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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!

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/11/13 Wounding of a member of the Jewish community in Milan: risk of copycat 'knife intifada'
2015/11/13 Wounding of a member of the Jewish community in Milan: risk of copycat 'knife intifada'
2016/11/23 Modernising the Mexico-EU association agreement
2015/02/13 Need to modernise the EU-Mexico Association Agreement
2015/01/28 Need to modernise the EU-Chile Association Agreement
2015/01/28 VP/HR - Need to modernise the EU-Chile Association Agreement
2016/06/07 Late payments by Italian public authorities
2016/04/21 Incorrect valuations in the Italian banking sector and subsequent repercussions on the system
2016/04/12 Late payments by the Municipality of Rome
2015/12/11 Protecting savers after the restructuring of some Italian banking institutions
2015/06/24 Comparison between the Bolkestein Directive and the Italian legislative decree
2015/06/03 Possible incompatibility of Italian legislation on 'split payments' with the EU late payments directive
2015/01/27 Italian regional tax on net production value (IRAP)
2014/09/04 Payment of arrears by the public authorities in Italy
2014/09/02 VP/HR - Italian marines detained illegally in India
2016/05/24 Better consumer information on EU furniture products
2016/03/31 VP/HR - The 'Asia Bibi' case and blasphemy law in Pakistan
2016/03/08 VP/HR - Murder in Yemen of Missionaries of Charity nuns
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
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
2015/06/10 Blasphemy law in Bangladesh
2015/04/29 Safety of consumer products: ('made in') origin labelling
2014/11/18 VP/HR - Murder of Christians in Pakistan
2014/07/25 VP/HR - Persecution of Christians in northern Iraq
2016/10/28 New method for calculating dumping margins after 11 December 2016
2016/09/19 Exemption of anti-dumping duties on seamless pipe imports produced by Hubei Xinyegang Steel Co. Ltd
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/04/13 Wake up, Europe! - European Citizens' Initiative
2016/01/28 Revision of Regulation (EC) No 607/2009
2016/01/26 Threat from Belarus to the EU steel sector
2015/11/16 Benefits of using sustainable steel in public procurement and of implementing the SustSteel initiative
2015/10/19 Introduction of an export exception (waiver) within the existing Supplementary Protection Certificate Regulation
2015/02/26 Follow-up to the ERECON recommendations
2015/02/05 Scrap metal and the SustSteel initiative
2016/11/23 VP/HR - Situation in Venezuela
2015/12/09 Relations between the European Union and Paraguay
2015/10/15 Imports of olive oil from Tunisia and their impact on European producers
2015/10/14 European Court of Justice ruling on EPSO competitions
2015/10/14 ECJ ruling on EPSO competitions
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2014/11/17 European thalidomide victims
2014/11/06 Bringing European businesses back to Europe
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/06/03 Churches destroyed in Nigeria by Boko Haram
2015/05/19 Recycling of slag produced by AST
2014/11/04 Serious problems facing the AST steelworks in Terni
2014/07/23 Future of the AST steelworks in Terni, protecting the industrial site and its workers
2016/04/28 Anti-migrant barriers at the Brenner Pass on the border between Italy and Austria
2016/02/18 Risk of imminent removal of anti-dumping duties on screw and bolt imports from China
2016/02/12 Cooperative banking reform: impact on access to credit and on the local banking model
2016/01/19 VP/HR - Anti-conversion provisions and discrimination of religious communities in the Constitutions of Nepal and India
2016/01/07 Filing trade petitions - US vs EU model
2015/12/15 Reform of cooperative banks in Italy - speculation on stock exchange securities and risk of insider trading
2015/12/02 VP/HR - Sovereign access by Bolivia to the Pacific Ocean
2015/03/10 Trade relations with China and EU market defence instruments
2015/02/12 Temporary contracts for teachers in Italy
2015/01/29 Reform of cooperative banks in Italy: impact on access to credit, and risk of insider trading
2016/07/22 Use of place names when registering plant varieties in the specific national register
2015/11/11 Possible closure of Michelin's Fossano plant
2015/10/08 Recognition of market economy status for China: current state of play and potential impact
2015/05/27 Potential closure of the Saline di Volterra factory
2015/04/29 Potential closure of the Alcatel-Lucent plant in Trieste
2015/01/30 Iron ore project in Portugal
2016/12/02 Internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
2016/09/15 Follow-up to the parliamentary debate on liberal professionals
2016/01/08 Discrepancies regarding implementation of bail-in directive in EU Member States and measures to protect consumers and savers
2015/11/12 Switching of competence for the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) from the Research portfolio to the Education, Culture, Youth and Sport portfolio
2015/05/21 Bolkestein Directive - Effects of its implementation on bathing facility operators and beach vendors in Italy
2015/02/17 VAT 'reverse charge' and 'split payment' in Italy
2014/12/18 Implementation of action plan for sport-related industries
2014/12/18 Council conclusions of 25 November 2014 on sport as a driver for innovation and economic growth
2014/10/28 Taxation on financial returns from occupational pension funds
2014/10/23 Higher taxes imposed on the pension funds of freelance professionals
2014/10/02 Implementation of EU action plan for freelance professionals
2014/09/19 Use of funds to support companies affected by Russian countermeasures
2014/09/04 Implementation of the Late Payment Directive in the Member States
2014/09/04 Implementation in Italy of the Late Payment Directive