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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!

Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group
Movimento 5 Stelle
Magic Circle
Regional Development Member regi
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco
Fisheries Substitute pech
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/01/22 Contamination from decommissioned Magnox plant
2017/09/25 Water treatment plant in Manduria
2017/09/25 Carovigno water treatment plant
2017/08/29 Martina Franca sewage treatment plant
2017/04/19 Wastewater tank in the Pilone-Ostuni area
2017/01/19 EU funding for the Castellaneta wastewater treatment plant
2016/10/11 Cerano (Brindisi) EMAS
2016/06/27 Olearia Pugliese SpA
2016/05/31 CISA SpA incineration plant
2015/10/05 Thermoelectric power plant in Cerano
2015/09/03 Clinker and incineration slag
2015/09/03 EDF-Fenice waste-to-energy plant in San Nicola di Melfi (Potenza)
2015/01/20 'ITREC' nuclear power plant in Rotondella (Matera)
2014/10/02 State aid for nuclear power: Hinkley Point C, United Kingdom
2018/03/05 Prometeo 2000
2018/02/20 Combustion ashes
2018/01/22 Closure of offices of the postal police force in Italy
2017/12/05 Regulation (EU) No 139/2014
2017/06/21 New EIA provisions and authorisation of 'strategic infrastructure projects' in Italy
2017/06/12 State aid and cohesion policy
2017/05/23 'Back to the Future' study grants
2017/04/19 Unfinished socio-educational facilities in the Tamburi area
2017/04/19 Ex-ante conditionality - Italy
2017/02/20 Public transport safety
2017/01/26 Italy's postal service
2016/12/13 Discontinuation of ENERGAS infringement proceedings
2016/12/13 Taranto job centre
2016/12/05 Exclusion of local action group
2016/11/10 Results of the memorandum of understanding and cohesion policy in Greece
2016/10/06 Industrial emissions and health risks in Taranto (Italy)
2016/04/04 Propaganda by public authorities urging citizens to abstain from voting in a referendum
2016/03/22 Safety of drilling
2016/03/22 Mazzarano Amendment
2016/02/02 Natural risk prevention and mitigation funding in Italy
2015/11/27 Update on Energas depot
2015/11/09 Service contract with Trenitalia
2015/09/03 Dumping in the Solofrana (Avellino)
2015/08/26 2015-2019 performance plan
2015/07/03 Teleperformance Italia Spa
2015/06/24 Job insecurity in the public service
2015/05/21 Payments not made due to infringement proceedings
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/02/27 Task force for the implementation of the 2007-2013 programming period
2015/02/18 Propaganda about the Juncker plan
2015/02/13 ENERGAS depot
2015/01/07 ʻSblocca Italiaʼ (Unlock Italy) decree
2014/12/08 Implementing the multi-level governance principle in cohesion policy action in Italy in the period 2014-2020
2014/11/04 Roma in Italy
2014/10/20 No CE certification test facilities for pacemakers in Italy
2014/09/08 Corruption in Italy
2018/03/05 Using EU funds to hire job centre staff
2018/03/05 Structural funds fraud and the 'Ndrangheta in Slovakia
2017/08/28 Management Authority annual reports
2016/11/07 ECA report - recommendations on state aid
2016/10/11 EU funds for enterprises in the L'Aquila seismic crater
2016/07/26 Structural Funds, Jobs Act and tax credit
2016/04/07 Irregularity in funds for training and recruitment
2016/02/02 SIM cards
2015/03/04 Direct aid to Ryanair from ERDF funds
2015/02/13 The use of the Structural Funds to support persons with disabilities
2014/12/19 Legalities in the management of EU funds by Fidi Toscana
2014/12/16 OLT (Offshore LNG Toscana S.p.A.) Regasification Unit
2018/06/13 AGEA inefficiency
2018/06/13 Colacem
2018/06/11 Non-tariff barriers to the trade in wine on the Canadian market
2018/05/28 Application of Directive 2009/28/EC
2018/05/28 State Highway 106
2018/04/25 Time limits on European funding of activities to promote wine in third countries
2018/04/11 Negative distortion of the labour market for the over 30s
2018/03/13 IGI Poseidon - Eagle
2018/02/28 Exclusion of teachers from the Italian ranking lists
2017/12/05 Italian electoral law ('Rosatellum bis')
2017/11/29 Territorial regeneration of Cavallino and Lizzanello
2017/08/28 European Court of Auditors' Natura 2000 Report
2017/07/13 Funding of the TAP and of Italian PCIs
2017/06/21 Rebuilding following the 2009 earthquake
2017/06/21 Stage reached in the Commission investigations into the privatisation of Caremar and protecting competition in the Bay of Naples
2017/05/22 Modernisation of the Highway 275
2017/05/22 Court of Auditors' report on ports
2017/05/15 Foam and sludge - Torre Calderina
2017/03/06 Osteopathy
2017/02/28 EU budget for validating alternative methods to animal testing
2017/02/20 Campomarino-Pulsano waterways
2017/01/31 Extension of EFSI and independent evaluation of how it functions
2016/12/13 Promo. Ter and Com.Impresa
2016/12/13 Reorganisation of the equestrian sector
2016/11/10 Sarrabus-Gerrei territorial pact
2016/11/10 Integrated Territorial Projects
2016/10/11 Italian agricultural payments agency (AGEA)
2016/09/09 Implementation of the SEA Directive
2016/09/07 VP/HR - Information about possible EU funding and support for border control for the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS)
2016/09/05 EU funding for earthquake protection measures
2016/08/31 Use of fixed-term contracts in the general government sector
2016/06/27 Land reclamation consortia
2016/06/24 Bullfighting and the EU budget
2016/02/02 European Xylella fastidiosa research projects
2016/01/29 Situation concerning the Lago di Varano
2015/12/02 Italian National Highway 275 and EU directives
2015/12/02 European funding for tourism channelled into a Ryanair company
2015/10/13 Request for information on the selection criteria for a project eligible for EFSI funding
2015/08/26 Single European Sky and the Blue Med FAB
2015/07/21 Lake Varano and non-compliance with a European directive
2015/07/02 Xylella fastidiosa emergency and spread of the bacterium
2015/05/06 Measures to monitor and reclaim the land of the Terra dei Fuochi
2015/04/30 European funding for CPL Concordia, a company under investigation on charges of criminal conspiracy
2015/03/18 Emergency measures on Xylella
2015/02/09 TEN-T projects - Amending Budget No 1 to the General Budget for 2015
2014/12/09 Activities promoting the ʻTerzo Valicoʼ in elementary schools in Liguria and Piedmont
2014/12/02 Infrastructure serving Matera, European Cultural Capital 2019
2014/10/09 Administration of EU funding by Calabria Regional Council
2014/07/23 Usury by Italian banks - ESCB supervision
2018/01/22 ILVA plant and rights of the child
2017/09/26 Cancellation of Ryanair flights and workers' rights
2017/07/19 Pertusillo reservoir and human rights
2017/03/06 ILVA and human rights
2017/02/28 Contamination of Lake Pertusillo
2016/10/11 Use of pesticides
2016/06/02 Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP) involvement in ILVA bailout
2016/04/11 Incidence of cancer in Salento attributable to emissions from the ILVA and ENEL plants
2015/10/12 ILVA and infringements of EU legislation
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.
2015/01/29 Irregularities at the ILVA iron and steel works in Taranto
2014/11/04 Serious events that took place in Rome on 29 October 2014 during the AST workers' demonstration
2014/09/26 Use of pesticides
2018/06/06 Castellaneta landfill
2018/04/23 Martucci landfill
2017/11/28 Zincherie Adriatiche S.r.l.
2017/10/26 Ferrovie del Sud Est
2017/10/26 AMIU landfill site in Trani
2017/09/25 Lepetit landfill site
2017/09/25 CRATI consortium
2017/09/13 Burgesi landfill site
2017/08/28 Vergine Srl landfill
2014/10/23 Protection of the Torre Guaceto Site of Community Importance pursuant to Directive 92/43/EEC
2017/09/25 RDP administrative islands
2017/07/19 RDP Puglia 2014-2020
2017/06/21 Hydrogeological instability - Puglia
2017/03/27 Profession of tour guide
2017/02/20 Apulia freight transport hub (Interporto della Puglia)
2017/01/19 EU Copernicus programme
2016/08/30 Profession of tourist guide in the EU
2016/07/11 CEF programme
2016/02/02 FutureInResearch Puglia
2015/12/17 Dumping of waste in Giardinetto (Puglia, Italy) and possible violation of EU directives
2014/12/02 Discharges of urban waste water in Puglia
2014/10/03 Petitions
2018/05/23 Implementation of reference period 3 (RP3) of the SESAR project
2018/04/12 The impact on the environment of using airguns to prospect for hydrocarbons under the seabed
2017/11/06 Corsano urban regeneration project
2017/08/28 Besav Mirabela Project - Room on the move
2017/04/26 EMA conduct and pharmacovigilance
2017/04/19 TAP and SCIs
2017/03/06 TAP (Trans-Adriatic Pipeline)
2017/02/20 ODORTEL
2016/09/08 Environmental impact of the Trans Adriatic pipeline
2016/05/27 'People mover' project
2015/08/26 SESAR project and SES 2+
2015/06/10 Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2018/06/05 Question on duty-free Tunisian olive oil - 2018
2018/04/23 Widespread use of the neonicotinoid imidacloprid in Apulia
2018/03/13 Technical assistance in Basilicata
2017/11/28 Canosa waste disposal sites
2017/11/06 Call for energy efficiency in Apulia
2017/09/13 Municipal waste collection centres not operational
2017/09/04 Crisis in mussel cultivation in Apulia
2017/08/28 Recovery of building waste
2017/03/20 Information concerning industrial waste moved from ILVA in Apulia to the Cisma Ambiente landfill site in Melilli, Sicily
2017/02/13 Industrial waste in the village of Giardinetto
2017/01/04 Aquaculture in Manfredonia
2016/07/19 Transparency of the Taranto provincial waste disposal authority and waste collection agencies
2016/06/27 Millico Municipal Theatre of Terlizzi
2016/05/31 Radioactive waste produced by E.T.A. SpA in Manfredonia
2016/04/05 Incinerators and the circular economy
2015/11/26 Olive oil characteristics (heptadecanoic acid limit values)
2015/10/12 GMO crop information panels
2015/10/02 Information on the movement of industrial waste from Apulia to Sicily
2015/03/12 Industrial waste 'Total - Tempa Rossa 1' oil field
2015/03/05 Incident at ENI's 'Alli 001' oil well
2015/01/13 Offshore oil and gas operations
2014/10/10 Tempa Rossa project
2018/06/06 Contamination of mussels in Taranto
2018/04/23 PIN guarantee
2018/04/09 Marine environment strategy
2018/02/28 Modugno air quality control units
2018/01/09 River Lato
2017/12/13 San Paolo Island, Taranto
2017/12/13 Swordfish
2017/12/05 2014-2020 Reggio Calabria NOP
2017/10/26 Terina archaeological park
2017/07/11 Asbestos - Trentaremi beach
2017/06/21 Bari-Taranto railway line
2017/06/15 Similar control and the Municipality of Taranto
2017/05/23 Work to make cliffs in the municipality of Monte di Procida safe
2017/05/23 Lamezia Terme Airport
2017/02/20 Leporano JRC
2017/01/19 Car park at Croce
2017/01/19 Works not carried out by the Municipality of Statte
2016/08/31 Problems relating to EU funds in the Region of Calabria
2016/08/08 Accident on the single-track railway line between Corato and Andria
2016/07/19 Food provided by FEAD
2016/05/31 Vulgano river
2016/05/10 Soil contamination in Brindisi
2016/04/13 Problems relating to the fuel surcharge
2016/03/22 AMIU Taranto
2016/02/02 Windfarm at Le Cesine
2016/01/28 Late payment or non-payment of Youth Guarantee trainees in Calabria
2016/01/20 Drones and Grottaglie Airport
2016/01/20 ENI refinery at Taranto
2015/12/17 Environmental pollution produced by the petrochemical complex at Brindisi
2015/11/27 Environmental problems in the municipality of Lizzano (Taranto)
2015/09/21 Youth Guarantee scheme
2015/01/20 Norman Atlantic accident
2014/10/15 Issues relating to Taranto-Grottaglie 'Marcello Arlotta' Airport