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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!

Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group
Movimento 5 Stelle
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Transport and Tourism Member tran

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/04 Irregularities in TELT invitation to tender for the new Turin-Lyon rail link
2017/02/07 Local residents' opposition to and dissatisfaction with the construction of the new Turin-Lyon railway line
2016/11/30 Subcontract for extension of the rail link from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 at Malpensa Airport
2016/09/22 Ratification of the bilateral agreement between Italy and France to launch final work on the cross-border section of the new Turin-Lyon railway
2016/04/11 Costs related to the Turin-Lyon rail link
2015/12/14 Remuneration for trainee specialists in the Italian health system
2015/08/26 SESAR project and SES 2+
2014/11/25 Regulatory development of the South Stream pipeline project
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2014/10/02 The Commission's asbestos-related investigations
2018/05/31 Ryanair passengers suffer language-based discrimination
2017/12/14 Ryanair pilots' right to strike
2016/09/05 EU funding for earthquake protection measures
2016/06/27 Answer to Question P-000850/2016
2016/01/27 Alleged unlawful behaviour by SAGA (Società Abruzzese Gestione Aeroporto)
2016/01/27 Unlawful funding for Abruzzo Airport
2015/10/21 Banca della Terra agricultural development scheme
2015/10/19 VP/HR - Human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran
2015/09/25 IPPF scandal
2015/08/26 2015-2019 performance plan
2015/06/30 Misappropriation of funding for refugees in the Mafia Capitale scandal in Italy
2015/06/30 Safety devices for children in cars
2015/06/30 VP/HR - rights of children whose parents live in different countries
2015/05/30 Toxic substances in children's clothing
2015/05/06 Measures to monitor and reclaim the land of the Terra dei Fuochi
2015/04/30 European funding for CPL Concordia, a company under investigation on charges of criminal conspiracy
2015/02/09 TEN-T projects - Amending Budget No 1 to the General Budget for 2015
2014/11/26 Alleged irrevocability of the euro
2014/11/10 Irreversibility or otherwise of the decision to introduce the euro
2018/05/25 Road safety in Basilicata and EU objectives
2016/07/11 CEF programme
2016/02/15 VP/HR - Torture and killing of the researcher Giulio Regeni in Egypt
2015/05/21 Payments not made due to infringement proceedings
2015/04/29 Protecting the objectives of the National Operational Programme (NOP) and Regional Operational Programme (ROP) 2014-2020 'Infrastructure and networks' now that the A19 motorway in Sicily is impracticable
2015/04/29 Structural failure of the Himera A19 viaduct in Sicily and possible infringements with regard to infrastructure safety management
2015/02/10 LGBT-phobic event sponsored by EXPO 2015
2015/01/20 Norman Atlantic accident
2014/12/19 Cost-benefit analysis of the Brennero Tunnel
2014/12/16 OLT (Offshore LNG Toscana S.p.A.) Regasification Unit
2014/12/02 Provisions on rest time for road haulage drivers
2014/11/26 'Unblock Italy' decree - potential infringement proceedings
2014/11/20 LIFE+ PRIME project for recovering beached Posidonia oceanica residues - late payments
2014/09/12 Infringement of Community rules regarding the projected Spinetta Marengo landfill (Alessandria)
2018/02/28 Geothermal energy - environmental impact assessment and conflict of interest
2017/03/08 Environmental measurements and change to the depth of the Chiomonte exploratory tunnel
2016/09/19 Aviation strategy: amendment concerning state aid
2016/02/24 Blue Print project and grave polluting impact of port and ship repair activities on the city of Genoa
2015/12/10 Environmental risks in Ancona's port district
2015/12/07 Particulate filters
2015/08/03 Financial sustainability of the M4 line in Milan
2015/05/30 District heating
2015/02/06 Villanova-Gissi 380 kV overhead power line and associated works
2014/12/18 Environmental impact of the Adriatic underwater power line
