How are relations between the EU (European Union) and the US (United States)?
The relationship between the EU and the United States is one of friendly competition. The EU is probably our strongest political ally, but we compete with each other economically. Since we invaded Iraq, our political relationship with the EU has deteriorated because many Europeans don't agree with goals (or lack of goals) in this war. Many Europeans believe that we've stirred up a hornet's nest and encouraged Muslim violence against the EU.