Slovakia tells of Czech break-up
17 January 2013 Last updated at 14:25 GMT
One of the European Union's newest member states, Slovakia, has entered the debate about an independent Scotland's relationship with Europe.
Slovakia's deputy prime minister has told the BBC there is "no clear answer" to the question of Scottish membership of the EU.
The Czechs and the Slovaks went their separate ways 20 years ago. Miroslav Lajcak says his country is following the developments in Scotland closely.
BBC Scotland's political correspondent Glenn Campbell reports.