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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!

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Magyar Szocialista Párt
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Substitute emis
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/09/09 Lessons learned from the red mud disaster five years after the accident in Hungary
2015/09/09 Lessons learned from the red mud disaster five years after the accident in Hungary
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2016/07/13 Prospects for creating EU prosecutor's office
2016/06/30 IronFX scandal
2016/06/16 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/02/11 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/11/05 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2017/01/19 OLAF's tacit support of election disinformation
2016/12/22 Research methodologies on the effects of trade agreements
2016/12/22 Purchase of border protection equipment in Hungary
2016/11/30 Reducing the number of fatal accidents caused by lorries
2016/11/09 Use of EU funds in Rakamaz and Hatvan
2016/10/04 European higher education system
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/08/30 Administrative courts in Hungary
2016/06/24 Education and Training 2020 Programme (ET 2020) in Hungary
2016/05/03 Suspicious activities of foundations belonging to the Hungarian National Bank
2016/04/04 Taxation of undertakings selling Hungarian government bonds entitling the holder to a permanent residence permit
2016/04/01 'National Building Society' (NOK)
2016/03/10 Tax credits for growth in Hungary
2016/03/09 Corruption in public procurement procedures in Hungary
2016/02/17 Secrecy of agreements of organisations carrying out public duties
2016/01/15 Access to information in the public interest
2015/12/03 Effective prevention of conflicts of interest in Hungary
2015/10/14 Inquiry into e-card containing fingerprints and central register
2015/07/09 Tax amnesties in the EU
2015/06/26 Abuses in connection with Hungary's gas imports
2015/06/26 Hungarian Government accusations against the Commission
2015/06/10 E-card and central register containing fingerprints
2015/03/31 Government persecution against civil society
2015/03/19 Entrepreneurship education
2015/02/06 VP/HR - Addition of the so-called 'Donetsk People's Republic' and 'Lugansk People's Republic' to the EU list of proscribed terrorist organisations
2015/02/03 Flexibility in the Stability and Growth Pact - investment clause
2015/02/03 Financial support to represent foreign interests
2015/01/19 Hungarian tax on solar panels
2015/01/08 Failure to elect the members of the Supervisory Board of the National Bank of Hungary (MNB)
2015/01/05 The Central Bank of Hungary acquired control of the Hungarian Foreign Trade Bank (MKB)
2014/11/10 Supervisory fee within and outside the franchise system
2014/10/30 Legislation with retrospective effect
2014/07/25 Coordinating the promotion of health and prevention of accidents at work
2014/07/25 Placement of disabled children with families
2014/07/25 Improving disabled access
2015/06/09 Hate campaigns against immigrants
2015/06/09 Hate campaigns against immigrants
2014/12/04 Recognition of Palestinian statehood
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Spanish Government's consent to the use of Ceuta's port facilities by Moscow warships undermining EU sanctions and possible family links with Commissioner Arias Cañete
2016/09/29 Substantive measures relating to 'residence bonds'
2016/09/29 'No-go areas' in Europe
2016/07/29 Liget Budapest Project
2016/06/28 Healthcare systems in Europe
2016/06/13 Restriction of competition in relation to the refurbishment of rolling stock for the M3 underground railway line
2016/03/08 Requirement for banks to advertise a slogan on behalf of the regime
2016/01/13 Mandatory prominent billboards - Metro line 4 in Budapest
2015/12/21 Measures to enhance railway security in Europe
2015/12/11 Statue of Bálint Hóman
2015/12/07 Links between the minimum wage and the Europe 2020 Strategy
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/08/03 Links between prescribers and producers
2015/07/03 Measures to protect the fruit and vegetable sector from the Russian embargo
2015/06/11 Job insecurity
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2014/10/21 Anti-corruption measures
2016/10/27 Alternative fuel vehicles
2016/09/22 Violation of the principle of purpose limitation when sending out propaganda letters
2016/08/18 VAT exemption on electric and hybrid electric vehicles
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/05/31 Discriminatory border controls applied to passengers arriving from Hungary at Charleroi airport in Belgium
2016/05/04 Temporary border controls - change in the Commission's position
2016/03/01 Discriminatory border controls in Belgium on air passengers arriving from Hungary
2016/02/01 Cyber attacks in neighbouring countries
2015/12/02 Discounts on renewal of third-party liability vehicle insurance
2015/11/25 Delayed payment of deposit-guarantee compensation
2015/11/25 Appropriate information on air passengers' rights to compensation
2015/11/24 Discriminatory border checks for flight passengers in Belgium
2015/10/30 Misleading information to potential purchasers about flight fares
2015/10/30 Grounds for exemption from the obligation to pay compensation in the event of long delays to flights
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/04/14 Consumer protection as regards cross-border and online purchases
2014/07/25 Home care for persons requiring long-term care
2016/12/22 European Union Directive on Combating Terrorism
2016/11/30 Level playing field for European e-commerce businesses
2016/10/04 Respecting the values of the European Union
2016/06/30 The EU labour market and the employment package
2016/05/31 Open and competitive European defence equipment market
2016/05/26 E-cards and protection of citizens' personal data, in the context of the European Court of Justice decision and infringement proceedings by the Commission
2016/04/04 Security Union - Common European Intelligence Agency
2016/04/01 Unequal competitive conditions for airlines serving the same routes
2016/02/17 E-cards and protection of citizens' personal data
2016/01/04 Distribution of European funds by accountable and capable actors
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/02/12 Instruments to fight terrorism
2014/12/16 The use of the European flag
2014/10/30 Employment data in the European Union
2016/10/06 The Visegrad Four's attitude towards the solidarity contribution
2016/08/29 Hunger strike of several representatives of state-owned mines in Ukraine
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/02/01 Outdated advertisements of real estate agencies
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2015/11/25 Pet food
2015/10/30 Colours used in selective waste collection
2015/04/09 Gas supply in Ukraine
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Appointing an EU Special Representative for Ukraine
2014/11/18 Gas supply security in Ukraine and the EU
2014/11/11 Restrictions on retail FX loans
2016/12/22 Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
2016/11/21 Sudden arrest of IUSY President and Perak State Assembly representative Howard Lee in Malaysia
2016/10/04 The EU's climate protection targets and Member States' practices
2016/09/29 Misuse of rights related to state monopoly
2016/08/30 Sustainable and safe Member State pension schemes
2016/07/29 Hungarian Asylum Act and the State Border Act
2016/07/15 Technological progress in reducing the use of lead in car batteries
2016/07/01 Referendum on the relocation of asylum seekers
2016/04/04 Economic citizenship programmes
2016/02/17 Car rental practices
2016/01/19 Consumer rights when flying with a non-EU airline
2015/11/25 Compatibility of deposit guarantees and of taxation of deposits
2015/10/22 Compatibility of State land sales with the objectives of the CAP
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/07/13 Uber - fair and free competition
2015/06/18 New business model - Uber
2015/04/29 Protecting users against internet cookies
2015/04/14 Weak financial supervision of some Member States
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2015/02/11 Re-examination of EU climate and energy policies in response to falling oil prices
2015/01/16 Migration and the free movement of citizens
2014/12/22 Need for protection of social rights
2014/10/30 Poverty statistics
2014/07/17 Tackling youth unemployment at Member State level
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/03/01 Study on ILUC factors