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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Forza Italia
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Substitute tax3
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/04/23 The case of Alfie Evans: freedom of choice and of movement of the child
2015/03/31 Entrepreneurship training in Sweden
2015/03/31 Enterprise skills training in Slovenian society
2015/03/31 Enterprise skills training in Bulgarian society
2015/03/31 Enterprise skills training in Croatia
2015/03/31 Entrepreneurial skills training in Romania
2015/03/31 Entrepreneurship training in Denmark
2015/03/31 Training in entrepreneurship: the German case
2015/03/31 Entrepreneurship training in France
2015/03/31 Success of the Front National in France
2015/02/27 Plan for a home for abandoned children and adolescents in Romania
2015/01/14 Movement of EU citizens' personal data
2014/12/05 Frontex
2014/12/05 National Centre for Oncological Hadrontherapy
2015/10/08 Recognition of market economy status for China: current state of play and potential impact
2015/03/31 Entrepreneurship training: the current situation in Cyprus
2015/03/31 Support for enterprise: the situation in Latvia
2015/03/31 Current youth unemployment situation in Germany
2015/03/31 Current situation of youth unemployment in Finland
2015/03/31 Current situation of youth unemployment in the Netherlands
2015/03/31 Unemployment situation in Lithuania
2015/03/31 Unemployment situation in Cyprus
2015/03/31 CAP direct aid following the 2013 reform
2015/03/31 Conclusions from the interim period for adoption of the new CAP
2015/03/31 Youth Guarantee in Malta
2015/03/31 Youth Guarantee in Austria
2015/03/31 Implementation of the youth guarantee in Sweden
2015/03/31 Youth Guarantee in Ireland
2015/03/31 Implementation of the Youth Guarantee in Slovenia
2015/03/31 Implementation of the Youth Guarantee in Latvia
2015/03/31 Implementation of the Youth Guarantee in Portugal
2015/03/31 Implementing the Youth Guarantee in Italy
2015/03/31 Implementing the Youth Guarantee in Poland
2015/03/31 Youth Guarantee scheme in France
2015/03/31 Youth Guarantee scheme in Luxembourg
2015/03/31 Youth Guarantee scheme in Denmark
2015/03/31 Information on the implementation of the Youth Guarantee
2015/02/27 Profession of tourist guide
2014/12/05 Request for information on the Youth Guarantee
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2017/04/28 Discrimination in Fashion Gate
2015/03/31 How Austria encourages entrepreneurship
2015/03/31 Promotion of entrepreneurship in Poland
2015/03/31 Promotion of entrepreneurship in Ireland
2015/03/31 Promotion of entrepreneurship in Slovakia
2015/03/31 Promotion of entrepreneurship in the Czech Republic
2015/03/31 Promotion of entrepreneurship in Hungary
2015/03/31 Promotion of entrepreneurship in Estonia
2015/03/31 Promotion of entrepreneurship in Lithuania
2015/03/31 Entrepreneurship support in Malta
2015/03/31 How Luxembourg is promoting entrepreneurship
2015/03/31 Launch of programmes designed to teach entrepreneurship in Portugal
2015/03/31 Promotion of entrepreneurship in Belgium
2015/03/31 Entrepreneurship education in Finland
2015/03/31 The promotion of entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom
2015/03/31 Promotion of Soft Skills in Europe
2015/01/22 Possible discrimination with regard to employment opportunities for foreign doctors in the United Kingdom
2015/01/14 Production and importation of toys without the CE mark
2014/12/05 Food traceability
2014/12/05 Rampant euroscepticism in Hungary
2017/02/16 Possible requirement that each head of game killed be recorded immediately after death
2016/10/06 Failure of the Italian State to carry out a census of migratory species of wildlife for the purposes of the implementation of Directive 147/2009/EC
2016/01/28 Revision of Regulation (EC) No 607/2009
2015/03/31 Destruction of archaeological sites and remains by Isis
2015/03/31 EU-level harmonisation of legislation relating to traffic accidents
2015/03/31 Transposition Directive 2005/36/EC on medical specialties - Otolaryngology
2015/03/31 Legislation on vaccinations
2015/02/05 Italian legislation and the Århus Convention
2015/02/05 Compatibility of Italian legislation with Directive 2000/60/EC
2015/01/21 VP/HR - EU legislation prohibiting the payment of ransoms for the release of hostages
2015/01/21 EU legislation prohibiting the payment of ransoms for the release of hostages
2014/12/05 Potential link between vaccinations and autism
2014/12/05 VP/HR - Fight against ISIS
2014/11/27 Rising numbers of EU citizens among ISIS' ranks
2014/11/27 Potential financing for a pyrolysis plant
2014/11/14 Introducing flexibility into the internal stability pact
2014/10/09 The fight against cancer: a new machine for administering antiblastic drugs
2018/05/03 The European Professional Card (EPC) and professions in the engineering sector
2018/03/21 Policies for the benefit of professionals and in support of them
2017/03/28 Competition in the polypropylene (PP) granule sector
2016/12/14 TRIS notification system
2016/05/04 Use of Articles 24 and 25 of Regulation (EU) No. 1051/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2013
2016/04/21 Incorrect valuations in the Italian banking sector and subsequent repercussions on the system
2016/03/01 Health and safety policy concerning female migrants and asylum seekers in refugee camps
2016/01/13 Repatriation of refugees/asylum seekers who commit serious crimes
2015/10/15 Imports of olive oil from Tunisia and their impact on European producers
2015/07/20 Absence of biomedical engineering from Horizon 2020
2015/07/20 Recognising biomedical engineering within the Professional Qualifications Directive
2015/06/30 VP/HR - European Union defence of two Italian marines
2015/04/29 Customs corridor at the port of La Spezia
2015/03/31 EU support for craftsmanship
2015/03/31 Use of the European Social Fund by Italy
2015/03/31 Security of social networks and awareness of the risks
2015/03/31 EU commitment to Expo 2015
2015/03/31 Difficulties in exporting wine within the European Union
2015/03/03 Chinese tax on imports of solar silicon from the EU
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2015/02/27 Transmission and conservation of linguistic and cultural heritage
2015/02/27 Social networking for business purposes
2015/02/27 Information concerning the European days, weeks and campaigns
2015/02/27 European standardisation of ERASMUS university credits
2015/01/22 Product safety regulation
2015/01/21 Exercising by Erasmus students of their right to vote
2015/01/21 Single European Intelligence Service
2015/01/14 Creation of a joint European army
2015/01/14 European funds for livestock farms
2014/12/10 Steel imports from third countries
2014/12/10 European steel industry and anti-dumping measures
2014/12/05 A single European justice system
2014/12/05 Delayed payments and competitiveness of enterprises
2014/12/05 The Bologna Process and harmonising the education system
2014/12/05 European citizenship
2014/11/27 Transmission/reception problems in hearing aids
2014/11/27 Request for mobilisation of the Solidarity Fund from the Italian Regions
2014/11/27 European waste benchmarks and existing best practice
2014/11/27 Easy access to European citizenship or special permits for individuals from non-EU countries
2014/11/27 Support from the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) for reception and asylum systems
2014/10/14 VP/HR - Flooding in Genoa: EU and Italian Government support
2014/10/07 Airports Decree
2014/09/08 VP/HR - EU assistance for Italian marines
2016/06/27 Quality of water intended for human consumption
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/03/31 Entrepreneurship to counter Greek unemployment
2015/03/31 Failed application of the Jobs Act to the Public Administration (PA)
2015/03/31 The effect of Russian counter-sanctions on the fragile Greek economy
2015/03/31 Damages to the Spanish agricultural industry following Russian counter-sanctions
2015/03/31 Russian counter-sanctions: negative impacts on Polish agriculture
2015/03/31 Impact of Russian counter-sanctions on the Italian agrifood industry
2015/03/31 Repercussions for Germany of the economic counter sanctions adopted by Russia
2015/02/27 Economic sanctions for the protection of human rights
2015/02/05 Nurseries
2015/02/02 Protection of fishermen in Western Liguria and red shrimp fishing
2015/01/22 Impact of the Bolkestein Directive on the authorisation and geographical location of press sales outlets in Member States
2015/01/22 Dissemination of press material to the public
2014/12/05 Earthquake-proofing public buildings
2014/11/27 Earthquake protection systems
2014/11/27 The use of insurance in public procurement
2014/09/08 Measures to offset losses to the Italian market resulting from the Russian embargo
2018/02/28 Offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Manfredonia
2015/12/07 EU strategy on the allocation of funding for third countries to combat illegal immigration
2015/09/29 Issuing of Maltese residence permits and security issues
2015/03/31 Possible funding for projects related to information security
2015/03/31 Medical issues related to immigration
2015/03/31 Funding for the renovation of historic towns
2015/03/31 Funding for the installation of wind turbines
2015/03/31 Crowd control at major sporting events
2015/03/31 European funding for learning experience abroad
2015/02/27 Funding for developing treatments for skin diseases
2015/02/27 Funding for the computerisation of medical prescriptions
2015/02/27 Funding for nursing homes for the elderly
2015/02/27 Funding for hippotherapy
2015/01/22 National security costs and calculation of the debt-to-GDP ratio
2015/01/22 Common foreign policy
2015/01/21 Possible funding for the establishment of a fisheries museum
2014/12/05 Peacekeeping mission in Libya
2014/12/05 Harmonising the criteria for identifying refugees and illegal immigrants
2014/11/27 Immigration policy: landing of 864 people in Pozzallo (Sicily)
2014/10/09 Funding possibilities for the design and installation of road safety systems
2018/01/12 Possible freight traffic restrictions on the Italy-Austria border
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/04/28 Anti-migrant barriers at the Brenner Pass on the border between Italy and Austria
2015/07/16 Reduction of the duration of the specialisation course in ear, nose and throat medicine
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
2015/03/31 Arousing the spirit of enterprise in Italy
2015/03/31 Spread of enterprise in the Netherlands
2015/03/31 British anti-Europeanism
2015/03/31 Italy's retrospective cut in feed-in incentives for photovoltaic plants
2015/03/31 Withdrawal of renewable energy incentives
2015/03/31 Remote-presence work platform
2015/03/31 Combating nationalism and populism in the Netherlands
2015/03/31 Spread of anti-Europeanism in Sweden
2015/03/31 Opposing populism in Italy
2015/03/31 Containment of Greek populism
2015/03/31 The rise of populism and euroscepticism in Germany
2015/03/31 Spread of anti-European populism
2015/03/31 Funds available to Italy from the ERDF
2015/01/22 Cultural integration initiatives
2015/01/21 Facilitation of interfaith dialogue
2014/12/05 Developments regarding the implementation of Directive 2011/7/EU in Italy
2014/12/05 Substance abuse
2014/11/27 Reduction in cross infection during dental treatment
2014/11/27 Evictions in Italy
2014/11/27 Funds for oncology departments
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2014/10/28 Taxation on financial returns from occupational pension funds
2015/03/31 Unemployment in the United Kingdom
2015/03/31 Unemployment in the Czech Republic
2015/03/31 Unemployment in Estonia
2015/03/31 Youth unemployment in Slovakia
2015/03/31 High unemployment among young people in Belgium
2015/03/31 High youth unemployment in Romania
2015/03/31 High youth unemployment in Spain
2015/03/31 Youth unemployment in Greece
2015/03/31 Youth unemployment in Bulgaria
2015/03/31 Entrepreneurship as a means of combating unemployment in Spain
2015/03/31 Method of calculating youth unemployment
2015/02/27 Measures to promote knowledge of the EU institutions
2015/02/27 Use of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) to combat counterfeiting
2015/01/14 Measures to combat youth unemployment