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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!

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Forza Italia
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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/06/28 Investigation by the Trapani prosecutor into whether NGOs are facilitating illegal immigration
2016/03/16 EU-Morocco trade agreement
2016/02/18 North African agricultural products and unfair cultivation practices
2016/01/12 EU-Morocco trade agreement and adverse impact on agricultural production in Mediterranean countries
2015/12/07 EU strategy on the allocation of funding for third countries to combat illegal immigration
2015/01/30 Aid scheme under the EFF regulation - EU-Mauritania fisheries agreement
2018/01/26 Adequate funding for Clean Sky and SESAR programmes
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2017/03/02 MEDIA sub-programme support for games which promote the common European identity
2016/11/04 TV programmes that promote the common European identity, along the lines of 'Games without Frontiers' ('It's a Knockout')
2015/10/27 Images of children on the social networks
2017/11/08 VP/HR - Assessment of the true effectiveness of economic sanctions imposed on Russia
2017/10/11 Insufficient capacity to spend 2014-2020 ESI funding in southern Italy
2017/07/10 Extension of measures to relocate asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2017/03/02 Youth Guarantee impact assessment for Italy
2016/12/15 Increased risk of poverty in Italy
2016/11/28 Failure to recognise public sector employment relationships for justices of the peace in Italy
2016/10/12 Public-private sector cooperation in post-Cotonou EU-ACP relations
2016/09/27 Risk of wasting EU funds for the maritime sector
2016/04/28 Anti-migrant barriers at the Brenner Pass on the border between Italy and Austria
2016/04/13 Closure of the Brenner Pass and possible losses to the road haulage sector
2015/09/30 Volkswagen's manipulation of diesel emissions test results
2015/09/17 Unpaid interns
2015/09/04 Every-other-day deliveries of mail in Italy
2015/07/22 Joint investigation teams to combat organised crime - transposition of Framework Decision 2002/465/JHA in Italy
2015/07/03 Formal notice from the Commission asking Italy to repeal Law No 138 of 11 April 1974 concerning the ban on the use of powdered, condensed and reconstituted milk in dairy products
2015/03/31 TTIP-fishing sector
2014/11/06 Risk of infection with the Ebola virus
2014/10/28 Taxation on financial returns from occupational pension funds
2014/10/07 Airports Decree
2014/09/08 VP/HR - Measures to secure the return to Italy of the two Italian marines Latorre and Girone
2018/05/03 Rights of workers used by online platforms to make home deliveries
2017/10/23 Unequal treatment and non-payment of debts by the Italian authorities
2017/10/11 Protection of the rights of employees engaged in new forms of home delivery
2016/11/28 Protection of the Italian language in the EU
2016/10/14 Ethic and linguistic discrimination against Italian citizens in schools in the United Kingdom
2016/07/05 Safeguarding the rights of Meridiana fly employees
2016/05/03 Problems caused by Italian Post Office's new business plan
2016/03/16 Privacy rights in respect of the aircraft pilots' health
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2018/03/28 Support for reading books in the EU
2018/02/07 EU support for research in the field of genetic diseases
2018/02/07 Experiments carried out by car manufacturers on people and animals
2017/06/28 Eurojust support in Italian 'hotspots'
2017/03/02 Support for independent European audiovisual communication
2015/12/10 Support for people with autism during air travel
2018/03/14 VP/HR - Extradition to Italy of Cesare Battisti
2018/02/14 Protecting Pachino tomatoes
2017/11/16 Refusal to extradite Cesare Battisti and new trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur
2017/01/27 VP/HR - Practical means of protecting persecuted Christians
2016/09/27 Rules concerning the use of drones
2015/11/11 Harmonisation of national rules relating to foodstuffs for those suffering from coeliac disease
2015/11/04 Excessive payments under fisheries partnership agreements
2018/01/26 China's rapid rise in the military, technological and transport sectors
2017/10/11 Safeguarding and promoting small-scale coastal fishing fleets in the Mediterranean Sea
2017/10/10 Increase in migration from Tunisia
2017/07/06 Investigation by the Commission into Sicilian regional funding granted to the company Siciliana Trasporti
2017/06/28 Financial assistance assigned to Italy to manage the migration crisis
2017/02/28 Natural gas in transport
2016/11/29 Negative impact of the new plan for swordfish catches in the Mediterranean
2016/03/29 Safety of coaches for the transport of students
2016/01/29 No Frontex operations base yet established in Catania
2015/12/01 The 'Fish War' in the Sicilian Channel
2015/10/20 Youth migration to non-EU countries
2014/09/11 Frontex and the migration emergency in the Mediterranean
2018/02/13 ENI vessel blocked by Turkey
2017/10/11 Request for information on EU policy to combat counterfeit products
2017/09/19 CEF-Energy Financing for Sicily and Sardinia
2017/07/07 Employment contracts extended illegally by the Region of Sicily
2017/03/24 Guaranteeing free movement and territorial continuity in Sardinia
2016/12/15 Implications of air traffic controller strikes for EU employment and the economy
2016/10/13 Combating child labour
2016/09/13 Preferential tariffs for importing South African oranges into the EU
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/04/06 EU funding to combat and prevent Islamist radicalisation
2015/10/20 Boosting the birth rate in the EU
2014/11/26 Unfair competition from Canon Italia
2014/10/06 Introduction into the EU of the alcohol ignition interlock device - a device to combat drink driving
2018/05/03 VP/HR - Protests in Nicaragua and repression by the Ortega government
2018/01/26 Selection procedure for trainees in the EU institutions
2017/12/18 New landfill in Agira and compliance with Directive 92/43/EEC
2017/10/11 Encouraging senior citizens to enrol on and attend university courses
2017/10/11 Enhancing the status of doctoral degrees in all Member States
2017/09/06 VP/HR - UN mission to Libya to guarantee security and help control borders
2017/06/28 Minimum guaranteed remuneration for trainees
2017/01/27 Presence of ISIS fighters in Albania
2016/11/04 The right to vote and stand in elections for EU citizens living in a Member State other than their own
2016/05/03 Custonaci marble quarries and EU constraints
2016/02/17 Legal recognition of long-term carers (caregivers) within the EU
2015/12/15 Danger posed by the presence of jihadis in the Balkans
2015/11/19 Use of national languages in EPSO competitions
2015/10/08 Recognition of market economy status for China: current state of play and potential impact
2015/02/25 Islamic State (IS) in Libya - grave threat to EU security
2014/11/26 Translation of calls for proposals in the languages of the Member States
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2018/04/26 Regulation on wine tourism in Europe
2018/01/26 Definition of insularity at Italian and European level
2017/10/11 Counterfeit honey sold in the EU
2017/10/11 Delays in the establishment of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)
2017/09/19 Chinese Investments in European Strategic Infrastructures
2017/09/19 Training of professional figures as 'experts in European projects'
2017/09/06 Repeal of TFEU articles favouring certain regions of the Federal Republic of Germany
2017/04/06 Professional requirements needed to be a tourist guide
2016/05/04 Use of Articles 24 and 25 of Regulation (EU) No. 1051/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2013
2016/01/28 Revision of Regulation (EC) No 607/2009
2015/11/19 Sale of counterfeit olive oil in Europe
2015/11/11 Imports of Chinese honey into the EU
2015/10/15 Imports of olive oil from Tunisia and their impact on European producers
2015/06/04 Infringement of Article 95 of Directive 2006/123/EC​ on services in the internal market by Disneyland Paris
2015/04/28 Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/98
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2015/02/03 Members of Arabic terror organisations concealed among the migrants arriving on Europe's shores
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi