Rafel Simó, chemist and oceanographer, research scientist at Barcelona’s Institute of Marine Sciences (CSIC), answers to the questions of the ‘Faces of independence’ series, in which well-known figures from around the country explain why they want independence and what an independent Catalonia might bring the world.
Simó explanis that he is in favour of independence by diferent reasons: sentiment, historical and political grievances and future: it is a privilege and a great opportunity to build a new nation-state which will require a new constitution and afford us the chance to debate the nation-state model. Next, he explanis the contributions that an independent Catalonia would make to the world. Here we reproduce a small fragment of this interview:
“… ours is a creative nation both in the Arts and in scientific research, a nation which is attractive to others for its combination of character, climate and landscape. This view that others have of us has been conveyed to me by many scientists from all over the world whom I have dealt with. Rather than becoming a service-economy, we should leverage this appreciation to establish and strengthen bonds of cooperation that will further knowledge and innovation in all areas.”
You can read the full interview in the link below: