange 2 and Doel nuclear reactors
2017/04/28 Bees endangerment poses a threat to global food production
2017/01/26 Construction of new pipelines from Canada to the US, despite objections on environmental grounds
2016/09/30 Erdoğan questions the legitimacy of Greek sovereignty over the Greek Aegean islands
2015/09/30 Commission responsibility for the VW scandal
2015/09/25 The Volkswagen emissions falsification scandal
2015/03/31 Construction of a nuclear power plant in Akkuyu
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2016/11/03 Escalating campaign to muzzle the opposition press in Turkey
2016/02/09 Press reports about the EU-Turkey agreement on the refugee question
2016/02/09 Press reports about the EU-Turkey agreement on the refugee question
2015/11/24 Agreement between Pfiser and Allergan
2015/04/10 Animals as sentient beings
2018/01/22 Upholding workers' rights during Brexit negotiations
2017/02/09 Constitutional reform package and referendum in Turkey
2017/01/19 Demirtaş trial in Turkey
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2016/07/11 Protection of personal data in Turkey
2016/07/11 Internet censorship in Turkey
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/03/16 Persecution of academics in Turkey
2016/01/07 Brexit vs Grexit
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/08/24 Fresh wave of violence against the Kurds in Turkey
2015/06/04 Turkey's role in combating terrorism
2015/05/21 VP/HR - Seizure of Palmyra by 'Islamic State'
2015/04/09 Compliance of an Italian circular on 'Islamic terrorism' with EU law and fundamental rights
2015/03/26 Inclusion of Kurdistan Workers' Party (ΡΚΚ) on the list of terrorist organisations
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/02/05 Seizure of Asya Bank in Turkey
2014/12/18 Accusations of tax evasion by Deutsche Bank
2014/10/02 Turkey's refusal to execute the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights
2017/09/27 Chocolate companies and deforestation in Africa
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2016/12/05 Pollutant fossil fuels exported by European companies to Africa
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/06/10 Postponement of regulation of chemicals harmful to the hormone system
2015/04/17 Asylum seekers
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2018/01/25 Fear campaign launched against the Turkish-Cypriot newspaper Afrika
2017/11/28 In Libya migrants are being sold into slavery
2017/11/24 Measures to support Member States with long-term and youth unemployment rates above the Eurozone average
2017/10/01 Violent crackdown on innocent citizens by the Spanish police
2017/09/19 Fibromyalgia
2017/05/02 Claims by Italian Public Prosecutor that NGOs are working with migrant smugglers
2017/03/22 Sexist and xenophobic comments by the Eurogroup President
2016/12/08 The cartel of petroleum-producing countries (OPEC)
2016/09/30 Refugee problem and provision of assistance by the EU to neighbouring countries
2016/01/07 VP/HR - Violent clashes in Diyarbakir
2015/11/24 Organisation of working time for permanent members of the Cypriot army
2015/10/07 Common European unemployment fund and insurance
2015/05/18 Death sentence for Mohamed Morsi
2015/02/02 Declaration of Famagusta
2014/12/11 CIA Detention and Interrogation Programme
2014/08/26 Compensation for Cypriot producers and exporters to ease the consequences for them of the Russian embargo on imports of agricultural products from EU countries
2014/07/21 High mortgage interest and excessive profits for banks