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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
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/12/20 Workers in multinational companies
2017/12/13 Applications for authorisation of GM soya
2017/04/28 Draft decree by the Italian Government on environmental impact assessments
2017/02/27 Substantive application of principles regarding improvements to air quality
2017/01/30 Application of principles in regard to prudent use of antimicrobials in veterinary medicine
2016/09/30 Use of air cannon in prospecting at sea
2016/07/15 Marketing authorisation for veterinary drugs
2016/07/15 Protecting Italian dairy farming
2016/07/15 Gastroprotectants
2016/04/29 Working conditions in the coltan mines in Congo
2016/04/29 Violation of Directive 2014/23/EU with regard to motorway concessions
2016/04/29 Ground-handling services at Elmas Airport
2016/03/31 Courses for community health workers
2016/01/29 Employment of juveniles in cobalt mines in the Congo
2015/12/22 Legislative proposals posing a threat to the Italian wine sector
2015/07/21 Italian phone operators' cartel
2015/06/30 Threat posed by endocrine disruptors to human health
2015/05/29 Health risks engendered by the use of phthalates
2015/03/31 Glyphosate herbicide, a probable carcinogen: risks to human health and to the environment
2015/02/27 Deforestation in Sardinia - Environmental impact assessment
2015/01/29 Environmental disaster in Sardinia
2014/12/19 Palm oil production: adverse impact on the environment and public health and ethical implications
2014/12/18 Lead in illegal landfill in Sardinia and environmental liability
2014/11/25 Regulatory development of the South Stream pipeline project
2014/11/21 Expo 2015 and transport of live animals
2014/11/21 Unlicensed foods authorised at EXPO 2015
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2014/10/30 African swine fever - serious health and economic consequences
2014/09/30 Agriculture in Sicily and Sardinia: impact of the EU-Morocco Agreement
2014/07/23 Usury by Italian banks - ESCB supervision
2017/12/20 Airlines
2017/12/20 Consumption of farmed salmon
2017/04/28 Toxic substances in food packaging
2017/02/27 Food supplements containing red yeast fermented rice
2017/02/27 Fish Aggregation Devices
2017/02/27 Use of multiple pesticides on the same crop
2016/12/21 Food packaging containing BPA
2016/06/30 Restrictions on donating blood in the Member States
2016/01/29 Spread of the Zika virus
2016/01/29 Marketing of genetically modified salmon
2017/11/10 Protection of Sardinian wheat
2017/10/26 Protection of the Santa Gilla lagoon
2016/06/30 Protection of human DNA databases
2016/05/25 Moratorium on checks at Ukrainian livestock farms
2016/04/29 Facial recognition software and privacy protection
2016/03/31 Use of hydrogen peroxide in the processing of cephalopods
2016/02/29 Exploitation of young Syrian refugees
2015/11/30 Exploitation of child labour in the cocoa industry
2015/11/30 Protection of the CE European trademark and excessive similarity to the "China Export" trademark
2015/10/30 Bottling of Sardinian myrtle liqueur (Mirto di Sardegna)
2015/09/30 EU funding for the Sardinian hotel industry
2015/05/29 Environmental repercussions on special protection area ITB013012 (Stagno di Pilo, Casaraccio e saline di Stintino) and site of community importance ITB010002
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2014/11/21 Protection for rabbits in European breeding farms
2014/10/30 Protecting the European agricultural sector from customs duties on goods from Ukraine
2014/07/31 Protection of genetic biodiversity in Sardinia
2017/12/13 Food waste in Europe
2017/12/13 Favism in Europe
2017/12/13 Extending time limits within which prosecutions have to be brought
2017/01/30 Bird flu epidemic in Europe
2016/11/30 Artisanal fishing for bluefin tuna
2016/06/30 Depopulation of beehives
2015/10/30 Transparency in the context of the TTIP negotiations
2015/09/30 Neonicotinoid threats to bees
2015/07/09 Failure to restructure the mining village of Argentiera
2014/10/31 Independence and transparency of EFSA
2017/12/20 Net neutrality
2017/02/27 Carcinogenic compounds in baby milk powder
2016/12/21 Continuing presence of herbicides in aquifer basins in northern Italy
2016/11/30 Toxicity of acrylamide
2016/09/30 Palm oil in milk powder
2016/09/30 Digital single market and tax on content
2016/09/30 New WhatsApp user provisions
2016/05/25 Toxicity of palm oil
2016/05/25 Hazardous chemical compounds in clothing
2016/03/31 Geo-blocking of online digital content
2016/02/08 Moroccan tomato imports
2015/06/30 Imports of Tunisian oil to Italy
2015/05/06 Measures to monitor and reclaim the land of the Terra dei Fuochi
2015/04/20 Renewal of motorway concession contracts
2015/01/19 Rigged public competitions and corruption in Italy
2014/09/08 Corruption in Italy
2016/12/21 Heated tobacco products
2016/10/31 Certification of organic products
2016/10/27 Labelling of dairy products imported to Italy
2016/10/27 Expansion of the Tossilo incineration plant
2016/07/15 Sale of products containing ephedrine
2016/05/25 Hazards presented by CFL lamps
2016/03/31 Reduced storage in IT products
2015/06/30 Ban on the sale of dairy products prepared using powdered milk
2015/05/29 EMAS certification issued to the Fiumesanto-E.ON thermoelectric power plant
2017/12/20 Industrial hemp
2017/06/06 Legal certainty on the ethical treatment of farm animals
2016/11/30 Building of a coal-fired power station in the Portoscuso area
2016/05/25 Delays in farm payments
2016/02/29 Extension of waste treatment plants in the industrial area of Macchiareddu
2015/12/22 Toxic burning of waste and monitoring of particulate matter levels
2015/03/31 Illegal waste disposal in Sardinia
2015/02/27 Toxic waste disposal in the Sardinian region of Sulcis
2017/12/13 Drought in Sardinia and the Mediterranean countries
2017/12/13 Echinoderms in the Mediterranean
2017/12/13 Plastic invasion in the Mediterranean Sea
2017/06/06 Serious youth unemployment problem in Sardinia
2017/06/06 Alitalia crisis and implications for the continuity of air transport services for Sardinia
2017/04/28 Lionfish in the Mediterranean
2017/04/28 Traces of asbestos in ceramic slurries
2015/12/22 Water quality in northern Sardinia
2015/11/30 State aid for low-cost airlines in Sardinia
2015/11/30 Import of insects from third countries into Sardinia
2015/10/30 Disused military base on Monte Limbara
2015/09/30 Dioxin monitoring in Sardinia
2015/07/28 Change in the participation requirements for Measure 121 of Regional Development Programme (RDP) 2007/2013, Sardinia
2015/07/21 ARPAS: conflict of interest
2015/06/30 Acquisition of a majority interest in the Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione
2015/04/29 Discharge of sewage in areas of Community interest in the municipality of San Teodoro, Sardinia
2015/04/29 Plan to close the Monte Sinni mine in Sardinia
2015/03/31 Use of EU funds for the construction of a civic theatre in La Maddalena
2015/02/27 Unemployment in Sardinia and Sicily ‒ Use of EU funds
2015/01/16 Cancer registers in Sardinia
2015/01/08 Management of Anas contracts in Sardinia and Sicily (Italy)
2014/12/22 (Regional operational programme) funds - programming period 2007-2013
2014/10/31 NATO military bases in Sardinia
2014/10/30 Flooding in Sardinia and management of the Solidarity Fund
2014/09/10 Ebola virus and oversight of the management of funding
2014/09/09 Suspension of funding for Sardinia ROP
2014/07/31 Situation of the sheep/lamb and goat sector in Sardinia
2014/07/31 G8 clean-up in La Maddalena, Sardinia
2017/12/20 Cork stoppers
2017/12/13 Mercury in marine ecosystems
2017/12/13 Recreational sub-aqua diving
2017/01/31 Planned obsolescence
2016/12/21 Updating seafaring certificates
2016/10/27 Protecting marine flora in the Maddalena Archipelago
2016/07/15 Forest fire detection systems
2016/06/30 Use of the fungicide Imazalil on citrus fruits
2016/06/30 Damage caused to cork production by Lymantria dispar
2016/04/29 Obligatory safety tests for quadricycles (microcars)
2016/02/29 Updating the definitions for identifying endocrine disruptors
2016/01/29 Pollution caused by microgranules
2016/01/29 Extension of Villacidro landfill site
2015/10/30 Coral reef damage caused by oxybenzone
2015/10/30 Collective landfill site at Spiritu Santu, Olbia
2015/06/30 Evaluation of methylisothiazolinone by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety
2015/02/06 'Split payment'
2015/01/06 Foie gras production
2017/12/20 Smartphones and children
2017/06/06 Harmful effects of chlorpyriphos
2017/01/30 Potential harmful effects of the additive E171
2017/01/30 Effects of the herbicide Dicamba
2016/09/30 Effects of Depakene
2016/03/31 Insufficient maintenance of the Marmilla tourism association chairlift
2016/02/29 Breach of the Animal Transport Regulation
2015/12/22 The additive BHA in animal feeds
2014/11/19 Goose feather collection techniques that are harmful to animal welfare