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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Forza Italia
Magic Circle
Petitions Member peti
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/12/01 Nutrition labelling for alcoholic drinks
2016/10/31 Extension of the 'Better law-making' agreement to non-legislative matters
2016/10/17 Exemption from the mandatory nutrition declaration
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/05/24 Changes to the boundaries of special protection areas
2016/05/24 Publicity and relevance of soft law
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/10/02 Scope for modifying and extending the motorway concessions referred to in the 'Sblocca Italia' legislative package
2015/07/03 Formal notice from the Commission asking Italy to repeal Law No 138 of 11 April 1974 concerning the ban on the use of powdered, condensed and reconstituted milk in dairy products
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2018/05/03 Regulation of electronic cigarettes and new tobacco products
2018/03/28 Products with geographical indications straddling national boundaries
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2016/06/27 Promotion of products protected by geographical indications
2015/07/17 Possible additional optional geographical indications for agri-food products
2014/12/18 Disabled access in Moldava
2016/01/22 Appointment of the Italian Permanent Representative to the EU
2015/10/05 Energy efficiency
2015/03/06 The reverse charge and split-payment systems
2015/01/30 Split---payment system for Italian VAT
2014/12/18 Reverse charging mechanism for Italian VAT
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2017/10/11 Measures to combat the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha Halys)
2017/03/28 Competition in the polypropylene (PP) granule sector
2017/02/27 Equivalence of certificates attesting to conformity with technical standards
2016/11/18 Full entry into force of Regulation No. 1169 of 2011
2016/07/22 Use of place names when registering plant varieties in the specific national register
2016/07/20 Site of national interest, formerly the 'ACNA' in Cengio
2016/04/12 Possible closure of the Agnesi factory in Imperia
2016/01/28 Revision of Regulation (EC) No 607/2009
2015/12/07 EU strategy on the allocation of funding for third countries to combat illegal immigration
2015/11/11 Possible closure of Michelin's Fossano plant
2015/05/22 Asbestos
2015/04/16 CAP funds earmarked for Italy
2014/12/18 Allocation of funds in support of the winegrowing sector
2014/12/18 Cut and puncture wounds in the hospital and healthcare sector
2014/11/27 Practical arrangements for implementing the REACH Regulation
2014/10/28 Taxation on financial returns from occupational pension funds
2014/10/23 Concept of technical life of cableway installations designed to carry persons
2018/01/04 Implementation of Directive (EU) 2015/720 in Italy
2017/03/08 Anti-Jewish propaganda in the West Bank
2016/05/31 Free movement of LPG vehicles
2016/04/28 Anti-migrant barriers at the Brenner Pass on the border between Italy and Austria
2016/03/18 Application of the Postal Services Directive
2016/03/07 Rules governing services provided to large-scale retailers
2016/02/18 Risk of imminent removal of anti-dumping duties on screw and bolt imports from China
2015/10/05 Unemployment - the crisis is widening the gap between regions
2015/07/08 Delays in the procedure for awarding PDOs and PGIs
2015/03/06 Interpretation of the decoupling principle
2017/12/22 Policies for the re-employment of Roccasecca workers
2017/11/06 Arson in Piedmont and Lombardy
2017/09/06 Duty-free: the case of Moldova
2016/06/03 Reciprocity in trade relations with China
2015/04/16 Import and export arrangements for animal feed between the EU and China
2015/04/10 Development cooperation in Moldova
2014/10/07 Airports Decree
2014/09/30 VP/HR - New departure in the EU's international relations
2018/02/16 Competition between Member States
2015/10/05 Corporate taxation in EU Member States: Italy bottom of ranking
2014/10/15 Post-flood assistance for Italy
2018/02/02 Support for pupils with disabilities or learning difficulties in European Schools
2017/04/12 Link between the CAP and the new Consolidated Law concerning state-controlled companies
2016/10/24 Competitiveness of European companies
2015/10/05 Social entrepreneurship
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2015/11/30 VP/HR - Embargo on Russia
2015/04/29 Customs corridor at the port of La Spezia
2015/02/11 Compensation for losses incurred through sanctions against Russia
2014/12/18 Regulations on the sale of wine by the producer to the final consumer on the internal market
2016/05/31 Growth in rice imports
2015/11/30 Rice imports
2014/11/27 Figures on rice imports
2014/09/30 Statistics on rice imports