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"20180418-0900-PLENARY-3-en_20180418-08:50:36_17"
0 (en)
"If you do not address this problem, the ground is there for populist nationalist forces to go on growing all over Europe."
"if you do not address this problem the ground is there for populist nationalist forces to go on growing all over europe."
"female"
"124737"
true
"None"
"20170614-0900-PLENARY-5-en_20170614-10:03:08_5"
0 (en)
"they attacked and removed the voices of resistance from our radio and TV stations. They attack and abuse the President who was elected in the United States of America, yet celebrate the globalist placeman they installed in France."
"they attacked and removed the voices of resistance from our radio and tv stations. they attack and abuse the president who was elected in the united states of america yet celebrate the globalist placeman they installed in france."
"male"
"124966"
true
"None"
"20180314-0900-PLENARY-13-en_20180314-16:03:18_3"
0 (en)
"In order to increase the preparedness at national and EU level, the key word to overcome those challenges is cooperation and the multidimensional aspects public private cooperation, cooperation between Member States, economic cross border and cross sector collaboration,"
"in order to increase the preparedness at national and eu level the key word to overcome those challenges is cooperation and the multidimensional aspects public private cooperation cooperation between member states economic cross border and cross sector collaboration"
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20160413-0900-PLENARY-17-en_20160413-15:33:39_4"
0 (en)
"These are not easy issues to resolve."
"these are not easy issues to resolve."
"male"
"28497"
true
"None"
"20170215-0900-PLENARY-4-en_20170215-10:17:28_5"
0 (en)
"So it is a good deal."
"so it is a good deal."
"male"
"96912"
true
"None"
"20150225-0900-PLENARY-9-en_20150225-19:46:16_8"
0 (en)
"The EU has not so much kicked the can down the road but rather rolled the can a few hundred yards towards President Putin's panzers, inviting both Greeks and Russians to trample all over it, thereby conflating two of the EU's greatest catastrophes firstly,"
"the eu has not so much kicked the can down the road but rather rolled the can a few hundred yards towards president putin's panzers inviting both greeks and russians to trample all over it thereby conflating two of the eu's greatest catastrophes firstly"
"male"
"124967"
true
"None"
"20170118-0900-PLENARY-15-en_20170118-15:17:24_11"
0 (en)
"That is also why the art of making compromises is getting very, very important."
"that is also why the art of making compromises is getting very very important."
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20151216-0900-PLENARY-13-en_20151216-15:06:06_34"
0 (en)
"welcome. Our work does not end, but begins, with the adoption of the Action Plan. Putting it into practice will be a living process where all actors will make their contribution."
"welcome. our work does not end but begins with the adoption of the action plan. putting it into practice will be a living process where all actors will make their contribution."
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20170315-0900-PLENARY-13-en_20170315-19:46:36_5"
0 (en)
"The EU must create a system that would coordinate the fast movement of defence forces personnel and equipment when the solidarity clause is invoked."
"the eu must create a system that would coordinate the fast movement of defence forces personnel and equipment when the solidarity clause is invoked."
"male"
"129073"
true
"None"
"20121210-0900-PLENARY-10-en_20121210-17:57:33_25"
0 (en)
"I agree with all those who say that we should have those two aims we should of course work to the benefit of our own people"
"i agree with all those who say that we should have those two aims we should of course work to the benefit of our own people;"
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20160510-0900-PLENARY-17-en_20160510-19:42:17_55"
0 (en)
"In concrete terms, hope is the possibility to go to school for the children, to learn a job, to imagine your own life after exile, and for this very reason we are very much focusing especially on two main issues the support we give to children and young people and the support we give to women because we know very well that these are the two engines for keeping hope alive in the families that flee Syria."
"in concrete terms hope is the possibility to go to school for the children to learn a job to imagine your own life after exile and for this very reason we are very much focusing especially on two main issues the support we give to children and young people and the support we give to women because we know very well that these are the two engines for keeping hope alive in the families that flee syria."
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20150609-0900-PLENARY-2-en_20150609-09:00:28_6"
0 (en)
"When everyone in Europe was tired after the war, it took great courage to name the situation, as it was if not acted upon possibly as dangerous as the situation created by the Nazis."
"when everyone in europe was tired after the war it took great courage to name the situation as it was if not acted upon possibly as dangerous as the situation created by the nazis."
"male"
"124759"
true
"None"
"20100616-0900-PLENARY-3-en_20100616-10:11:07_8"
0 (en)
"Only Neelie Kroes has provided, in the digital agenda, the background that we need."
"only neelie kroes has provided in the digital agenda the background that we need."
"female"
"28127"
true
"None"
"20121026-0900-PLENARY-6-en_20121026-11:06:07_9"
0 (en)
"Issues relating to the rights of women and children are regularly raised in the European Union's human rights dialogue with Pakistan, most recently during the February 2012 EU Pakistan Joint Commission, and the High Representative addressed this question during her visit to Islamabad on 5 and 6 June."
"issues relating to the rights of women and children are regularly raised in the european union's human rights dialogue with pakistan most recently during the february two thousand and twelve eu pakistan joint commission and the high representative addressed this question during her visit to islamabad on five and six june."
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20180301-0900-PLENARY-6-en_20180301-11:23:07_7"
0 (en)
"Later this month, I'll join with colleagues to take our work to the United Nations in New York, but I am very concerned that Mr Trump's administration has refused to grant visas to many women activists who planned to attend, and that this refusal is a way to silence the grassroots women's movement. I therefore call on the EEAS and the Member States to use all diplomatic channels to help ensure that these attendees can obtain their visas."
"later this month i'll join with colleagues to take our work to the united nations in new york but i am very concerned that mr trump's administration has refused to grant visas to many women activists who planned to attend and that this refusal is a way to silence the grassroots women's movement. i therefore call on the eeas and the member states to use all diplomatic channels to help ensure that these attendees can obtain their visas."
"female"
"124963"
true
"None"
"20110511-0900-PLENARY-9-en_20110511-16:15:40_14"
0 (en)
"There is much we can learn about how we could better support our own innovative small businesses in Europe."
"there is much we can learn about how we could better support our own innovative small businesses in europe."
"female"
"28477"
true
"None"
"20190211-0900-PLENARY-en_20190211-21:43:01_8"
0 (en)
"That is why the Commission believes that the sector should be appropriately supported to reduce its vulnerability to predation and ensure its co existence with wild carnivores."
"that is why the commission believes that the sector should be appropriately supported to reduce its vulnerability to predation and ensure its co existence with wild carnivores."
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20200113-0900-PLENARY-en_20200113-17:34:36_5"
0 (en)
"7.3 million hectares of land that have been destroyed cover an area that exceeds the size of the Netherlands and Belgium combined."
"seven three million hectares of land that have been destroyed cover an area that exceeds the size of the netherlands and belgium combined."
"female"
"124970"
true
"None"
"20120911-0900-PLENARY-21-en_20120911-17:23:23_65"
0 (en)
"we can. We have engaged in every aspect of trying to find solutions diplomatic, political working with Member States to ensure that we are absolutely determined in supporting the efforts of the Security Council, the efforts to bring a common position that will enable the United Nations to move forward and efforts to see what can be done to support the countries of the region, which are, as we speak, dealing with the impact in every possible"
"we can. we have engaged in every aspect of trying to find solutions diplomatic political working with member states to ensure that we are absolutely determined in supporting the efforts of the security council the efforts to bring a common position that will enable the united nations to move forward and efforts to see what can be done to support the countries of the region which are as we speak dealing with the impact in every possible"
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20180912-0900-PLENARY-en_20180912-22:37:06_3"
0 (en)
"First, on the impact on jobs in order to support workers in the transport industry in adjusting to digitalisation and the transition to low emission mobility, the Commission, in partnership with Member States and stakeholders such as employers, workers' representatives and education and training providers, is addressing skill gaps and mismatches."
"first on the impact on jobs in order to support workers in the transport industry in adjusting to digitalisation and the transition to low emission mobility the commission in partnership with member states and stakeholders such as employers workers' representatives and education and training providers is addressing skill gaps and mismatches."
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20130313-0900-PLENARY-4-en_20130313-09:51:37_17"
0 (en)
"But we continue to oppose new own resources."
"but we continue to oppose new own resources."
"male"
"4536"
true
"None"
"20131210-0900-PLENARY-11-en_20131210-14:07:04_8"
0 (en)
"We must do all that we can to nurture the enthusiasm in this new country and deploy all the EU's resources and instruments available to help integrate it into a global community of free, democratic and prosperous states."
"we must do all that we can to nurture the enthusiasm in this new country and deploy all the eu's resources and instruments available to help integrate it into a global community of free democratic and prosperous states."
"male"
"4521"
true
"None"
"20120312-0900-PLENARY-16-en_20120312-22:42:08_6"
0 (en)
"on the future of company law and is in phase with the Social Business Initiative that the Commission adopted in October last year."
"on the future of company law and is in phase with the social business initiative that the commission adopted in october last year."
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20150527-0900-PLENARY-12-en_20150527-19:01:08_10"
0 (en)
"in Eritrea. As regards the programming of the aid under the 11th European Development Fund, discussions are ongoing. It is proposed that EU development aid will support social and economic development, including through increasing access to renewable energy, in order to achieve tangible results for"
"in eritrea. as regards the programming of the aid under the eleventh european development fund discussions are ongoing. it is proposed that eu development aid will support social and economic development including through increasing access to renewable energy in order to achieve tangible results for"
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20171211-0900-PLENARY-17-en_20171211-20:45:15_8"
0 (en)
"These areas represent significant opportunities for European companies."
"these areas represent significant opportunities for european companies."
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20110509-0900-PLENARY-12-en_20110509-18:34:15_17"
0 (en)
"European Union policies will need appropriate support in international negotiations and Member States may also need assistance to negotiate with neighbouring non EU countries."
"european union policies will need appropriate support in international negotiations and member states may also need assistance to negotiate with neighbouring non eu countries."
"female"
"36232"
true
"None"
"20170614-0900-PLENARY-15-en_20170614-16:05:32_2"
0 (en)
"These may sometimes limit us in our ambitions."
"these may sometimes limit us in our ambitions."
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20110914-0900-PLENARY-11-en_20110914-17:51:56_2"
0 (en)
"Unlike on some other issues, the EU Member States managed to come up with a single position on these sanctions and this should be applauded."
"unlike on some other issues the eu member states managed to come up with a single position on these sanctions and this should be applauded."
"female"
"28276"
true
"None"
"20180614-0900-PLENARY-3-en_20180614-09:01:57_3"
0 (en)
"We also have to speak about our losses the cost of corruption."
"we also have to speak about our losses the cost of corruption."
"male"
"124721"
true
"None"
"20181024-0900-PLENARY-en_20181024-19:39:38_5"
0 (en)
"At the same time, we would simplify the application of external cost charging to address also other forms of pollution."
"at the same time we would simplify the application of external cost charging to address also other forms of pollution."
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20130704-0900-PLENARY-3-en_20130704-09:00:19_2"
0 (en)
"When it comes to the digital single market, certainly we must move mountains of barriers to unlock the hundreds of billions of euros in value that we can add to the EU's economy."
"when it comes to the digital single market certainly we must move mountains of barriers to unlock the hundreds of billions of euros in value that we can add to the eu's economy."
"female"
"96945"
true
"None"
"20150520-0900-PLENARY-3-en_20150520-11:48:36_11"
0 (en)
"But we all know that any action alone will not be enough to solve the situation."
"but we all know that any action alone will not be enough to solve the situation."
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20181211-0900-PLENARY-en_20181211-10:06:10_5"
0 (en)
"It would be helpful to think this problem through."
"it would be helpful to think this problem through."
"male"
"28135"
true
"None"
"20110307-0900-PLENARY-11-en_20110307-17:39:33_6"
0 (en)
"In 2010, as a result of the AIFM Directive, one in four hedge funds left the City of London."
"in two thousand and ten as a result of the aifm directive one in four hedge funds left the city of london."
"male"
"4525"
true
"None"
"20160510-0900-PLENARY-12-en_20160510-15:40:29_6"
0 (en)
"Finally, I strongly welcome that the discussion on additional debt relief has taken place and that now there is guidance and a clear mandate to identify specific measures like maturity extensions, grace periods and this, the interest deferral, on the basis of a three stage approach that and this is another positive element does not exclude further measures in the long term. So yes,"
"finally i strongly welcome that the discussion on additional debt relief has taken place and that now there is guidance and a clear mandate to identify specific measures like maturity extensions grace periods and this the interest deferral on the basis of a three stage approach that and this is another positive element does not exclude further measures in the long term. so yes"
"male"
"96892"
true
"None"
"20190211-0900-PLENARY-en_20190211-17:35:09_2"
0 (en)
"The NATO foreign ministers in the Munich Security Conference will be discussing it this week and this Parliament should have a position before they meet given its direct and major impact on the citizens that we are all here to represent."
"the nato foreign ministers in the munich security conference will be discussing it this week and this parliament should have a position before they meet given its direct and major impact on the citizens that we are all here to represent."
"female"
"124944"
true
"None"
"20151125-0900-PLENARY-15-en_20151125-15:09:26_13"
0 (en)
"I will present in December a detailed Commission plan and commitment on improving gender equality in the years to come."
"i will present in december a detailed commission plan and commitment on improving gender equality in the years to come."
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20180910-0900-PLENARY-en_20180910-18:49:25_5"
0 (en)
"It means to strengthen economic and social cohesion by reducing disparities in the level of development between regions."
"it means to strengthen economic and social cohesion by reducing disparities in the level of development between regions."
"female"
"103381"
true
"None"
"20170315-0900-PLENARY-10-en_20170315-15:46:21_8"
0 (en)
"Our external borders also need continuing reinforcement."
"our external borders also need continuing reinforcement."
"male"
"35135"
true
"None"
"20120912-0900-PLENARY-7-en_20120912-13:41:41_1"
0 (en)
"We have finally set minimum standards for handling the victims of crimes, irrespective of their nationality or the place where the crime was perpetrated. This directive provides for the first time a unified definition of a victim to be used in all EU countries."
"we have finally set minimum standards for handling the victims of crimes irrespective of their nationality or the place where the crime was perpetrated. this directive provides for the first time a unified definition of a victim to be used in all eu countries."
"female"
"96824"
true
"None"
"20171005-0900-PLENARY-14-en_20171005-15:07:36_6"
0 (en)
"Social economy is not another economy"
"social economy is not another economy;"
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20150211-0900-PLENARY-17-en_20150211-21:40:36_34"
0 (en)
"to increase effective sharing of information on prices and expenditures on medicinal products such a measure should contribute to greater transparency, while respecting the competence of Member States for financing their health systems, including reimbursement of medicinal products"
"to increase effective sharing of information on prices and expenditures on medicinal products such a measure should contribute to greater transparency while respecting the competence of member states for financing their health systems including reimbursement of medicinal products;"
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20121121-0900-PLENARY-14-en_20121121-20:20:49_8"
0 (en)
"However, as underlined by the Vice President High Representative on many occasions before, the enhancement of EU Kazakhstan relations is not independent of the advancement of domestic political reforms and the protection and promotion of human rights in Kazakhstan."
"however as underlined by the vice president high representative on many occasions before the enhancement of eu kazakhstan relations is not independent of the advancement of domestic political reforms and the protection and promotion of human rights in kazakhstan."
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20091215-0900-PLENARY-17-en_20091215-23:16:58_16"
0 (en)
"Colleagues, reject the EPP and ECR resolutions."
"colleagues reject the epp and ecr resolutions."
"female"
"28266"
true
"None"
"20200917-0900-PLENARY-en_20200917-10:00:22_6"
0 (en)
"How can we with moral authority judge, criticise the United States where Trump is building a wall, separating children from their parents, even forced sterilisation of women, if we let people drown, if we let them starve, if we let them live in the streets without even water, food and medicine?"
"how can we with moral authority judge criticise the united states where trump is building a wall separating children from their parents even forced sterilisation of women if we let people drown if we let them starve if we let them live in the streets without even water food and medicine?"
"male"
"28266"
true
"None"
"20090323-0900-PLENARY-15-en_20090323-22:11:21_18"
0 (en)
"So we ask the Commission to refrain from including such clauses, given the importance of capital controls, especially for poorer countries, to mitigate the impact of the financial crisis."
"so we ask the commission to refrain from including such clauses given the importance of capital controls especially for poorer countries to mitigate the impact of the financial crisis."
"male"
"33569"
true
"None"
"20190416-0900-PLENARY-en_20190416-17:09:20_11"
0 (en)
"We have supported this request, indicating that a military council would not provide the right answers to the people's demands and requesting a swift handover to a civilian transitional government."
"we have supported this request indicating that a military council would not provide the right answers to the people's demands and requesting a swift handover to a civilian transitional government."
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20170612-0900-PLENARY-13-en_20170612-19:26:40_6"
0 (en)
"I think we in this Parliament can actually learn something from our discussions on the national disasters issue."
"i think we in this parliament can actually learn something from our discussions on the national disasters issue."
"male"
"96918"
true
"None"
"20120313-0900-PLENARY-4-en_20120313-11:26:19_8"
0 (en)
"The encouragement of the countries of the Eastern Partnership and the planned elaboration of a road map are evidently steps in the direction of ensuring that objective."
"the encouragement of the countries of the eastern partnership and the planned elaboration of a road map are evidently steps in the direction of ensuring that objective."
"male"
"28135"
true
"None"
"20100705-0900-PLENARY-20-en_20100705-23:12:40_2"
0 (en)
"While this is not an anti cyclical economic policy, it represents a powerful and relevant lever available to the Union for promoting investment in the real economy."
"while this is not an anti cyclical economic policy it represents a powerful and relevant lever available to the union for promoting investment in the real economy."
"male"
"99424"
true
"None"
"20120705-0900-PLENARY-5-en_20120705-09:04:38_2"
0 (en)
"I appreciate the exchanges we had during the Conference and I am pleased that you can now share your impressions of the complex negotiations with other honourable Members too."
"i appreciate the exchanges we had during the conference and i am pleased that you can now share your impressions of the complex negotiations with other honourable members too."
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20111201-0900-PLENARY-8-en_20111201-13:26:38_2"
0 (en)
"It is absolutely right that we have a holistic approach."
"it is absolutely right that we have a holistic approach."
"male"
"4532"
true
"None"
"20201006-0900-PLENARY-en_20201006-12:07:25_8"
0 (en)
"Forest protection provides us with hope, gives us a chance to have a buffer against the worst dangers of climate change."
"forest protection provides us with hope gives us a chance to have a buffer against the worst dangers of climate change."
"male"
"58766"
true
"None"
"20090504-0900-PLENARY-18-en_20090504-23:24:01_3"
0 (en)
"It seems to me and here are the crucial points I want to make in the short time available this evening that one important thing that is missing from this proposal is the overall strategic framework that the Commission wants to follow in the evolution of the consumer acquis."
"it seems to me and here are the crucial points i want to make in the short time available this evening that one important thing that is missing from this proposal is the overall strategic framework that the commission wants to follow in the evolution of the consumer acquis."
"male"
"4538"
true
"None"
"20160913-0900-PLENARY-11-en_20160913-15:07:53_3"
0 (en)
"As the Presidency said here in January, both the independence of tribunals and freedom and pluralism of media are indispensable elements in ensuring the rule of law in a democratic society."
"as the presidency said here in january both the independence of tribunals and freedom and pluralism of media are indispensable elements in ensuring the rule of law in a democratic society."
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20100706-0900-PLENARY-4-en_20100706-11:30:06_5"
0 (en)
"The deal is good compared with last time, including, as it does now, a judicial review, EU oversight, review procedures and blocking mechanisms. It represents for us the future possibility of our own EU TFTP system."
"the deal is good compared with last time including as it does now a judicial review eu oversight review procedures and blocking mechanisms. it represents for us the future possibility of our own eu tftp system."
"male"
"4542"
true
"None"
"20110407-0900-PLENARY-10-en_20110407-15:50:59_4"
0 (en)
"On 20 March, more than 10 of them were effectively stopped from voting by the authorities."
"on twenty march more than ten zero of them were effectively stopped from voting by the authorities."
"male"
"99424"
true
"None"
"20170315-0900-PLENARY-10-en_20170315-15:06:57_9"
0 (en)
"We are therefore working hard to implement the 2016 roadmap on information exchange and information management containing 50 actions for improving information exchange."
"we are therefore working hard to implement the two thousand and sixteen roadmap on information exchange and information management containing fifty actions for improving information exchange."
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20111213-0900-PLENARY-5-en_20111213-10:56:50_5"
0 (en)
"His veto has made the summit result harder to deliver, more intergovernmental and less integrated with this House and the Community method."
"his veto has made the summit result harder to deliver more intergovernmental and less integrated with this house and the community method."
"female"
"33570"
true
"None"
"20091123-0900-PLENARY-12-en_20091123-18:10:45_20"
0 (en)
"This gives the Commission a central role, in cooperation with BEREC, to ensure that the Telecoms Regulation is applied consistently in the single market in the interests of citizens and businesses."
"this gives the commission a central role in cooperation with berec to ensure that the telecoms regulation is applied consistently in the single market in the interests of citizens and businesses."
"female"
"1185"
true
"None"
"20130116-0900-PLENARY-13-en_20130116-17:48:36_6"
0 (en)
"More also needs to be done to fight the endemic corruption that we see in the inspection system and not just in the inspection system, but also in the claims made by the brands, the multinationals, in terms of their corporate responsibility statements."
"more also needs to be done to fight the endemic corruption that we see in the inspection system and not just in the inspection system but also in the claims made by the brands the multinationals in terms of their corporate responsibility statements."
"male"
"112014"
true
"None"
"20170705-0900-PLENARY-16-en_20170705-19:03:49_10"
0 (en)
"With regards to reporting, I would like to mention here the Environmental Implementation Review and, as outlined in the report, the EIR has already served as a useful tool in highlighting implementation gaps in the Member States, and the Commission has already started to take action based on these."
"with regards to reporting i would like to mention here the environmental implementation review and as outlined in the report the eir has already served as a useful tool in highlighting implementation gaps in the member states and the commission has already started to take action based on these."
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20110929-0900-PLENARY-15-en_20110929-12:33:30_2"
0 (en)
"This goes completely off the chart. Two questions immediately arise."
"this goes completely off the chart. two questions immediately arise."
