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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: 2017-10-16

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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Lista Tsipras-L'Altra Europa
Magic Circle
International Trade Member inta
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/30 Penalties for improper use of fixed-term contracts in Italy's public sector
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/04/21 Improper use of fixed-term contracts in the public administration
2017/01/30 Reopening of a coal-fired power station in Italy
2016/11/23 Situation in Italy after the earthquakes
2016/11/18 Natuzzi Group
2016/10/17 Next steps towards corporate accountability: The EU's role on the UN's working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/10/13 Transit ban on 3 October 2015 for MEPs in the external areas adjacent to the TELT (Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin) building site for the high-speed Turin-Lyon railway line, on the Clarea Bridge in the Clarea Valley
2015/05/13 Unlawful use of force at Pozzallo and Lampedusa reception centres, Italy, to collect migrants' fingerprints - including those of minors - for identification purposes
2015/03/26 Arrest in Frankfurt: risk of suspending democracy
2015/03/26 Pollution and demilitarisation of the Marola area (La Spezia, Liguria, Italy)
2015/03/18 EU funding for the environment: environmental impact assessments and the risk of corruption in Italy
2015/01/07 Impact of Tarakhel v Switzerland on the implementation and possible revision of the Dublin III Regulation
2014/12/19 Environmental pollution caused by the TERNA power line in Montalto Uffugo (Cosenza, Italy)
2014/09/30 Situation at the Naples sorting office
2014/07/31 Ex post environmental impact assessment (EIA) in breach of Directive 2011/92/EU
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2017/03/24 Trafficking in Human Beings
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/04/08 Upholding freedom of expression, as enshrined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
2015/04/17 Upholding the fundamental rights of undocumented refugees in the Netherlands - case of the migrants' organisation 'Wij Zijn Hier'
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2017/04/06 Restrictive effects of orders issued by local authorities on the living conditions and dignity of refugees
2017/04/06 Validity of Decision C(2013)2949 concerning the application of Directive 2009/73/EC to the TAP AG consortium
2016/10/06 Cumulative effects of damages caused by 'regional natural disasters' as defined in Regulation (EU) No 661/2014
2016/07/14 Infringement of disabled persons' right to employment
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state
2015/05/26 Call centre - infringement of Directive 2001/23/EC in the case of Exprivia Projects
2015/02/19 VP/HR - The case of Alaa Abdel Fattah and 19 activists in Egypt
2015/02/10 LGBT-phobic event sponsored by EXPO 2015
2015/02/04 Sale of state-owned land in the Torre Guaceto/Pennagrossa area, which is a protected site under Directive 92/43/EC (Carovigno, Brindisi, Italy)
2014/11/17 Industrial and employment perspectives in the steel iron industry in the EU: the urgent need to respond to the loss of jobs and key production in Member States
2014/10/23 Protecting a site of Community importance pursuant to Directive 92/43/EEC
2017/09/21 VP/HR - Right to family reunification in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
2017/07/31 Plan to extend links from and to the Camp Darby military base (Pisa)
2017/03/28 Mr Dijsselbloem's remarks on what caused the economic crisis in southern Europe
2016/10/26 VP/HR - Ending illegal economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the USA on Cuba
2016/09/26 CETA and Germany's additional demands
2015/05/19 Inclusion of Ionian trunk road 106 in the TEN-T network
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/03/19 Harmful electromagnetic waves, poisoned water and illegal construction work on the US military base at Niscemi in the province of Caltanissetta, Italy
2017/08/29 Crime of torture
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2017/07/21 Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer
2017/06/29 Anti-union victimisation of dismissed Electrolux employee at Susegana plant
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'
2017/03/31 Safeguarding and exercising the right to demonstrate in relation to the Italian police detentions of 25 March 2017
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2017/03/06 Effects of the General Court's Orders on the EU-Turkey Statement
2017/01/09 Accommodating foreign trade concerns regarding the new criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors
2016/05/09 Victims arriving at the port of Augusta
2016/05/02 Anti-money laundering and the future EU-Mexico Global Agreement
2016/03/08 VP/HR - EU appeal against the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on the EU-Morocco trade agreement
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/09/28 Volkswagen's emissions fraud and the protection of EU citizens
2015/07/17 Temporary healthcare workers in Italy - discrimination between temporary workers, in breach of EU directives and court judgments
2015/06/24 Temporary employees in the Italian public sector: applying the judgment of the Court of Justice and penalising infringements of EU directives
2015/06/04 Temporary workers in schools in Italy - Renzi's counter-reform in breach of EU directives and of EU Court of Justice judgment
2015/04/24 Youth Guarantee - a European initiative, an Italian failure
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2015/04/09 Good practice to prevent eradication of olive trees affected by Xylella fastidiosa in Salento
2016/10/10 Life imprisonment without parole
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/09/02 Breaches of EU law involved in insecure public employment in Italy
2015/06/16 Management of the internal border between Italy and France at Ventimiglia
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/12/16 Arrest in Estonia of journalist and ex-Parliamentarian, Giulietto Chiesa
2014/11/14 Unlawful management of the integrated water service in Paola (CS, Italy)
2014/11/14 Management of solid urban waste in the Region of Campania
2014/11/11 Public order management during the demonstration of workers from the AST steelworks in Terni
2017/05/08 VP/HR - Implementation of the Council's LGBTI Guidelines, particularly in relation to the persecution of (perceived) homosexual men in Chechnya, Russia
2016/10/20 Legislation on SEA and EIA
2016/04/26 500 refugees missing in the Mediterranean Sea
2016/04/04 Regarding leaked consolidated TTIP chapter
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2015/03/20 The Bertolino distillery in Partinico, near Palermo, Sicily: pollution and violations of environmental legislation
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2014/12/19 Request for an inquiry into the Novara PISU project
2014/10/10 Tempa Rossa project