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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
Partito Democratico
Magic Circle
Legal Affairs Member juri
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/28 Security in Mexico and the new Global Agreement
2018/02/28 VP/HR - Italian citizens missing in Mexico
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/03/10 Committee on Missing Persons - Cyprus
2015/03/10 EU-Senegal fisheries agreement
2015/03/10 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
2015/02/25 Response to the European Parliament resolution on Vojislav Šešelj
2015/02/25 Response to the European Parliament resolution on blasphemy laws in Pakistan
2015/02/25 Response to the EP resolution on missing students in Mexico
2015/02/25 Response to EP resolutions on Uzbekistan
2015/02/25 Response to the EP resolution on civil society in Russia
2015/02/25 Response to the European Parliament resolution on human rights in Azerbaijan
2015/02/25 Response to the European Parliament resolution on human rights in Burundi
2015/02/25 Response to the EP resolution on human rights in Bangladesh
2015/02/25 Response to the European Parliament resolution on human rights in Sudan
2015/02/25 The Navalny case
2015/02/25 Access for humanitarian organisations in Sudan
2014/12/10 Statute for a European mutual society
2017/09/07 REACH legislation
2017/07/13 Inequalities in childhood
2017/04/12 Tourism and disaster-hit areas
2017/03/29 Youth Guarantee in areas hit by natural disasters
2017/03/27 Civil protection against natural disasters
2016/08/31 Public canteens
2016/08/31 Digital divide in peripheral areas
2016/06/13 Worker participation in companies
2016/06/13 Cross-border divisions of companies
2016/06/13 Cross-border corporate mergers
2016/05/04 Cross-border healthcare for victims of terrorism and their relatives
2015/10/19 Child-friendly areas in public places and offices
2015/04/29 Youth Guarantee
2015/04/29 Geo-blocking reform
2015/03/10 Counter-terrorism measures
2015/02/25 ERC and Marie Curie programme cuts
2015/01/28 Asbestos protection
2015/01/28 Offshore oil extraction
2014/12/09 Crisis in the Italian olive-oil industry
2014/11/21 Regulation of call centres
2014/10/16 Coastal and maritime tourism strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian region
2018/05/30 Commission consultancy contracts awarded to ICF
2017/11/27 Froneri Italy dispute - redundancies in Parma
2017/10/12 Proposed revision of Directive 2010/18/EU
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2017/07/13 Europe Direct in Schools
2017/04/12 Limiting mediation costs
2017/04/12 Spiritual, religious and cultural dimensions of the revision of the EU Treaties
2017/04/12 Mediation Directive
2017/03/27 Protecting the European cultural heritage
2016/09/06 ESF funding
2016/09/06 Monitoring of drinking water
2016/09/06 Credit for small-scale professionals
2016/08/31 Delays in payments in the health sector
2016/08/31 European Semester and prevention of poverty
2016/07/05 Support for marginalised adults
2016/07/05 European unemployment scheme
2016/02/03 Biodiversity and biosecurity
2016/02/02 Zika virus
2015/06/29 Implementation report on Directive 2001/29/EC
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/04/29 Europe 2020 consultation and stakeholder involvement
2015/04/29 European Citizens' Initiative - Right2Water
2015/04/29 European Endowment for Democracy
2015/04/29 Cultural heritage
2015/04/29 Banning of high-energy light bulbs
2015/04/29 Revision of Europe 2020
2015/04/29 Smart cities and energy
2015/04/29 Illegal trafficking of organs
2015/04/29 Fire Brigades
2015/04/29 Facilitating the internationalisation of EU businesses
2015/04/29 European businesses and goods made in Italy
2015/04/29 The Small Business Act and the construction sector
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2015/03/25 EU urban agenda digital platform
2015/03/25 Cohesion policy and cities
2015/03/10 Delay in implementation of cohesion policy
