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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
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Petitions Substitute peti
Budgetary Control Substitute cont
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/24 Management of public procurement contracts for the rebuilding of L'Aquila
2017/07/12 Use of FIO funding for the Marsciano municipal biodigester
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/10/04 List of landfills
2016/09/05 EU funding for earthquake protection measures
2016/08/31 Collective redundancies at Sistemi Informativi Srl, IBM Group
2016/07/28 Action plan for sustainable mobility in the area of 'Piani di Castelluccio'
2016/05/04 Garfagnana LAG (Local Action Group) and management of European funding
2016/04/04 Propaganda by public authorities urging citizens to abstain from voting in a referendum
2016/02/23 Change of use of the Perugia Urban Center
2016/02/08 Lunigiana LAG (Local Action Group) and management of European funding
2015/11/25 The 'good school' reform
2015/11/19 Real-time support for European industry, including steel
2015/07/21 Monitoring the management of the municipal landfill in Belladanza, Citttà di Castello (Perugia)
2015/02/18 Propaganda about the Juncker plan
2015/02/13 EU funding and earthquakes in Emilia-Romagna
2015/02/02 Use of ERDF funding by the Municipality of Amelia (Region of Umbria)
2014/12/19 Legalities in the management of EU funds by Fidi Toscana
2014/12/02 Infrastructure serving Matera, European Cultural Capital 2019
2014/11/27 Pension reform victims and the European Social Fund
2014/11/27 The self-congratulatory banner displayed by the European Commission on the Berlaymont building in Brussels
2014/10/23 Insurance against disasters and serious industrial accidents in the EU, towards a European culture of risk prevention and mitigation
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'
2015/10/08 Repeated failure to fully implement a judgment from the European Court of Justice (Case C-312/11)
2015/09/09 TiSA agreement and right of States to regulate financial markets
2015/06/22 Employment guidelines: greater involvement of the European Parliament in the decision-making process
2015/06/22 Employment guidelines: greater involvement of the European Parliament in the decision-making process
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2014/11/26 Alleged irrevocability of the euro
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2014/11/10 Irreversibility or otherwise of the decision to introduce the euro
2014/10/23 Access to credit in the wake of the loans granted by the European Central Bank
2014/10/23 Hepatitis C virus
2014/10/09 Need to modify the economic and fiscal policies of the European Union
2014/07/23 Acciai Speciali Terni: protecting the steelworks and employment
2015/01/06 VP/HR - Arrest of the independent journalist Khadija Ismayilova in Baku
2014/12/19 VP/HR - Arrest of independent journalist Khadija Ismayilova in Baku
2014/11/27 VP/HR - Downing of a helicopter of Nagorno-Karabakh armed forces
2015/05/06 Measures to monitor and reclaim the land of the Terra dei Fuochi
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/09 Activities promoting the ʻTerzo Valicoʼ in elementary schools in Liguria and Piedmont
2014/12/02 Registration of the marriages of same-sex couples
2014/10/29 Natural disaster prevention measures funded by the 2007-2013 ERDF in Liguria and the municipality of Genoa
2016/07/13 Corrective measures by the Commission further to the checks of the Umbrian regional authorities on alleged irregularities in the 'Youth Guarantee' scheme
2016/01/28 Late payment or non-payment of Youth Guarantee trainees in Calabria
2015/11/10 Use of anti-depressants in children and teenagers
2015/10/19 VP/HR - Human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran
2015/09/21 Youth Guarantee scheme
2015/08/04 'Youth Guarantee' irregularities
2015/02/06 'Split payment'
2015/01/29 Irregularities at the ILVA iron and steel works in Taranto
2014/11/20 VP/HR - Violation of Sahrawi human rights
2014/10/27 Information on the use of EUSF resources allocated in 2012 to the extraordinary regional disasters suffered in Liguria and Tuscany
2017/09/22 EU research doctorates and uniform standards: Italy and the right to education
2017/09/15 Major interpellation - Coordinated efforts at EU level to increase vaccination coverage
2017/04/25 EU legislation on seconded and temporary workers - new cases of social dumping in Italy
2017/02/06 Major interpellation - The tragic situation of the Land of Fires and its inhabitants
2017/01/09 Cases of mesothelioma
2016/11/15 Situation in Italy after the earthquakes
2016/10/27 Corruption and major projects in Italy
2016/10/21 Mass redundancies by Cameron Italy LLC in Voghera (PV)
2016/09/21 Bayer-Monsanto acquisition
2016/02/19 Covenant of Mayors
2015/11/30 Environmental rehabilitation of the Lucciano quarry in the province of Viterbo, Italy
2015/06/30 Plants posing a major-accident hazard
2015/02/10 LGBT-phobic event sponsored by EXPO 2015
2015/01/20 Norman Atlantic accident
2014/12/05 Reform of local authorities in Italy
2014/11/26 'Unblock Italy' decree - potential infringement proceedings
2014/11/19 Situation of clam fishermen, especially in Italy
2014/11/04 Serious events that took place in Rome on 29 October 2014 during the AST workers' demonstration
2014/10/23 Right to study and affordable higher education in Europe
2014/10/20 Conversion of the E45, a highway in central Italy, into a toll-paying motorway
2014/09/12 Fiscal dumping in Europe
2014/09/08 Corruption in Italy
2017/09/12 Nationalisation of the Saint-Nazaire shipyard in France
2017/06/16 Risk of redundancy for Colussi employees (Petrignano di Assisi)
2016/07/06 Safety risk at Florence Airport
2016/01/15 New Florence airport
2014/10/23 Florence Peretola Airport, compatibility with Articles 107 and 108 TFEU
2014/09/12 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2017/09/11 Clause in the EIB Statute to prevent public funds from being disbursed for the construction of the TAP
2017/08/31 Food imports from Ukraine
2017/06/16 Call for tenders in connection with the Umbria regional authority's Rural Development Programme
2017/04/12 EIB financing for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project
2017/02/01 Irregularities in production of the EIA for the Adriatic Network gas pipeline
2016/12/14 EU financing, assistance and support for Ukraine
2016/11/28 Landfill site at Fornace di Montignoso on Lago di Porta - EIA
2016/11/10 Results of the memorandum of understanding and cohesion policy in Greece
2016/11/08 The LIFE ENV IT 000411 'EMaRES' project
2016/10/12 Damage to the environment caused by the installation of five wind turbines in Umbria and Marche
2016/09/13 Adriatic Network gas pipeline and increase in seismic risks in the central Apennine region
2016/03/17 Unemployment funds fraud
2015/12/04 Tre Monti landfill in Imola
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/02/13 The use of the Structural Funds to support persons with disabilities
2014/12/19 Palm oil production: adverse impact on the environment and public health and ethical implications
2014/12/10 EU steel sector: protecting workers and industries
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/11/25 Regulatory development of the South Stream pipeline project
2014/11/20 Landfill site at Borgo Montello in Latina
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2017/09/26 Asbestos in drinking water pipes and higher cancer rates at water supply points contaminated with asbestos fibres
2017/06/06 Lake Bracciano
2017/05/09 Geothermal energy on Monte Amiata - incomplete reply to question _P-001749/2017
2017/05/03 Radioactivity and geothermal power on Amiata
2017/04/11 Drinking water and geothermal energy in Amiata
2017/03/15 Monte Amiata geothermal power plant
2017/03/01 Age discrimination in the open competitions held by ENAV
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2016/06/24 Bullfighting and the EU budget
2016/05/11 Belladanza integrated waste treatment, recovery, reclamation, and disposal plant in the municipality of Città di Castello
2015/11/26 Composting plant on Lake Trasimeno
2015/10/15 Radioactivity hazard in a small-scale industrial and business area in Colonnetta di Fabro (Terni)
2015/09/23 Contaminated land in Terni
2015/07/14 Closure of Saline di Volterra plant
2015/07/09 Exposure to electromagnetic fields
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/02/02 Relocation of Vibac
2014/12/19 Formal investigation procedure SA33083 - Aid for Piedmontese firms affected by the 1994 flood
2014/11/07 Call for tenders issued by the municipality of Terni
2014/10/02 State aid for nuclear power: Hinkley Point C, United Kingdom
2017/09/21 Opinion of the Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) on the imposition of hunting limits and the conduct of the Italian Government and regions
2017/09/20 Sicily: continued groundwater contamination and ineffectiveness of emergency safety procedures in areas located in sites of national interest (SIN)
2017/09/14 Fish kill (due to environmental pollution) and state aid
2017/06/29 Contract to provide emergency housing for earthquake victims awarded to a consortium condemned by a judgment of the Council of State
2017/05/09 Failure to allocate resources and the absence of binding provisions in the 'earthquake decree' of February 2017
2017/04/26 EMA conduct and pharmacovigilance
2017/03/27 Inability of the Italian justice system to conclude legal proceedings and the impact this has on the national socioeconomic crisis
2016/12/19 Status of checks on the incorrect transposition of Directive 2003/88/EC on working time at night
2016/11/08 Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 and EPAL pallets
2016/10/28 Failure of Italian national legislation to comply with Community provisions on working hours
2016/09/02 Mercury pollution in the Paglia-Tiber river basin
2016/06/20 Health and safety of night workers exposed to risks in Italy: failure to implement Directive 93/104/EC on the organisation of working time
2016/02/23 Extension of fire prevention compliance for hotel facilities in the Milleproroghe Decree 2016
2016/02/08 Habitats Directive and the Italian National Forestry Corps
2015/12/08 Non-compliance of the 'Buona scuola' reform with Directive 1999/70/EC
2015/10/08 Inclusion of qualified teachers on GAE reserve lists
2015/04/30 Road signs for people with dyslexia
2015/04/30 The marble caves of Carrara
2015/04/13 Problems with disposable nappies
2015/03/12 Tuscany Regional Law 69/2011 and possible infringement of EU competition rules
2015/02/27 Data concerning infringement proceedings
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2014/11/07 Critical state of the development consortia system in Calabria
2014/10/23 Problems concerning tax legislation in Europe
2014/10/20 Infringement of Council Directive 1999/70/EC
2014/10/13 Conflict of interest affecting the ECB
2014/09/12 Infringement of Community rules regarding the projected Spinetta Marengo landfill (Alessandria)
2014/07/28 Preclinical animal research
2014/07/23 Usury by Italian banks - ESCB supervision