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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
Petitions Member peti
EU authorisation procedure for pesticides Substitute pest
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/28 Pesticide contamination of public children's playgrounds in the Autonomous Province of Bolzano (Italy)
2017/11/22 Incompatibility of 'sliding-scale severance contracts' with EU legislation
2017/10/06 Welfare of chickens on intensive livestock farms in Italy
2017/09/22 EU research doctorates and uniform standards: Italy and the right to education
2017/06/21 New EIA provisions and authorisation of 'strategic infrastructure projects' in Italy
2017/04/25 EU legislation on seconded and temporary workers - new cases of social dumping in Italy
2017/04/12 Mediation between Italy and Germany regarding Fiat 500X
2017/01/30 Reopening of a coal-fired power station in Italy
2016/11/07 Access to justice in environmental matters in Italy
2016/10/27 Corruption and major projects in Italy
2016/10/21 Mass redundancies by Cameron Italy LLC in Voghera (PV)
2016/09/26 Updating and assessment of River Basin Management Plans in Italy
2016/07/14 The Paris agreements on climate change and the energy transition
2016/03/23 Follow-up to Question E-012413/2015 - Air quality in Italy
2015/12/11 'Interconnector Italia-Svizzera' (Italy-Switzerland interconnector) - additional information
2015/12/09 Urgent need to reduce the impact of livestock on climate change
2015/11/19 Follow-up to question E-006799/2015
2015/10/23 Illegal dumping of toxic waste from the former C & C factory (Padua, Italy)
2015/07/09 Exposure to electromagnetic fields
2015/06/30 Misappropriation of funding for refugees in the Mafia Capitale scandal in Italy
2015/06/03 ECJ judgment on illegal landfills in Italy: quantification of the six-monthly penalty and updated list of landfill sites
2015/05/21 Payments not made due to infringement proceedings
2015/05/13 Placing children in care homes - Critical situation in Italy
2015/04/30 Energy union, the EU and agreements between Italy and Serbia
2015/04/29 Signing an identity document
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
2015/04/24 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 VP/HR - Urgent action for Iranian artist on hunger strike
2015/03/10 Carers in Italy
2015/02/13 ENERGAS depot
2015/01/07 ʻSblocca Italiaʼ (Unlock Italy) decree
2015/01/06 Amendment of Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 on organic production and the production of "fake organic rice" in Italy
2015/01/06 Family caregivers in Italy
2014/12/08 Implementing the multi-level governance principle in cohesion policy action in Italy in the period 2014-2020
2014/12/05 Reform of local authorities in Italy
2014/11/26 'Unblock Italy' decree - potential infringement proceedings
2017/05/03 Radioactivity and geothermal power on Amiata
2017/04/12 EIB financing for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project
2017/03/15 Monte Amiata geothermal power plant
2017/01/18 Further problems associated with EFSI funding of the plan for the industrial modernisation of the Arvedi steel plant
2016/10/21 Regasification plant in Rosignano Marittimo (Livorno)
2016/09/05 EU funding for earthquake protection measures
2016/08/02 EFSI funding for modernisation of the Arvedi steel plant
2016/03/22 Irregularities in call for funding proposals issued by Lombardy Regional Council
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
2015/07/14 EIB funding for the Bordolano storage reservoir
2015/05/06 Measures to monitor and reclaim the land of the Terra dei Fuochi
2015/04/30 State Grid Corporation of China's foothold in Terna - new request for clarification
2015/04/29 Eridania Sadam SpA
2015/04/29 Borgo Eridania biomass power plant in Foggia
2015/02/27 Possible infringement of Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 by the project Interconnector Italia-Svizzera
2015/02/27 Proper decommissioning of Busto Arsizio incineration plant at end of life
2015/02/13 EU funding and earthquakes in Emilia-Romagna
2015/02/09 Emilia-Romagna rural development plan
2015/01/29 Irregularities at the ILVA iron and steel works in Taranto
2015/01/23 Funding for the Milan eastern external bypass: suspicions of mafia infiltration
2015/01/20 'ITREC' nuclear power plant in Rotondella (Matera)
2014/10/29 Natural disaster prevention measures funded by the 2007-2013 ERDF in Liguria and the municipality of Genoa
2014/10/10 Tempa Rossa project
