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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!

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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/06/12 Reinforcement of the delegation of election experts for the elections in Colombia
2018/05/08 Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Member States: the 'La Manada' case
2017/09/25 Failure to comply with the agreement on the reception of persons in search of refuge
2017/07/17 EU action in respect of monitoring a coal exporting company alleged to be involved in human rights violations in a non-EU country
2017/06/08 VP/HR - Obstacles to the peace process in Colombia
2017/06/08 VP/HR - International support by the EU for the peace agreements between the Government and FARC-EP (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army) in Colombia
2017/05/24 PCE/PEC - Recognition of citizenship rights of UK citizens in other EU Member States and agreement on non-UK EU citizens' rights in the UK
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2017/03/02 Killing of human rights defenders in Colombia
2017/02/09 Infringement of their rights and physical abuse of migrants by police forces in Croatia and Serbia
2017/02/02 Almaraz nuclear waste repository - violation of the Aarhus Convention
2017/01/18 EU-Republic of Korea free trade agreement and labour rights violations
2017/01/12 Concern over the cold snap and the long-term situation of migrants
2016/10/20 VP/HR - Assassination of human rights' defenders in Honduras
2016/10/10 Situation of the Guaraní-Kaiowá people
2016/09/27 VP/HR - Human rights in Mexico on the second anniversary of Ayotzinapa
2016/08/31 Persecution of activists in Colombia
2016/07/25 Brexit: EU citizens in the UK
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/04/06 Information on the Panamanian company Mossack Fonseca
2016/02/11 Proposed European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) and Complaints Mechanism in respect of violation of human rights
2015/12/10 Human rights in Mexico
2015/09/30 Infringement of human rights by the new Hungarian migration law
2015/09/28 Human rights violations in border camps in Hungary
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
2015/07/09 VP/HR - Floods in Georgia
2015/07/02 Free movement and Roma
2015/05/26 Violation of labour and trade union rights in the European Patent Organisation (EPO)
2015/05/21 VP/HR - Human rights situation in Western Sahara
2015/05/08 Self-supply
2015/03/11 Evictions
2015/02/27 The EU-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and respect for human rights
2015/02/27 Implementation of the human rights clause in the Trade Agreement with Colombia
2015/02/11 Anniversary of deaths at El Tarajal
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2016/07/25 Fourth Railway Package and deterioration in public transport services
2016/05/23 Report of the European Railway Agency on the train crash in Santiago
2016/01/27 Fourth Railway Package
2015/12/10 Train crash in Santiago de Compostela (July 2013)
2015/01/29 Fourth railway package
2018/03/28 Legal insecurity affecting the nursing profession in Spain
2018/03/28 Insulting pensions in Spain
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2018/02/27 NGO workers accused of abusing woman and children: need for greater transparency
2018/01/10 Care for workers suffering from mercury poisoning
2017/11/27 Incident in the central Mediterranean involving Libyan coastguards
2017/10/11 Spain: threat to arrest 712 democratically elected Catalan mayors
2017/07/17 Neglect of Spain's cultural heritage
2017/07/03 Bank bailout in Spain
2017/06/08 Failure of Banco Popular (Spain)
2017/03/16 Disciplinary proceedings against Spain over illegal landfill sites
2016/12/22 Infringement of EU legislation in Spain's public health sector
2016/09/30 Cuts in European Social Fund financing for Spain
2016/09/22 ECJ judgment on the violation of workers' rights in Spain
2016/08/30 Floor clauses in Spain
2016/07/25 Access to the road haulage market in Spain
2016/06/30 Management of FEAD funds in Spain
2016/03/01 AENA Spain File
2016/02/29 Employment in Spain
2015/10/30 Vigo Hospital (Spain)
2015/07/13 Public education in Spain
2015/04/16 Pollution in Cádiz (Spain)
2015/03/03 Active inclusion policies
2015/02/04 Privatisation of AENA
2015/01/30 Threat to a protected forest
2015/01/27 Abolition of tax on large shopping centres in Spain
2014/11/07 Tax benefits for large corporations in Luxembourg
2014/09/30 European Court of Justice judgment on mortgage foreclosures in Spain
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2016/09/05 EU relations with Brazil following the ousting of Dilma Rousseff
2015/11/12 Humanitarian aid for Western Sahara
2015/11/06 VP/HR - EU-Morocco relations and the Western Sahara issue
2015/11/06 VP/HR - Spain as de jure administering power of the territory of Western Sahara
2015/11/06 VP/HR - Possible Special Representative for the Western Sahara
2015/06/01 Humanitarian aid shortage in the Tindouf Camps
2015/05/21 VP/HR - Mandate for the High Representative
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2018/03/28 Decline of Spanish universities
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/11/17 Violence employed by the Spanish police in Catalonia
2017/03/02 VP/HR - Decriminalisation of domestic violence in Russia - Domestic Abuse Law
2016/07/25 Pajares bypass
2016/04/27 Meeting the Spanish public deficit target
2016/02/11 Violence against women
2016/01/28 Violence against women
2016/01/27 Poland
2015/12/14 VP/HR - Peace and eradicating gender-based violence
2015/12/14 VP/HR - Peace and the outlawing of demonstrations
2015/09/28 Infringement of the right to asylum by the Spanish Law on Public Security
2015/07/02 Spanish Carbon Plan 2013-2018
2015/07/02 Violations in Spanish airports
2015/05/21 Women and sport
2015/05/21 Caesarean births and public health
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2018/05/17 VP/HR - The role of the EU in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
2018/01/10 Maternity/parental leave
2017/03/17 Withdrawal from EuroNEWS
2016/11/24 Energy poverty and breach of Directive 2009/72/EC
2016/05/04 Appeal against Law 24/2015 of 29 June 2015 on urgent measures to address the housing and energy poverty crisis
2016/03/15 Directive 92/85/EEC on parental leave deadlocked in the Council
2015/11/12 Towards equal care by fathers and mothers: PLENT proposal for a single EU directive on paternity/maternity/parental leave
2015/10/30 Crisis in the aluminium industry
2015/09/07 Humanitarian crisis, mass influx of displaced persons, implementation of Directive 2001/55/EC
2015/07/09 TISA
2015/07/08 Quality of life and austerity in Europe
2015/06/02 Addressing energy poverty in Europe
2015/06/01 Demographic changes in Europe
2015/05/20 Energy inefficiency
2015/05/20 Self-consumption
2015/05/12 Lobbying in Europe
2015/05/08 Energy inefficiency
2015/04/30 Penalising energy self-consumption
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2014/12/01 Breach of the Water Framework Directive in Tapia de Casariego
2018/05/17 Illegal transfer of workers and fraudulent use of temporary employment contracts
2017/11/20 Child labour exploitation by coffee and cocoa corporations
2017/10/16 Council Recommendation: research and innovation
2017/10/16 Council Recommendation: education
2017/10/16 Council Recommendation: education
2017/10/16 Council recommendation: temporary work and labour fraud
2017/10/16 Council recommendation: temporary work and labour fraud
2017/10/16 Council Recommendation: employment and inequality
2017/10/16 Council Recommendation: employment and inequality
2017/07/14 Deliveroo or the 'Uberisation' of labour relations
2017/04/03 Regulating and dignifying domestic work in the EU
2017/04/03 Subsidy fraud in the Canary Islands
2015/07/09 VP/HR - World Day Against Child Labour
2015/05/21 Electricity interconnection
2015/05/06 Electricity interconnection
2018/05/02 The Commission incentivising the transfer of public resources to speculators
2018/03/28 Implementation of the CJEU judgment on the M-501 motorway project in Madrid
2018/01/31 Tests on animals and humans in the automotive sector
2018/01/31 'Sea motorway' between Gijón and St. Nazaire
2018/01/10 Mistreatment at the Sograndio Young Offenders Centre
2017/07/14 Public procurement that feeds job insecurity
2017/07/14 Maids: female workers exploited in a thriving sector
2017/07/14 Transfer of contact centres' operations and insecure working conditions
2017/01/03 Strategy on migration policy
2017/01/03 Asylum policy data
2016/11/18 Insecurity in the 'contact centre' sector
2016/08/31 Employment policy and insecurity
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2016/06/30 Change Your Shoes project
2016/03/04 Profitable plants are being closed so that they can be relocated
2015/11/06 40 years since the 'Green March'
2015/06/11 Job insecurity
2015/05/21 Asylum
2015/04/30 Assessment of the socio-economic impact of investment in infrastructure
2014/10/13 Operation Mos Maiorum
2014/09/30 Continued operation of the Gijon-St Nazaire motorway of the sea
2014/09/30 Assessment of the Gijón - Saint-Nazaire motorway of the sea
2018/06/07 Waste incineration and clean air in Andalusia
2018/03/28 Asbestos in the Madrid metro system
2017/11/10 Increase in pollution in Asturias after the fires
2017/10/16 Recent wildfires in Galicia and Asturias
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2016/05/31 Commission resolution on Sogepsa (Asturias)
2016/05/09 VP/HR - Most recent attacks against civilians in Syria
2016/05/02 Irregularities in ERDF use in Madrid
2016/01/27 Sale of warships to Saudi Arabia
2015/07/09 Following the Commission's formal investigation into Amazon's e-book distribution arrangements
2015/05/21 Sale of state-subsidised homes in Madrid to a 'vulture fund'
2015/04/30 Special conservation areas in Asturias
2015/04/30 Special areas of conservation (SACs) in Asturias
2015/02/27 Air pollution in Madrid
2018/05/15 Sentences handed down in the 'Wolf Pack' case
2018/03/28 Musical instruments on commercial flights
2018/03/22 Detention of the Proactiva Open Arms boat by Italy for promoting irregular migration
2018/02/28 follow-up to the European Parliament Resolution of 16 February 2017
2018/02/07 Reduction in US funding for UNRWA
2018/01/31 Independent regulator and airport charges
2017/11/09 Commercial hunting and sustainability of the ecosystem in the Monfragüe National Park
2017/10/12 Spanish State aid for fossil fuels
2017/10/03 Asbetos removal plans
2017/09/27 Detention of top officials of the Regional Government of Catalonia
2017/04/05 Fate of the Pérez Galdós Secondary School
2017/04/03 More fraud in Spanish high-speed train projects
2017/03/28 Acuamed, water collection project in Algeciras - allocation of funds
2017/03/24 Treatment of municipal sewage
2017/02/09 Construction of border fences in Lithuania using EU funding
2017/02/09 EU funds to Serbia to mitigate the migration crisis
2017/01/19 Fate of the budget funds earmarked for aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey and emergency assistance in the Union
2016/12/01 Fire prevention and rural exodus
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2016/11/14 VP/HR - Arbitrary detentions in Argentina: the case of Milagro Sala
2016/11/11 Lack of independence and pluralism at Radio Televisión Española (RTVE)
2016/10/26 VP/HR - Ending illegal economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the USA on Cuba
2016/10/13 Data collection on the ethnic origin of students: European Social Fund
2016/09/30 Money wasted at European ports
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/04/05 Panama Papers - establishment of an international tax agency
2016/03/17 VP/HR - Position of the European Union on Haiti's interim government
2016/02/23 Spanish government's coal plan
2016/02/04 Emergency funding - Sahrawi refugee camps
2016/01/27 The Acuamed case and Commissioner Cañete
2015/12/10 Deaf people and accessibility of the Erasmus programme
2015/10/30 Lobbies and officials
2015/10/30 Payments to former Commissioners
2015/10/14 Delay in the Commission's opinion on the Spanish budget
2015/09/30 Reinstating border controls
2015/09/30 Fence along the Hungary-Serbia border
2015/09/08 Right to vote in national elections in another Member State
2015/08/27 ʽCorrective rape' in Peru
2015/08/26 Penalties for reinstating illegal immigrants' right to healthcare
2015/07/09 The Erasmus+ Master Loan Guarantee Scheme
2015/07/09 Increased investment and business cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/05/06 Spanish State aid to the banking sector
2015/04/30 Tax avoidance by big firms
2015/04/30 On the trebling of the Operation Triton budget
2015/04/30 Cuts in the Horizon 2020 science budget
2015/04/16 Funding criteria for European Investment Bank projects
2015/04/16 Financial viability of the high-speed train (TGV)
2015/04/08 'Tax lease' harmonisation
2015/03/10 VP/HR - Refugees in Ukraine
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2014/12/09 Establishment of a European minimum income
2014/11/06 European Union protection of labour rights