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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
International Trade Member inta
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/15 Studies and geological works for the construction of the new Turin-Lyon railway line
2017/09/12 Nationalisation of the Saint-Nazaire shipyard in France
2017/07/24 Construction of a hydroelectric power station on the Rio Carne
2017/07/04 Irregularities in TELT invitation to tender for the new Turin-Lyon rail link
2017/02/07 Local residents' opposition to and dissatisfaction with the construction of the new Turin-Lyon railway line
2016/09/22 Ratification of the bilateral agreement between Italy and France to launch final work on the cross-border section of the new Turin-Lyon railway
2016/04/11 Costs related to the Turin-Lyon rail link
2016/03/17 Contract for port concessions awarded without benefit of tender
2016/02/23 Transparency and fair competition in the implementation of the high-speed Torino-Lione railway line
2015/01/29 Irregularities at the ILVA iron and steel works in Taranto
2014/12/02 Transparency - Political affiliation of commissioners
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2017/12/05 Italian electoral law ('Rosatellum bis')
2017/09/04 Airborne asbestos levels above critical threshold in Alessandria (Terzo Valico)
2017/02/06 Infilling of mines below the level of the water table with excavated earth and rocks (spoil) from the Terzo Valico dei Giovi project
2015/12/08 Non-compliance of the 'Buona scuola' reform with Directive 1999/70/EC
2015/06/22 Terzo valico dei Giovi' rail link - compliance with European law and the precautionary principle
2014/12/09 Activities promoting the ʻTerzo Valicoʼ in elementary schools in Liguria and Piedmont
2014/09/12 Infringement of Community rules regarding the projected Spinetta Marengo landfill (Alessandria)
2014/07/23 Usury by Italian banks - ESCB supervision
2016/04/04 Propaganda by public authorities urging citizens to abstain from voting in a referendum
2015/11/11 Adverse effects on citizens' mobility in the province of Imperia following a decision taken by the Ligurian regional government
2015/10/08 Inclusion of qualified teachers on GAE reserve lists
2015/06/22 Employment guidelines: greater involvement of the European Parliament in the decision-making process
2015/06/22 Employment guidelines: greater involvement of the European Parliament in the decision-making process
2018/05/23 Dumping at sea of debris containing asbestos-bearing rock and other substances in connection with the 'Gronda di Ponente' project
2016/04/07 The Gronda di Ponente project
2016/03/22 Human rights violations in Honduras and suspending the trade pillar of the EU-Central America Association Agreement
2015/09/09 TiSA agreement and right of States to regulate financial markets
2015/06/30 Wikileaks revelations concerning TiSA and the deregulation of financial services
2015/02/25 Cruelty to greyhounds/galgos in Member States
2015/01/06 Foie gras production
2014/09/08 Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)
2018/05/25 Possible conflicts of interests for an American company
2018/03/16 Failure by Italiana Coke S.r.l. to carry out an ex-post environmental impact assessment
2017/10/06 Welfare of chickens on intensive livestock farms in Italy
2017/10/04 Meal vouchers in Italy and possible infringements of European law and harm to EU own resources
2017/03/08 Environmental measurements and change to the depth of the Chiomonte exploratory tunnel
2016/11/11 No European tendering procedure for the excavation of the Maddalena di Chiomonte geognostic tunnel
2016/10/27 Corruption and major projects in Italy
2016/07/14 The Paris agreements on climate change and the energy transition
2016/06/24 Bullfighting and the EU budget
2015/12/09 Urgent need to reduce the impact of livestock on climate change
2015/09/30 Reopening of Molinetto landfill
2015/08/19 Plot 6 of the landfill in Collette Ozotto (Imperia)
2015/04/30 Resignation of Italy's Transport Minister and suspension of European financing for TEN-T projects due to illegalities
2015/02/09 TEN-T projects - Amending Budget No 1 to the General Budget for 2015
2015/01/13 Methods of toxicological evaluation constituting alternatives to animal testing
2014/10/20 No CE certification test facilities for pacemakers in Italy
2014/09/30 Protecting brown bears in the Trentino region of Italy
2014/07/28 Preclinical animal research
2018/03/05 Structural funds fraud and the 'Ndrangheta in Slovakia
2017/07/11 Sicilian companies warned not to list the ancient Sicilian cereal Timilia among ingredients on product labels
2015/02/13 The use of the Structural Funds to support persons with disabilities
2015/01/30 Unclear accounting for European funds used by the company LTF s.a.s.
2016/01/20 Distortion of competition following investigation SA33083
2015/10/06 Volkswagen Investigation
2014/12/19 Formal investigation procedure SA33083 - Aid for Piedmontese firms affected by the 1994 flood
2014/10/02 State aid for nuclear power: Hinkley Point C, United Kingdom
2018/06/11 The use of the quota for the import of dairy products allocated under the CETA Treaty between the EU and Canada
2018/06/11 Hidden subsidies for Canadian national dairy production incompatible with the CETA Treaty
2017/12/15 Kymriah: the childhood leukaemia treatment accessible only to the rich
2017/12/01 Restrictions on the issuing of licences for bogus private clubs and the revocation of such licences
2017/11/23 Glyphosate contamination of wheat imported from Canada
2017/09/04 Quality of bathing waters and waste water treatment in the municipality of Rapallo
2017/08/31 Food imports from Ukraine
2017/03/17 High asbestos values ​​in groundwater near the reservoir supplying water to the city of Alessandria
2016/10/28 New method for calculating dumping margins after 11 December 2016
2016/05/25 Salvage of vessel shipwrecked in April 2015 off the coast of Libya
2016/03/22 Investment protection provisions incompatible with ICS in CETA
2015/11/20 Fuel spill and contamination of groundwater and the drinking water supply in the municipality of Casarza Ligure
2015/11/04 ailure to implement water protection plan and possible infringement of Directive 2000/60/EC
2015/09/21 Youth Guarantee scheme
2015/02/11 Discharge of petroleum products into the Varenna stream
2014/09/12 Fiscal dumping in Europe
2014/07/28 Villa Adriana, Tivoli
2018/06/05 Question on duty-free Tunisian olive oil - 2018
2018/02/27 Major industrial accident risk at Multedo (Genoa)
2017/11/20 Child labour exploitation by coffee and cocoa corporations
2017/07/11 Demolition works using explosive charges near the SCI (Site of Community Interest) and SPA (Special Protection Area) Stagno di Pilo and Casaraccio in Sardinia
2017/04/06 Former Boero Area Genoa - Departure of ERDF-funded project from plans agreed
2017/03/23 Storage of potentially polluting material near marine sites of Community importance (SCIs) and the town centre of Imperia
2016/07/07 Perfigli dam project
2016/06/02 Halting the slaughter of dogs and cats in 'perreras'
2016/02/24 Blue Print project and grave polluting impact of port and ship repair activities on the city of Genoa
2016/02/16 Study on the impact of TTIP on agriculture
2016/02/11 Grave agricultural crisis in Sicily - impact of foreign policy and of EU free trade agreements on the price of citrus fruits and tomatoes
2015/12/18 Mariculture farm in the area known as 'Torre Groppallo'
2015/11/19 Construction of a car park in an area liable to flooding in Genoa
2015/10/07 Damage caused to agricultural holdings by wildlife
2015/05/06 Measures to monitor and reclaim the land of the Terra dei Fuochi
2015/02/02 Relocation of Vibac
2015/01/20 Norman Atlantic accident
2014/10/29 Natural disaster prevention measures funded by the 2007-2013 ERDF in Liguria and the municipality of Genoa
2014/09/12 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster
2018/06/11 Non-tariff barriers to the trade in wine on the Canadian market
2018/04/25 Time limits on European funding of activities to promote wine in third countries
2017/10/04 EU funding for Ericsson Telecomunicazioni SpA
2016/09/05 EU funding for earthquake protection measures
2015/11/10 Use of anti-depressants in children and teenagers
2015/11/04 ParlEuropa competition in Rome
2015/10/13 Protecting fair competition on the European car market
2015/09/30 Revision of procedural time limits to protect the financial interests of the European Union
2015/04/30 Road signs for people with dyslexia
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2014/11/27 Pension reform victims and the European Social Fund
2014/11/10 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion on collecting feathers from live geese
2014/11/04 Serious events that took place in Rome on 29 October 2014 during the AST workers' demonstration