Former Chancellor Kohl wanted to make German the EU's official language, but it lost.
There are legitimate arguments for or against, I suppose. English won by default, of course. After all, it IS the international language of (mis-)communication, if not exactly, mutual understanding!!!! LOL
Ummm...these are the official languages of the EU:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French,German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish and Swedish
And these are the working languages of the EU:
While documents for and communication with citizens are in every official EU language as a right, day-to-day work in the European Commission is based around its three working languages: English, French, andGerman.
German is both...(we pay the whole bruhaha so it's only logical).