(QHA) - Ukraine's parliament is expected to debate legislation to allow jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to travel to Germany for medical treatment, Radio Free Europe informs. Ukraine is facing an EU deadline of November 13 to clear the way for Tymoshenko to receive treatment abroad. If no measure is approved, the EU has threatened to suspend the signing of association and free-trade accords with Kyiv. Reports say President Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions and opposition lawmakers have not reached agreement on a possible bill. The European Parliament's two special envoys, former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski and former European Parliament President Pat Cox, are to deliver a final report on Ukraine's progress in resolving Tymoshenko's case in Brussels later on November 13, after first visiting Kyiv. Ukraine's union of industrialists and businessmen late on November 12 called for a delay in signing the EU deal, saying it was harming trade relations with Russia and Kazakhstan. The EU is due to decide November 18 whether the deal should be signed in Vilnius November 28-29. Critics accuse the Ukrainian government of using "selective justice," or politically motivated prosecution, against Tymoshenko.

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