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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!

Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
Movimento 5 Stelle
Magic Circle
Fisheries Member pech
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/12/09 Waste incinerator in the province of Florence
2016/10/21 Regasification plant in Rosignano Marittimo (Livorno)
2016/07/14 The Paris agreements on climate change and the energy transition
2016/07/12 2016 UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco (COP22)
2016/07/12 2016 UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco (COP22)
2016/06/16 Desio incinerator - breach of environmental requirements
2016/06/15 Cancellation of conference on future-proof nature policy
2016/04/22 Preliminary report on the national waste incineration programme
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/01/15 Tree felling in the Province of Bologna
2015/12/09 Urgent need to reduce the impact of livestock on climate change
2015/11/23 Waste incinerator in province of Florence
2015/09/03 Clinker and incineration slag
2015/09/03 EDF-Fenice waste-to-energy plant in San Nicola di Melfi (Potenza)
2015/07/09 Exposure to electromagnetic fields
2015/07/02 Total allowable catches and quotas in the EU North Western Waters
2015/06/04 Waste incineration plants
2015/06/02 Hiring of synthetic turf
2015/05/30 Incineration of CAT 1 waste
2015/05/05 Disposal of Category 1 waste
2015/04/29 Discovery of hazardous waste in the province of Benevento
2015/03/12 Scientific research programme on pulse trawling
2015/03/12 Industrial waste 'Total - Tempa Rossa 1' oil field
2015/02/27 Proper decommissioning of Busto Arsizio incineration plant at end of life
2015/02/27 Ca' Antonioli waste disposal site
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/12/09 Critical problems affecting the waste management system in Calabria
2014/11/20 Compliance with Directive 2011/70/Euratom establishing a Community framework for the responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste
2014/10/27 The Bologna northern bypass
2014/09/30 Increase in the number of micro hydropower plants
2016/07/01 Reorganisation of the Corpo Forestale dello Stato (CFS -State Forestry Agency) - CITES offices
2016/06/16 Key objectives for the CITES CoP17 meeting in Johannesburg (South Africa)
2016/06/16 Key objectives for the CITES CoP17 meeting in Johannesburg (South Africa)
2015/02/11 Discharge of petroleum products into the Varenna stream
2015/02/09 Emilia-Romagna rural development plan
2014/11/25 Regulatory development of the South Stream pipeline project
2016/09/05 EU funding for earthquake protection measures
2016/03/02 Contributions to the PowerCrop company of Russi (Ravenna)
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2015/10/08 Repeated failure to fully implement a judgment from the European Court of Justice (Case C-312/11)
2015/10/06 Volkswagen Investigation
2015/05/06 Measures to monitor and reclaim the land of the Terra dei Fuochi
2015/04/30 European funding for CPL Concordia, a company under investigation on charges of criminal conspiracy
2015/03/05 European School in Parma
2015/02/25 Cruelty to greyhounds/galgos in Member States
2015/02/13 EU funding and earthquakes in Emilia-Romagna
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
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 Infrastructure serving Matera, European Cultural Capital 2019
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2014/11/10 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion on collecting feathers from live geese
2014/10/27 Information on the use of EUSF resources allocated in 2012 to the extraordinary regional disasters suffered in Liguria and Tuscany
2014/10/23 Insurance against disasters and serious industrial accidents in the EU, towards a European culture of risk prevention and mitigation
2014/10/09 Need to modify the economic and fiscal policies of the European Union
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2016/06/24 Bullfighting and the EU budget
2016/05/26 EU ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics
2016/02/02 Man-made emissions
2015/07/02 Xylella fastidiosa emergency and spread of the bacterium
2015/05/30 District heating
2015/02/27 Possible infringement of Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 by the project Interconnector Italia-Svizzera
2015/02/10 LGBT-phobic event sponsored by EXPO 2015
2015/01/20 Cabotage in the Gulf of Naples
2015/01/20 Maritime cabotage in the Gulf of Naples: possible violation of EU law
2015/01/20 Norman Atlantic accident
2014/11/20 LIFE+ PRIME project for recovering beached Posidonia oceanica residues - late payments
2016/07/20 Postrino project
2016/05/10 Projects in the 'Brenta floodplain and wetlands' (SCI/SPA IT3260018)
2016/03/18 Remnants of war in the Adriatic
2016/03/07 Cross-border environmental impact assessments (EIAs) for oil exploration projects in the Adriatic
2016/02/09 Conversion aid for former sugar refineries
2015/11/24 Oil extraction and safety in the Adriatic Sea
2015/09/02 Sea bass management
2015/06/16 Thallium concentrations in drinking-water
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
2015/04/29 Eridania Sadam SpA
2015/04/29 Borgo Eridania biomass power plant in Foggia
