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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
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre
Regional Development Substitute regi
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm

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'
2017/02/06 Major interpellation - The tragic situation of the Land of Fires and its inhabitants
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/09/05 EU funding for earthquake protection measures
2016/01/04 Extension of porphyry quarrying concessions
2015/05/06 Measures to monitor and reclaim the land of the Terra dei Fuochi
2015/01/30 Inadequate precautionary measures in the wake of quarrying-related landslides
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/11/10 Irreversibility or otherwise of the decision to introduce the euro
2014/10/09 Need to modify the economic and fiscal policies of the European Union
2017/04/12 EIB financing for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project
2016/07/20 Postrino project
2016/02/08 Extension of Bolzano Airport in compliance with the law
2015/12/11 'Interconnector Italia-Svizzera' (Italy-Switzerland interconnector) - additional information
2015/10/12 GMO crop information panels
2015/09/21 Interpretation of Annex XI to Regulation (EU) No 543/2011
2015/05/30 Organic farm contamination - integrated production in South Tyrol
2015/05/07 Italian Legislative Decree No 1/2015 on the re-development of the city and area of Taranto and ILVA S.p.A.
2015/02/27 Possible infringement of Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 by the project Interconnector Italia-Svizzera
2015/02/27 Data concerning infringement proceedings
2015/02/05 South Tyrol 'Omnibus' law of 23 October 2014
2015/01/06 Amendment of Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 on organic production and the production of "fake organic rice" in Italy
2015/01/06 Foie gras production
2014/11/25 Regulatory development of the South Stream pipeline project
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2017/09/15 Major interpellation - Coordinated efforts at EU level to increase vaccination coverage
2017/05/05 Impact of public ownership on the management of the Port of Koper (Slovenia)
2016/09/26 Updating and assessment of River Basin Management Plans in Italy
2016/06/16 Desio incinerator - breach of environmental requirements
2016/04/22 Preliminary report on the national waste incineration programme
2016/04/04 Propaganda by public authorities urging citizens to abstain from voting in a referendum
2016/02/29 General principles of integrated pest management in National Action Plans
2015/12/09 Urgent need to reduce the impact of livestock on climate change
2015/11/26 Olive oil characteristics (heptadecanoic acid limit values)
2015/07/02 Failure to produce external emergency plans for Lombardy underground gas storage plants
2015/07/02 Xylella fastidiosa emergency and spread of the bacterium
2015/03/04 Gas storage at Lodi funded by EFSI
2015/02/27 Proper decommissioning of Busto Arsizio incineration plant at end of life
2015/01/13 Offshore oil and gas operations
2014/12/12 Lack of an environmental impact assessment for the scheme to improve access from SR 177 to SR 464, south section, at Dignano
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/09/30 Increase in the number of micro hydropower plants
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2016/02/29 Report on the implementation of the sustainable use of pesticides directive
2015/10/29 Action by the Commission to ensure implementation of pesticides legislation
2015/06/02 Payment of excise duty on stolen distilled beverages
2015/03/31 Buffer zones and non-spraying zones for pesticides
2015/01/30 Pesticides and drinking water conservancy areas in South Tyrol
2015/01/06 Aerial spraying of pesticides
2014/09/26 Use of pesticides
2017/05/16 An EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2017/02/15 Labelling of beef and veal
2017/02/14 EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2016/05/31 Ironworks in Servola (Trieste), Friuli Venezia Giulia
2017/02/28 EU budget for validating alternative methods to animal testing
2016/06/24 Bullfighting and the EU budget
2016/02/29 Food and Veterinary Office overview reports
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/02/18 Propaganda about the Juncker plan
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2015/01/13 Methods of toxicological evaluation constituting alternatives to animal testing
2014/11/26 Alleged irrevocability of the euro
2014/11/19 Goose feather collection techniques that are harmful to animal welfare
2017/04/27 Contracts for education and training services in the province of Trento
2017/02/02 Google AdSense: freedom of expression on the internet and competition law
2016/12/19 Italian Government's communication plan to encourage young people to eat meat
2016/10/11 Italian agricultural payments agency (AGEA)
2016/10/06 Dioxin found in broiler chickens in the municipality of Maniago (Province of Pordenone, Italy)
2016/09/21 Bayer-Monsanto acquisition
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2016/04/21 Authorisations for exploration and prospecting for hydrocarbons in Italy
2016/04/12 Soil contamination at Cascina Calnago in Carpiano (Province of Milan)
2016/02/16 Dioxin in farm-raised chickens
2016/01/15 Tree felling in the Province of Bologna
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/03/10 Carers in Italy
2015/02/27 State aid for the completion of the Pedemontana highway
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2015/01/06 Family caregivers in Italy
2014/12/02 Registration of the marriages of same-sex couples
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2014/10/02 State aid for nuclear power: Hinkley Point C, United Kingdom
2014/09/30 Protecting brown bears in the Trentino region of Italy
2014/07/23 Usury by Italian banks - ESCB supervision
2017/06/16 Protection of PDO and PGI products under the agreement with China
2016/07/26 Structural Funds, Jobs Act and tax credit
2016/07/08 Malga Melagon landfill site, Asiago (VI) - risk of groundwater contamination
2016/04/29 Italian infringements regarding the protection of workers and asbestos pollution
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
2014/10/10 Protection of site of Community importance under Directive 92/43/EEC
2014/09/09 Immigration crisis in the Mediterranean
2015/10/23 Illegal dumping of toxic waste from the former C & C factory (Padua, Italy)
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2015/02/16 Illegal trade in Barbary macaques
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin