There is mounting pressure on the Czech President Vaclav Klaus to sign ratification papers for the Treaty of Lisbon. Klaus has argued that he cannot sign now due to the new pending appeal at the Czech Constitutional Court.
Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita says (via Euractiv) that the Czech Republic could receive an influential post in the new European Commission in exchange for President Klaus’s signature. Poland itself is expected to finalize ratification shortly.
In any case it seems unlikely that the ratification process will end before November, 1st.