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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
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre
Development Substitute deve

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/12/19 Latest findings on CF (cold fusion)
2016/11/15 Situation in Italy after the earthquakes
2016/10/06 Dioxin found in broiler chickens in the municipality of Maniago (Province of Pordenone, Italy)
2016/10/06 Industrial emissions and health risks in Taranto (Italy)
2016/10/04 List of landfills
2016/09/02 Mercury pollution in the Paglia-Tiber river basin
2016/07/11 Bad wastewater management in Termoli, Italy
2016/05/31 Pollution in the Sabato valley in Campania, Italy
2016/05/04 Protection of UNESCO wildlife areas - Celico landfill (CS), Italy
2016/04/05 Incinerators and the circular economy
2016/03/29 Former Montedison waste dump in Bussi sul Tirino, Abruzzo, Italy
2016/03/15 Poor access to health care in the Campania region of Italy
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2016/01/29 Situation concerning the Lago di Varano
2015/12/11 The health risks to EU citizens of off-label use
2015/10/14 Misleading road-vehicle emissions certificates
2015/09/09 Lessons learned from the red mud disaster five years after the accident in Hungary
2015/09/09 Lessons learned from the red mud disaster five years after the accident in Hungary
2015/06/30 Plants posing a major-accident hazard
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 District heating
2015/05/29 The Salerno iron foundry, Fonderie Pisano & C.
2015/05/20 Carousel fraud
2015/04/30 Resignation of Italy's Transport Minister and suspension of European financing for TEN-T projects due to illegalities
2015/04/29 Signing an identity document
2015/04/15 Safety of the Salerno - Reggio Calabria motorway in Italy
2015/03/12 Financial compensation for tourist areas hit by the immigration crisis in the Mediterranean
2015/03/12 Environmental radioactivity around the 'former Liquichimica' area in the Tito Scalo Industrial Zone (Province of Potenza, Italy)
2015/03/12 Marine protected areas
2015/03/10 Carers in Italy
2015/02/13 ENERGAS depot
2015/02/10 LGBT-phobic event sponsored by EXPO 2015
2015/01/26 EU financing and participation at Expo 2015
2015/01/22 Rights of disabled people in the Campania region of Italy
2015/01/20 Norman Atlantic accident
2015/01/07 Petroleum activities in the Val d'Agri area in Basilicata (Italy)
2015/01/07 ʻSblocca Italiaʼ (Unlock Italy) decree
2014/11/19 Situation of clam fishermen, especially in Italy
2014/11/13 Pollution from the incinerator in Melfi in Basilicata, southern Italy
2014/11/05 Nuclear safety: anomaly on 21 August 2014 at site of decommissioning work to decontaminate irreversible pit 7.1 of the ITREC nuclear plant at Rotondella in Basilicata (Italy)
2014/09/08 Corruption in Italy
2014/07/29 Waste water treatment plants in Calabria (Italy)
2016/11/28 Infringements of international law and of Article 1 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU by Governor De Luca
2016/10/20 JPMorgan Chase influence over an operation involving the Commission and the Italian Government and possible rescue of the MPS bank
2016/06/30 Former Statuto quarry in San Prisco, Campania
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2016/02/24 Zika virus outbreak
2016/02/16 Dioxin in farm-raised chickens
2016/01/29 Spread of the Zika virus
2015/12/14 Remuneration for trainee specialists in the Italian health system
2015/12/03 Exclusion of medical staff from certain rights relating to working time
2015/11/10 Use of anti-depressants in children and teenagers
2015/09/09 The Italian National Chart of Potentially Eligible Sites (CNAPI)
2015/07/02 Delivery of unsorted waste to the San Nicola waste processing plant - Exceptions to Italian law and violation of EU directives
2015/07/02 Xylella fastidiosa emergency and spread of the bacterium
2015/06/30 Safety devices for children in cars
2015/06/22 PIÙ Europa project in the municipality of Marano, Naples
2015/05/30 Management consortia of the Piano Borea landfill in Benevento
2015/05/30 Toxic substances in children's clothing
2015/05/30 Building activities in Belvedere in the municipality of Vitulano (Benevento)
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
2015/05/07 Italian Legislative Decree No 1/2015 on the re-development of the city and area of Taranto and ILVA S.p.A.
2015/04/30 Provision of services at the Italian Prime Minister's Office
2015/04/30 Mismanagement of wastewater in the province of Salerno, Campania
2015/04/29 Discovery of hazardous waste in the province of Benevento
2015/04/24 Building the new NTV-Italo fleet of high-speed trains
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/03/12 Irregularities in the awarding of local public transport management services in the Municipality of Latina
2015/03/12 Cartelised goods and services in Greece
2015/03/06 Flooding in the Metapontino
2015/02/27 Pipes containing asbestos in the provinces of Florence, Prato, Pistoia and Arezzo
2015/02/13 The use of the Structural Funds to support persons with disabilities
2015/02/03 Bankruptcy of the airport operator Aeradria
2015/01/20 Cabotage in the Gulf of Naples
2015/01/20 Maritime cabotage in the Gulf of Naples: possible violation of EU law
2014/12/19 Legalities in the management of EU funds by Fidi Toscana
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
2014/12/09 Activities promoting the ʻTerzo Valicoʼ in elementary schools in Liguria and Piedmont
2014/11/20 Landfill site at Borgo Montello in Latina
2014/11/20 VP/HR - Violation of Sahrawi human rights
2014/11/07 Federico Fellini International Airport in Rimini
2014/10/22 Judicial investigations into funding granted to the Italian municipality of Vitulano (province of Benevento, Campania region)
2014/10/08 Asbestos: results of surveys conducted by the Italian authorities
2014/10/02 The Commission's asbestos-related investigations
2014/07/23 Usury by Italian banks - ESCB supervision
2016/09/21 Bayer-Monsanto acquisition
2016/09/08 Misappropriation of public funding in Basilicata
2016/09/05 EU funding for earthquake protection measures
2016/07/19 Sant'Alfonso Maria dei Liquori hospital facility
2016/04/06 The Lake Alaco dam in Calabria
2015/10/19 Larino-Chieti methane gas pipeline DN 600 DP 75 bar
2015/10/13 Request for information on the selection criteria for a project eligible for EFSI funding
2015/07/22 EuroVelo - Availability of EU funding for the project
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
2015/05/21 UNESCO Apuan Alps Regional Park
2015/04/30 Construction of the Belo Monte dam in Brazil
2015/04/30 State Grid Corporation of China's foothold in Terna - new request for clarification
2015/03/04 Gas storage at Lodi funded by EFSI
2015/02/13 EU funding and earthquakes in Emilia-Romagna
2015/02/09 Emilia-Romagna rural development plan
2015/01/23 Funding for the Milan eastern external bypass: suspicions of mafia infiltration
2014/11/25 Regulatory development of the South Stream pipeline project
2014/11/20 LIFE+ PRIME project for recovering beached Posidonia oceanica residues - late payments
2014/10/27 Information on the use of EUSF resources allocated in 2012 to the extraordinary regional disasters suffered in Liguria and Tuscany
2014/10/10 Tempa Rossa project
2014/10/09 Administration of EU funding by Calabria Regional Council
2016/12/19 Risk of furan in food
2016/11/29 Food safety - Matera local health authority (the ASL)
2016/08/05 Heavy metals present in 'Terra dei Fuochi' (Land of Fire) oncology patients
2016/05/31 Ironworks in Servola (Trieste), Friuli Venezia Giulia
2016/04/12 Case of BSE in France
2016/01/13 Commission action to comply with judgment in Case T-521/14 Sweden v Commission
2015/11/19 Real-time support for European industry, including steel
2015/10/08 Repeated failure to fully implement a judgment from the European Court of Justice (Case C-312/11)
2015/07/21 Lake Varano and non-compliance with a European directive
2015/06/24 Presence of heavy metals in the urine of Milazzo residents
2015/05/06 Measures to monitor and reclaim the land of the Terra dei Fuochi
2015/04/30 Overflowing of the River Misa near Senigallia, Ancona
2015/04/29 Eridania Sadam SpA
2015/04/29 'River thieves'
2015/03/30 Exploitation of river basins
2015/03/30 European Social Fund - Barano d'Ischia
2015/03/12 VP/HR - Number of European citizens kidnapped and imprisoned outside the EU
2015/03/12 VP/HR - Urgent action for Iranian artist on hunger strike
2015/03/05 European School in Parma
2015/01/20 'ITREC' nuclear power plant in Rotondella (Matera)
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/12/02 Infrastructure serving Matera, European Cultural Capital 2019
2014/11/21 2013 European Court of Auditors Annual Report
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2014/11/13 Measures to tackle pollution of the Basento river
2014/11/10 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion on collecting feathers from live geese
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
2016/09/08 Environmental impact of the Trans Adriatic pipeline
2016/08/05 Tarmacking in Abruzzo National Park
2016/08/05 Access to medicines
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2016/03/15 380 kV 'Laino-Feroleto-Rizziconi' long-distance power line
2016/02/29 Capaccio (SA) biomass power plant
2015/11/20 Firing range on a site of Community interest (SCI) - failure to carry out an impact assessment
2015/07/02 Compound interest
2015/06/22 The Eugenio Montale thermoelectric power plant in La Spezia
2015/05/30 Organic farm contamination - integrated production in South Tyrol
2015/05/19 VP/HR - Long-term imprisonment of Leonard Peltier
2015/04/29 Borgo Eridania biomass power plant in Foggia
2015/04/27 Failure to commission a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for sites of national interest
2015/03/31 Public access to information on the environmental monitoring of works subject to environmental impact assessment
2015/03/30 Dangers posed by environmental contamination
2015/03/06 Offshore drilling in the Adriatic Sea
2015/02/06 Villanova-Gissi 380 kV overhead power line and associated works
2014/12/18 Environmental impact of the Adriatic underwater power line
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2014/10/02 State aid for nuclear power: Hinkley Point C, United Kingdom
2016/12/19 Inadequate checks on the presence of pesticides in coffee
2016/11/18 Quality of bathing water in Calabria
2016/11/18 Production and sale of (fake) organic grain
2016/11/14 Aspen Pharma's anticompetitive practices
2016/10/11 Use of pesticides
2016/08/05 Basilicata petroleum investigation
2016/08/05 National programme for spent fuel and radioactive waste management
2016/07/19 Agricultural Payments Agency for the Basilicata Region
2016/07/07 Lake Varese in Lombardy
2016/05/23 Stray animals and the management of kennels
2016/05/17 Water management plans and air quality in Basilicata
2016/04/04 Propaganda by public authorities urging citizens to abstain from voting in a referendum
2016/02/23 Discrimination at the workplace
2016/02/15 VP/HR - Torture and killing of the researcher Giulio Regeni in Egypt
2015/09/03 Dumping in the Solofrana (Avellino)
2015/09/03 Lombardy regional air quality plan
2015/07/21 Monitoring the management of the municipal landfill in Belladanza, Citttà di Castello (Perugia)
2015/07/09 Exposure to electromagnetic fields
2015/06/30 Wikileaks revelations concerning TiSA and the deregulation of financial services
2015/06/16 Thallium concentrations in drinking-water
2015/06/02 Payment of excise duty on stolen distilled beverages
2015/04/13 Problems with disposable nappies
2015/03/31 Buffer zones and non-spraying zones for pesticides
2015/03/31 Waste management in the region of Basilicata
2015/03/12 Scientific research programme on pulse trawling
2015/03/12 Delays in the payment for commercial transactions with the public authorities
2015/02/27 Data concerning infringement proceedings
2015/01/06 Foie gras production
2014/12/19 Formal investigation procedure SA33083 - Aid for Piedmontese firms affected by the 1994 flood
2014/12/09 Critical problems affecting the waste management system in Calabria
2014/11/13 PCB soil contamination in Basilicata
2014/11/13 Failure of several industrial plants in Basilicata to comply with the Industrial Emissions Directive
2014/11/07 Critical state of the development consortia system in Calabria
2014/11/05 Winding up of the Basilicata regional agricultural payments agency (ARBEA)
2014/11/05 Protecting the environment and the public from exposure to radiofrequency fields
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2016/07/11 Disposal of residues: non-compliance with Directive 2010/75/EU
2015/12/07 Particulate filters
2015/07/02 Phthalates
2015/05/05 Disposal of Category 1 waste
2015/04/30 Waste disposal in the commune of Colleferro
2015/02/27 Ca' Antonioli waste disposal site
2015/01/07 Interference by the Commission in the Greek presidential elections
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
2016/10/31 Requirements for ship recycling facilities
2016/07/13 Trans fats (TFAs)
2016/07/13 Trans fats (TFAs)
2016/02/17 Ferrovie Apulo-Lucane (FAL)
2015/02/02 Relocation of Vibac
2015/01/30 Alcohol strategy
2014/12/19 Cost-benefit analysis of the Brennero Tunnel
2017/01/09 Accommodating foreign trade concerns regarding the new criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors
2016/12/19 Labelling of bakery products
2016/02/25 Mandatory indication of the country of origin or place of provenance for certain foods
2015/11/19 Traceability of tobacco-based products
2015/11/19 Trade in tobacco products
2015/11/18 Restricting competition in the legal profession in Germany
2015/04/30 TTIP leak - What is the TTIP's relationship with the TiSA?
2015/02/11 Discharge of petroleum products into the Varenna stream
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2015/01/13 Methods of toxicological evaluation constituting alternatives to animal testing
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2014/12/09 Lack of information and distortion of competition due to the sugaring of wine
2014/11/19 Goose feather collection techniques that are harmful to animal welfare
2014/11/04 Serious events that took place in Rome on 29 October 2014 during the AST workers' demonstration
2016/12/19 Risk of pollution from oil extraction
2016/04/04 The trafficking and illegal disposal of waste at the Oil Centre of Viggiano, Basilicata
2015/09/03 Clinker and incineration slag
2015/09/03 EDF-Fenice waste-to-energy plant in San Nicola di Melfi (Potenza)
2015/07/21 Val d'Agri oil centre (COVA)
2015/05/30 Incineration of CAT 1 waste
2015/04/29 Illegal fishing
2015/04/29 Oil exploration project for Badile and Zibido San Giacomo (Milan)
2015/03/12 Industrial waste 'Total - Tempa Rossa 1' oil field
2015/03/05 Incident at ENI's 'Alli 001' oil well
2015/02/04 Co-incineration of waste and shredded tyres
2015/01/13 Offshore oil and gas operations