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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: 2017-10-16

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)
Křesťanská a demokratická unie - Československá strana lidová
Czech Republic
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Budgetary Control Member cont
Budgets Substitute budg



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/14 Unpaid internships at the European Commission
2017/07/12 The vital significance of the tourism industry in the European Union
2017/04/05 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) monitoring and complaints system
2017/03/07 Proposal for an ePrivacy regulation
2017/02/06 Protecting the interests of European consumers
2016/08/31 External borders
2016/08/31 VP/HR - European External Action Service representation in Mongolia
2016/05/10 Regulation of gambling
2016/03/15 Emergency air ambulance service
2016/02/16 Statistics on the number of participants in the European Voluntary Service (EVS)
2016/01/20 Compliance with Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003
2016/01/14 Credibility of reporting and reports by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
2015/12/02 Recognition of roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles at EU level
2015/06/30 Male victims of criminal offences
2015/06/10 Translation regime under new Eurojust Regulation
2015/05/20 Gambling addiction
2015/05/19 Increase in the number of criminal organisations in the EU
2015/05/19 The Commission's plan to combat drugs and drug addiction
2015/02/27 APR in the Czech Republic according to Directive 2008/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
2015/01/30 Commission guidelines and the proposal for a directive on the dissemination of Earth observation satellite data for commercial purposes
2015/01/30 Commission guidelines and the proposal for a directive on procedural safeguards for children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings
2015/01/30 Commission guidelines - proposal for a regulation as regards the establishment of a Controller of procedural guarantees
2015/01/30 Commission guidelines - proposal for a regulation establishing a European Union agency for law enforcement training (Cepol)
2014/12/12 Monitoring of kilometres travelled
2014/12/02 Regulation/directive on more frequent roadworthiness tests
2014/10/22 Problems related to the alternation of winter and summer time (establishing a single time)
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/07/07 Majority required in a referendum
2016/05/02 Gathering statistics on sexual violence
2016/04/15 Integration of women and children in European society
2015/02/13 EU instruments for supporting civil society in the Middle East
2014/12/16 The question of child custody
2014/10/16 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2017/07/11 Labelling of products not produced from milk
2017/04/28 VP/HR - Israel-EU Association Council matter
2017/04/28 End-to-end encryption
2017/03/15 Major interpellation - Differences in declarations, composition and taste of products in central/eastern and western markets of the EU
2017/01/17 Records of deactivated weapons
2016/11/24 Illicit trade in cigarettes from Belarus
2016/10/28 EU-wide highway vignette
2016/05/02 Bullying in the workplace
2016/03/15 Pilot qualifications for HEMS
2016/01/20 Quantity of fair-trade bananas consumed at the Commission in 2015
2016/01/20 Fourth Railway Package - supervision of the liberalisation of the railway market
2015/12/16 Labelling of products from Jewish settlements
2015/12/02 Amnesties on illegal weapons
2015/08/31 Updates in new products
2015/06/30 Fair trade products in the EU institutions
2015/05/19 Fair Trade
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2017/07/14 Stalking
2017/04/06 Minority SafePack
2016/06/15 Predatory academic journals
2016/06/15 Embezzlement of EU humanitarian aid in Tindouf Camps (Algeria)
2016/04/18 Competitive tendering in rail transport
2015/06/10 Inland waterway transport projects
2015/06/10 Inland waterway transport projects in the Czech Republic
2015/03/26 The issue of stalking in the EU
2014/10/16 Ensuring traffic flows during reconstruction of rail lines
2014/07/31 Transport of puppies and kittens within the EU
2017/10/05 Application of Common Position 2001/931/CFSP
2017/05/08 Efficiency of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) support
2017/05/08 Efficiency of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) support
2017/04/07 Investigation of energy issues in Slovakia
2016/12/14 Patent protection fraud
2016/11/30 Information to the SIS
2016/11/30 Information to EUROPOL
2016/11/30 Information to EURODAC
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')
2016/01/14 Better protection from exposure to second-hand smoke
2015/12/16 Notification procedure - subsidies in support of renewable energy sources
2015/11/30 Exchange of information on criminals
2015/10/19 Macedonia: taxation and debt
2015/10/07 Ineffective utilisation of EU subsidies
2015/06/30 Harmfulness of energy drinks
2015/04/30 Disappearance of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2015/01/05 Financial resources for immigration policy
2014/11/26 Changes to EU customs policy from 2015
2014/11/25 Investigating information regarding immigrants
2014/09/12 Integrated Operational Programme 5.1 projects and public support
2017/06/15 Neutralisation of cargo in EU countries
2017/04/07 Indirect misuse of EU funds for terrorists
2017/03/30 VP/HR - The territorial scope of EU-Morocco agreements
2017/01/25 Limit on support for small-scale infrastructure