"male"
"4555"
true
"None"
"20160511-0900-PLENARY-16-en_20160511-18:12:52_27"
0 (en)
"There is broad consensus within Council to advance quickly on the revision of the suspension and monitoring mechanism with the aim of agreeing a position at the Justice and Home Affairs Council of 20"
"there is broad consensus within council to advance quickly on the revision of the suspension and monitoring mechanism with the aim of agreeing a position at the justice and home affairs council of twenty"
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20100614-0900-PLENARY-13-en_20100614-20:32:28_0"
0 (en)
"Madam President, the fundamental problem with the European Arrest Warrant is not inadequate translation services, but rather that it has rendered national courts completely powerless to protect their own citizens against unjust extradition in the first place."
"madam president the fundamental problem with the european arrest warrant is not inadequate translation services but rather that it has rendered national courts completely powerless to protect their own citizens against unjust extradition in the first place."
"male"
"28497"
true
"None"
"20130910-0900-PLENARY-9-en_20130910-13:25:13_5"
0 (en)
"I welcome this report, which proposed a system of interpretation on demand."
"i welcome this report which proposed a system of interpretation on demand."
"female"
"96944"
true
"None"
"20150211-0900-PLENARY-5-en_20150211-13:07:44_3"
0 (en)
"We know also that drivers from other EU countries have been basically immune when they are driving on Irish roads."
"we know also that drivers from other eu countries have been basically immune when they are driving on irish roads."
"male"
"124986"
true
"None"
"20090312-0900-PLENARY-5-en_20090312-11:31:37_3"
0 (en)
"We would certainly highlight the failure to allow free trade unions to operate within China."
"we would certainly highlight the failure to allow free trade unions to operate within china."
"male"
"1413"
true
"None"
"20180207-0900-PLENARY-15-en_20180207-15:25:42_4"
0 (en)
"we all know of areas where lots of money has been spent over the years and we still see deprivation in those areas."
"we all know of areas where lots of money has been spent over the years and we still see deprivation in those areas."
"male"
"33569"
true
"None"
"20090113-0900-PLENARY-23-en_20090113-21:54:50_3"
0 (en)
"They are carcinogenic and they cause neurotic effects with nerve damage. Under normal temperatures their use causes them to evaporate to dangerous levels. To work safely with dichloromethanes one needs an air proof suit at a cost of about EUR 2"
"they are carcinogenic and they cause neurotic effects with nerve damage. under normal temperatures their use causes them to evaporate to dangerous levels. to work safely with dichloromethanes one needs an air proof suit at a cost of about eur two"
"male"
"4544"
true
"None"
"20100615-0900-PLENARY-13-en_20100615-19:39:23_4"
0 (en)
"However, it is up to the Member States and their regions to manage the programmes and to implement them by selecting programmes and projects."
"however it is up to the member states and their regions to manage the programmes and to implement them by selecting programmes and projects."
"female"
"1185"
true
"None"
"20181023-0900-PLENARY-en_20181023-17:12:59_1"
0 (en)
"Additionally, a regime that lies and deceives the international community cannot be trusted to handle war weapons."
"additionally a regime that lies and deceives the international community cannot be trusted to handle war weapons."
"female"
"96945"
true
"None"
"20100209-0900-PLENARY-11-en_20100209-19:32:40_4"
0 (en)
"My constituents in East Anglia are already deeply concerned at the scale of the traveller and gypsy communities, particularly so in Essex."
"my constituents in east anglia are already deeply concerned at the scale of the traveller and gypsy communities particularly so in essex."
"male"
"96912"
true
"None"
"20170427-0900-PLENARY-7-en_20170427-10:25:20_4"
0 (en)
"It is delivering all those things"
"it is delivering all those things;"
"female"
"96734"
true
"None"
"20170612-0900-PLENARY-15-en_20170612-21:16:00_36"
0 (en)
"So thank you very much for your attention."
"so thank you very much for your attention."
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20180529-0900-PLENARY-4-en_20180529-11:15:11_17"
0 (en)
"its aim is to preserve fairness on the internal market, in order to preserve our citizens' confidence in the internal market."
"its aim is to preserve fairness on the internal market in order to preserve our citizens' confidence in the internal market."
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20170301-0900-PLENARY-12-en_20170301-18:26:13_5"
0 (en)
"It is no surprise that kids will believe smugglers' promises to reunite them with family when we see the reality of what many of those minors currently face and the lack of information they get. We only have to look at the scandal of Calais in terms of child protection children identified there by civil society organisations,"
"it is no surprise that kids will believe smugglers' promises to reunite them with family when we see the reality of what many of those minors currently face and the lack of information they get. we only have to look at the scandal of calais in terms of child protection children identified there by civil society organisations"
"female"
"4531"
true
"None"
"20201005-0900-PLENARY-en_20201005-22:22:52_37"
0 (en)
"In closing, let me reiterate our appreciation for the work of the European Parliament and its continued efforts to contribute to our common efforts to make the recovery just and fair for all, including also the young."
"in closing let me reiterate our appreciation for the work of the european parliament and its continued efforts to contribute to our common efforts to make the recovery just and fair for all including also the young."
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20170515-0900-PLENARY-11-en_20170515-18:17:38_12"
0 (en)
"How will it help to match the supply and demand of skills in the labour market?"
"how will it help to match the supply and demand of skills in the labour market?"
"female"
"96672"
true
"None"
"20160707-0900-PLENARY-15-en_20160707-15:07:42_4"
0 (en)
"Enforcing respect of mutual recognition meaning that goods lawfully marketed in one Member State enjoy the right to free movement and can be sold in another Member State ensures the smooth functioning of the single market for goods, including food."
"enforcing respect of mutual recognition meaning that goods lawfully marketed in one member state enjoy the right to free movement and can be sold in another member state ensures the smooth functioning of the single market for goods including food."
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20190115-0900-PLENARY-en_20190115-10:26:30_19"
0 (en)
"This is what our Member States have asked for, and we have delivered."
"this is what our member states have asked for and we have delivered."
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20160413-0900-PLENARY-5-en_20160413-12:13:46_3"
0 (en)
"But we would be making a mistake if it became the main tool of our policy, because it would be a simple incentive for further, even greater, migration flows, something like an encouragement for possible new migrants."
"but we would be making a mistake if it became the main tool of our policy because it would be a simple incentive for further even greater migration flows something like an encouragement for possible new migrants."
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20191009-0900-PLENARY-en_20191009-18:00:17_24"
0 (en)
""
"having said that the eib can and is ready to become even greener."
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20170215-0900-PLENARY-4-en_20170215-11:52:53_0"
0 (en)
"Madam President, honourable Members of this House, it has indeed been a very long and interesting debate. We are here discussing a trade agreement. Trade has made the European Union the biggest economy of the world."
"madam president honourable members of this house it has indeed been a very long and interesting debate. we are here discussing a trade agreement. trade has made the european union the biggest economy of the world."
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20171025-0900-PLENARY-19-en_20171025-17:47:24_11"
0 (en)
"I think it is time for us not only to take action, but also time to take responsibility."
"i think it is time for us not only to take action but also time to take responsibility."
"male"
"28124"
true
"None"
"20120215-0900-PLENARY-18-en_20120215-22:45:49_3"
0 (en)
"This is not through a mutual legal assistance treaty"
"this is not through a mutual legal assistance treaty;"
"male"
"28266"
true
"None"
"20191126-0900-PLENARY-en_20191126-18:43:06_9"
0 (en)
""
"in addition article twenty one of the charter of fundamental rights of the european union which has the same legal values as the treaties prohibits any discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and sex."
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20090917-0900-PLENARY-3-en_20090917-10:57:05_7"
0 (en)
"In addition, our group strongly believes that all projects have to address concerns about transparency and corruption and cannot stand in the way of a frank and strict human rights dialogue with the cooperation countries, as well as a holistic and political approach to these countries."
"in addition our group strongly believes that all projects have to address concerns about transparency and corruption and cannot stand in the way of a frank and strict human rights dialogue with the cooperation countries as well as a holistic and political approach to these countries."
"female"
"96662"
true
"None"
"20170314-0900-PLENARY-9-en_20170314-15:13:18_7"
0 (en)
"Every day, 830 women die from preventable causes linked to pregnancy and childbirth."
"every day eight hundred and thirty women die from preventable causes linked to pregnancy and childbirth."
"female"
"2327"
true
"None"
"20110706-0900-PLENARY-10-en_20110706-17:57:10_4"
0 (en)
"I was particularly struck that the word dignity' one I did not use in my initial contribution was used by so many honourable Members as a way of describing what we are seeking to develop as we support the people of the region in their future quest for democracy and human rights."
"i was particularly struck that the word dignity' one i did not use in my initial contribution was used by so many honourable members as a way of describing what we are seeking to develop as we support the people of the region in their future quest for democracy and human rights."
"female"
"None"
true
"None"
"20140113-0900-PLENARY-13-en_20140113-18:11:42_15"
0 (en)
"Even in my own country, the UK, where there is cross party support for CCS, we have yet to see construction cranes in action."
"even in my own country the uk where there is cross party support for ccs we have yet to see construction cranes in action."
"male"
"4554"
true
"None"
"20130612-0900-PLENARY-13-en_20130612-16:11:36_3"
0 (en)
"My group has welcomed progress made on judicial reform and on the Kurdish issue, but your response to this crisis shows the need for further reforms of the police, on freedom of expression and of assembly."
"my group has welcomed progress made on judicial reform and on the kurdish issue but your response to this crisis shows the need for further reforms of the police on freedom of expression and of assembly."
"male"
"2073"
true
"None"
"20090310-0900-PLENARY-8-en_20090310-12:16:24_1"
0 (en)
"In that case, my group requests that we delay the vote until tomorrow so that we can study the implications of this."
"in that case my group requests that we delay the vote until tomorrow so that we can study the implications of this."
"male"
"2155"
true
"None"
"20110511-0900-PLENARY-2-en_20110511-10:36:59_8"
0 (en)
"And also this does not change the fact that the Lisbon Treaty envisaged a stronger role for you."
"and also this does not change the fact that the lisbon treaty envisaged a stronger role for you."
"female"
"96662"
true
"None"
"20131211-0900-PLENARY-5-en_20131211-12:39:05_1"
0 (en)
"including freedom of association, freedom of expression and the right to demonstrate, to be respected"
"including freedom of association freedom of expression and the right to demonstrate to be respected;"
"male"
"96651"
true
"None"
"20181114-0900-PLENARY-en_20181114-20:36:47_2"
0 (en)
"This time, it would not be just between two superpowers, but open to any immoral regime that could find the cash to join in."
"this time it would not be just between two superpowers but open to any immoral regime that could find the cash to join in."
"female"
"124942"
true
"None"
"20171213-0900-PLENARY-4-en_20171213-11:05:47_4"
0 (en)
"The UK and the EU now have an opportunity to agree on a deal that works for all parties that can only be achieved if we work together and with cool heads."
"the uk and the eu now have an opportunity to agree on a deal that works for all parties that can only be achieved if we work together and with cool heads."
"male"
"1318"
true
"None"
"20120522-0900-PLENARY-8-en_20120522-15:04:25_15"
0 (en)
"A further key element to the growth agenda is the external economic policy."
"a further key element to the growth agenda is the external economic policy."
"male"
"None"
true
"None"
"20090401-0900-PLENARY-15-en_20090401-20:43:13_3"
0 (en)
"I welcome recent statements by the Commission which detail the disbursement of EU funds to address this huge challenge."
"i welcome recent statements by the commission which detail the disbursement of eu funds to address this huge challenge."
"male"
"38724"
true
"None"
"20170531-0900-PLENARY-17-en_20170531-23:11:33_6"
0 (en)
"Whoever the donors are, we know that the DUP took the Brexit money, but we will pay the price."
"whoever the donors are we know that the dup took the brexit money but we will pay the price."
"female"
"113959"
true
"None"
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Dataset Card for Voxpopuli

Dataset Summary

VoxPopuli is a large-scale multilingual speech corpus for representation learning, semi-supervised learning and interpretation. The raw data is collected from 2009-2020 European Parliament event recordings. We acknowledge the European Parliament for creating and sharing these materials. This implementation contains transcribed speech data for 18 languages. It also contains 29 hours of transcribed speech data of non-native English intended for research in ASR for accented speech (15 L2 accents)

Example usage

VoxPopuli contains labelled data for 18 languages. To load a specific language pass its name as a config name:

from datasets import load_dataset

voxpopuli_croatian = load_dataset("facebook/voxpopuli", "hr")

To load all the languages in a single dataset use "multilang" config name:

voxpopuli_all = load_dataset("facebook/voxpopuli", "multilang")

To load a specific set of languages, use "multilang" config name and pass a list of required languages to languages parameter:

voxpopuli_slavic = load_dataset("facebook/voxpopuli", "multilang", languages=["hr", "sk", "sl", "cs", "pl"])

To load accented English data, use "en_accented" config name:

voxpopuli_accented = load_dataset("facebook/voxpopuli", "en_accented")

Note that L2 English subset contains only test split.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

  • automatic-speech-recognition: The dataset can be used to train a model for Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR). The model is presented with an audio file and asked to transcribe the audio file to written text. The most common evaluation metric is the word error rate (WER).

Accented English subset can also be used for research in ASR for accented speech (15 L2 accents)

Languages

VoxPopuli contains labelled (transcribed) data for 18 languages:

Language Code Transcribed Hours Transcribed Speakers Transcribed Tokens
English En 543 1313 4.8M
German De 282 531 2.3M
French Fr 211 534 2.1M
Spanish Es 166 305 1.6M
Polish Pl 111 282 802K
Italian It 91 306 757K
Romanian Ro 89 164 739K
Hungarian Hu 63 143 431K
Czech Cs 62 138 461K
Dutch Nl 53 221 488K
Finnish Fi 27 84 160K
Croatian Hr 43 83 337K
Slovak Sk 35 96 270K
Slovene Sl 10 45 76K
Estonian Et 3 29 18K
Lithuanian Lt 2 21 10K
Total 1791 4295 15M

Accented speech transcribed data has 15 various L2 accents:

Accent Code Transcribed Hours Transcribed Speakers
Dutch en_nl 3.52 45
German en_de 3.52 84
Czech en_cs 3.30 26
Polish en_pl 3.23 33
French en_fr 2.56 27
Hungarian en_hu 2.33 23
Finnish en_fi 2.18 20
Romanian en_ro 1.85 27
Slovak en_sk 1.46 17
Spanish en_es 1.42 18
Italian en_it 1.11 15
Estonian en_et 1.08 6
Lithuanian en_lt 0.65 7
Croatian en_hr 0.42 9
Slovene en_sl 0.25 7

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

{
  'audio_id': '20180206-0900-PLENARY-15-hr_20180206-16:10:06_5',
  'language': 11,  # "hr"
  'audio': {
    'path': '/home/polina/.cache/huggingface/datasets/downloads/extracted/44aedc80bb053f67f957a5f68e23509e9b181cc9e30c8030f110daaedf9c510e/train_part_0/20180206-0900-PLENARY-15-hr_20180206-16:10:06_5.wav',
    'array': array([-0.01434326, -0.01055908,  0.00106812, ...,  0.00646973], dtype=float32),
    'sampling_rate': 16000
  },
  'raw_text': '',
  'normalized_text': 'poast genitalnog sakaenja ena u europi tek je jedna od manifestacija takve tetne politike.',
  'gender': 'female',
  'speaker_id': '119431',
  'is_gold_transcript': True,
  'accent': 'None'
}

Data Fields

  • audio_id (string) - id of audio segment
  • language (datasets.ClassLabel) - numerical id of audio segment
  • audio (datasets.Audio) - a dictionary containing the path to the audio, the decoded audio array, and the sampling rate. In non-streaming mode (default), the path points to the locally extracted audio. In streaming mode, the path is the relative path of an audio inside its archive (as files are not downloaded and extracted locally).
  • raw_text (string) - original (orthographic) audio segment text
  • normalized_text (string) - normalized audio segment transcription
  • gender (string) - gender of speaker
  • speaker_id (string) - id of speaker
  • is_gold_transcript (bool) - ?
  • accent (string) - type of accent, for example "en_lt", if applicable, else "None".

Data Splits

All configs (languages) except for accented English contain data in three splits: train, validation and test. Accented English en_accented config contains only test split.

Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

[More Information Needed]

Source Data

The raw data is collected from 2009-2020 European Parliament event recordings

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

The VoxPopuli transcribed set comes from aligning the full-event source speech audio with the transcripts for plenary sessions. Official timestamps are available for locating speeches by speaker in the full session, but they are frequently inaccurate, resulting in truncation of the speech or mixture of fragments from the preceding or the succeeding speeches. To calibrate the original timestamps, we perform speaker diarization (SD) on the full-session audio using pyannote.audio (Bredin et al.2020) and adopt the nearest SD timestamps (by L1 distance to the original ones) instead for segmentation. Full-session audios are segmented into speech paragraphs by speaker, each of which has a transcript available.

The speech paragraphs have an average duration of 197 seconds, which leads to significant. We hence further segment these paragraphs into utterances with a maximum duration of 20 seconds. We leverage speech recognition (ASR) systems to force-align speech paragraphs to the given transcripts. The ASR systems are TDS models (Hannun et al., 2019) trained with ASG criterion (Collobert et al., 2016) on audio tracks from in-house deidentified video data.

The resulting utterance segments may have incorrect transcriptions due to incomplete raw transcripts or inaccurate ASR force-alignment. We use the predictions from the same ASR systems as references and filter the candidate segments by a maximum threshold of 20% character error rate(CER).

Who are the source language producers?

Speakers are participants of the European Parliament events, many of them are EU officials.

Annotations

Annotation process

[More Information Needed]

Who are the annotators?

[More Information Needed]

Personal and Sensitive Information

[More Information Needed]

Considerations for Using the Data

Social Impact of Dataset

[More Information Needed]

Discussion of Biases

Gender speakers distribution is imbalanced, percentage of female speakers is mostly lower than 50% across languages, with the minimum of 15% for the Lithuanian language data.

VoxPopuli includes all available speeches from the 2009-2020 EP events without any selections on the topics or speakers. The speech contents represent the standpoints of the speakers in the EP events, many of which are EU officials.

Other Known Limitations

Additional Information

Dataset Curators

[More Information Needed]

Licensing Information

The dataset is distributet under CC0 license, see also European Parliament's legal notice for the raw data.

Citation Information

Please cite this paper:

@inproceedings{wang-etal-2021-voxpopuli,
    title = "{V}ox{P}opuli: A Large-Scale Multilingual Speech Corpus for Representation Learning, Semi-Supervised Learning and Interpretation",
    author = "Wang, Changhan  and
      Riviere, Morgane  and
      Lee, Ann  and
      Wu, Anne  and
      Talnikar, Chaitanya  and
      Haziza, Daniel  and
      Williamson, Mary  and
      Pino, Juan  and
      Dupoux, Emmanuel",
    booktitle = "Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (Volume 1: Long Papers)",
    month = aug,
    year = "2021",
    address = "Online",
    publisher = "Association for Computational Linguistics",
    url = "https://aclanthology.org/2021.acl-long.80",
    pages = "993--1003",
}

Contributions

Thanks to @polinaeterna for adding this dataset.

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