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

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/10/27 Corruption and major projects in Italy
2015/09/21 Youth Guarantee scheme
2015/05/06 Measures to monitor and reclaim the land of the Terra dei Fuochi
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/10/29 Natural disaster prevention measures funded by the 2007-2013 ERDF in Liguria and the municipality of Genoa
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2016/03/22 Human rights violations in Honduras and suspending the trade pillar of the EU-Central America Association Agreement
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
2015/10/07 Damage caused to agricultural holdings by wildlife
2015/09/16 Export controls in respect of dual-use items after the Hacking Team revelations
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
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/02/25 Cruelty to greyhounds/galgos in Member States
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2014/10/02 State aid for nuclear power: Hinkley Point C, United Kingdom
2014/09/08 Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)
2014/07/23 Usury by Italian banks - ESCB supervision
2016/10/17 Next steps towards corporate accountability: The EU's role on the UN's working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises
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
2016/06/02 Halting the slaughter of dogs and cats in 'perreras'
2016/04/11 Costs related to the Turin-Lyon rail link
2016/04/04 Propaganda by public authorities urging citizens to abstain from voting in a referendum
2015/06/22 Terzo valico dei Giovi' rail link - compliance with European law and the precautionary principle
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2014/12/09 Activities promoting the ʻTerzo Valicoʼ in elementary schools in Liguria and Piedmont
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2016/11/11 No European tendering procedure for the excavation of the Maddalena di Chiomonte geognostic tunnel
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
2015/12/18 Mariculture farm in the area known as 'Torre Groppallo'
2015/10/08 Inclusion of qualified teachers on GAE reserve lists
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
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
2014/10/20 No CE certification test facilities for pacemakers in Italy
2014/10/09 Need to modify the economic and fiscal policies of the European Union
2014/09/12 Fiscal dumping in Europe
2015/11/11 Adverse effects on citizens' mobility in the province of Imperia following a decision taken by the Ligurian regional government
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
2016/02/23 Transparency and fair competition in the implementation of the high-speed Torino-Lione railway line
2016/01/20 Distortion of competition following investigation SA33083
2015/11/19 Construction of a car park in an area liable to flooding in Genoa
2015/11/04 ParlEuropa competition in Rome
2015/10/13 Protecting fair competition on the European car market
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/01/06 Foie gras production
2014/12/19 Formal investigation procedure SA33083 - Aid for Piedmontese firms affected by the 1994 flood
2014/12/02 Transparency - Political affiliation of commissioners
2014/11/04 Serious events that took place in Rome on 29 October 2014 during the AST workers' demonstration
2014/09/30 Protecting brown bears in the Trentino region of Italy
2016/09/26 CETA and Germany's additional demands
2016/09/05 EU funding for earthquake protection measures
2016/03/22 Investment protection provisions incompatible with ICS in CETA
2015/12/08 Non-compliance of the 'Buona scuola' reform with Directive 1999/70/EC
2015/11/20 Fuel spill and contamination of groundwater and the drinking water supply in the municipality of Casarza Ligure
2015/11/10 Use of anti-depressants in children and teenagers
2015/11/04 ailure to implement water protection plan and possible infringement of Directive 2000/60/EC
2015/09/30 Reopening of Molinetto landfill
2015/08/19 Plot 6 of the landfill in Collette Ozotto (Imperia)
2015/01/13 Methods of toxicological evaluation constituting alternatives to animal testing
2014/09/12 Infringement of Community rules regarding the projected Spinetta Marengo landfill (Alessandria)
2014/07/28 Preclinical animal research
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2015/10/06 Volkswagen Investigation
2014/09/12 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
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
2015/04/30 Resignation of Italy's Transport Minister and suspension of European financing for TEN-T projects due to illegalities
2015/02/11 Discharge of petroleum products into the Varenna stream
2015/02/09 TEN-T projects - Amending Budget No 1 to the General Budget for 2015
2015/02/02 Relocation of Vibac
2016/07/07 Perfigli dam project
2016/04/07 The Gronda di Ponente project
2016/03/17 Contract for port concessions awarded without benefit of tender
2016/02/24 Blue Print project and grave polluting impact of port and ship repair activities on the city of Genoa
2015/11/19 Real-time support for European industry, including steel
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
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.
2015/01/29 Irregularities at the ILVA iron and steel works in Taranto
2015/01/20 Norman Atlantic accident
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/07/28 Villa Adriana, Tivoli