2014/10/02 State aid for nuclear power: Hinkley Point C, United Kingdom
2014/09/18 Infringement of fundamental rights (freedom of expression, right to information and defence) - Regulation concerning copyright on electronic communications networks
2018/01/30 Tests on diesel engine exhaust fumes and use of human and animal guinea-pigs
2017/02/28 EU budget for validating alternative methods to animal testing
2016/12/16 Animal Transport Guides Project
2016/12/14 EU financing, assistance and support for Ukraine
2016/06/24 Bullfighting and the EU budget
2016/05/03 Detention basins by the Seveso river - risks to the environment and to human health
2016/02/15 VP/HR - Torture and killing of the researcher Giulio Regeni in Egypt
2015/09/09 The killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands
2015/04/30 Resignation of Italy's Transport Minister and suspension of European financing for TEN-T projects due to illegalities
2015/03/03 Rai Way
2015/02/09 TEN-T projects - Amending Budget No 1 to the General Budget for 2015
2015/01/13 Methods of toxicological evaluation constituting alternatives to animal testing
2014/11/20 VP/HR - Violation of Sahrawi human rights
2014/07/28 Preclinical animal research
2018/04/11 Negative distortion of the labour market for the over 30s
2017/11/20 Child labour exploitation by coffee and cocoa corporations
2017/10/26 Mantua waste incinerator
2017/07/24 SILLA II incinerator
2017/07/12 Complete drying-up of the River Spöl
2017/03/08 Environmental measurements and change to the depth of the Chiomonte exploratory tunnel
2016/12/09 Waste incinerator in the province of Florence
2016/06/16 Desio incinerator - breach of environmental requirements
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
2015/04/29 'River thieves'
2015/03/30 Exploitation of river basins
2015/02/27 Pipes containing asbestos in the provinces of Florence, Prato, Pistoia and Arezzo
2014/11/10 Irreversibility or otherwise of the decision to introduce the euro
2017/10/11 Study by Policy Department A - 'Economic Aspects of the Regulatory Framework in the Area of Fertilisers'
2017/09/04 Quality of bathing waters and waste water treatment in the municipality of Rapallo
2017/06/27 Critical aspects of supplementing the Programme Agreement on boundary changes, redesignation and reindustrialisation of the former Fiat-Alfa Romeo site in Arese
2016/11/11 Approach to biodegradable garden and park waste (grass clippings and prunings)
2016/10/13 National waste incineration programme
2016/07/29 Bio-Line industrial waste processing plant in the municipality of Tavazzano con Villavesco (province of Lodi)
2016/05/23 Stray animals and the management of kennels
2016/04/22 Preliminary report on the national waste incineration programme
2015/04/30 Waste disposal in the commune of Colleferro
2015/04/29 Illegal fishing
2015/04/29 Discovery of hazardous waste in the province of Benevento
2015/03/12 Scientific research programme on pulse trawling
2015/02/27 Ca' Antonioli waste disposal site
2015/02/04 Co-incineration of waste and shredded tyres
2015/02/02 Recovery of industrial waste
2014/12/19 Legalities in the management of EU funds by Fidi Toscana
2014/12/09 Critical problems affecting the waste management system in Calabria
2014/11/20 Compliance with Directive 2011/70/Euratom establishing a Community framework for the responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste
2018/06/11 Non-tariff barriers to the trade in wine on the Canadian market
2018/06/11 The use of the quota for the import of dairy products allocated under the CETA Treaty between the EU and Canada
2018/06/11 Hidden subsidies for Canadian national dairy production incompatible with the CETA Treaty
2018/02/08 The Commission's compliance with procedures relating to authorised establishments in Western Sahara
2018/02/08 DG SANCO visit to Western Sahara in December 2017
2017/12/05 State aid and protection of personal data: the case of Watson Health in Milan
2017/11/23 Glyphosate contamination of wheat imported from Canada
2017/09/20 Sicily: continued groundwater contamination and ineffectiveness of emergency safety procedures in areas located in sites of national interest (SIN)
2017/08/31 Food imports from Ukraine
2017/03/28 Global sustainable food production and working animals
2017/02/02 Fake news
2016/09/21 Bayer-Monsanto acquisition
2016/07/08 Malga Melagon landfill site, Asiago (VI) - risk of groundwater contamination
2016/06/02 Halting the slaughter of dogs and cats in 'perreras'
