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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!

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Magic Circle
Development Member deve
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Substitute tax3
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/01/18 VP/HR - Italian arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/08/14 VP/HR - Human rights violations against the Kurdish people by Turkish forces
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2017/02/09 Situation regarding honorary judges and honorary deputy prosecutors
2016/04/12 Situation in the Idomeni camp
2016/04/12 Situation at the Idomeni refugee camp
2018/04/24 Critical report on the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
2017/07/14 EU Anti-Corruption Report
2017/04/04 FLEGT Action Plan and tackling corruption
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/09/09 The killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands
2015/04/21 The unbalanced composition of the European Science and Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction
2014/12/18 Minimum income in the European Union
2017/03/20 Flat tax for high-net-worth individuals in Italy
2017/02/28 EU list of tax havens: 0 % corporate tax rate regimes
2016/06/13 Mismanagement of Natura 2000 sites in Italy
2015/11/11 Redundancies at Lag Italia plant in Due Carrare, Italy
2015/09/29 EU membership in GRECO
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
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2017/11/23 Port of Augusta
2016/05/30 Transposition of Directive 2013/30/EU into Italian law
2015/10/23 Hunting migratory birds
2015/08/24 Emerging systematic threat to the rule of law in Spain
2015/07/22 Joint investigation teams to combat organised crime - transposition of Framework Decision 2002/465/JHA in Italy
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/01/13 Situation in refugee camps and reception centres in Greece
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2016/10/26 Role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in the forced return of ten Syrian asylum seekers from Greece to Turkey on 20 October 2016
2016/04/27 Nutrition of refugee children on the island of Chios (Greece)
2015/12/09 Ilva
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2017/11/22 Status of implementation of the EU Joint Way Forward on migration between Afghanistan and the EU: returns to Afghanistan
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2016/06/13 Illegal sale of protected species in Palermo
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2015/05/27 Contorta-Sant'Angelo-Venice lagoon canal construction project
2015/02/10 LGBT-phobic event sponsored by EXPO 2015
2014/10/09 'Mos Maiorum' joint operation and role played by Frontex
2015/02/02 Confiscation
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals
2017/04/04 Expiry of the concession for the A4 motorway between Brescia and Padua and failure to obtain approval for the Valdastico-Nord project
2016/08/29 A15 motorway (Cisa-Brenner Pass)
2015/03/31 Possibility of making amendments to and extending motorway concessions in the 'Unlock Italy' Decree
2014/11/25 Extension of motorway concessions in Italy
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/12/09 Dismissal of workers at Saeco
2015/04/30 Disappearance of unaccompanied minors