The European Union has 24 official languages used for official communications, the official languages designated by each of the 27 countries.
These are the following languages
German, English, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish and Czech Since the departure of the Union of the United Kingdom, English remains official language of the Union because of its designation by Ireland and Malta;
These two countries have also designated as official languages Irish/Gaelic and Maltese, languages with a limited number of speakers; This symbolic recognition makes all the more visible Spain’s non-designation of Basque, Catalan and Galician when its three languages have official language status in the autonomous communities and have just been authorized in the national Parliament.
It is not surprising that in the search for a majority which cannot be built without a certain number of autonomist deputies, the transitional Prime Minister Pablo Sanchez has launched a symbolic process for the recognition of Basque, Catalan and Galician as languages officials of the European Union.
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