2015/03/06 Offshore drilling in the Adriatic Sea
2015/03/05 Incident at ENI's 'Alli 001' oil well
2015/02/27 State aid for the completion of the Pedemontana highway
2015/01/13 Offshore oil and gas operations
2014/12/18 Environmental impact of the Adriatic underwater power line
2014/12/17 ENEL [Italian Electricity Authority] power station at Valle del Mercure
2014/12/16 OLT (Offshore LNG Toscana S.p.A.) Regasification Unit
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2014/10/10 Tempa Rossa project
2014/10/02 State aid for nuclear power: Hinkley Point C, United Kingdom
2014/07/17 Hydrocarbon extraction concessions in the Adriatic
2016/04/04 Japan's decision to resume whaling in the 2015-2016 season
2016/04/04 Japan's decision to resume whaling in the 2015-2016 season
2015/12/07 Particulate filters
2015/12/07 Japanese whaling in the Antarctic
2015/04/30 Recovery of relief granted to fishing cooperatives in the island territory of Venice and Chioggia
2015/03/12 Marine protected areas
2015/03/03 Rai Way
2014/12/09 Activities promoting the ʻTerzo Valicoʼ in elementary schools in Liguria and Piedmont
2014/09/26 Use of pesticides
2014/09/12 Military exercises in the Sazan Island marine park area: environmental disaster risk
2014/09/09 Environmental disaster caused by military exercises in Sardinia
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2015/10/06 Management of Federico Fellini International Airport in Rimini
2015/09/09 The killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/01/13 Methods of toxicological evaluation constituting alternatives to animal testing
2014/11/07 Federico Fellini International Airport in Rimini
2016/11/07 Geological storage of CO2 in Lombardy
2016/10/20 Pomo Pit situation
2016/10/04 List of landfills
2016/09/29 Razzaboni landfill site
2016/09/26 Updating and assessment of River Basin Management Plans in Italy
2016/07/08 Malga Melagon landfill site, Asiago (VI) - risk of groundwater contamination
2016/04/21 Authorisations for exploration and prospecting for hydrocarbons in Italy
2016/04/05 Incinerators and the circular economy
2016/04/04 Propaganda by public authorities urging citizens to abstain from voting in a referendum
2016/03/09 "Corte dei Signori" exploration permit in the Mezzano Valley
2016/01/29 Situation concerning the Lago di Varano
2015/12/04 Tre Monti landfill in Imola
2015/11/23 Gas storage in San Potito and Cotignola
2015/11/20 Sites of Community importance (SCIs)
2015/09/10 Maltese bird hunting
2015/07/21 Monitoring the management of the municipal landfill in Belladanza, Citttà di Castello (Perugia)
2015/06/24 Presence of heavy metals in the urine of Milazzo residents
2015/06/03 ECJ judgment on illegal landfills in Italy: quantification of the six-monthly penalty and updated list of landfill sites
2015/05/30 Management consortia of the Piano Borea landfill in Benevento
2015/04/29 Signing an identity document
2015/04/29 Illegal fishing
2015/04/29 'River thieves'
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/03/04 Gas storage at Lodi funded by EFSI
2015/02/16 Illegal trade in Barbary macaques
2015/02/13 The use of the Structural Funds to support persons with disabilities
2014/12/16 Arrest in Estonia of journalist and ex-Parliamentarian, Giulietto Chiesa
2014/12/05 Reform of local authorities in Italy
2014/11/19 Situation of clam fishermen, especially in Italy
2014/10/20 No CE certification test facilities for pacemakers in Italy
2014/09/30 Protecting brown bears in the Trentino region of Italy
2014/09/08 Corruption in Italy
2016/10/04 Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and environmental impact assessment (EIA) for Florence Airport
2016/07/06 Safety risk at Florence Airport
2016/03/01 Commission's response to Parliament's strategic initiative report on biodiversity
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2016/01/15 New Florence airport
2015/12/03 Exclusion of medical staff from certain rights relating to working time
2015/07/02 Phthalates
2015/04/13 TIBRE
2015/02/13 ENERGAS depot
2015/02/03 Bankruptcy of the airport operator Aeradria
2016/12/19 Italian Government's communication plan to encourage young people to eat meat
2016/06/02 Halting the slaughter of dogs and cats in 'perreras'
2016/05/03 Breach of the Birds and Habitats Directives
2016/02/29 Report on the implementation of the sustainable use of pesticides directive
2016/02/12 Bolkestein Directive
2016/02/08 Habitats Directive and the Italian National Forestry Corps
2015/12/18 Fitness check of the Birds and Habitats Directives
2015/11/23 The Tyrrhenian-Brenner motorway
2015/10/06 Freight and passenger transport
2015/06/02 Special areas of conservation (SAC) in Sicily
2015/06/02 Special areas of conservation and protection
2015/04/30 Protection and conservation measures for natural habitats and hydrocarbon exploitation authorisations - conflicting principles, aims and legislation
2015/03/12 Financial compensation for tourist areas hit by the immigration crisis in the Mediterranean
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2015/01/07 Interference by the Commission in the Greek presidential elections
2014/10/08 Asbestos: results of surveys conducted by the Italian authorities
2014/07/23 Usury by Italian banks - ESCB supervision