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Europe’s Largest Building From Ceausescu Era to Cut Energy Costs

The Parliament building in Bucharest, Romania.

The Parliament building in Bucharest, Romania.

Photographer: Ioana Epure/Bloomberg

Romania’s parliament, the largest building in Europe, will reduce hours when it’s lit up at night as part of efforts to cut energy costs.

The building, ordered by communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu and known as the People’s House, will be lit up only for two hours during the night and will switch to LED-based bulbs, the parliament said in a statement on Friday.