According to Jope, this move was interpreted as an exit in the Netherlands, while the headquarters of the food department simply remains in the Netherlands.
“No job is lost in the Netherlands. No driver will move in Rotterdam. No less euro is invested in the Netherlands. Our Food Innovation Center will remain in Wageningen. Also our listing on the AEX. When the merger was concluded, we had the gong triggered. in Amsterdam, not London. It feels like I’m justifying myself, but nothing really changes! “says Jope.
Bill Groen Links
He is annoyed by the GroenLinks bill requiring companies leaving to countries with no dividend tax like the UK to first come to terms with the Dutch tax authorities. The private member’s bill was quickly referred to as “Unilever’s deportation penalty”.
Jope’s financial advisors believe the bill is in conflict with many international treaties.