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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: 2017-01-31

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
Culture and Education Member cult
Legal Affairs Substitute juri
Regional Development Substitute regi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/14 Unpaid internships at the European Commission
2017/06/13 European Disability Strategy 2010-2020
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'
2017/03/30 Recognition at European level of the professions of regional planner, landscaper and conservationist
2017/03/30 Banners on the Berlaymont building
2017/03/13 Transparency of the Commissioners' agendas
2017/02/24 Follow-up to question E-004113/2016
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/08/03 Sentence handed down to Roberta Chiroli
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2016/05/10 Follow-up to Question E-004968/2015
2015/12/09 Discovery of abandoned food products bearing the EU mark - Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived
2015/10/28 Review of the operation of the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF)
2015/10/28 Increasing the resources of the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF)
2015/09/10 Maltese bird hunting
2015/07/14 Liternum archaeological area
2015/04/30 The marble caves of Carrara
2015/04/24 Building the new NTV-Italo fleet of high-speed trains
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/04/20 Transparency of European funds - information and publicity on the Capocolonna archaeological site in Crotone (Italy)
2015/04/10 Illegitimate use of the European flag and misleading information concerning European funds
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2015/03/30 European Social Fund - Barano d'Ischia
2015/03/05 European School in Parma
2015/02/27 Horizon 2020 and the European Fund for Strategic Investments
2015/02/11 Transparency and equal access to European Audiovisual Observatory data
2015/01/26 Supervising the use of European funds for work on the archaeological site of Capo Colonna in Crotone
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/02 Transparency - Political affiliation of commissioners
2014/11/27 The self-congratulatory banner displayed by the European Commission on the Berlaymont building in Brussels
2014/11/21 2013 European Court of Auditors Annual Report
2014/11/21 TTIP - Cultural exception, cultural services and products
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2014/10/09 Need to modify the economic and fiscal policies of the European Union
2014/09/30 Irregularities in connection with the use of European funds
2017/07/24 Late payment of suppliers by public authorities
2017/03/30 Youth Guarantee Traineeships
2016/08/03 Youth Guarantee scheme results
2016/01/28 Late payment or non-payment of Youth Guarantee trainees in Calabria
2015/08/04 'Youth Guarantee' irregularities
2015/07/14 Monitoring of the Youth Guarantee
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/01/29 Irregularities at the ILVA iron and steel works in Taranto
2014/09/15 Youth Guarantee
2017/07/12 Use of FIO funding for the Marsciano municipal biodigester
2017/06/13 YouTube's advertising policy
2016/11/07 Geological storage of CO2 in Lombardy
2016/10/11 EU funds for enterprises in the L'Aquila seismic crater
2016/08/29 Funds for the Vatican and their management
2016/07/26 Structural Funds, Jobs Act and tax credit
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2015/12/09 Use of European funding by the city of Salerno
2015/04/09 Use of EU funds for the city of Salerno
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/02/13 The use of the Structural Funds to support persons with disabilities
2014/10/09 European funds for the city of Salerno
2017/07/24 Violation of the fundamental rights of savers at the Cassa di risparmio di Ferrara
2017/06/21 Stage reached in the Commission investigations into the privatisation of Caremar and protecting competition in the Bay of Naples
2017/03/30 Modern-day slavery in the EU
2017/02/02 Google AdSense: freedom of expression on the internet and competition law
2016/07/14 The Paris agreements on climate change and the energy transition
2016/05/23 Protection of the right to interpretation and translation of sufficient quality in criminal proceedings
2016/03/11 Gala S.p.A. and changes to pricing under existing public energy supply contracts
2015/12/10 Annulment by Regional Administrative Court of fine imposed on ship owners in the Gulf of Naples and Salerno by the Competition Authority: possible infringement of EU competition law
2015/05/21 Payments not made due to infringement proceedings
2015/05/21 UNESCO Apuan Alps Regional Park
2015/05/06 Measures to monitor and reclaim the land of the Terra dei Fuochi
2015/02/27 Data concerning infringement proceedings
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2015/01/20 Cabotage in the Gulf of Naples
2015/01/20 Maritime cabotage in the Gulf of Naples: possible violation of EU law
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/12/16 Arrest in Estonia of journalist and ex-Parliamentarian, Giulietto Chiesa
2014/09/18 Infringement of fundamental rights (freedom of expression, right to information and defence) - Regulation concerning copyright on electronic communications networks
2017/09/28 Ratification of the Marrakech Treaty
2017/09/28 Ratification of the Marrakech Treaty
2017/09/14 Fish kill (due to environmental pollution) and state aid
2017/07/24 Use of EU funding for natural disaster prevention following the earthquakes in Aquila and Emilia-Romagna
2017/07/24 Authorisation for underground exploration for liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons in Emilia Romagna (Italy)
2017/07/11 Demolition works using explosive charges near the SCI (Site of Community Interest) and SPA (Special Protection Area) Stagno di Pilo and Casaraccio in Sardinia
2017/06/21 Temporary teaching jobs
2017/06/21 New EIA provisions and authorisation of 'strategic infrastructure projects' in Italy
2017/04/25 Role of NGOs in the migratory flows of the Central Mediterranea
2017/04/25 EU legislation on seconded and temporary workers - new cases of social dumping in Italy
2017/04/12 Mediation between Italy and Germany regarding Fiat 500X
2016/11/15 Situation in Italy after the earthquakes
2016/11/07 Access to justice in environmental matters in Italy
2016/09/05 EU funding for earthquake protection measures
2016/08/30 Earthquake in central Italy
2016/06/20 Stretch of motorway between the A12 (Rome-Civitavecchia) and Tor de' Cenci (Rome)
2016/06/16 Desio incinerator - breach of environmental requirements
2016/04/21 Offshore extraction of oil and gas in Italy
2016/03/09 "Corte dei Signori" exploration permit in the Mezzano Valley
2016/03/02 Contributions to the PowerCrop company of Russi (Ravenna)
2015/09/03 Dumping in the Solofrana (Avellino)
2015/07/14 Protection of minors
2015/06/30 Misappropriation of funding for refugees in the Mafia Capitale scandal in Italy
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/04/29 Discrepancy between the list of illegal landfills which do not comply with the waste management obligations incumbent on Italy and the Sergnano landfill in Mirabello
2015/04/24 Financial correction for agriculture in Italy
2015/04/15 Safety of the Salerno - Reggio Calabria motorway in Italy
2015/03/31 Public access to information on the environmental monitoring of works subject to environmental impact assessment
2015/02/18 Skewed trade in rabbit meat between Italy and France
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/12/16 OLT (Offshore LNG Toscana S.p.A.) Regasification Unit
2014/12/09 Activities promoting the ʻTerzo Valicoʼ in elementary schools in Liguria and Piedmont
2014/10/29 Natural disaster prevention measures funded by the 2007-2013 ERDF in Liguria and the municipality of Genoa
2014/09/30 Protecting brown bears in the Trentino region of Italy
2017/03/16 Equivalence of doctorates and qualifications to practise the teaching profession
2017/01/30 Reopening of a coal-fired power station in Italy
2016/10/31 Coal-fired power station emissions
2016/06/24 Bullfighting and the EU budget
2016/05/10 Projects in the 'Brenta floodplain and wetlands' (SCI/SPA IT3260018)
2016/02/29 Capaccio (SA) biomass power plant
2016/02/29 Identity numbers for police officers
2016/02/19 Covenant of Mayors
2015/10/08 Inclusion of qualified teachers on GAE reserve lists
2015/06/02 Hiring of synthetic turf
2015/04/29 Borgo Eridania biomass power plant in Foggia
2015/02/09 TEN-T projects - Amending Budget No 1 to the General Budget for 2015
2017/07/11 Asbestos - Trentaremi beach
2017/06/21 Food labelling
2017/02/28 EU budget for validating alternative methods to animal testing
2016/12/16 Animal Transport Guides Project
2016/11/30 Maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs
2016/08/26 Imports of durum wheat from third countries
2016/01/15 Registration plates on vehicles from third countries
2015/12/16 Labelling of animal food
2015/10/14 Welfare of pigs on farms
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2015/01/13 Methods of toxicological evaluation constituting alternatives to animal testing
2014/11/10 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion on collecting feathers from live geese
2017/09/15 Major interpellation - Coordinated efforts at EU level to increase vaccination coverage
2017/06/19 VP/HR - Situation with respect to human rights and the independence of institutions in the Maldive islands
2017/03/16 Adverse effects of electromagnetic fields and radio frequencies on human health
2017/03/13 Opel buy-out
2017/02/06 Major interpellation - The tragic situation of the Land of Fires and its inhabitants
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/05/03 Detention basins by the Seveso river - risks to the environment and to human health
2016/03/21 The RAI reform, the pluralism of radio and television broadcasters, Italy and Poland
2016/02/15 VP/HR - Torture and killing of the researcher Giulio Regeni in Egypt
2016/01/29 Situation concerning the Lago di Varano
2016/01/07 Reform of governance and of licence fee for RAI-Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A.
