A high-level campaign group aims to have French confirmed as the EU's primary legal language.

In what is being criticised in certain quarters as a move to bolster the country's decreasing influence in the EU, the CPLDE made an official visit to the European Parliament on 7 February 2007, to raise the issue of the inconsistency of EU legal texts in the Union's 23 official languages.  

CPLDE argues that French is the most authoritative language because it was both related to Latin — in which Roman law was written — and the language of the Napoleonic Code, which is still the foundation of French and much continental law, such as Belgian.