Vitalie Pîrlog

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Vitalie Pîrlog
Prime Minister of Moldova
In office
14 September 2009 – 25 September 2009
President Mihai Ghimpu (Acting)
Preceded by Zinaida Greceanîi
Succeeded by Vlad Filat
Justice Minister of Moldova
In office
20 September 2006 – 25 September 2009
President Vladimir Voronin
Mihai Ghimpu (Acting)
Prime Minister Vasile Tarlev
Zinaida Greceanîi
Vitalie Pîrlog (Acting)
Preceded by Victoria Iftodi
Succeeded by Alexandru Tănase
Personal details
Born (1974-07-28) 28 July 1974 (age 47)
Nisporeni, Soviet Union (now Moldova)
Political party Party of Communists
Profession Jurist

Vitalie Pîrlog (born July 28, 1974, Nisporeni) is a Moldovan politician.

Education and early career

Between 1992 and 1997, he studied at the Free International University of Moldova (Chişinău) (Law Department), receiving a Degree in International Law. Pîrlog began his career in 1993 as Legal Adviser within an international private company. From 1997 till 2001, he served as Senior Adviser in the Document Services of the Office of the President of Moldova. In January 2001 he was appointed Deputy Director of the Governmental Agent and International Relations Department of the Ministry of Justice. Since 2001 Vitalie Pîrlog has represented the Government of the Republic of Moldova before the European Court of Human Rights, cumulating at the same time the position of Director of International Relations and European Integration Department of the Ministry of Justice.

In the period 2001-2005, he was a member (as national expert) of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) of the Council of Europe, the European Commission for Justice Effectiveness of the Council of Europe, the Committee of Experts for the Improvement of the Procedures for the Protection of Human Rights (one of the two expert-committees subordinate to the CDDH). Pîrlog was also Head of the Moldavian Delegation at the European Committee on Crime Problems of the Council of Europe.

After 2005 he worked within the Permanent Governmental Commission on the enforcement of the European Court of Human Rights final decisions against the Republic of Moldova.

On 20 September 2006, Pîrlog became Justice Minister in the Vasile Tarlev cabinet, formed by the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova. He kept this post during the Zinaida Greceanîi Cabinets.

Prime Minister of Moldova

Zinaida Greceanîi resigned on September 9, 2009, saying she was unable to simultaneously hold the posts of prime minister and member of the Moldovan Parliament at the same time. On September 10, 2009, Moldova’s President Vladimir Voronin signed a decree appointing the departing Justice Minister Vitalie Pîrlog as acting prime minister from September 14 until a new government is formed by Alliance for European Integration.[1] Vitalie Pîrlog will act as Prime Minister until the members of the new government take an oath; the president of Moldova will nominate Vlad Filat as the new prime minister.[2]


Political offices
Preceded by
Zinaida Greceanîi
Prime Minister of Moldova

Succeeded by
Vlad Filat