Veaceslav Untilă

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Veaceslav Untilă
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President of the Court of Accounts of Moldova
Assumed office
2016
Member of the Moldovan Parliament
Assumed office
2005
Personal details
Born (1956-06-15) 15 June 1956 (age 61)
Codreanca
Political party Alliance Our Moldova (past)
Other political
affiliations
Alliance for European Integration (2009–13)
Children 2
Alma mater Moldova State University

Veaceslav Untilă (born 15 June 1956 in Codreanca) is a Moldovan politician.

Biography[edit]

Veaceslav Untilă was born on 15 June 1956 in the Codreanca village, Strășeni District, Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR, to a family of teachers. He graduated the Engineering School of the Technical University in Chisinau in 1978 and the Law School of the State University of Moldova in 1997. Between 1994 and 1998 he did the PhD at the Academy of Sciences of Moldova and in 1999 he undertakes a training program at George C. Marshall European Center. Between 1978 and 1995, Veaceslav Untila works for the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Republic of Moldova, between 1992 and 1995 he is head of the Auto Inspectorate of MIA, and between 1998 and 2000 he is deputy minister of MIA. In 2001 he becomes National Secretary of the cross-governmental committee TRACECA, holding this office until 2002. In 1992 Mr. Untila is involved in the defence of independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova. He received the Golden Eagle award, the title Chevalier of Order of Honor, