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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!

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Agir - La Droite constructive
Magic Circle
International Trade Vice-Chair inta
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/17 EU-Japan agreement - opening public procurement markets
2016/05/17 Opening up the public procurement markets in the context of the TTIP negotiations
2015/11/19 Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa
2015/04/09 Opening of negotiations on Tunisia's involvement in the Horizon 2020 programme
2015/02/26 Copyright and negotiations on the TTIP
2018/06/13 Commercial reciprocity for the European jewellery sector
2016/09/26 VP/HR - European Strategy for Syria
2016/07/08 Impact of Brexit on the international commitments entered into on its behalf by the European Union
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Inclusion of security attachés in European Union delegations
2014/07/25 Ensuring that the European Union and its Member States respond to the growth in e-commerce, in particular with a view to providing effective consumer protection
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/06/27 Notifying firms of the advantages they are entitled to under trade agreements between the EU and third countries
2017/04/24 Stabilisation mechanism for bananas from Nicaragua
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2016/07/14 The Norwegian and EEA Financial Mechanism Agreements for 2014-2021 and the Norwegian fish trade protocol for 2014-2021
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2018/03/19 Marketing standards for poultry meat
2017/01/11 Health crisis in French poultry production, and hunting activities
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2017/01/31 Product safety and market surveillance
2017/01/31 Product safety and market surveillance
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2018/05/18 VP/HR - Blocking process against US extra-territorial sanctions
2017/04/27 Safeguard measures for European rice producers
2016/11/29 Economic measures to support the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
2016/03/01 Discriminatory measures against foreign retailers in Hungary
2016/01/20 Local public enterprises and economic and territorial development
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/07/05 Case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in France
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2017/12/13 State of play of the negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investments with China
2016/06/29 Revision of pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin for textiles
2016/05/30 Negotiations on the EU-China investment agreement
2015/10/08 New investment court system - Replacing the ISDS system
2015/10/07 VP/HR - Revision of the EU-Algeria Association Agreement
2015/01/28 Euro-Mediterranean trade relations
2018/05/24 Chicken from Ukraine
2017/11/23 Creation of an advisory group on EU trade negotiations
2017/11/23 Trade negotiations and calculation of quotas
2017/04/28 Trade policy and agriculture
2017/03/09 Trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand
2016/12/01 Thematic frameworks: one-year review of the neighbourhood policy
2016/06/16 Trade negotiations between the EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
2015/03/13 Difficulties with CAP implementation
2018/03/22 Fair competition in international calls for tender
2017/09/05 CETA - Tariff quotas for cheese and other sensitive sectors
2017/06/27 VP/HR - EU-Tunisia Youth Partnership
2017/03/27 Free trade agreement with Mercosur and the beef sector
2017/03/02 Erasmus+ programme
2016/07/13 Impact of Brexit on beef quotas agreed under CETA
2015/12/08 VP/HR - EUNAVFOR MED operation SOPHIA