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
2016/02/29 Report on the implementation of the sustainable use of pesticides directive
2015/12/18 Fitness check of the Birds and Habitats Directives
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/08/03 Financial sustainability of the M4 line in Milan
2015/07/21 Monitoring the management of the municipal landfill in Belladanza, Citttà di Castello (Perugia)
2015/06/30 VP/HR - rights of children whose parents live in different countries
2015/05/30 Organic farm contamination - integrated production in South Tyrol
2015/05/30 Devastation caused by Black blocs during the opening of EXPO 2015 in Milan
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
2015/04/30 Mismanagement of wastewater in the province of Salerno, Campania
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/03/12 Financial compensation for tourist areas hit by the immigration crisis in the Mediterranean
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
2015/02/25 Cruelty to greyhounds/galgos in Member States
2015/02/11 Discharge of petroleum products into the Varenna stream
2015/02/10 LGBT-phobic event sponsored by EXPO 2015
2015/02/05 South Tyrol 'Omnibus' law of 23 October 2014
2015/01/30 Pesticides and drinking water conservancy areas in South Tyrol
2015/01/26 EU financing and participation at Expo 2015
2015/01/23 Line 4 of the Milan underground
2014/11/20 Landfill site at Borgo Montello in Latina
2014/11/04 Serious events that took place in Rome on 29 October 2014 during the AST workers' demonstration
2014/10/13 Conflict of interest affecting the ECB
2014/10/10 Protection of site of Community importance under Directive 92/43/EEC
2014/09/26 Use of pesticides
2014/09/08 Expo 2015 Trade Fair
2018/02/15 Studies and geological works for the construction of the new Turin-Lyon railway line
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
2016/09/22 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
2016/02/23 Transparency and fair competition in the implementation of the high-speed Torino-Lione railway line
2016/01/25 Verona-Padova railway line
2015/09/09 TiSA agreement and right of States to regulate financial markets
2015/07/14 Brescia-Padua high-speed rail link
2015/06/24 Presence of heavy metals in the urine of Milazzo residents
2015/06/22 Terzo valico dei Giovi' rail link - compliance with European law and the precautionary principle
2015/04/30 Construction of the Belo Monte dam in Brazil
2015/04/30 TTIP leak - What is the TTIP's relationship with the TiSA?
2015/02/27 Task force for the implementation of the 2007-2013 programming period
2015/02/06 Villanova-Gissi 380 kV overhead power line and associated works
2015/01/30 Inadequate precautionary measures in the wake of quarrying-related landslides
2014/12/09 Activities promoting the ʻTerzo Valicoʼ in elementary schools in Liguria and Piedmont
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2018/06/05 Question on duty-free Tunisian olive oil - 2018
2018/03/05 Structural funds fraud and the 'Ndrangheta in Slovakia
2018/02/06 Documentation regarding Amsterdam's bid for the seat of the European Medicines Agency
2018/01/23 Decision-making procedure concerning the relocation of the European Medicines Agency
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2016/11/11 No European tendering procedure for the excavation of the Maddalena di Chiomonte geognostic tunnel
2016/08/04 Fraud at the expense of the European Union with regard to mountain grazing
2016/06/22 Use of the ERDF for an irregular underpass in Cremona
2016/04/21 Offshore extraction of oil and gas in Italy
2015/10/06 Volkswagen Investigation
2015/09/30 Revision of procedural time limits to protect the financial interests of the European Union
2015/07/21 Val d'Agri oil centre (COVA)
2015/07/21 Lake Varano and non-compliance with a European directive
2015/07/02 Phthalates
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
2015/03/12 VP/HR - Number of European citizens kidnapped and imprisoned outside the EU
2015/03/12 Industrial waste 'Total - Tempa Rossa 1' oil field
2015/03/06 Offshore drilling in the Adriatic Sea
2015/03/05 Incident at ENI's 'Alli 001' oil well
2015/03/05 European School in Parma
2015/03/04 Direct aid to Ryanair from ERDF funds
2015/02/13 The use of the Structural Funds to support persons with disabilities
2015/02/06 'Split payment'
2015/02/03 Bankruptcy of the airport operator Aeradria
2015/02/02 Relocation of Vibac
2015/01/30 Unclear accounting for European funds used by the company LTF s.a.s.