2014/12/09 Activities promoting the ʻTerzo Valicoʼ in elementary schools in Liguria and Piedmont
2014/11/10 Beached sperm whales on the Adriatic coast
2014/10/02 State aid for nuclear power: Hinkley Point C, United Kingdom
2018/01/11 Reducing plastic carrier bags
2017/04/26 EMA conduct and pharmacovigilance
2017/04/25 Role of NGOs in the migratory flows of the Central Mediterranea
2017/01/30 Reopening of a coal-fired power station in Italy
2016/05/03 Follow-up to written question E-003356/2015 on the Pedemontana Lombarda highway
2016/03/29 Former Montedison waste dump in Bussi sul Tirino, Abruzzo, Italy
2015/11/10 Solidarity Fund support to deal with the flooding in the Sannio valley in Italy
2015/09/21 Waste fire in the Vastese area
2015/04/30 Energy union, the EU and agreements between Italy and Serbia
2015/04/15 Safety of the Salerno - Reggio Calabria motorway in Italy
2014/11/04 Serious events that took place in Rome on 29 October 2014 during the AST workers' demonstration
2014/10/20 Conversion of the E45, a highway in central Italy, into a toll-paying motorway
2014/09/08 Corruption in Italy
2018/04/26 Regulation on wine tourism in Europe
2017/08/31 Food imports from Ukraine
2017/05/04 Lifting the 49 % cap on holdings in EU airlines by non-EU carriers
2016/04/13 Problems relating to the fuel surcharge
2016/02/17 Ferrovie Apulo-Lucane (FAL)
2016/01/29 Italian legislation on electrical retrofitting systems for cars with internal combustion engines
2015/11/13 Age limits for admission to armed forces recruitment competitions
2015/04/13 Problems with disposable nappies
2014/10/23 Problems concerning tax legislation in Europe
2014/10/08 Asbestos: results of surveys conducted by the Italian authorities
2014/09/12 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster
2014/07/23 Usury by Italian banks - ESCB supervision
2015/03/12 Financial compensation for tourist areas hit by the immigration crisis in the Mediterranean
2014/09/09 Immigration crisis in the Mediterranean
2017/11/20 Child labour exploitation by coffee and cocoa corporations
2017/10/04 CO.T.IR
2016/11/11 No European tendering procedure for the excavation of the Maddalena di Chiomonte geognostic tunnel
2016/10/04 Ineffective and unsustainable investments in maritime transport
2016/09/21 Bayer-Monsanto acquisition
2016/09/19 Non-compliance of Italian government guidelines with Communication 2014/C 99/03 on incentive schemes for airlines to start up and expand aviation routes
2016/04/04 Propaganda by public authorities urging citizens to abstain from voting in a referendum
2016/02/23 Transparency and fair competition in the implementation of the high-speed Torino-Lione railway line
2015/11/17 Potential conflict between the Statute of the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) and European law
2015/10/13 Protecting fair competition on the European car market
2015/10/08 Repeated failure to fully implement a judgment from the European Court of Justice (Case C-312/11)
2015/08/26 Single European Sky and the Blue Med FAB
2015/04/24 Building the new NTV-Italo fleet of high-speed trains
2015/01/30 Unclear accounting for European funds used by the company LTF s.a.s.
2015/01/26 Guard rails on European motorways
2015/01/20 Maritime cabotage in the Gulf of Naples: possible violation of EU law
2014/12/02 Infrastructure serving Matera, European Cultural Capital 2019
2014/11/27 Pension reform victims and the European Social Fund
2016/07/06 Safety risk at Florence Airport
2015/11/17 Florence airport
2015/07/02 Phthalates
2018/06/13 Commissioner Oettinger's visit to Azerbaijan
2018/06/05 Question on duty-free Tunisian olive oil - 2018
2016/05/18 Mosciano Sant'Angelo flyover
2016/04/05 Financing of 'La Fontana' shopping centre
2015/10/08 Inclusion of qualified teachers on GAE reserve lists
2015/07/21 Val d'Agri oil centre (COVA)
2015/07/09 Exposure to electromagnetic fields
2015/04/13 Critical issues relating to the use of palm oil
2015/01/29 Irregularities at the ILVA iron and steel works in Taranto
2014/10/15 Issues relating to Taranto-Grottaglie 'Marcello Arlotta' Airport