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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!

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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/10/02 Possible violation of the rule of law in Spain
2017/02/20 Fluctuating winter economic forecasts by the Commission concerning GDP figures for the United Kingdom up to 2017
2016/06/22 Use of the ERDF for an irregular underpass in Cremona
2016/05/03 Follow-up to written question E-003356/2015 on the Pedemontana Lombarda highway
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
2015/12/21 Saving failing banks
2015/11/19 Follow-up to question E-006799/2015
2015/11/19 DTA (deferred tax activity) and state aid
2015/09/02 State aid to the former East Germany
2015/03/04 Direct aid to Ryanair from ERDF funds
2015/02/27 State aid for the completion of the Pedemontana highway
2015/02/13 VP/HR - State of play of the EU-Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
2014/10/23 Problems concerning tax legislation in Europe
2014/10/02 State aid for nuclear power: Hinkley Point C, United Kingdom
2018/04/19 Management of data of the main EU agencies and institutions
2017/07/18 Different benchmarks for the recovery of bad debts in recent resolution cases
2017/07/06 Criteria and legal references for defining a financial institution of systemic importance
2017/04/12 Recognition of qualifications in accordance with Directive 93/16/EEC
2016/03/31 Europol and OLAF access to VIES and Eurofisc data
2016/03/21 Effects of the BRRD Directive
2016/03/10 Court of Auditors special report on the Task Force for Greece
2015/11/20 Possible breach of competition rules with the entry into force of Directive 2014/59/EU
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
2015/05/21 Payments not made due to infringement proceedings
2015/02/27 Possible infringement of Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 by the project Interconnector Italia-Svizzera
2015/02/27 Data concerning infringement proceedings
2015/02/04 Co-incineration of waste and shredded tyres
2015/02/02 Recovery of industrial waste
2014/11/26 'Unblock Italy' decree - potential infringement proceedings
2014/11/25 Regulatory development of the South Stream pipeline project
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2014/10/20 Infringement of Council Directive 1999/70/EC
2014/10/10 Protection of site of Community importance under Directive 92/43/EEC
2014/10/02 The Commission's asbestos-related investigations
2014/09/10 Waste incineration in Brescia
2018/04/13 Future of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF)
2017/06/20 Social impact of the crisis at Ilva in the Genoa region
2016/03/21 Greek bailout - fiscal multiplier
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
2015/03/03 Lack of competition in the investment banking sector
2015/02/27 Horizon 2020 and the European Fund for Strategic Investments
2015/02/06 'Split payment'
2015/02/02 Relocation of Vibac
2015/01/13 Methods of toxicological evaluation constituting alternatives to animal testing
2015/01/07 Interference by the Commission in the Greek presidential elections
2014/12/09 Activities promoting the ʻTerzo Valicoʼ in elementary schools in Liguria and Piedmont
2014/11/27 Methodology for calculation of the output gap
2014/11/27 Pension reform victims and the European Social Fund
2018/03/15 EU financial assistance to Turkey
2017/12/12 Slovakian D4R7 Bratislava Bypass PPP project financed by EFSI and in compliance with Regulation (EU) No 2015/1017
2016/12/14 EU financing, assistance and support for Ukraine
2016/11/29 VP/HR - Illegal occupation of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine's headquarters
2016/11/18 Statements by the chair of the SRB regarding MPS rescue plan
2016/06/02 Investment plan for Europe one year on
2016/04/04 Propaganda by public authorities urging citizens to abstain from voting in a referendum
2016/01/25 Verona-Padova railway line
2015/09/28 Role of agencies and research centres
2015/08/03 Financial sustainability of the M4 line in Milan
2015/07/02 Compound interest
2015/05/30 Devastation caused by Black blocs during the opening of EXPO 2015 in Milan
2015/05/13 EFSI - Another instance of the role of the institutions being undermined
2015/04/30 EFSI - failure to observe institutional roles
2015/04/14 Absence of external emergency plan for Lombardy underground gas storage plants
2015/03/04 Gas storage at Lodi funded by EFSI
2015/02/18 Propaganda about the Juncker plan
2015/01/30 Public guarantees to cover the ECB's plan to purchase asset-backed securities
2015/01/23 Funding for the Milan eastern external bypass: suspicions of mafia infiltration
2015/01/23 Line 4 of the Milan underground
2014/10/13 Conflict of interest affecting the ECB
2018/05/29 Statements by Commissioner Oettinger
2018/04/13 VP/HR - Evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Douma, Syria
2018/02/20 VP/HR - Situation of the PSPU
2017/12/01 PCE/PEC - President Tusk's remarks
2017/04/28 Road haulage crisis in Italy
2017/04/10 Statement by President Juncker on the attacks in Syria
2016/11/23 Non-binding takeover bid from Bpost for PostNL
2016/10/27 Corruption and major projects in Italy
2016/10/21 Mass redundancies by Cameron Italy LLC in Voghera (PV)
2016/09/26 Updating and assessment of River Basin Management Plans in Italy
2016/07/21 Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 and sanctions against Syria
2016/07/19 Extension of the SME Supporting Factor with no upper limit, thus confirming the cancellation of the current threshold
2016/06/24 Statements by President Juncker on the rules of application of the Stability Pact
2016/06/24 Bullfighting and the EU budget
2016/05/23 Increase of guarantees for HSH Nordbank
2016/05/03 SME instrument
2016/04/14 David Cameron's connection with the Panama Papers
2016/02/19 Syria sanctions
2015/12/11 'Interconnector Italia-Svizzera' (Italy-Switzerland interconnector) - additional information
2015/07/02 Expiry of bank guarantees for contracts terminated as a result of sanctions imposed on Syria
2015/05/13 Placing children in care homes - Critical situation in Italy
2015/04/30 Energy union, the EU and agreements between Italy and Serbia
2015/03/30 Exploitation of river basins
2015/03/30 Dangers posed by environmental contamination
2015/03/10 Carers in Italy
2015/02/09 TEN-T projects - Amending Budget No 1 to the General Budget for 2015
2015/01/20 Norman Atlantic accident
2015/01/06 Family caregivers in Italy
2014/10/20 No CE certification test facilities for pacemakers in Italy
2014/09/08 Krones-Kosme - collective redundancies and workers' rights
2017/10/30 Answer to written question E-003992/2017
2016/10/04 Ineffective and unsustainable investments in maritime transport
2015/07/21 Failure to launch the macroeconomic imbalance correction procedure against Germany
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
2014/09/30 Discrepancy between the Alert Mechanism Reports and the Scoreboard for the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure (MIP)
2014/09/29 Discrepancy between the Alert Mechanism Reports and the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure Scoreboard
2018/06/14 Publication of Euribor decision (Case AT 39914)
2017/06/15 Clarification regarding the euro and implications of Article 50 TEU
2016/02/17 Request for the publication of Decision AT.39914 on the manipulation of Euribor rates
2016/01/12 VP/HR - Case of Kamal Foroughi
2015/10/19 VP/HR - Human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran
2014/11/26 Alleged irrevocability of the euro
2014/11/10 Irreversibility or otherwise of the decision to introduce the euro
2014/11/07 VP/HR - Case of Ghoncheh Ghavami in Iran
2014/10/23 Hepatitis C virus
2018/06/12 Article by an Italian member of the Commission's high-level group of experts on fake news
2018/04/26 Clarifications on support for quality journalism and news about the EU
2018/03/15 Follow-up to Written Question E-006999/2017 on the high-level expert group dealing with fake news
2017/11/14 Impartiality and working method of the new expert group dealing with fake news
2016/09/07 Clarifications concerning Apple
2016/06/16 Italian railways - high-speed train service
2015/07/14 Brescia-Padua high-speed rail link
2015/04/30 The Italian A35 (BreBeMi) motorway
2014/12/11 Guarantees for derivatives under the Italian 'Stability Law'
2014/07/23 Usury by Italian banks - ESCB supervision
2017/09/07 Declaration by Commissioner Moscovici on the programme for Greece
2016/12/22 Profit transfers between companies belonging to the Alphabet Inc. holding
2016/12/21 EIB funding to the A2A group for the management of the integrated water service
2016/11/10 Results of the memorandum of understanding and cohesion policy in Greece
2016/09/05 EU funding for earthquake protection measures
2016/08/29 Funds for the Vatican and their management
2016/08/02 EFSI funding for modernisation of the Arvedi steel plant
2016/04/22 Valuation of non-performing loans - follow-up to question P-016100/15
2016/03/22 Irregularities in call for funding proposals issued by Lombardy Regional Council
2016/01/06 Commission Communication 2013/C 216/01
2015/10/05 EIB loans to the Volkswagen Group
2015/07/14 EIB funding for the Bordolano storage reservoir
2015/06/30 Misappropriation of funding for refugees in the Mafia Capitale scandal in Italy
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
2015/05/06 Measures to monitor and reclaim the land of the Terra dei Fuochi
2015/03/12 VP/HR - Urgent action for Iranian artist on hunger strike
2015/02/13 The use of the Structural Funds to support persons with disabilities
2015/01/30 Unclear accounting for European funds used by the company LTF s.a.s.
2015/01/29 Irregularities at the ILVA iron and steel works in Taranto
2014/12/22 (Regional operational programme) funds - programming period 2007-2013
2014/11/07 Call for tenders issued by the municipality of Terni
2014/10/09 Administration of EU funding by Calabria Regional Council
2014/09/10 Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxins in the municipality of Brescia
2018/02/06 Transparency in EMA applications
2017/05/22 Veneto banks - another billion needed from private funds before rescue operation can take place
2016/10/20 JPMorgan Chase influence over an operation involving the Commission and the Italian Government and possible rescue of the MPS bank
2016/10/05 German appointments
2016/09/14 Germany: world leader in trade surplus
2016/05/31 Simple, transparent and standardised (STS) securitisation proposal
2016/05/30 Rescue of the German bank Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank (DüsselHyp)
2016/02/08 Future stagnation of Germany
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
2015/06/18 Criteria for coordination of rescue operations conducted by Frontex
2015/04/24 Operation Monte dei Paschi di Siena - Poste Italiane
2015/02/13 German trade surplus
2014/11/04 Serious events that took place in Rome on 29 October 2014 during the AST workers' demonstration
2014/10/23 Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations (TLTROs)
2014/10/23 Access to credit in the wake of the loans granted by the European Central Bank
2014/09/08 Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)