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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!

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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/10/16 EU funding to Palestinian Authority
2017/09/18 Anti-Semitism: a trend that must be resisted
2017/09/12 VP/HR - Film director detained and charged at airport
2017/07/14 VP/HR - European citizens who have disappeared in mysterious circumstances
2017/07/12 Gulf and Arab countries' ban on Qatar
2017/07/11 EU funding of PAC
2017/06/13 Illicit bulk tobacco imported from non-EU countries
2016/04/15 European charter of taxpayers' rights
2015/12/07 EU strategy on the allocation of funding for third countries to combat illegal immigration
2015/11/09 European sales law
2015/10/05 Social entrepreneurship
2015/10/05 Energy efficiency
2015/07/13 Social housing
2015/06/24 The impact social media stakeholders have on European citizens and rising anti-Semitism in the wake of increasing radicalisation
2015/06/24 Turmoil relating to shipwrecks
2015/06/24 European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
2015/06/24 European SME AgencyGiven the major importance of SMEs in Europe and especially Italy, where they make up 98% of the total number of VAT-registered firms, and in view of the fact that Italy is the country with the largest number of small enterprises, it might be advisable to set up a European SME agency.
2015/06/24 Funds allocated to immigration management operations
2015/05/13 Delays and difficulties relating to European funds in Sicily
2015/05/13 Protecting EU citizens against serious cross-border health threats
2015/05/13 The importance of investing in workplace safety for SMEs in the European Union
2015/05/13 Financing SME growth in the EU
2015/05/13 Investments in knowledge and innovation
2015/05/13 European investments in airport security within the EU
2015/05/13 Clarity regarding the fire at Rome's Fiumicino Airport
2015/05/12 Border control and illegal immigration
2015/04/28 European funding for Italy
2015/02/23 European funds for tourism
2014/12/17 Linguistic equality in the European Union
2014/10/28 Taxation on financial returns from occupational pension funds
2017/10/11 ECB supervision and consequences in the Italian banking sector
2016/10/12 Public-private sector cooperation in post-Cotonou EU-ACP relations
2015/07/13 Fresh impetus for renewables in the agricultural sector
2015/07/13 Development of the LNG distribution chain in the transport sector
2015/03/24 The Italian agricultural sector
2015/03/24 Supporting the manufacturing sector
2014/10/09 Effects of Russian embargo on European and Italian agricultural sector
2014/10/09 Effects of Russian embargo on the European and Italian agricultural sectors
2018/06/08 The case of an internationally-renowned jockey
2018/04/11 EU trade policy with Pakistan in the light of serious human rights violations and crimes against Christians
2018/02/26 Torture in Pakistan - Violation of GSP+ regulations
2017/11/24 Frankfurt Court's decision upholding discrimination and a boycott against an Israeli citizen
2017/10/05 Application of Common Position 2001/931/CFSP
2017/09/06 Duty-free: the case of Moldova
2017/07/12 Possible US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council
2017/06/07 Racial profiling of the Pashtuns in Pakistan
2017/01/19 Infringement of a blind citizen's rights by an airline
2016/11/24 VP/HR - Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan
2016/10/21 VP/HR - UNESCO Resolution on 'Occupied Palestine'
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/06/24 Malnutrition - a global problem
2015/06/24 VP/HR - Common European security and defence policy
2015/06/03 The Common Security and Defence Policy
2015/06/03 Consumer confidence
2015/05/13 Cohesion policy
2015/05/13 Consumer rights
2017/07/12 London Bridge attack
2017/07/12 Cigarette smuggling and excise rates in Belarus
2017/03/30 Abolition of roaming charges in Europe
2016/11/24 Illicit trade in cigarettes from Belarus
2016/04/21 Incorrect valuations in the Italian banking sector and subsequent repercussions on the system
2016/02/29 VP/HR - Pakistan's support to Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists who attacked Pathankot
2016/02/29 Masood Azhar, the key mastermind of Pathankot attack, missing
2016/02/12 Cooperative banking reform: impact on access to credit and on the local banking model
2015/10/08 Recognition of market economy status for China: current state of play and potential impact
2015/09/09 Refugee status
2015/09/09 Right of asylum under Dublin III
2015/08/07 Fox hunting in England and Wales
2015/08/03 System overheads
2015/06/24 Easier access to Italian public procurement contracts for SMEs
2015/06/03 New rules on public contracts
2015/05/13 Policies for encouraging investment
2015/05/13 Facilitating access to healthcare across Europe
2015/05/13 Measures for helping SMEs to become more innovative
2015/04/14 Education in the EU
2015/04/14 SMEs and the banking system
2015/03/24 Development of the Italian education system and support therefor
2015/03/19 VP/HR - Appeal for the release of Antonio Ledezma, mayor of Caracas
2015/02/02 Violation of freedom of expression
2015/01/29 Asbestos in Europe
2014/12/10 Safeguarding Europe's water resources
2014/12/10 Access to credit - support for SMEs
2014/11/10 TTIP - Transatlantic trade and investment partnership - support for SMEs
2014/10/07 Airports Decree
2018/02/06 Salerno treatment plant
2017/11/28 Company checks: Italy outdoes the UK
2017/04/28 Emergence of 'phantom' travel in Italy
