ACRX's CEO never said European partner this year. Whoever said this should apologize to the board. It could happen this year, but imho, not likely.
With luck Zalviso will get the FDA nod at the end of November, and they'll be acquired shortly thereafter. Probably the most logical scenario give the management team.
I hope you are not talking about November of this year, the company just submitted the NDA 2 weeks ago! ACRX expects an approval sometime in the 3rd qtr of 2014 (possibly September).