BBC Scotland runs with a report that the government of Luxembourg has warned against Scotland becoming an independent country.
Foreign minister Jean Asselborn said the current economic crisis in Europe was a time for solidarity, rather than for "going separate ways".
Luxembourg is the only country outside the UK to have publicly expressed a view for or against independence.
Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Mr Asselborn was "entitled to his view".
She added that the 2014 independence referendum was a matter for Scotland.
Of course Luxembourg has benefited from its membership of the UN the EU and other International Organisationsas an Independent nation.
But Luxembourg also have one of the vital European Commissioners (out of 27).
And that may be the reason behind Luxembourg apparent opposition.
Maybe they feel that a number of former regions like Scotland, Catalonia ,the Basque Country and Wales were to dilute the EU it might dilute their influence and call for more Qualified Majority Voting .
Luxembourg size does in no way make it illegitimate nor should it prevent it from being treated as an equal nation.
But it is sad that they seem to want it to be denied to other small Nations,