My take: The Constitution violates many of my political ideals, if only by further cementing a non-accountable Brussels bureaucracy. Nonetheless the EU is a godsend for Eastern Europe, if only by making democracy permanent there. We cannot take that for granted, mostly because Russia has not yet achieved political equilibrium. The benefits for Eastern Europe dwarf any impact on the in-any-case sluggish Western Europe, so let’s root for a smooth constitutional process. The EU will have plenty of time to fall apart later on.