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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 Nations and Freedom Group
Lega Nord
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/12 Islamic extremism in Sweden and consequences for the EU
2017/02/06 Foreign funding for Islamic centres in Italy
2016/06/02 Legal instruments available to the Commission in connection with EU programmes
2014/10/02 Financing of Islamic terrorism through the EU ETS
2014/10/02 Financing of Islamic terrorism through the EU ETS
2017/03/01 Concerns over the sale of Italian visas in Iraqi Kurdistan
2017/02/20 Teacher training requirements in Member States
2016/10/21 Damage to Italian agriculture: the case of the brown marmorated stink bug
2016/09/21 VP/HR - Yemen: Saudi bombing of an Italian company's manufacturing plant
2016/06/24 Genome editing technologies: opportunities and risks
2016/04/12 Compliance with minimum environmental flow rate
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/10/19 Recognition in Germany of lawyers from other Member States
2015/07/07 Statements allegedly made by Vice-President Timmermans on the recognition of marriages between homosexuals
2015/04/27 Refugee camps
2015/03/10 Selective distribution system in the watch repair sector
2015/02/27 The risks for the Italian rice sector arising from the proposed free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam
2015/02/26 Exchange of metadata by Germany and the NSA
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2015/01/06 Estimates from the annual report of the European Court of Auditors on how well the EU's money is being managed
2015/01/06 Recommendations emerging on the sidelines of the Innovation Summit on the Horizon 2020 programme
2014/12/11 United Nations World Food Programme
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2014/11/03 Deadlines for the submission of applications for compensation for damage caused by the earthquake in Emilia-Romagna in 2012
2014/09/15 Italian Highway Code - restrictions applicable to disabled drivers
2017/05/12 NGOs and investigations into migrant smuggling
2017/03/23 Inappropriate comments by the Eurogroup President
2017/03/08 Role of NGOs in the Mediterranean - Frontex sounds the alarm
2017/02/22 Inappropriate use of public funds by the Italian Government
2017/01/18 Public safety: dangers posed by foreign fighters
2016/12/19 Hydrogeological instability: derogation from budget constraints to ensure the safety of territories and regions hit by floods
2016/12/12 Role of NGOs in migrant rescues
2016/11/23 Inappropriate statements by President Juncker
2016/10/05 Violation of Law No 54/2006 by the Italian Government
2016/06/08 Developments in electronic invoicing in Italy's public administration and their impact on the provisions of Directive 2011/7/EU
2016/02/05 List of actions by the Commission to improve the rights of LGBTI persons
2016/01/26 Application by Italy of the directive concerning late payment by the public authorities
2015/09/30 Alleged donation of EU funds for the Festa dell'Unità in Milan
2015/06/05 The 'Mafia Capitale' case - corruption relating to management of migrant reception centres in Rome
2015/05/22 Transposition of Council Directive 91/477/EEC of 18 June 1991 on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons
2015/05/18 Transposition of Council Directive 2008/118/EC of 16 December 2008 concerning the general arrangements for excise duty
2015/03/31 VP/HR - US resolution calling on President Obama to provide lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/01/05 Fifth directive implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of religion or belief, age or sexual orientation
2014/11/12 Impact on jobs of Regulation (EU) No 1007/2011 on the recovery and sale of fabric offcuts less than three metres long
2014/09/15 Observations by Frontex Executive Director
2017/07/07 Emma Bonino's statement and Operation Triton
2016/03/07 Tax evasion by multinationals
2015/12/17 Granting market economy status to China
2015/09/30 Granting market economy status to the People's Republic of China
2015/02/26 Nursery school teachers employed on temporary contracts in the Autonomous Province of Trento
2015/02/26 Isis threat to Sicily
2015/02/26 ISIS in Libya and Operation Triton
2014/10/08 Repercussions on the single market arising in Italy from Law No 214/2011
2017/09/21 'Ghost landings' from Tunisia
2017/06/29 State of play as regards the readmission and relocation of migrants
2017/03/30 Failure of asylum-seeker resettlement programme
2017/03/01 Work and robots - future challenges
2016/12/07 The counterfeiting scourge in Europe
2016/10/18 Relocation and resettlement of migrants
2016/05/24 US rules on the future of online privacy
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2015/12/07 Trial of journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi
2015/12/02 Commission guidelines on the Internet of Things (IoT)
2015/10/22 Reclamation of industrial sites
2015/07/23 Use of Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) in promoting return strategies
2015/06/29 VP/HR - Pastors in South Sudan
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/04/22 Poaching on the river PoDespite the efforts of local authorities to prevent the disappearance or irreversible decline of many species of fish and riverside animals, there has been a substantial decline in fish stocks. The natural habitat along many stretches of the river Po is undergoing a number of alarming changes.
2015/03/31 Is hormone-treated beef really a 'red line' the Commission will not cross?
2015/03/31 Europe's natural and necessary partnership with Russia for energy security
2015/03/31 Unreliability of our partnership with Ukraine
2015/02/26 Mountain farmland
2014/12/18 EU aid in Ghana
2014/12/12 Energy drinks and children
2014/11/20 Toxic/harmful substances found near Bologna
2014/11/20 Managing the presence of wolves: examples of best practice from the EU
2014/11/11 VP/HR - Remarks by Joe Biden regarding the sanctions on Russia
2014/11/11 Isis and torture of children
2014/11/11 Legality of capturing birds to be used as live decoys by hunters
2014/10/06 Closure of Meridiana Fly headquarters in Verona
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2017/07/26 Water crisis in Italy
2017/07/26 Crisis in the fruit and vegetable sector in north-eastern Italy
2017/06/20 Social impact of the crisis at Ilva in the Genoa region
2017/04/28 Road haulage crisis in Italy
2017/03/08 Statistics on and support measures for uveitis patients
2017/01/23 Earthquakes and bad weather in central Italy
2016/11/28 Statement by President Juncker on the constitutional referendum in Italy
2016/04/07 Use of polycarbonate for making driving licences
2016/04/01 Rules on oil and gas exploration and production in Italy
2016/03/07 Admissibility of surrogate motherhood under EU legislation
2015/09/21 Operation of the CARA asylum centre in Italy
2015/06/11 Authorisation of 19 genetically modified (GM) foods
2014/12/11 South Stream gas pipeline
2014/11/11 Actions to support apple growers in the north of Italy
2014/11/11 Inconsistencies in the road haulage sector
2014/10/06 Protection of freedom of association in Italy and combating christianophobia and heterophobia across the EU
2017/09/27 Illegal immigration and labour in the EU
2017/08/28 Little Christian girl placed in foster care with a Muslim family
2017/05/04 Terrorist infiltration of an Italian hospital care scheme
2017/03/02 Risk of terrorist infiltration - counter-terrorism 'guest officers'
2016/11/10 Empirical background of CETA - studies
2016/05/19 Anti-terrorism 'guest officers'
2016/03/10 EU involvement in Gay Pride
2015/11/13 Commission answer to written question E-013346/2015
2015/08/26 Planned Parenthood scandal
2015/02/26 VP/HR - Missions in high-risk areas
2014/12/11 VP/HR - Eulex scandal
2014/09/29 SWD (2013) 0138
2017/09/06 Pollution of rivers in Bevagna
2017/03/22 EU funding of pro-abortion NGOs
2017/03/16 Halting funding and accession negotiations with Turkey
2017/03/09 Funding for LGTBI associations
2016/11/30 Funding for Turkey
2015/06/22 LIFE Ursus project in Trentino
2015/04/15 VP/HR - Turkey: shots fired against vessel carrying migrants
2015/10/21 Compulsory vaccinations in schools
2015/03/03 The 1619 missing Greeks
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2015/01/26 Missing persons in Cyprus
2017/06/15 VP/HR - Situation in Moldova
2017/04/12 Attack in Egypt and persecuted Christians
2017/01/13 Protecting persecuted Christians in the world
2016/10/25 Protecting persecuted Christians: the case of Asia Bibi
2016/09/06 Religious persecution in Algeria: the case of Slimane Bouhafs
2016/07/18 VP/HR - Protection of religious freedom in Pakistan: the case of Nadeem James
2016/07/14 Protecting freedom of religion in the Punjab
2016/06/29 Arrest of Polish citizen Mateusz Piskorski
2016/03/07 Case of the Turkish Minister of the Interior - jihadists
2015/04/23 EuropeAid - verification on the procedure of an invitation to tender
2015/03/19 VP/HR - Attack in Tunis
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/02/03 Minimum dimensions for clams and protection of the fishing industry
2015/01/06 Turkish press banned from reporting on a parliamentary investigation into four former ministers