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

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/21 Visa reciprocity for Croatian citizens in relation to the United States
2016/12/14 Provision on prioritisation of employment of Swiss citizens in Switzerland
2016/10/31 Visa regime between the EU and South Africa
2015/09/07 Establishing visa reciprocity between the EU and the US
2015/06/24 Recognition of qualifications of Croatian civil engineers and architects in Germany
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
2018/06/06 The 2021-2027 MFF proposal and its compliance with Articles 170, 174 and 175 of the TFEU
2017/11/24 EU initiatives specifically dedicated to islands
2015/09/07 Adriatic gas corridor - Croatia - Hungary - Ukraine
2015/09/07 Ionian-Adriatic gas pipeline (IAP)
2015/05/07 Uncontrolled devastation of forests and illegal activities associated with the misappropriation of wood
2015/03/06 Personal assistance for persons with disabilities
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Appointing an EU Special Representative for Ukraine
2017/03/22 Introduction of the Child Alert system in all Member States
2015/12/15 Animal deaths caused by razor wire on borders between Member States
2015/06/24 Status of migrant workers in EU Member States
2015/06/24 Duration of warranties for technical products
2015/05/18 Checks on animals and animal products at EU external border crossing-points
2015/05/08 Aid for pollination and a system of origin labelling for honey
2015/03/03 Export of animal products to the United States (USA)
2014/12/05 Member States' responsibility to combat policies that promote conflict in the context of accession negotiations
2014/10/03 Compensation for losses incurred by producers of fish products as a result of the Russian embargo
2016/02/16 Availability of new platform to help consumers and traders resolve disputes over purchases made online
2016/01/13 Problem of extreme air pollution in Slavonski Brod
2016/01/04 Extending the ban on the use of neonicotinoids
2015/04/14 Extending geographical indication protection to non-agricultural products
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2014/08/14 Mitigating the adverse effects of the ban on agricultural exports to Russia
2017/10/31 Accession of Croatia to the eurozone
2017/10/31 Croatia's membership of the OECD
2017/10/09 Accession of Croatia to the Schengen area
2016/01/28 Redundancies at Alstom Croatia (General Electric)
2015/07/22 Combating fires and rehabilitation of fire-affected areas in Croatia
2015/02/23 EU visa arrangements with non-member countries - adjustment necessitated by Croatia's accession
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 Air passenger rights
2016/03/08 Marine waste management and continuation of the DeFishGear project
2015/08/04 VP/HR - Situation of human rights in Bahrain and case of Nabeel Rajab
2015/04/09 Follow-up to urgency resolution on human rights in Uzbekistan
2017/03/06 Restoration of 'Papuk' landfill in Vinkovci
2017/01/25 Inclusion of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni in the Novel Food Catalogue
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 Regulating food labelling in the context of negotiations on trade agreements
2016/04/25 Development of the digital single market: effects of geo-blocking and cross-border content portability
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
2018/01/25 Amendments to Regulations (EC) No 244/2009, (EC) No 245/2009 and (EU) No 1194/2012 on eco-design requirements, and (EU) No 874/2012 on energy labelling requirements
2017/10/31 Implementation of PESCO
2017/10/04 PCE/PEC - Future enlargement of Schengen
2017/04/10 Implementation of the regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 as regards tightening up checks at Schengen borders
2016/06/01 Independence of the Data Protection Ombudsman under the Privacy Shield Agreement
2015/07/21 Development of non-demined areas and the protection of mine clearance workers
2015/05/22 Protection of olive groves and olive cultivation
2015/04/29 Protection of fishermen at work
2015/02/11 Implementation of Directive 2010/65/EU on reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports
2014/10/02 Islands: equal access to health protection
2016/10/31 Ratification of TTIP
2016/05/02 State support for fishing in the context of the TTIP negotiations
2015/09/14 State of play of process on granting protected geographical indication to Dalmatian pršut
2015/03/03 Energy and the TTIP
2015/03/03 TTIP and products with protected geographical indication (GI)
2017/11/09 Competition rules in European basketball competitions
2016/12/07 The EU's Regional Competitiveness Index and island regions
2016/10/31 Strengthening and completing the Economic and Monetary Union;
2016/06/09 Expanding criteria for allocation of resources from European Fund for Strategic Investment
2016/03/01 Charging criteria for telecommunications services after 15 June 2017
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2014/09/30 Endorsement of the European Union Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region