2017/03/30 Pollution alert in Italy
2016/09/05 Simultaneous increases in roaming costs in Italy
2016/07/22 Use of place names when registering plant varieties in the specific national register
2016/01/08 Discrepancies regarding implementation of bail-in directive in EU Member States and measures to protect consumers and savers
2015/10/05 Corporate taxation in EU Member States: Italy bottom of ranking
2015/08/07 Young southern Italians fleeing
2015/07/03 Formal notice from the Commission asking Italy to repeal Law No 138 of 11 April 1974 concerning the ban on the use of powdered, condensed and reconstituted milk in dairy products
2015/06/29 Scientific research in Italy
2015/06/24 Policy against poverty in Italy
2015/06/24 Government policy on cancer in Italy
2015/06/24 Defending Italy's agricultural heritage
2015/06/24 Situation in Italy regarding the dairy sector crisis
2015/05/11 A digital single market in the EU
2015/05/11 Improving Italy's digital performance
2015/03/26 Cultural heritage in Italy
2015/03/24 The construction sector in Italy
2015/03/16 Guaranteed minimum income
2015/02/04 Support for young farmers in Italy
2015/02/02 Counterfeiting of drugs in Italy
2015/01/27 Partnership Agreement with Italy 2014-2020
2014/12/11 Translation of EU calls for applications and notices of competition in the languages of the Member States
2014/12/10 Mobilisation of EU Solidarity Fund for Italy
2014/10/08 Late EU budget transfers to Member State authorities
2017/06/09 Deceptive Trenitalia tickets
2017/03/30 Error in the formula used to calculate the price of train passes
2016/10/10 Alleged aid for the Naples Port Authority
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/09/09 Quality and food safety in the agri-food industry
2015/08/07 Rainstorm in Florence
2015/06/03 Food aid in Italy
2015/05/12 Food as a human right
2015/04/28 Equal opportunities in the EU
2015/04/14 Employment opportunities for people with disabilities
2015/04/14 Youth employment
2015/03/16 Youth Guarantee Programme
2015/01/27 Protecting Italian agri-food products
2014/11/18 VP/HR - EU aid for reconstruction of Gaza
2018/06/14 Safe advertising
2017/11/14 Answer delays for calls to emergency services in Italy
2017/05/04 Request to extend split payment until 2020
2016/11/23 Coup in Turkey
2015/06/29 Sharing of migrant quotas
2015/04/28 Humanitarian aid in the Mediterranean
2015/04/28 The emergency situation of migrants
2015/04/28 Emergency situation in the Mediterranean
2015/01/27 Phone operators and premium smartphone services
2014/11/10 The Ebola epidemic: a public health emergency of international concern
2014/11/10 Frontex and the migration emergency in the Mediterranean
2016/07/15 Merger
2016/06/30 VP/HR - Middle East peace process
2015/09/02 Inheritance of gold found in Poland after the war
2015/06/29 The role of merit in unequal societies
2015/06/03 The iron and steel industry in the EU
2015/04/28 Operation Triton
2015/03/26 Biodiversity
2015/03/24 The Italian textile industry
2015/02/27 EU funding for the tourism industry
2015/01/29 Development of the tourism industry
2018/06/12 The tour guide issue
2018/02/28 Offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Manfredonia
2017/11/21 VP/HR - Italian citizens held prisoner in Equatorial Guinea
2017/11/14 Proposal for a directive on modernising VAT for e-commerce and B2C
2017/11/10 Offshore companies and the Paradise Papers
2017/10/11 Italian transport and logistics under serious strain from unfair competition and dumping
2017/06/07 VP/HR - China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) economic corridor slaughter
2017/05/04 Risk of disadvantage for Italian tour guides
2017/05/02 Anti-competitive tolls on Italian motorways
2017/05/02 Risk of unfair competition for Italian taxi drivers
2017/05/02 Risk of non-respect for a country's typicality and traditions
2017/04/28 Potential infringement of Directive 2014/17/EU
2017/03/08 Anti-Jewish propaganda in the West Bank
2016/09/23 Levying of tolls on Naples by-pass
2016/02/18 Risk of imminent removal of anti-dumping duties on screw and bolt imports from China
2016/01/22 Appointment of the Italian Permanent Representative to the EU
2015/11/09 Internationalisation for the promotion of Italian companies abroad
2015/10/05 Unemployment - the crisis is widening the gap between regions
2015/09/09 Developing business networks and production districts
2015/08/07 Gap between southern Italian regions and the rest of the EU
2015/06/30 Reasoned precautionary principle in agriculture
2015/06/24 Support for Italian enterprise
2015/06/24 Transposition by the Italian Government of Directive 2012/34/EU
2015/05/13 Macro-regional strategies
2015/05/13 Promotion of typical Italian products
2015/05/13 Respect for minorities
2015/04/28 Italian school buildings
2015/02/27 Italian school system
2015/02/27 Combating counterfeiting of Italian goods
2015/02/04 Cuts to the Italian cultural sector
2015/01/29 Promotion of Italian culture
2015/01/27 Italian regional tax on net production value (IRAP)
2014/12/08 Delays in the transposition of EU legislation
2014/10/08 Late payments by government departments
2017/04/28 VP/HR - Israel-EU Association Council matter
2016/09/12 VP/HR - EU ambassador to Egypt
2016/01/14 Violence towards women in Germany
2015/12/02 Regulatory and commercial uncertainty
2015/06/24 Forced marriage - a relentlessly widespread phenomenon
2015/06/24 Identification photos
2015/04/28 Navy riflemen
2015/04/14 The immigration phenomenon
2015/03/26 The phenomenon of stadium violence
2015/03/26 Violence against women in Egypt