Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (United Kingdom) has been appointed Permanent Chairman of the Naval, Navy and Air Committee, based in Fontainebleau, France. The commanders-in-chief designated were General Jean de Lattre of Tassigny (France) as C-in-C, Land Forces, Air Chief Marshal Sir James Robb (UK) as C-in-C, Air Force and Vice-Admiral Robert Jaujard (France) for the Navy, as Flag Officer Western Europe.  Volume 3 of The Life of Nigel Hamilton at Montgomery von Alamein provides a good report on the disagreements between Montgomery and Lattre, which caused much unease at the headquarters. The Kosovo Assembly ratified the agreement, incorporated it into a law and treated it as an “international agreement”.  However, Serbia has agreed that progress in implementing the Brussels Agreement will be a precondition for EU accession negotiations as part of the opening of Chapter 35 negotiations in December 2015. [Citation required] 1. In Kosovo, there will be an association/community of majority Serb communities. Membership is open to any other municipality, subject to the agreement of the members. The Brussels meeting comes just days after an unexpected White House agreement on normalizing economic relations. With only 2 pages, the agreement has 15 paragraphs. Paragraphs 1 to 6 concern the establishment, scope and functions of a proposed community of Serbian communes. Paragraphs 7 to 9 concern police and security structures and provide for the organization of a police unit for the whole of Kosovo, including its northern parts, known as the “Kosovo Police”. Paragraph 11 provides that local elections are held throughout Kosovo in accordance with Kosovo law.
Paragraph 12 provides for an implementation plan and sets a date (to date) for the completion of the plan. Paragraph 13 contains a commitment to intensify discussions on energy and telecommunications. Paragraph 14 states that “neither side will block the other side`s progress on their respective EU trajectories or encourage others to block them.” Paragraph 15 provides for the creation of an enforcement committee with the EU. “The so-called Washington Agreement is not an agreement as such… there is clearly a lack of a political framework.” Under the Brussels agreement, meetings are held regularly to ensure the implementation of provisions in various areas. An agreement on justice was reached in February 2015, followed by agreements on energy and telecommunications operators. On 25 August 2015, an agreement was reached for the creation of the Serbian Community Association, which is at the heart of the Brussels agreement. The statutes have yet to be drawn up. The Serbian National Assembly did not treat the agreement as international and did not ratify it into a binding law, which is a necessary procedure for international agreements in Serbia.  However, it only accepted the government report on “the process of political and technical dialogue with the temporary institutions of Pristina, under the aegis of the EU, including the process of implementing the agreements reached”.  The Constitutional Court of Belgrade did not respond to the question of the constitutionality of the agreement and stated in December 2014 that the issue raised was political and not legal. The Brussels agreement (Serbian: Briselski sporazum, in Albanian: Marréveshja e Brukselit), formally the first agreement to normalize relations, was concluded between the governments of Serbia and Kosovo on the normalization of their relations.
 It was negotiated and concluded in Brussels under the auspices of the European Union, although it was not signed by any of the parties. The negotiations were led by Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dasai and Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thai and were negotiated by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton.