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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: 2017-10-16

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
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Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
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Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
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'
2017/03/03 Guarantee fund for the completion of the Pedemontana Lombarda motorway
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/11/11 No European tendering procedure for the excavation of the Maddalena di Chiomonte geognostic tunnel
2016/10/20 JPMorgan Chase influence over an operation involving the Commission and the Italian Government and possible rescue of the MPS bank
2016/10/04 Ineffective and unsustainable investments in maritime transport
2016/08/04 Fraud at the expense of the European Union with regard to mountain grazing
2016/05/10 Follow-up to Question E-004968/2015
2016/04/04 Propaganda by public authorities urging citizens to abstain from voting in a referendum
2015/11/19 Follow-up to question E-006799/2015
2015/09/30 Revision of procedural time limits to protect the financial interests of the European Union
2015/06/22 Terzo valico dei Giovi' rail link - compliance with European law and the precautionary principle
2015/05/11 Deterioration of the Commission's Economic Forecasts for Greece
2015/04/30 Waste disposal in the commune of Colleferro
2015/04/30 European funding for CPL Concordia, a company under investigation on charges of criminal conspiracy
2015/03/30 European Social Fund - Barano d'Ischia
2015/03/12 VP/HR - Number of European citizens kidnapped and imprisoned outside the EU
2015/03/05 European School in Parma
2015/02/27 Horizon 2020 and the European Fund for Strategic Investments
2015/02/27 Ca' Antonioli waste disposal site
2015/02/04 Co-incineration of waste and shredded tyres
2015/01/30 Unclear accounting for European funds used by the company LTF s.a.s.
2014/12/09 Activities promoting the ʻTerzo Valicoʼ in elementary schools in Liguria and Piedmont
2014/12/02 Provisions on rest time for road haulage drivers
2014/11/27 Pension reform victims and the European Social Fund
2014/11/21 2013 European Court of Auditors Annual Report
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
2014/10/09 Need to modify the economic and fiscal policies of the European Union
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
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
2017/07/04 Irregularities in TELT invitation to tender for the new Turin-Lyon rail link
2017/04/25 EU legislation on seconded and temporary workers - new cases of social dumping in Italy
2017/02/07 Local residents' opposition to and dissatisfaction with the construction of the new Turin-Lyon railway line
2017/02/06 Major interpellation - The tragic situation of the Land of Fires and its inhabitants
2016/12/19 Status of checks on the incorrect transposition of Directive 2003/88/EC on working time at night
2016/11/30 Subcontract for extension of the rail link from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 at Malpensa Airport
2016/10/27 Corruption and major projects in Italy
2016/10/21 Mass redundancies by Cameron Italy LLC in Voghera (PV)
2016/09/22 Ratification of the bilateral agreement between Italy and France to launch final work on the cross-border section of the new Turin-Lyon railway
2016/07/19 Extension of the SME Supporting Factor with no upper limit, thus confirming the cancellation of the current threshold
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
2016/06/16 Italian railways - high-speed train service
2016/06/01 Fake contracts in the area of Catanzaro
2016/05/03 Detention basins by the Seveso river - risks to the environment and to human health
2016/04/14 David Cameron's connection with the Panama Papers
2016/04/11 Costs related to the Turin-Lyon rail link
2016/03/11 Gala S.p.A. and changes to pricing under existing public energy supply contracts
2016/02/23 Transparency and fair competition in the implementation of the high-speed Torino-Lione railway line
2016/01/25 Verona-Padova railway line
2015/12/11 'Interconnector Italia-Svizzera' (Italy-Switzerland interconnector) - additional information
2015/07/14 Brescia-Padua high-speed rail link
2015/06/30 Misappropriation of funding for refugees in the Mafia Capitale scandal in Italy
