Co-determination and Participation Regarding EU Legislation
In the course of Austria's accession to the EU, Parliament's jurisdiction to legislate in certain policy areas was restricted. This is also referred to as the transfer of "sovereignty rights" to the EU.
This means that in many areas, the national Parliament alone can no longer decide, but the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, as European legislators, adopt rules that bind all EU Member States (for more details, see Legislation in the EU). However, the Austrian Parliament still has a wide range of opportunities to participate.