2015/03/10 A single telephone number for taxi services
2015/03/10 Single European number
2015/03/10 New European rules on GMOs
2015/02/25 Kyrgyzstan and the EU
2015/02/20 Violence linked to sports events
2015/02/11 Framework decision on sanctions against racism and xenophobia
2015/01/28 Roaming Directive and progress with the Digital Agenda
2015/01/28 Health cards and information on blood type and allergies
2014/12/22 Asbestos in the European Union
2014/12/09 European policies for the third age
2014/11/17 Electronic health records
2014/10/17 Preventing the Ebola virus in Europe
2014/09/30 European water policy
2016/06/13 Collective redress
2016/02/03 Collective redress
2015/01/28 Accession to the ECHR
2017/07/14 Issuing of driving licences and road safety
2015/05/30 Mapping of metropolitan transport
2015/04/29 E-commerce
2015/04/20 Cycling routes
2015/03/10 Loss of good repute by road transport operators
2014/11/27 Safety in the workplace
2014/11/21 Safety of pushchairs
2014/11/05 Operating theatre safety
2014/10/15 Tyres and road safety
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2017/07/13 Pillar of Social Rights
2017/05/02 Data collection for the Justice Scoreboard
2017/05/02 Pillar of Social Rights and employee participation
2017/03/21 Paediatric medicines
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/07/05 Social housing
2016/07/05 Social policies for children
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/06/29 Justice Scoreboard
2015/05/30 Children suffocation
2015/04/29 Labelling of cosmetic products
2015/04/29 High cholesterol
2015/03/25 Urban and social agendas
2015/03/10 Labelling of meats
2015/02/23 Acts of vandalism in the city of Rome by Dutch hooligans
2015/02/11 Improving young people's employment prospects
2015/02/05 Children of divorced couples
2014/12/10 Lobby register
2014/09/30 Escalation in price of medicines
2014/09/30 Publications for children
2014/09/30 Parallel exports of medicines
2017/10/12 Work-life balance: parental leave and gender pay equity
2017/10/12 Work-life balance and impact on growth
2017/05/02 Work-life balance for caregivers
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2015/04/29 Electricity interconnection targets
2015/03/25 Remuneration of artists
2015/03/10 Impact Assessment Board
2018/02/13 Combating Afrophobia
2017/10/13 World transparency summit
2017/10/13 OECD rules and tax transparency
2017/10/13 Tax transparency and international trade agreements
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2017/05/03 Online travel market
2017/04/28 Prevention of pandemics
2017/04/12 Online abuse of minors
2017/02/28 EU list of tax havens: 0 % corporate tax rate regimes
2016/07/05 Combating tax evasion and a plan for poverty
2015/05/30 Home AIDS tests
2015/04/29 4G technology
2015/04/29 Declarations of Commissioners' interests
2015/04/29 Climate change and the Paris Summit
2015/04/29 Prevention of Alzheimer's disease
2015/04/29 Review of hearings of Commissioners-designate
2015/04/29 Review of daylight saving time
2015/04/29 Commitment to strengthen international cooperation
2015/03/25 Visitors' tax
2015/03/10 Malnutrition throughout the world
2015/03/10 International Internet governance
2014/10/15 'Right to be forgotten' on the web
2014/09/30 Earthquake prevention
2017/04/28 Vaccines
2015/04/29 Obesity
2015/04/29 Vaccines
2015/04/20 Tourist visas
2017/10/13 Luxury property market and money laundering
2017/07/27 Supporting open and transparent copyright management
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/04/29 Deaths of women in childbirth
2015/04/29 Revolving doors
2015/04/20 Nomophobia
2015/03/25 Single EU copyright title
2015/03/25 Hyperlinking
2015/03/25 Taxation and copyright
2015/03/25 Treaty on exceptions to copyright for libraries
2015/03/25 Cloud computing and copyright
2015/02/25 Treaty on copyright for the blind and visually impaired
2015/02/05 Mollusc fishing
2014/12/09 Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty