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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
Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija
Magic Circle
Budgetary Control Member cont
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/03/19 VP/HR - Syrian security official in Italy despite EU sanctions
2016/09/30 Use of biofuels in the transport sector
2016/08/31 Italy's conduct from the perspective of EU road carriers
2016/05/19 Problems for EU road transport operators in Italy
2016/03/16 VAT fraud in the EU
2015/04/08 Checks on Lithuanian drivers in Italy
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
2014/11/18 The Review of the European Security Strategy
2016/02/29 Electricity network code
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2015/12/02 Reduction in flights over the Baltic Sea
2015/09/17 Setting up volunteer pollution response teams for the Baltic Sea
2015/06/30 Oilfield in Baltic Sea
2015/03/12 Regarding effective wastewater treatment and protection of the Baltic Sea against pollution
2015/02/23 Creating a network of sustainable cities and villages in the Baltic Sea region
2015/02/19 Establishment of Baltic Sea Protected Areas
2015/02/19 Chemical weapons in the Baltic Sea
2015/02/19 Emergency response in the Baltic Sea
2015/02/19 Education in the Baltic Sea region
2016/11/24 VP/HR - China cybersecurity law
2016/08/31 State of play of investigation into Gazprom's activities in Central and Eastern European markets
2016/05/31 Commission proposal to amend Directive 96/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
2016/05/19 EU regulation of milk purchase prices in Member States
2016/04/29 Incompatibility of intergovernmental energy agreements with EU law
2016/04/29 Selection of energy infrastructure projects of European interest
2016/04/29 Cost-effectiveness of renewable energy financing
2016/03/17 Developing European Reference Networks
2016/02/29 Strengthening the role of national regulatory authorities
2016/02/29 Assessment of energy infrastructure needs
2016/02/29 Strengthening the powers of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)
2016/01/13 Energy Infrastructure Forum
2015/12/02 Evaluation report on the impact of genetically modified organisms
2015/11/11 Transparency and compliance with EU law of EU energy agreements with third countries
2015/09/17 Commission investigation into Gazprom's suspected abuse of a dominant position
2015/09/17 High-quality energy audits in Member States
2015/01/22 Setting up European information networks
2015/01/09 Baltic States common energy market
2014/12/04 European Parliament and Council regulation establishing a framework on market access to port services and financial transparency of ports
2014/12/01 MARPOL Convention 73/78, Annex VI: harmonisation of requirements in all Member States' territorial waters and postponement of entry into force until 2020
2014/10/14 Commission investigation into Gazprom activities
2017/11/30 Bulgaria's EU Presidency
2016/11/30 Rules on cross-compliance
2016/11/30 EU seaport funding
2016/11/30 Climate action funding review
2016/09/30 Paris Climate Change Agreement
2016/08/31 TTIP Agreement with the USA
2016/08/31 EU-Turkey agreement on refugees
2016/03/17 Ensuring access to cross-border healthcare services
2016/03/16 Shortcomings in implementation of the Services Directive
2015/11/11 Implementation of the Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows joint programme
2015/11/10 Establishing uniform criteria for calls to the 112 emergency telephone number across the EU
2015/06/30 Funding of termination of use of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant as of 2020
2015/05/26 Implementation of the EU's single emergency call number 112
2015/04/16 Support for family businesses at EU level
2015/01/22 Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada
2014/12/02 Commission infringement procedure No 2007/4595 concerning the rules governing ground-rent at the Lithuanian Klaipėda State Seaport
2014/11/18 Ensuring funding of hotline 116000 for missing children
2017/02/14 Russian TurkStream gas pipeline
2016/11/15 Increase in EU gas imports
2016/09/30 The abolition of roaming charges
2016/07/15 Technological progress in reducing the use of lead in car batteries
2016/04/29 Use of contaminated raw materials for biofuel production
2016/02/29 EU strategy for liquefied natural gas
2015/09/17 Gas supply talks between Russia and Ukraine
2015/09/17 Increase in the volume of supply through the Nord Stream II gas pipeline
2015/06/30 Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania
2015/03/12 The increase of gas supplies from Russia
2015/02/26 Progress of the Lithuanian-Polish gas connection project
2014/12/22 Position of the EU regarding the South Stream and Nabucco gas pipelines
2014/12/17 Coordinated purchase of gas in the European Union
2014/10/14 Union-wide measures to contain the spread of the Ebola virus within the EU
2016/05/18 Commission examination of the German minimum wage for road transport carriers
2015/11/11 Commission examination of the minimum wage for road transport carriers established in Germany
2015/01/08 Fixing of minimum wage in Germany
2016/09/30 Introduction of visa-free regime with Georgia
2016/09/30 Introduction of visa-free regime with Ukraine
2014/11/18 Standardisation of glass containers
2016/08/31 Italian economic situation
2015/01/22 Responsibility of the Baltic States' joint venture 'RB Rail' for distributing EU funds to implement the 'Rail Baltica' project
2014/12/09 Joint financing of the 'Rail Baltica' project
2014/12/09 Integrating Vilnius into the 'Rail Baltica' route
2014/12/04 Poland's contribution to development of the 'Rail Baltica' project
2014/11/18 EU leadership in the field of innovation
2016/04/29 Development of business incubators
2016/01/13 EU nuclear energy development strategy
2016/01/13 Financing nuclear energy in the EU
2014/12/17 Completion of the development of the EU internal energy market by the end of 2014
2014/09/19 EU strategy on trade in conflict minerals
2014/07/02 EU nuclear energy development strategy
2016/03/16 Governance of macro-regional strategies
2015/02/26 Better governance of EU macro-regional strategies