BRUSSELS Oct 21 German Chancellor Angela Merkel
said on Friday she was optimistic that EU member states will
find a solution to the deadlock preventing the bloc from signing
a free trade deal with Canada.
All 28 EU governments support the Comprehensive Economic and
Trade Agreement (CETA), but Belgium cannot give assent without
backing from five sub-federal administrations, and
French-speaking Wallonia has steadfastly opposed it.
"I am optimistic that one will maybe find a solution with
regards to CETA," Merkel said in Brussels. "But I can't
(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by