In the latest issue read all about the first Croatian Emigrant Congress held in Zagreb, the tenth anniversary of Croatian language instruction in Montenegro, the 23rd Folklore Festival in Germany, the “Croatian from the Air” photo exhibition and much, much more.

The seventh 2014 issue of Matica magazine was released in mid July, as usual featuring many fascinating articles from the homeland and around the world. The cover photo features the three winners from our extensive article on the Miss Croatia folk costume pageant in the Croatian communities abroad staged in Tomislavgrad. Also in the latest issue read all about the first Croatian Emigrant Congress held in Zagreb, the tenth anniversary of Croatian language instruction in Montenegro, the 23rd Folklore Festival in Germany, the “Croatian from the Air” photo exhibition and much, much more.
Dear Matica magazine readers around the world, it is in your interest and ours that our monthly records every notable event from the places you live. We invite you, therefore, to work with us. Write us news items and send photos—work with us in creating the content of Matica magazine, by writing about what you would like to read about. Let’s make Matica a real bridge of Croatian unity.

Content
Croatian Statehood Day
Cardinal Bozanić celebrates anniversary as bishop
Zagreb: the Croatian Emigrant Congress
Emigration from Bosnia-Herzegovina
CFU gets new president
President Josipović in Switzerland
An interview with academician Radoslav Katičić
Negative demographic trends
Vesna Drapac’s book on Yugoslavia
Berlin: Croatians in the Bundestag
One year in EU membership
Anniversary of Croatian language instruction in Montenegro
Melbourne: major humanitarian concert
Statehood Day celebrated in Belgrade and Bitola
Croatian World Congress of Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Pageant: best Croatian folk costumes abroad
Germany: Croatian folklore festival
Book & Exhibition: Croatia from the Air
Austria: A musical in Mjenovo
The CHF time machine
Porin music awards
An interview with Franjo Pavić of Germany
Croatia at the Brazil 2014 World Cup

COLUMNS
Global Croatia (Vesna Kukavica)
Our Towns & Cities (Zvonko Ranogajec)
Movement/Aberration (Šimun Šito Ćorić)
Dates In History (Željko Holjevac)
Let’s Talk Croatian (Sanja Vulić)
Janko Deur’s Brooklyn Tales

Text by: Hrvoje Salopek