Learn more about cookies
Below you can see in more detail which cookies we use. You can choose which cookies you accept and then press Save and Close. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Read more about our cookie policies.
The essential search service cookies enable the use of search services and search results. These cookies cannot be disabled by the user.
We use non-essential cookies to collect site visitor statistics and analyse data. Our goal is to develop the quality and content of our website from the perspective of visitors.
Skip main navigation
Direct link to content
Parliament's most important task, enacting legislation, takes place in plenary session. Parliament can enact legislation on the basis of a government proposal, a Member's motion or a citizens' initiative.
Most legislation is based on government proposals, which average about 250 a year. It generally takes 2-4 months to consider a proposal, but major legislative projects can take years. Legislative proposals that have not been considered by the end of the electoral term are allowed to lapse.