No smoke signals from Brussels, but that isn’t surprising.
I suppose the various issues could be kicked down the road another six months and still be sorted out in time for the elections to the European Parliament in June 2009. That would leave a smaller window for ratification in the second half of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009. That might actually be marginally better, as it would allow for a closer focus on the unconstitution. On the other hand, if anything goes wrong during that period, the next Parliament gets elected under the old approach, and the EU’s institutional shortcomings become more apparent in practice.
Better to placate Poland with something workable, if illogical, and Britain with something that appears to cover their concerns. And that’s the way I’m still betting.