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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Socijaldemokratska partija Hrvatske
Croatia
Magic Circle
Security and Defence Member sede
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Regional Development Substitute regi



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
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
2016/05/02 Observance of the single market regulations in the case of availability of content from Apple
2016/05/02 Financing of cross-border maritime transport from the EU's cross-border collaboration programme
2016/04/25 Development of the digital single market: effects of geo-blocking and cross-border content portability
2016/02/16 Availability of new platform to help consumers and traders resolve disputes over purchases made online
2015/10/07 Rules on the cross-border trade in food and medicines
2015/01/06 Approach to the mobility of higher education lecturers within the Erasmus+ programme
2016/06/09 Expanding criteria for allocation of resources from European Fund for Strategic Investment
2016/03/08 Marine waste management and continuation of the DeFishGear project
2016/03/01 Charging criteria for telecommunications services after 15 June 2017
2015/05/22 Protection of olive groves and olive cultivation
2015/05/08 Aid for pollination and a system of origin labelling for honey
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2017/03/22 Introduction of the Child Alert system in all Member States
2016/12/14 Provision on prioritisation of employment of Swiss citizens in Switzerland
2015/12/21 Measures to enhance railway security in Europe
2015/12/15 Animal deaths caused by razor wire on borders between Member States
2015/07/21 Development of non-demined areas and the protection of mine clearance workers
2015/06/24 Status of migrant workers in EU Member States
2015/03/03 Export of animal products to the United States (USA)
2015/02/23 EU visa arrangements with non-member countries - adjustment necessitated by Croatia's accession
2014/12/05 Member States' responsibility to combat policies that promote conflict in the context of accession negotiations
2017/07/21 Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer
2017/03/15 Major interpellation - Differences in declarations, composition and taste of products in central/eastern and western markets of the EU
2016/10/31 Strengthening and completing the Economic and Monetary Union;
2016/01/28 Redundancies at Alstom Croatia (General Electric)
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/09/07 Adriatic gas corridor - Croatia - Hungary - Ukraine
2015/09/07 Ionian-Adriatic gas pipeline (IAP)
2015/07/22 Combating fires and rehabilitation of fire-affected areas in Croatia
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Appointing an EU Special Representative for Ukraine
2014/09/30 Endorsement of the European Union Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region
2016/10/31 Air passenger rights
2016/01/13 Problem of extreme air pollution in Slavonski Brod
2015/08/04 VP/HR - Situation of human rights in Bahrain and case of Nabeel Rajab
2015/06/24 Recognition of qualifications of Croatian civil engineers and architects in Germany
2015/04/09 Follow-up to urgency resolution on human rights in Uzbekistan
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2016/06/01 Independence of the Data Protection Ombudsman under the Privacy Shield Agreement
2016/01/04 Extending the ban on the use of neonicotinoids
2015/09/14 State of play of process on granting protected geographical indication to Dalmatian pršut
2015/06/24 Duration of warranties for technical products
2015/04/29 Protection of fishermen at work
2015/04/14 Extending geographical indication protection to non-agricultural products
2015/03/03 TTIP and products with protected geographical indication (GI)
2014/10/03 Compensation for losses incurred by producers of fish products as a result of the Russian embargo
2014/10/02 Islands: equal access to health protection
2014/08/14 Mitigating the adverse effects of the ban on agricultural exports to Russia
2017/04/10 Implementation of the regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 as regards tightening up checks at Schengen borders
2017/03/06 Restoration of 'Papuk' landfill in Vinkovci
2016/04/25 Regulating food labelling in the context of negotiations on trade agreements
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2015/05/18 Checks on animals and animal products at EU external border crossing-points
2015/05/07 Uncontrolled devastation of forests and illegal activities associated with the misappropriation of wood
2015/02/11 Implementation of Directive 2010/65/EU on reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports
2014/08/18 Adaptation of trade provisions of agreements between the EU and CEFTA member countries following Croatia's accession to the EU
2016/10/31 Ratification of TTIP
2016/10/31 Visa regime between the EU and South Africa
2016/05/02 State support for fishing in the context of the TTIP negotiations
2015/09/07 Establishing visa reciprocity between the EU and the US
2015/03/06 Personal assistance for persons with disabilities
2015/03/03 Energy and the TTIP
2015/01/22 Visa reciprocity between the EU and the USA in the context of TTIP negotiations
2014/08/18 Visa arrangements with the US: exemption for all EU citizens
2017/01/25 Inclusion of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni in the Novel Food Catalogue
2016/12/07 The EU's Regional Competitiveness Index and island regions
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)

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