Right now, Catalan is not acknowledged as an official language of the European Union. The EU has eleven official languages and only five of them have more speakers than Catalan. Soon, there will be eight new official languages: Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovene, Estonian and Maltese. Only the two first have a larger number of speakers than Catalan. If we take into account not just the number of speakers but the historical and cultural significance of the various European languages, and their impact on the media, the absence of Catalan in the list of official languages of the EU is even more striking.
The explanation of this nonsense relies on the fact that the Spanish representatives at the EU are systematically obstructing all actions to promote any international acknowledgment of the Catalan language.
This situation is absolutely outrageous and we should hope that it will change soon. Meanwhile, the Catalan Academy and many other Catalan organizations are asking the EU to restore Catalan to the place it deserves.
If you want to learn more about this topic, you might like to read the following statement made by the Catalan Academy ("Institut d'Estudis Catalans").