2015/04/30 Resignation of Italy's Transport Minister and suspension of European financing for TEN-T projects due to illegalities
2015/04/30 Energy union, the EU and agreements between Italy and Serbia
2015/04/30 The Italian A35 (BreBeMi) motorway
2015/04/29 Illegal fishing
2015/04/29 Discrepancy between the list of illegal landfills which do not comply with the waste management obligations incumbent on Italy and the Sergnano landfill in Mirabello
2015/04/24 Financial correction for agriculture in Italy
2015/04/15 Safety of the Salerno - Reggio Calabria motorway in Italy
2015/03/12 Delays in the payment for commercial transactions with the public authorities
2015/03/12 Environmental radioactivity around the 'former Liquichimica' area in the Tito Scalo Industrial Zone (Province of Potenza, Italy)
2015/03/12 Irregularities in the awarding of local public transport management services in the Municipality of Latina
2015/02/09 TEN-T projects - Amending Budget No 1 to the General Budget for 2015
2015/02/03 Bankruptcy of the airport operator Aeradria
2015/01/13 Methods of toxicological evaluation constituting alternatives to animal testing
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/12/05 Reform of local authorities in Italy
2014/11/19 Goose feather collection techniques that are harmful to animal welfare
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2014/11/04 Serious events that took place in Rome on 29 October 2014 during the AST workers' demonstration
2014/10/23 Florence Peretola Airport, compatibility with Articles 107 and 108 TFEU
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
2014/07/28 Preclinical animal research
2017/07/19 Financial risks posed by Level 3 and Level 2 assets
2017/06/27 Critical aspects of supplementing the Programme Agreement on boundary changes, redesignation and reindustrialisation of the former Fiat-Alfa Romeo site in Arese
2016/09/14 Germany: world leader in trade surplus
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2016/05/31 Simple, transparent and standardised (STS) securitisation proposal
2016/05/30 Rescue of the German bank Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank (DüsselHyp)
2016/01/27 Tobacco agreement (PMI agreement)
2015/11/19 Trade in tobacco products
2015/10/08 Inclusion of qualified teachers on GAE reserve lists
2015/09/09 TiSA agreement and right of States to regulate financial markets
2015/06/30 Wikileaks revelations concerning TiSA and the deregulation of financial services
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/03/12 VP/HR - Urgent action for Iranian artist on hunger strike
2015/02/25 Cruelty to greyhounds/galgos in Member States
2015/02/13 German trade surplus
2015/02/13 VP/HR - State of play of the EU-Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
2015/02/11 Discharge of petroleum products into the Varenna stream
2015/02/10 LGBT-phobic event sponsored by EXPO 2015
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2015/01/26 EU financing and participation at Expo 2015
2014/11/27 Methodology for calculation of the output gap
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2014/09/08 Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)
2014/09/08 Expo 2015 Trade Fair
2017/07/12 Use of FIO funding for the Marsciano municipal biodigester
2017/04/25 Role of NGOs in the migratory flows of the Central Mediterranea
2017/01/18 Further problems associated with EFSI funding of the plan for the industrial modernisation of the Arvedi steel plant
2016/11/18 Statements by the chair of the SRB regarding MPS rescue plan
2016/10/14 ERDF ROP for Calabria 2007-2013 - Public notice on funding for start-ups established by budding young entrepreneurs
2016/09/05 EU funding for earthquake protection measures
2016/08/02 EFSI funding for modernisation of the Arvedi steel plant
2016/06/02 Investment plan for Europe one year on
2016/03/22 Irregularities in call for funding proposals issued by Lombardy Regional Council
2016/02/17 Request for the publication of Decision AT.39914 on the manipulation of Euribor rates
2015/10/13 Request for information on the selection criteria for a project eligible for EFSI funding
2015/09/03 Lombardy regional air quality plan
2015/08/04 'Youth Guarantee' irregularities
2015/06/18 Criteria for coordination of rescue operations conducted by Frontex
2015/05/13 EFSI - Another instance of the role of the institutions being undermined
2015/04/30 EFSI - failure to observe institutional roles
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
2015/02/18 Propaganda about the Juncker plan
2015/02/13 EU funding and earthquakes in Emilia-Romagna
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2015/02/09 Emilia-Romagna rural development plan
2015/02/02 Recovery of industrial waste
2015/01/30 Public guarantees to cover the ECB's plan to purchase asset-backed securities
2015/01/29 Irregularities at the ILVA iron and steel works in Taranto
2015/01/23 Funding for the Milan eastern external bypass: suspicions of mafia infiltration
2015/01/20 'ITREC' nuclear power plant in Rotondella (Matera)
2014/11/25 Regulatory development of the South Stream pipeline project
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 Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations (TLTROs)
2014/10/23 Problems concerning tax legislation in Europe
2014/10/09 Administration of EU funding by Calabria Regional Council
2017/07/24 Management of public procurement contracts for the rebuilding of L'Aquila
2017/07/07 Misappropriation of EU funds intended for agriculture in Calabria
2016/09/29 Calabria Verde: misappropriation of funds from the Calabria ERDF regional operational programme for 2007-2013
2016/07/06 Irregularities in the management of migrant admissions in the Mineo reception centre for asylum seekers
2016/06/22 Use of the ERDF for an irregular underpass in Cremona
2016/05/03 Management of EU funds for reception centres in Calabria
2016/04/07 Irregularity in funds for training and recruitment
2016/03/17 Unemployment funds fraud
2016/03/08 The huge Kepha swindle and seizure of the archaeological campus created using EU funds
2016/01/28 Late payment or non-payment of Youth Guarantee trainees in Calabria
2015/10/02 SOLID programme - solidarity and management of migration flows
2015/09/02 Sea bass management
2015/06/30 Cycle path in Aprilia
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/03/04 Direct aid to Ryanair from ERDF funds
2015/02/27 Task force for the implementation of the 2007-2013 programming period
2015/02/13 The use of the Structural Funds to support persons with disabilities
2015/02/06 'Split payment'
2015/01/20 Norman Atlantic accident
2014/12/22 (Regional operational programme) funds - programming period 2007-2013
2014/12/19 Legalities in the management of EU funds by Fidi Toscana
2014/12/09 Critical problems affecting the waste management system in Calabria
2017/04/12 EIB financing for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project
2016/12/21 EIB funding to the A2A group for the management of the integrated water service
2016/12/14 EU financing, assistance and support for Ukraine
2016/11/07 Geological storage of CO2 in Lombardy
2015/10/05 EIB loans to the Volkswagen Group
2015/07/14 EIB funding for the Bordolano storage reservoir
2015/07/02 Failure to produce external emergency plans for Lombardy underground gas storage plants
2015/06/16 Thallium concentrations in drinking-water
2015/06/03 EIB funding for the gas storage plant in Cornegliano Laudense
2015/05/12 EIB financing for the 'Passante di Mestre' highway bypass
2015/03/04 Gas storage at Lodi funded by EFSI
2015/01/13 Offshore oil and gas operations
2014/12/02 Discharges of urban waste water in Puglia
2014/11/26 Alleged irrevocability of the euro
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
2017/06/29 Contract to provide emergency housing for earthquake victims awarded to a consortium condemned by a judgment of the Council of State
2016/11/07 ECA report - recommendations on state aid
2016/02/24 Reform of Cooperative Credit Banks (BCCs) and potential violation of rules on State aid
2016/02/23 Possible violation of State aid legislation by Google and the Netherlands
2016/02/08 Future stagnation of Germany
2015/12/22 Disparities in the treatment of failed banks
2015/09/02 State aid to the former East Germany
2015/05/22 Violation of Directives Nos 1999/31/EC, 2010/75/EU and 2012/18/EU due to the issuing of an IEA for an asbestos landfill site
2015/02/27 State aid for the completion of the Pedemontana highway
2014/12/19 Formal investigation procedure SA33083 - Aid for Piedmontese firms affected by the 1994 flood
2014/11/20 VP/HR - Violation of Sahrawi human rights
2014/11/07 Critical state of the development consortia system in Calabria
2014/10/02 State aid for nuclear power: Hinkley Point C, United Kingdom
2014/09/26 Use of pesticides
2014/07/23 Usury by Italian banks - ESCB supervision
2017/03/08 Environmental measurements and change to the depth of the Chiomonte exploratory tunnel
2015/11/10 Future of DTAs in the Greek banking system
2015/10/23 Greek 'timeout' from eurozone
2015/09/10 The Eurogroup and the Greek crisis
2015/08/03 Financial sustainability of the M4 line in Milan
2015/07/02 Compound interest
2015/04/27 Failure to commission a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for sites of national interest
2015/04/24 Panoramic lift in Sutera, an environmental eyesore that has never been used
2015/03/31 Public access to information on the environmental monitoring of works subject to environmental impact assessment
2015/03/12 Financial compensation for tourist areas hit by the immigration crisis in the Mediterranean
2015/03/06 Offshore drilling in the Adriatic Sea
2015/02/12 The panoramic lift in the Sicilian village of Sutera - an environmental eyesore that has never been used
2015/01/23 Line 4 of the Milan underground
2015/01/07 Interference by the Commission in the Greek presidential elections
2015/01/06 Foie gras production
2014/12/19 Cost-benefit analysis of the Brennero Tunnel
2014/12/19 Palm oil production: adverse impact on the environment and public health and ethical implications
2014/12/18 Environmental impact of the Adriatic underwater power line
2014/10/13 Conflict of interest affecting the ECB
2014/09/09 Environmental disaster caused by military exercises in Sardinia
2017/07/24 SILLA II incinerator
2017/06/21 Stage reached in the Commission investigations into the privatisation of Caremar and protecting competition in the Bay of Naples
2017/05/09 Failure to allocate resources and the absence of binding provisions in the 'earthquake decree' of February 2017
2016/04/28 Updated figures on infringement procedures
2016/03/31 Europol and OLAF access to VIES and Eurofisc data
2015/12/10 Annulment by Regional Administrative Court of fine imposed on ship owners in the Gulf of Naples and Salerno by the Competition Authority: possible infringement of EU competition law
2015/11/20 Possible breach of competition rules with the entry into force of Directive 2014/59/EU
2015/08/05 Transfer of Caremar to Snav-Rifim and potential infringement of competition law
2015/07/21 Failure to launch the macroeconomic imbalance correction procedure against Germany
2015/06/30 VP/HR - rights of children whose parents live in different countries
2015/06/22 PIÙ Europa project in the municipality of Marano, Naples
2015/06/11 Transparency of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact
2015/06/02 Hiring of synthetic turf
2015/05/21 Payments not made due to infringement proceedings
2015/04/24 Operation Monte dei Paschi di Siena - Poste Italiane
2015/03/03 Lack of competition in the investment banking sector
2015/03/03 Rai Way
2015/02/27 Possible infringement of Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 by the project Interconnector Italia-Svizzera
2015/02/27 Pipes containing asbestos in the provinces of Florence, Prato, Pistoia and Arezzo
2015/02/27 Data concerning infringement proceedings
2014/12/17 ENEL [Italian Electricity Authority] power station at Valle del Mercure
2014/12/11 Guarantees for derivatives under the Italian 'Stability Law'
2014/12/02 Registration of the marriages of same-sex couples
2014/11/26 'Unblock Italy' decree - potential infringement proceedings
2014/11/20 LIFE+ PRIME project for recovering beached Posidonia oceanica residues - late payments
2014/09/30 Discrepancy between the Alert Mechanism Reports and the Scoreboard for the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure (MIP)
2014/09/29 Failure to comply with Article 3 of Directive 2001/42/EC in the project to upgrade provincial road 46
2014/09/29 Discrepancy between the Alert Mechanism Reports and the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure Scoreboard
2014/09/18 Infringement of fundamental rights (freedom of expression, right to information and defence) - Regulation concerning copyright on electronic communications networks
2015/05/06 Measures to monitor and reclaim the land of the Terra dei Fuochi
2015/02/02 Relocation of Vibac
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/10/29 Natural disaster prevention measures funded by the 2007-2013 ERDF in Liguria and the municipality of Genoa