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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
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Security and Defence Substitute sede
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre
Legal Affairs Substitute juri
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Substitute emis
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/09 Pilot fatigue and stress
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Situation at the International Criminal Court (ICC)
2016/10/12 Deutsche Bank stress test
2016/10/04 Deutsche Bank and new financial derivatives
2016/09/02 Misuse of European funding in the Czech Republic
2016/04/07 Role of Deutsche Bank in the international tax evasion system called 'Panama papers'
2016/04/05 Panama Papers
2016/03/08 The role of women in fighting jihad
2016/02/09 Sanctions and Syria: status of banking relations, as opposed to business contracts, under the EU sanctions regime
2016/01/27 EU funding in Tunisia
2015/12/11 EU investigation into unsuitable financial products sold through the Italian banking system
2015/11/03 EU-Africa cooperation on migration
2015/06/04 VP/HR - Situation facing minors in South Sudan
2015/05/20 Construction of the wall in Ukraine on the Russian border
2015/05/20 Islamic finance in Europe and the funding of terrorism
2015/05/19 Dubious tax practices on the part of McDonald's in Luxembourg
2015/04/20 Use of ICSP
2015/04/16 Cost of DG ECHOʼs facilities and staff
2015/03/25 Irregular cost of the international press survey
2015/02/19 Agricultural cooperation projects between Italy and Tunisia
2015/02/19 Increase in the number of Westerners fighting for IS
2015/02/19 The changing agricultural situation in Ukraine and the international crisis
2015/02/11 Funding of terrorism through the banking system
2015/02/11 EU funding in respect of the Syrian crisis
2015/02/11 EU funding for agricultural development in Lebanon
2015/01/28 Exchange rates decision by the Swiss central bank brings bank speculation in Europe to light
2015/01/20 New measures to cut off funding for Islamic terrorism
2014/10/14 Turkish funding of Isis
2014/09/08 EuropeAid
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2014/08/26 Employment situation at the AST steelworks in Terni
2016/09/05 Six thousand Turkish informants in Germany
2016/06/28 Attacks on Pope Francis by the Turkish government
2016/02/02 Destruction by ISIS of the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq
2016/02/02 VP/HR - Use of deadly chemical toxins by ISIS
2016/01/27 VP/HR - Documents on the proposed merger of Isis, pro-al Qaeda groups and the Muslim Brotherhood
2016/01/04 VP/HR - Case of Turkish weapons in ISIS hands
2015/12/08 VP/HR - Christians discriminated against in refugee camps
2015/07/20 VP/HR - Italian cemetery in Tripoli threatened by Isis
2015/06/18 VP/HR - Turkish support for ISIS
2015/06/02 ISIS packing bodies with explosives in Kobane
2015/05/30 VP/HR - Turkish weapons in ISIS hands
2015/05/20 The destruction of art works by Isis and the on-line trading of artefacts
2015/04/08 The Turkish president welcomes the jihadist victory in Idlib
2015/02/19 VP/HR - Cutting of the throats of Coptic Christians by ISIS in Libya
2015/02/19 Alarming findings on Turkish attitudes to violence in the name of Islam
2015/02/19 ISIS and illegal immigration from Libya
2015/02/05 Attack on three French soldiers in Nice
2015/02/05 Turkish weapons in the hands of ISIS
2015/02/04 Isis threats on the web
2015/01/21 VP/HR - Niger: 45 churches burned down in escalation of violence
2014/10/16 Turkey also a source of arms for Isis
2014/07/24 VP/HR - Stopping the infibulation ordered by ISIS in Iraq
2016/11/10 Empirical background of CETA - studies
2016/11/09 Animal meat found in suitcases on flights from North Africa
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/03/01 VP/HR - Killing of Giulio Regeni
2015/11/04 Turkey - 12- and 13-year olds on trial for insulting Erdogan
2015/03/18 VP/HR - action to protect the albino minority in East Africa
2014/11/11 The EU should take action against the Brigada (Romanian mafia)
2014/09/25 VP/HR - Action to curb IS activities in Turkey
2014/09/25 Rules of engagement for action against piracy (the 'marines' case)
2014/07/25 VP/HR - Unfair detention of two Italian marines in Italy
2014/07/21 Rules of engagement for action against piracy
2015/05/20 Virginity tests for female recruits in Indonesia
2015/03/03 The 1619 missing Greeks
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2016/12/06 Job insecurity in the footwear industry
2016/12/01 Risk of jihadists infiltrating security services
2016/07/06 Asylum in the EU for the mastermind behind the attacks at Istanbul airport
2016/06/21 Reintegrating foreign fighters into Europe
2016/04/12 Digitisation of historical archives in Europe
2016/03/08 The phenomenon of returnees from jihad in Europe
2016/02/09 Trafficking in human beings from Africa to Europe, in particular young, mostly underage, Nigerian girls
2016/01/07 Continuous flows of migrants from Turkey to Europe
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/04/29 Status of restoration at the Florence State Archives
2015/04/10 Multilingualism in Europe
2015/03/30 The threat of tuberculosis in Europe
2015/03/25 The danger posed by foreign fighters and jihadists from Bosnia
2015/02/19 Freedom of expression and worship in Europe
2015/02/04 EU intervention to counter the crisis in the dairy industry
2015/02/02 Spread of Xylella fastidiosa and measures against it
2015/01/08 'Foreign fighters' and EU measures to counter terrorists
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/11/18 Rising numbers of asylum seekers and immigrants in Europe
2016/07/14 Failure to use EU funds - one of the causes of the train crash in Puglia
2016/04/21 EU funds for educational projects
2015/07/02 Formal notice sent to Italy concerning the use of fresh milk in cheese
2015/06/18 Immigrants - Malaria emergency in Italy
2015/04/16 Use of EIDHR funds
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/03/03 Additional European funds for Gaza
2015/02/19 EU funds for Italy
2015/02/11 Further EU funds for Jordan
2015/02/11 Liberalisation of the sale of class C medicines in Italy
2015/02/10 Use of secret funds to impose austerity on Greece and other Member States
2015/02/05 Use of Frontex funds
2015/02/05 Use of EGF by Italy
2016/11/16 Italian and European rice farming under threat
2016/11/10 Protection of European citizens in Turkey
2016/07/12 Legal protection for young Erasmus programme participants
2016/05/04 TTIP and standards for health and protection of consumers, the environment and key productive sectors in the EU
2016/04/08 Poisoned European bees
2016/03/02 Transparency over Decision AT/39914 regarding the manipulation of the Euribor interest rate
2015/10/01 European competition notices - selection criteria
2015/09/16 Requests for access to documents - Transparency
2015/09/16 Transparency and lobbying
2015/09/03 Use of the European instrument EIDHR
2015/06/18 European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps
2015/06/04 Transparency of European Union funds for research
2015/06/02 Humanitarian situation in Burundi
2015/05/30 EU aid to Eritrea
2015/04/23 Aosta Valley/Heineken/State aid
2015/04/16 Use of funds for the European Voluntary Corps
2015/03/20 VP/HR - EU protection for India's Christian minority
2015/03/04 Consumer protection and takeaway foods
2015/02/19 ECDL - transparency on income flows
2015/02/19 EUR 156 million in additional aid for Sahel in 2015
2015/02/19 EU aid for Albania
2015/02/03 Minimum dimensions for clams and protection of the fishing industry
2014/12/16 EU protection for tax fraud whistle blowers
2017/01/12 VP/HR - EU-Mali agreement
2017/01/10 Contributions showered upon African states
2016/12/19 Hydrogeological instability: derogation from budget constraints to ensure the safety of territories and regions hit by floods
2016/12/07 Clarification concerning Airbus supplies
2016/12/06 EU-Japan agreement
2016/11/09 Smuggling of migrants from Libya to Europe
2016/06/24 Genome editing technologies: opportunities and risks
2016/05/03 Hymen reconstruction surgery carried out for religious regions under national health services
2016/02/10 The Zika virus
2015/12/02 VP/HR - Presence of the Caliphate in Libya
2015/09/02 VP/HR - Ownership of maritime waters between Kenya and Somalia
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Drug-trafficking cartels in Mexico
2015/05/30 EU mission in Libya - WikiLeaks revelations
2015/04/10 Impact of Russia's embargo on the EU fruit and vegetable sector
2015/02/27 The risks for the Italian rice sector arising from the proposed free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam
2015/02/11 VP/HR - EU-Lebanon Association Agreement
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2014/12/17 Regulation of transport services: the example of Uber
2014/11/26 Clarification regarding IPA II
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2014/09/25 Aprilia landfill (Rome)
2014/09/23 SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) services
2014/09/08 Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)
2016/09/06 EU anti-terrorism collaboration agreements
2016/09/06 Turkey and Islamic terrorism
2016/08/01 Call of the muezzin at Hagia Sophia as an act of defiance from Islamic hardliners
2016/06/08 The fight against extremism and Islamic terrorism: databases and gathering and sharing information
2015/12/02 VP/HR - The Balkans as breeding grounds for Islamic terrorism
2015/11/25 Monitoring online and electronic money transfers to combat terrorism
2015/10/21 Turkey's involvement in Islamic State oil smuggling
2015/10/01 Misleading information and suppression of news stories about the car emissions scandal
2015/09/29 CO2 emissions scandal - improper pressure from EU governments
2015/07/08 Islamic marriages in Europe
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Witch hunts in Papua New Guinea
2015/05/20 EDB - anti-counterfeiting database
2015/05/20 VP/HR - Murder of Bangladeshi bloggers out of favour with the Islamic caliphate
2015/04/10 VP/HR - Recruitment of Islamic terrorists through NGOs
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2015/03/05 Islamic fundamentalism reaching Europe from the Balkan states
2015/02/05 Airports and terrorism in the EU
2014/10/07 VP/HR - Shortcomings in airport security procedures and danger of terrorism in the EU
2014/10/02 Financing of Islamic terrorism through the EU ETS
2014/10/02 Financing of Islamic terrorism through the EU ETS
2014/07/10 VP/HR ‒ Torture of a prisoner in Equatorial Guinea
2017/01/11 'Made in China 2025'
2016/10/05 Black list of tax havens abolished by the Italian Government
2016/09/08 Recognition of the city of Jesi (IT) as the 'City of Frederick II'
2016/07/12 Infringement by Barroso of Article 245 TFEU
2016/07/05 Official withdrawal of Switzerland's request to join the EU
2016/06/29 Italy's most wanted criminals not on Europol list
2016/06/10 International abduction of an Italian child by her Tunisian father
2016/05/03 EURTF platform
2016/05/02 Ongoing growth in the market of counterfeit goods
2016/03/01 High cost of life-saving medicines in the EU and difference in sales prices compared to non-EU countries
2016/01/27 Liberalisation of wine labelling
2015/11/17 Extension of the end-of-work deadline following the 2012 earthquake in Emilia-Romagna, Veneto and Lombardy
2015/11/03 Progress made in implementing the EU migrant redistribution plan
2015/10/15 Recognition of market economy status (MES) for China
2015/10/15 Italian legislation on obtaining citizenship
2015/07/16 Latest developments in EU labelling legislation as regards country of production
2015/06/02 E-commerce and counterfeit goods
2015/05/12 Update on EU-China relations
2015/04/23 Travel expenses for EU Commissioners
2015/04/08 Stricter safety regulations for aircraft
2015/03/18 Plant health checks inside the EU on market garden produce from outside the Union
2015/03/11 VP/HR - Italian seamen detained under inhumane conditions in The Gambia
2015/03/11 Counterfeit pesticides on the EU market
2015/03/03 High Level Working Group on own resources
2015/02/11 COSME programme and Italian SMEs
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Lifting of the ban on travel by Mugabe
2015/02/02 Spending review documentation kept secret by the Italian Government
2015/01/22 Selling off of Italian rail transport engineering company AnsaldoBreda
2014/12/16 Call on the EU to close the Turkish black market for counterfeit goods
2014/11/20 VP/HR - High Representative Mogherini's exclusion from the Vienna Summit
2014/11/03 Ciampino: irresponsible building project on the site of the ancient villa of the Roman general Messalla
2014/09/24 Amounts owed by the Italian Government to the proprietors, owners or holders of listed buildings