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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
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/18 Consequences of the USA's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal on European companies operating in Iran
2018/05/16 Protection of minority languages in Europe
2018/05/16 Movement and parking of motor caravans in Europe
2018/05/03 Amendment of Commission Delegated Regulation 2446/2015
2018/04/26 Regulation on wine tourism in Europe
2018/04/23 Clarifications regarding Directive 2006/123/EC and the seaside business sector
2018/02/27 Infringement of Directive 2009/72/EC with regard to the ARERA authority's resolution No 50/2018
2017/05/04 Infringement of European consumer protection legislation - OTAs
2017/02/14 'De minimis' regulation on state aid
2017/02/06 Cartel agreement between European heavy goods vehicle manufacturers
2016/10/07 Presence of Chinese investors in European ports
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2015/05/21 Report on cooperation between regulatory bodies in accordance with Directive 2012/34/EU establishing a single European railway
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2018/04/26 Traffic restrictions in the Brenner Tunnel
2018/02/13 Combating Afrophobia
2018/01/18 Restriction of freight traffic along the Brenner Pass
2017/07/17 Tighter checks by Austria at the Brenner Pass
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2014/09/24 Indiscretions regarding the possible suspension of Schengen by Austria and Germany
2017/07/17 Legal basis of Spain's right of veto relating to Gibraltar
2017/03/20 Raising the minimum amounts of insurance cover for the use of motor vehicles which transport people by road
2017/03/02 Compensation for the relatives of the victims of terrorism
2017/02/16 Medical services provided in another Member State
2016/12/07 Safety of passenger road transport services in Spain
2016/12/06 Road tax and fixed charge for international transport services
2016/10/11 Financial solidity of insurance companies and fake surety policies
2016/09/30 Online transparency requirement for passenger transport service providers
2015/12/14 Failure to deregulate international rail passenger transport
2015/09/16 Survey on the ban on the transport of goods by road
2015/01/23 Radio spectrum for EU transport policy
2014/11/07 Alleged secret tax agreements between Luxembourg and multinational corporations
2018/05/30 Protection of ethnic minorities in Croatia
2017/01/30 Mortality rates and worsening of the treatment of animals
2017/01/10 Asylum applications in EU countries of first entry
2016/05/19 Refusal to grant asylum to 3000 unaccompanied minors
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2017/11/27 Froneri Italy dispute - redundancies in Parma
2017/05/22 Interference with telephone calls
2017/03/27 Clarification regarding foie gras
2016/09/14 Seismic hazard affecting the Krško nuclear power plant and public safety concerns
2015/12/02 Contrasting opinions of the Commission and stakeholders as regards the construction of the Somplago - Würmlach overhead power line (merchant line)
2015/11/11 Redundancies at Lag Italia plant in Due Carrare, Italy
2014/11/12 Oil and gas extraction in the Adriatic Sea
2017/10/26 Expropriation of property in Montenegro
2017/07/12 Protection of private property in Montenegro
2018/05/14 VP/HR - Detention of Amal Fathy in Egypt
2018/03/27 The arrest of the Italian journalist Mauro Donato in Serbia
2018/02/28 Security in Mexico and the new Global Agreement
2018/02/28 VP/HR - Italian citizens missing in Mexico
2017/09/19 VP/HR - Political drift towards authoritarianism in Egypt
2017/08/29 Imprisonment in Germany of Italian national Fabio Vettorel
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2017/04/12 VP/HR - Persecution of gay men in Chechnya
2016/10/05 Tourist bus tickets
2016/05/31 Transparency of Commission decisions for EU citizens
2016/04/12 VP/HR - Security concerns prompt negative tourist travel advisory for Egypt
2015/12/17 Italian 'bad bank' plan
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2016/11/17 Use of social media to spread lies and slander
2016/04/04 Issuing ADR certificates in Member States
2015/09/15 Use of the term 'Pur Secco' for German generic wines
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/01/09 Institutional and administrative capacity of Italy's public administration in relation to European Regional Development Fund / European Social Fund (ERDF/ESF) interventions
2018/05/03 Situation at the French-Italian border near Bardonecchia
2018/02/05 VP/HR - Situation of the English-speaking community in Cameroon
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2015/12/07 Provisional anti-dumping duties on imports into the EU of tubes and pipes of ductile cast iron originating in India
2015/06/09 Adoption of provisional anti-dumping measures for GOES imports
2014/08/12 VP/HR - Situation in Iraq
2018/01/08 Unpaid internships at the Commission
2017/08/02 Toll on the coastal motorway in Slovenia
2016/05/17 Potential sale of assets of the Hypo Alpe Adria Bank SpA
2016/04/28 Potential penalties in Slovenia for driving on the motorway without a 'vignette'
2016/01/27 Recognition of 'VF Card Terrestre' firefighter driving licence
2015/11/16 Measures to assist Slovenia in order to protect the borders of the Schengen area
2015/06/10 Migration flows via the Balkan route