2015/01/13 Offshore oil and gas operations
2014/12/19 Formal investigation procedure SA33083 - Aid for Piedmontese firms affected by the 1994 flood
2014/12/02 Infrastructure serving Matera, European Cultural Capital 2019
2018/05/23 Follow-up question: local authority transparency in Trentino-Alto Adige and adequacy of Italian anti-corruption law
2018/03/12 Traceability arrangements for 'new breeding techniques'
2017/12/05 Italian electoral law ('Rosatellum bis')
2017/11/15 Local authority transparency in Trentino-Alto Adige and adequacy of Italian anti-corruption law
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
2017/09/14 Trifluoromethane (HFC-23) - discrepancies between Italian emissions inventories and Swiss research
2017/04/26 EMA conduct and pharmacovigilance
2017/03/03 Guarantee fund for the completion of the Pedemontana Lombarda motorway
2016/12/19 Italian Government's communication plan to encourage young people to eat meat
2016/10/13 Statements made by Commissioner Moscovici and the Italian constitutional referendum
2016/07/01 Reorganisation of the Corpo Forestale dello Stato (CFS -State Forestry Agency) - CITES offices
2016/06/16 Italian railways - high-speed train service
2016/05/19 Once again concerning the Italian National Forestry Corps
2016/05/03 Follow-up to written question E-003356/2015 on the Pedemontana Lombarda highway
2016/02/25 Issue of passports under Brussels IIa and relevant case-law
2016/02/02 Man-made emissions
2015/12/07 Particulate filters
2015/10/29 Commission initiatives in regard to use of devices to falsify motor-vehicle emissions data
2015/09/10 Maltese bird hunting
2015/08/24 Emerging systematic threat to the rule of law in Spain
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 Provision of services at the Italian Prime Minister's Office
2015/04/30 The Italian A35 (BreBeMi) motorway
2015/03/12 Cartelised goods and services in Greece
2015/01/20 Maritime cabotage in the Gulf of Naples: possible violation of EU law
2014/07/23 Usury by Italian banks - ESCB supervision
2017/06/21 Compliance of flood risk management plan (FRMP) for the Po river basin district with EU legislation
2016/11/14 Aspen Pharma's anticompetitive practices
2016/11/07 Geological storage of CO2 in Lombardy
2016/09/06 'Appropriate incentives' for tobacco sales in the Consolidated Law on trade and commerce in the Region of Lombardy
2016/07/07 Lake Varese in Lombardy
2015/09/03 Lombardy regional air quality plan
2015/07/02 Failure to produce external emergency plans for Lombardy underground gas storage plants
2015/07/02 EU role in the lack of safety of Ukrainian nuclear plants
2015/06/30 Plants posing a major-accident hazard
2015/06/03 EIB funding for the gas storage plant in Cornegliano Laudense
2015/05/30 District heating
2015/05/21 UNESCO Apuan Alps Regional Park
2015/04/30 Road signs for people with dyslexia
2015/04/14 Absence of external emergency plan for Lombardy underground gas storage plants
2015/03/04 Gas storage at Lodi funded by EFSI
2015/02/27 Air pollution in Madrid
2015/02/18 Propaganda about the Juncker plan
2014/09/29 Failure to comply with Article 3 of Directive 2001/42/EC in the project to upgrade provincial road 46
2014/09/22 Failure to comply with Article 3 of Directive 2001/42/EC in the plan to upgrade provincial road No 46
2014/07/28 Villa Adriana, Tivoli