2015/11/25 The 'good school' reform
2015/09/09 The killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands
2015/07/09 Exposure to electromagnetic fields
2015/07/02 Phthalates
2015/03/12 Marine protected areas
2015/03/03 Rai Way
2015/02/12 Recognition of the effects of civil status documents throughout the EU
2015/01/07 Stealing and trafficking of archaeological artefacts by ISIS in Syria and Europe
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/11/14 Major Sarno River Project
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2014/10/23 Problems concerning tax legislation in Europe
2014/09/18 Great Sarno Project
2017/07/17 Yet another disaster in Campania: destruction of the Vesuvius National Park
2017/06/27 Critical aspects of supplementing the Programme Agreement on boundary changes, redesignation and reindustrialisation of the former Fiat-Alfa Romeo site in Arese
2017/04/12 EIB financing for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project
2017/02/02 Fake news
2016/12/09 Waste incinerator in the province of Florence
2016/10/31 Closure of hospital facilities in Campania
2016/10/13 National waste incineration programme
2016/07/20 Postrino project
2016/06/02 Halting the slaughter of dogs and cats in 'perreras'
2016/04/22 Preliminary report on the national waste incineration programme
2016/03/02 Motor vehicle liability insurance - discrimination in southern regions (Campania)
2015/12/07 Particulate filters
2015/09/03 Clinker and incineration slag
2015/04/29 Discovery of hazardous waste in the province of Benevento
2015/04/27 Failure to commission a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for sites of national interest
2015/04/14 Slaughter of male buffalo calves
2015/03/12 Scientific research programme on pulse trawling
2015/03/12 Industrial waste 'Total - Tempa Rossa 1' oil field
2015/02/26 Commission's failure to submit a report under Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011
2015/02/10 LGBT-phobic event sponsored by EXPO 2015
2015/02/02 Relocation of Vibac
2014/12/02 Discharges of urban waste water in Puglia
2017/07/11 Sicilian companies warned not to list the ancient Sicilian cereal Timilia among ingredients on product labels
2017/06/21 Compliance of flood risk management plan (FRMP) for the Po river basin district with EU legislation
2017/03/30 Logistical support for Erasmus+ students abroad
2017/03/16 Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programmes in Interactive and Cognitive Environments - Grants
2017/03/16 Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programme - Scholarships
2017/03/13 Implementation of Directive 2014/26/EU
2016/12/19 Italian Government's communication plan to encourage young people to eat meat
2016/12/14 EU financing, assistance and support for Ukraine
2016/10/13 Statements made by Commissioner Moscovici and the Italian constitutional referendum
2016/10/04 List of landfills
2016/09/29 Razzaboni landfill site
2016/09/21 Bayer-Monsanto acquisition
2016/09/06 Biodiversity and the recognition and promotion of ancient Sicilian grain varieties
2016/07/08 Malga Melagon landfill site, Asiago (VI) - risk of groundwater contamination
2016/07/01 Reorganisation of the Corpo Forestale dello Stato (CFS -State Forestry Agency) - CITES offices
2016/05/03 Follow-up to written question E-003356/2015 on the Pedemontana Lombarda highway
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/04/04 Propaganda by public authorities urging citizens to abstain from voting in a referendum
2016/01/15 Changing the symbols for people with disabilities
2015/06/03 Drilling in the Ionian Sea and breach of Directive 2013/30/EU and the Aarhus Convention on public participation in the decision-making process
2015/05/30 Management consortia of the Piano Borea landfill in Benevento
2015/04/30 Road signs for people with dyslexia
2015/02/27 Task force for the implementation of the 2007-2013 programming period
2015/02/18 Propaganda about the Juncker plan
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2015/01/07 Interference by the Commission in the Greek presidential elections
2014/12/19 Formal investigation procedure SA33083 - Aid for Piedmontese firms affected by the 1994 flood
2014/10/23 Florence Peretola Airport, compatibility with Articles 107 and 108 TFEU
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2014/07/23 Usury by Italian banks - ESCB supervision