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Parltrack

Parltrack is a european initiative to improve the transparency of legislative processes. It combines information on dossiers, representatives, vote results and committee agendas into a unique database and allows the tracking of dossiers using email and RSS. Most of the data presented is also available for further processing in JSON format. Using Parltrack it's easy to see at a glance which dossiers are being handled by committees and MEPs.


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4,119
MEPs
16,625
Dossiers
20,759
Votes
747
Active MEPs
688,038
Amendments

Sources

Parltrack currently monitors the European law-making using the data available from europarl.europa.eu. The data is being scraped from OEIL, EP plenary minutes, online MEP profiles and parliamentary committee agendas.

Copyright

The EP releases this data under the following terms:

As a general rule, the reuse (reproduction or use) of textual data and multimedia items which are the property of the European Union (identified by the words '© European Union, [year(s)] – Source: European Parliament' or '© European Union, [year(s)] – EP' ) or of third parties (© External source, [year(s)]), and for which the European Union holds the rights of use, is authorised, for personal use or for further non-commercial or commercial dissemination, provided that the entire item is reproduced and the source is acknowledged.

As long as the European institutions do not provide everything as raw data in open machine-processable formats, there can always be some errors in the data being scraped, so all warranties for the fitness of this data are void.

The data available as JSON from Parltrack is available under the Open Database License v1.0 (ODBL). Parltrack is available as free software under the Affero GPL v3+ license.

Privacy

Parltrack currently does not use cookies per default. The preferences of the users however are stored in cookies. These do not allow tracking, except setting your email address would - but we never do. The only private information stored are the email addresses of the users of the monitoring feature. These email addresses are used for the sole purpose of notifying users of changes. Web server access logs are stored for a maximum of one year for statistical purposes only.

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