2016/12/07 Counterfeit and piracy goods, illicit commerce
2016/09/29 E-commerce - difficulties and obstacles
2016/09/29 Project checks by the Court of Auditors and by the Commission
2016/07/12 The work of Frontex
2016/07/12 Development of next-generation broadband and LTE coverage
2016/04/14 China and the environment
2016/04/04 Vehicle registration papers
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2016/02/16 Indication of country of origin for food
2015/10/06 Cadastral mapping in Greece
2015/10/06 List of safe countries
2015/09/28 Language versions in instruction manuals
2015/09/28 Registration in the Schengen system
2015/07/17 Requirements for EU funds recipients
2015/07/02 More effective measures to raise awareness on dementia
2015/05/19 Ships sailing under EU flags
2015/03/31 Blocking of imports of coal from other countries
2015/03/31 Coal competition in the EU
2015/03/17 The acceptability of selling the same type of food with different ingredients in different EU countries
2015/02/27 Food wastage and a sustainable dietary model
2015/02/04 Disaster resilience for sustainable development
2015/02/03 Measures to limit the dumping of goods from third countries
2015/02/03 Tax evasion during customs clearance
2015/01/05 Measures regulating the keeping of domestic animals
2014/12/19 Sharing assets with Frontex
2014/08/29 Misuse of non-EU tax havens
2014/08/26 Avoiding the transfer of money from the EU budget to tax havens
2014/08/26 Taxpayers' money paid to private companies from public budgets
2017/07/14 EU Anti-Corruption Report
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2017/04/07 EU funding for organisations legitimising terror and incitement
2017/04/06 Definition of basic rate
2017/03/20 School in Palestinian territories named after terrorist
2017/03/09 Radicalisation of migrants in refugee centres
2017/03/08 Anti-Jewish propaganda in the West Bank
2017/02/13 Influence of Vladimir Plahotniuc over the Moldovan law enforcement authorities
2016/12/07 Tackling organised crime, corruption and money laundering - common definition of an offence
2016/12/07 Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll
2016/09/29 Crimes against humanity - the case of Serbia
2016/08/31 Car odometer rollback
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
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/06/15 Sale of electronic devices
2016/06/15 Allergy to apples
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/05/02 Availability of treatment for mental disorders and its funding
2016/04/15 Crimes committed by refugees
2016/02/04 Ma'an TV in Palestine glorifies arch-terrorist
2016/02/02 Effectiveness and success of anti-smoking campaigns
2015/11/30 Family law
2015/11/20 Definition of 'refugee', 'asylant' and 'asylum applicant'
2015/09/28 Funding for Islamic militias
2015/08/31 Incitement to hatred
2015/07/17 Online risks in the EU
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/04/27 116 000 emergency hotline: solving the funding difficulties
2015/04/10 Conditions in detention camps
2015/03/26 Working with allies to combat terrorism
2015/01/05 Attacks on citizens of Jewish nationality
2014/12/19 Assessment of the roll-out of smart meters
2014/12/17 Directive 2012/27/EU and the necessity of introducing smart meters
2014/12/08 Breaches of the human rights of children with disabilities
2014/11/26 Possibility of EU assistance in case involving the detention of children in Norway
2014/11/25 ISIS and human trafficking
2014/11/25 Task Force Mediterranean
2014/11/06 Humanitarian assistance to Palestine
2014/10/03 Winding back of odometers in used cars
2014/09/04 Broadcasting exception and EU law
2017/06/27 Security on Europe's roads
2017/06/15 Mandatory overnight safety breaks: new German legislation
2017/05/10 Relocation of two UK-based EU agencies and reviewing the location of existing EU agencies
2017/05/10 Evaluation of EU agencies
2017/02/20 Border controls on lorries
2017/01/12 Regional public aid for public services under the 'de minimis' scheme
2017/01/12 Counting ecclesiastical entities under a de minimis regime
2016/12/14 Fraudulent clocking of mileages
2016/10/31 Interoperability of databases
2016/10/28 Cross-border train journeys in the EU
2016/09/29 Education and digital skills in Europe
2016/08/31 Translation services in EU agencies
2015/11/11 Cross-border acquisition of driving licences
2015/09/28 Refugee relocation
2015/09/28 Translation Centre
2015/05/19 Use of EMSA facilities in the fight against irregular migration
2015/03/26 Driving licence validity
2015/03/19 A question of aid under the de minimis scheme
2014/11/17 Legislation on water sediment management
2017/08/21 Equal pay
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
2016/10/31 Health inequalities between EU Member States
2015/10/06 VP/HR - Atomic agreement with Iran
2014/12/11 VIS
2014/10/31 Foreign fighters from EU Member States
2014/09/22 Divergent rules on motorway tolls in EU Member States
2014/07/08 Operators from 'old Member States' preventing their mobile phones from being used in the new Member States
2017/05/10 Extending the Directive on the installation and use of speed limitation devices for certain categories of motor vehicles to include passenger cars
2016/12/14 Exemption for crayons and chalks
2016/03/01 Purpose of Firearms Directive
2016/03/01 Firearms Directive
2016/03/01 Firearms Directive - confiscation
2015/12/16 Confiscation of terrorists' assets
2015/07/17 Corporate ownership structure
2015/04/27 Maternity leave directive
2014/09/26 Adoption of Civil Servant Act in the Czech Republic

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