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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
Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija
Lithuania
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Chair femm
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/09/15 Regulation of paediatric medicines in the EU - further action
2016/07/13 Financial education for girls as an additional measure for overcoming women's poverty
2016/06/09 Unimplemented 2013 Commission recommendation and the Child Guarantee
2016/06/09 Delivering a New Deal for Energy Consumers
2016/04/14 Authorisation for EU hauliers to carry goods to and from countries outside the EU
2016/03/09 Means of fighting female poverty
2016/02/03 Combating energy poverty
2015/12/17 The growth of silver economy and further actions
2015/12/17 Food waste and the fight against poverty in the EU
2015/11/25 Child poverty in the EU
2015/11/25 Creating quality jobs in order to reduce long-term unemployment
2015/11/25 The need to earmark more EU funding to the fight against child poverty in Europe
2015/10/07 Mid-term review of the European Disability Strategy (2010-2020)
2015/08/24 Necessity of adopting a new EU Agenda on the Rights of the Child
2015/07/02 Fight against child abuse
2015/05/26 Battle against child poverty in the Annual EU Growth Survey
2015/05/22 Inclusion of fighting child poverty in the European Semester and specific recommendations provided to countries
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/03/03 Europe 2020 mid-term review
2015/02/13 Action on child poverty: inclusion in the 'Europe 2020' strategy through the mid-term review
2015/02/13 Action on child poverty: inclusion in the 'Europe 2020' strategy through the mid-term review
2015/02/13 The necessity to include special integrated guidelines regarding youth employment into the Europe 2020 strategy during its mid-term review process
2016/11/22 EU package with legislative and non-legislative measures on work-life balance
2016/10/04 Importance of assessing the situation of children left in their countries of origin by parents who go to work abroad
2016/07/13 Need to take measures to combat various forms of discrimination in the EU
2016/05/11 Need for measures to improve the quality of internships and working conditions for interns
2016/04/14 Need for more initiatives and funding to combat youth unemployment in the EU
2016/03/09 Measures to combat harassment and violence at work
2015/12/21 Measures to enhance railway security in Europe
2015/10/07 Need to take measures to combat various forms of discrimination in the EU
2015/09/10 EU measures to promote family businesses
2015/09/10 Measures needed to improve the demographic situation in the regions and in rural areas
2015/09/10 Targets for reducing workplace accidents
2015/05/22 Specific measures to fight homelessness
2015/03/12 There is a need for specific measures to improve the demographic situation in the EU
2014/10/08 Measures to combat child poverty
2014/09/04 Need to lay down EU measures aimed specifically at reducing poverty among women
2014/09/01 Measures to curb bogus self-employment in the EU
2014/08/26 Measures to lessen the financial damage to EU and Lithuanian farmers, downstream processors, and transport operators caused by Russian sanctions
2016/05/11 Promoting youth entrepreneurship with a view to creating jobs
2016/03/09 Timeline for a Commission proposal for a directive on carer's leave
2015/07/07 What new initiatives will the Commission take upon withdrawing the current proposal on the Maternity Leave Directive?
2015/07/07 Need for specific action in view of the Commission's withdrawal of a proposal for a maternity leave directive
2015/03/11 Necessity of ensuring parental leave in the EU
2014/12/18 Why has it been proposed to withdraw the proposal on the Maternity Leave Directive?
2014/12/18 Ensuring minimum unemployment benefit
2016/12/15 On access to employment for those affected by neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions
2016/12/15 The evaluation of Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives
2016/12/15 Better implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives
2016/10/04 Gender inequality in digital skills and the employment market
2016/10/04 Increasing energy efficiency in rural and other remote areas
2016/03/09 Supporting and stimulating access of women from rural areas to the labour market
2016/02/18 Assessment of the impact of the Commission's European Strategic Investment Fund (ESIF) on the labour market and employment
2016/01/12 Commission's failure to propose a post-2015 EU Strategy for equality between women and men
2016/01/12 Review of Directive 2006/54/EC on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation
2015/10/07 Fight against discrimination in the EU labour market and assurance of equal pay for the same job
2015/09/10 Digital literacy
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/07/02 Integration of the principle of availability in the European Digital Single Market Strategy
2015/06/25 Atypical work contracts
2015/06/25 Review of directive on equal opportunities for women and men on the labour market and in professional life
2015/05/20 Directive on equal pay for men and women for the same work
2015/05/20 Future of the Anti-Discrimination Directive
2014/10/27 Further progress on the anti-discrimination directive
2016/10/04 Improper and excessive use of antibiotics poses a health threat
2016/06/22 A lack of female workers in the information and communication technologies sector
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/06/09 Learning about the EU and the EU's role
2016/05/11 Promoting consumption of fruit and vegetables in the EU
2016/01/12 Social dialogue and female representation in trade unions across all sectors
2015/12/17 Promotion of social entrepreneurship and social innovations in the EU
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/10/07 Initiatives of the European pillar of social rights
2015/09/10 Taking better account of students' linguistic diversity
2015/06/10 Establishing a social protection floor in the EU
2015/06/10 Social dialogue and framework decision on women domestic workers and carers in the EU
2015/05/22 The strategy for improving children's health care
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/17 Updated EU Internal Security Strategy
2015/04/17 Security of the information space should be a part of the updated EU Safety Strategy
2015/02/13 The role of social partners and civil society in implementing the Europe 2020 strategy
2015/02/13 The role of social partners and civil society in implementing the Europe 2020 strategy
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2015/01/20 EU occupational health and safety strategy (2014-2020)
2014/12/22 Need for protection of social rights
2014/12/18 Mainstreaming of gender equality issues in the preparation of the financial and social investment package
2016/11/30 Expansion of the scope of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to include international trade agreements
2016/11/23 Added value of the European Fund for Strategic Investments
2016/11/23 Geographical spread of support under the European Fund for Strategic Investments
2016/09/15 Increasing the impact of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) on SMEs
2016/04/14 Impact of German minimum wage law on foreign carriers providing transport services in Germany
2016/02/03 Decision not to organise a European Year in 2016
2016/02/03 Setting European minimum incomes as a tool for social cohesion
2015/11/25 2016 European Year
2015/06/17 Accreditation arrangements for milk products under Regulation (EC) No 765/2008
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/04/16 Irish, British and Danish reservations regarding Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 on inheritance
2015/03/11 The year of the European fight against wage differences
2015/02/02 Strategic projects to be financed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments
2015/01/20 Assurance of social aspects when considering the Regulation on the European Fund for Strategic Investments
2015/01/20 Assurance of social aspects when considering the regulation on the European Fund for Strategic Investments
2015/01/15 New German requirements concerning payment of the minimum wage to employees of haulage firms from other countries - possible violation of workers' right to free movement
2014/12/17 Assurance of minimum income in the European Union
2014/10/27 European Accessibility Act
2015/05/21 Tackling multiple sclerosis in Europe
2015/05/21 Tackling multiple sclerosis in Europe
2015/01/29 Consequences of emigration for an ageing Europe
2014/09/30 Further European measures to tackle multiple sclerosis
2016/12/15 EU accession to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter 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
2016/01/12 European observatory on violence against women
2015/08/24 Ratification of the Istanbul Convention
2015/06/25 EU accession to the Istanbul Convention
2015/06/04 Written Declaration 0004/2015 on Establishing a European Year on Combating Violence against Women
2014/12/17 The European Year to End Violence Against Women
2016/12/15 Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty in EU Member States
2016/09/15 Setting EU objectives for the care of the elderly
2016/09/15 Raising awareness of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in the Member States
2016/07/13 The problem of the recognition of a qualification in EU Member States
2016/07/13 The attitude of the academic community towards the Bologna Process
2016/04/14 Follow-up to the written declaration adopted by the EP on investing in children
2016/04/14 Need for better cooperation between Member States on organ donation
2016/03/09 Cooperation for the purpose of searching for missing children in danger in Member States
2016/02/03 Protecting young people on the Internet - recruitment online
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2015/12/17 Simplification of EU cohesion policy
2015/10/07 Cooperation among Member States in external policy decision-making
2015/08/24 Using EU structural funds to finance transition from institutional to community-based provision of services
2015/08/24 EU children's guarantee initiative
2015/02/02 Implementation of Youth Guarantee in Member States
2015/01/20 Transition from institutional to community-based care in the EU Member States
2014/11/18 Financing of the 116000 missing children hotline in Europe
2014/11/06 Protecting children in early childhood education institutions and in schools
2014/10/15 Liberalisation of Internet service provision in the Member States
2016/09/15 Increased involvement of women in the activity of the Horizon 2020 experts groups
2016/07/13 Quotas for women on the boards of listed companies
2016/01/04 Quotas for women on the boards of listed companies
2015/03/10 Regarding the advocacy of the interests of Lithuanian citizens and their return to Lithuania
2014/12/01 Discriminatory customs procedures against Lithuanian trucks at the Russian border
2014/09/01 Possibilities for providing EU financial aid to Lithuanian food producers, processing companies, and transport operators affected by Russian sanctions

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