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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: 2017-01-31

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!

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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/11 Sicilian companies warned not to list the ancient Sicilian cereal Timilia among ingredients on product labels
2017/06/06 Lake Bracciano
2017/04/11 Grass clippings and prunings
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/12/09 Waste incinerator in the province of Florence
2016/11/28 Landfill site at Fornace di Montignoso on Lago di Porta - EIA
2016/11/11 Approach to biodegradable garden and park waste (grass clippings and prunings)
2016/07/08 Malga Melagon landfill site, Asiago (VI) - risk of groundwater contamination
2016/06/27 Answer to Question P-000850/2016
2015/12/04 Tre Monti landfill in Imola
2015/09/03 Dumping in the Solofrana (Avellino)
2015/09/03 EDF-Fenice waste-to-energy plant in San Nicola di Melfi (Potenza)
2015/08/24 Emerging systematic threat to the rule of law in Spain
2015/07/09 Exposure to electromagnetic fields
2015/07/02 Delivery of unsorted waste to the San Nicola waste processing plant - Exceptions to Italian law and violation of EU directives
2015/06/11 Job insecurity
2015/05/30 District heating
2015/05/30 Management consortia of the Piano Borea landfill in Benevento
2015/05/22 Violation of Directives Nos 1999/31/EC, 2010/75/EU and 2012/18/EU due to the issuing of an IEA for an asbestos landfill site
2015/05/20 Carousel fraud
2015/05/05 Disposal of Category 1 waste
2015/04/30 Waste disposal in the commune of Colleferro
2015/04/30 Mismanagement of wastewater in the province of Salerno, Campania
2015/04/29 Signing an identity document
2015/04/29 Illegal fishing
2015/04/29 Discrepancy between the list of illegal landfills which do not comply with the waste management obligations incumbent on Italy and the Sergnano landfill in Mirabello
2015/04/29 Discovery of hazardous waste in the province of Benevento
2015/03/12 Industrial waste 'Total - Tempa Rossa 1' oil field
2015/02/27 Ca' Antonioli waste disposal site
2015/02/27 Pipes containing asbestos in the provinces of Florence, Prato, Pistoia and Arezzo
2015/02/13 ENERGAS depot
2015/01/20 Cabotage in the Gulf of Naples
2015/01/20 Maritime cabotage in the Gulf of Naples: possible violation of EU law
2014/12/09 Critical problems affecting the waste management system in Calabria
2017/09/26 Asbestos in drinking water pipes and higher cancer rates at water supply points contaminated with asbestos fibres
2017/08/31 Food imports from Ukraine
2017/05/16 Thermoelectric biomass power plant and radioactivity in Ukraine
2017/05/09 Geothermal energy on Monte Amiata - incomplete reply to question _P-001749/2017
2017/05/03 Radioactivity and geothermal power on Amiata
2017/04/11 Drinking water and geothermal energy in Amiata
2017/03/15 Monte Amiata geothermal power plant
2017/01/30 Reopening of a coal-fired power station in Italy
2016/12/14 EU financing, assistance and support for Ukraine
2016/07/14 The Paris agreements on climate change and the energy transition
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2016/05/19 Neutralisation of chemical weapons at Civitavecchia
2015/07/02 Phthalates
2015/07/02 EU role in the lack of safety of Ukrainian nuclear plants
2015/06/24 Presence of heavy metals in the urine of Milazzo residents
2015/06/22 The Eugenio Montale thermoelectric power plant in La Spezia
2015/06/16 Thallium concentrations in drinking-water
2015/05/19 Reduction in water supply to debtor municipalities by So.Ri.Cal. S.p.A.
2015/04/30 Construction of the Belo Monte dam in Brazil
2015/04/29 Eridania Sadam SpA
2015/04/29 Borgo Eridania biomass power plant in Foggia
2015/02/12 Tree-felling in Sicily's Bosco di Gabbara to supply an environmentally unsustainable power station
2015/02/06 Villanova-Gissi 380 kV overhead power line and associated works
2015/01/30 Pesticides and drinking water conservancy areas in South Tyrol
2015/01/20 'ITREC' nuclear power plant in Rotondella (Matera)
2014/12/17 ENEL [Italian Electricity Authority] power station at Valle del Mercure
2014/10/02 State aid for nuclear power: Hinkley Point C, United Kingdom
2014/10/02 The Commission's asbestos-related investigations
2016/06/16 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/02/11 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/11/05 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/06/02 Hiring of synthetic turf
2017/09/11 Clause in the EIB Statute to prevent public funds from being disbursed for the construction of the TAP
2017/02/28 EU budget for validating alternative methods to animal testing
2017/02/02 Fake news
2016/11/07 Geological storage of CO2 in Lombardy
2016/06/24 Bullfighting and the EU budget
2016/04/21 Offshore extraction of oil and gas in Italy
2015/12/03 Exclusion of medical staff from certain rights relating to working time
2015/09/03 Lombardy regional air quality plan
2015/07/21 Val d'Agri oil centre (COVA)
2015/07/02 Failure to produce external emergency plans for Lombardy underground gas storage plants
2015/06/30 Cycle path in Aprilia
2015/06/30 Plants posing a major-accident hazard
2015/06/03 EIB funding for the gas storage plant in Cornegliano Laudense
2015/06/02 Payment of excise duty on stolen distilled beverages
2015/04/29 Oil exploration project for Badile and Zibido San Giacomo (Milan)
2015/04/13 Critical issues relating to the use of palm oil
2015/03/06 Offshore drilling in the Adriatic Sea
2015/03/04 Gas storage at Lodi funded by EFSI
2015/02/09 TEN-T projects - Amending Budget No 1 to the General Budget for 2015
2015/02/06 'Split payment'
2015/01/23 Line 4 of the Milan underground
2015/01/20 Norman Atlantic accident
2015/01/13 Offshore oil and gas operations
2015/01/13 Methods of toxicological evaluation constituting alternatives to animal testing
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2014/07/28 Preclinical animal research
2017/05/23 Ruling by the General Court of the European Union on the Commission's decision of 10 September 2014 to refuse to register the European Citizens' Initiative 'STOP TTIP'
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/03/02 Contributions to the PowerCrop company of Russi (Ravenna)
2015/10/13 Protecting fair competition on the European car market
2015/07/21 VP/HR - US drones deployed on European military bases
2015/06/22 Employment guidelines: greater involvement of the European Parliament in the decision-making process
2015/06/22 Employment guidelines: greater involvement of the European Parliament in the decision-making process
2015/06/22 Terzo valico dei Giovi' rail link - compliance with European law and the precautionary principle
2015/06/03 Drilling in the Ionian Sea and breach of Directive 2013/30/EU and the Aarhus Convention on public participation in the decision-making process
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/05/19 VP/HR - Long-term imprisonment of Leonard Peltier
2015/05/06 Measures to monitor and reclaim the land of the Terra dei Fuochi
2015/04/30 Resignation of Italy's Transport Minister and suspension of European financing for TEN-T projects due to illegalities
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/03/30 Pantelleria — information concerning the possibility of establishing a European free-trade zone
2015/03/30 European Social Fund - Barano d'Ischia
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/03/12 Financial compensation for tourist areas hit by the immigration crisis in the Mediterranean
2015/03/05 European School in Parma
2015/02/13 The use of the Structural Funds to support persons with disabilities
2015/01/30 Unclear accounting for European funds used by the company LTF s.a.s.
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/10/09 Need to modify the economic and fiscal policies of the European Union
2017/06/21 New EIA provisions and authorisation of 'strategic infrastructure projects' in Italy
2017/02/06 Major interpellation - The tragic situation of the Land of Fires and its inhabitants
2016/11/07 Access to justice in environmental matters in Italy
2016/10/27 Corruption and major projects in Italy
2016/10/20 Pomo Pit situation
2016/09/26 Updating and assessment of River Basin Management Plans in Italy
2016/03/23 Follow-up to Question E-012413/2015 - Air quality in Italy
2016/03/21 The RAI reform, the pluralism of radio and television broadcasters, Italy and Poland
2016/01/07 Reform of governance and of licence fee for RAI-Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A.
2015/11/30 Environmental rehabilitation of the Lucciano quarry in the province of Viterbo, Italy
2015/07/22 Joint investigation teams to combat organised crime - transposition of Framework Decision 2002/465/JHA in Italy
2015/05/29 The Salerno iron foundry, Fonderie Pisano & C.
2015/04/30 Energy union, the EU and agreements between Italy and Serbia
2015/04/24 Financial correction for agriculture in Italy
2015/04/15 Safety of the Salerno - Reggio Calabria motorway in Italy
2015/03/12 Environmental radioactivity around the 'former Liquichimica' area in the Tito Scalo Industrial Zone (Province of Potenza, Italy)
2015/03/12 Tuscany Regional Law 69/2011 and possible infringement of EU competition rules
2015/03/12 Regeneration of the site of a former military arsenal on the island of La Maddalena (Italy)
2015/03/10 Carers in Italy
2015/03/05 Law No 247/2012 on the lawyers' code: possible violations of Community principles in Italy
2015/03/03 Rai Way
2015/02/04 Election results and policy changes
2015/01/21 Regeneration of the site of a former military arsenal on the island of La Maddalena (Italy)
2015/01/09 Privatisation and competition in Greece and Italy
2015/01/07 ʻSblocca Italiaʼ (Unlock Italy) decree
2015/01/06 Family caregivers in Italy
2014/12/16 Arrest in Estonia of journalist and ex-Parliamentarian, Giulietto Chiesa
2014/12/08 Implementing the multi-level governance principle in cohesion policy action in Italy in the period 2014-2020
2014/09/30 Protecting brown bears in the Trentino region of Italy
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2017/06/06 Compensation for wrongly labelled energy-related products
2016/09/21 Bayer-Monsanto acquisition
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2016/06/02 Halting the slaughter of dogs and cats in 'perreras'
2016/05/03 Detention basins by the Seveso river - risks to the environment and to human health
2016/02/16 Study on the impact of TTIP on agriculture
2015/11/19 Traceability of tobacco-based products
2015/11/19 Trade in tobacco products
2015/09/09 TiSA agreement and right of States to regulate financial markets
2015/09/09 The killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands
2015/06/30 VP/HR - rights of children whose parents live in different countries
2015/06/02 Addressing energy poverty in Europe
2015/05/12 Lobbying in Europe
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/04/30 Provision of services at the Italian Prime Minister's Office
2015/04/30 TTIP leak - What is the TTIP's relationship with the TiSA?
2015/04/24 Building the new NTV-Italo fleet of high-speed trains
2015/04/13 Problems with disposable nappies
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/03/30 Exploitation of river basins
2015/03/12 Cartelised goods and services in Greece
2015/02/25 Cruelty to greyhounds/galgos in Member States
2015/02/13 German trade surplus
2015/02/11 Discharge of petroleum products into the Varenna stream
2015/02/10 LGBT-phobic event sponsored by EXPO 2015
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2015/01/26 EU financing and participation at Expo 2015
2015/01/09 ISDS clause in the CETA and TTIP agreements - limiting national jurisdictions
2014/12/10 EU steel sector: protecting workers and industries
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/11/21 TTIP - Cultural exception, cultural services and products
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2014/10/23 Problems concerning tax legislation in Europe
2014/09/08 Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)
2014/09/08 Expo 2015 Trade Fair
2017/09/28 Sicily. Information on the 2007-2013 ERDF Regional Operational Programme for Sicily
2017/07/17 Yet another disaster in Campania: destruction of the Vesuvius National Park
2016/10/13 National waste incineration programme
2016/04/22 Preliminary report on the national waste incineration programme
2015/09/03 Clinker and incineration slag
2015/05/30 Incineration of CAT 1 waste
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
2015/03/12 Scientific research programme on pulse trawling
2015/02/27 Proper decommissioning of Busto Arsizio incineration plant at end of life
2015/02/04 Co-incineration of waste and shredded tyres
2014/07/28 Villa Adriana, Tivoli
2017/09/21 Opinion of the Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) on the imposition of hunting limits and the conduct of the Italian Government and regions
2017/09/20 Sicily: continued groundwater contamination and ineffectiveness of emergency safety procedures in areas located in sites of national interest (SIN)
2017/09/14 Fish kill (due to environmental pollution) and state aid
2017/09/14 Trifluoromethane (HFC-23) - discrepancies between Italian emissions inventories and Swiss research
2017/07/12 Complete drying-up of the River Spöl
2017/07/11 Demolition works using explosive charges near the SCI (Site of Community Interest) and SPA (Special Protection Area) Stagno di Pilo and Casaraccio in Sardinia
2017/06/29 Contract to provide emergency housing for earthquake victims awarded to a consortium condemned by a judgment of the Council of State
2017/05/09 Failure to allocate resources and the absence of binding provisions in the 'earthquake decree' of February 2017
2017/04/26 EMA conduct and pharmacovigilance
2016/12/19 Italian Government's communication plan to encourage young people to eat meat
2016/09/02 Mercury pollution in the Paglia-Tiber river basin
2016/06/16 Desio incinerator - breach of environmental requirements
2016/05/19 Once again concerning the Italian National Forestry Corps
2016/05/10 Projects in the 'Brenta floodplain and wetlands' (SCI/SPA IT3260018)
2016/04/12 Soil contamination at Cascina Calnago in Carpiano (Province of Milan)
2016/04/04 Propaganda by public authorities urging citizens to abstain from voting in a referendum
2016/02/19 Covenant of Mayors
2016/02/08 Habitats Directive and the Italian National Forestry Corps
2016/02/02 Man-made emissions
2016/01/29 Italian legislation on electrical retrofitting systems for cars with internal combustion engines
2015/12/14 Remuneration for trainee specialists in the Italian health system
2015/12/09 Urgent need to reduce the impact of livestock on climate change
2015/12/07 Particulate filters
2015/11/20 Firing range on a site of Community interest (SCI) - failure to carry out an impact assessment
2015/10/12 GMO crop information panels
2015/09/09 The Italian National Chart of Potentially Eligible Sites (CNAPI)
2015/06/30 Safety devices for children in cars
2015/05/30 Organic farm contamination - integrated production in South Tyrol
2015/05/30 Toxic substances in children's clothing
2015/05/21 Payments not made due to infringement proceedings
2015/05/07 Italian Legislative Decree No 1/2015 on the re-development of the city and area of Taranto and ILVA S.p.A.
2015/04/30 Road signs for people with dyslexia
2015/04/30 The marble caves of Carrara
2015/04/30 State Grid Corporation of China's foothold in Terna - new request for clarification
2015/04/29 'River thieves'
2015/04/29 Structural failure of the Himera A19 viaduct in Sicily and possible infringements with regard to infrastructure safety management
2015/04/27 Failure to commission a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for sites of national interest
2015/04/24 Panoramic lift in Sutera, an environmental eyesore that has never been used
2015/03/31 Public access to information on the environmental monitoring of works subject to environmental impact assessment
2015/03/30 Dangers posed by environmental contamination
2015/03/12 Delays in the payment for commercial transactions with the public authorities
2015/03/12 Marine protected areas
2015/02/27 State aid for the completion of the Pedemontana highway
2015/02/27 Data concerning infringement proceedings
2015/01/07 Interference by the Commission in the Greek presidential elections
2014/12/18 Environmental impact of the Adriatic underwater power line
2014/11/07 Critical state of the development consortia system in Calabria
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2014/10/13 Conflict of interest affecting the ECB
2014/10/08 Asbestos: results of surveys conducted by the Italian authorities
2014/07/23 Usury by Italian banks - ESCB supervision
2017/07/12 Use of FIO funding for the Marsciano municipal biodigester
2017/04/12 EIB financing for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project
2016/09/05 EU funding for earthquake protection measures
2016/08/31 Collective redundancies at Sistemi Informativi Srl, IBM Group
2016/07/06 Safety risk at Florence Airport
2016/05/04 Garfagnana LAG (Local Action Group) and management of European funding
2016/02/08 Lunigiana LAG (Local Action Group) and management of European funding
2016/01/27 Unlawful funding for Abruzzo Airport
2016/01/20 Local public enterprises and economic and territorial development
2016/01/15 New Florence airport
2015/11/16 Carbon bubble
2015/10/13 Request for information on the selection criteria for a project eligible for EFSI funding
2015/07/22 EuroVelo - Availability of EU funding for the project
2015/07/21 Monitoring the management of the municipal landfill in Belladanza, Citttà di Castello (Perugia)
2015/06/30 Misappropriation of funding for refugees in the Mafia Capitale scandal in Italy
2015/06/25 Carbon bubble
2015/06/22 PIÙ Europa project in the municipality of Marano, Naples
2015/04/30 Disappearance of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/30 Protection and conservation measures for natural habitats and hydrocarbon exploitation authorisations - conflicting principles, aims and legislation
2015/03/12 Irregularities in the awarding of local public transport management services in the Municipality of Latina
2015/02/27 Possible infringement of Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 by the project Interconnector Italia-Svizzera
2015/02/18 Propaganda about the Juncker plan
2015/02/13 EU funding and earthquakes in Emilia-Romagna
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2015/02/09 Emilia-Romagna rural development plan
2015/01/23 Funding for the Milan eastern external bypass: suspicions of mafia infiltration
2014/12/19 Legalities in the management of EU funds by Fidi Toscana
2014/11/25 Regulatory development of the South Stream pipeline project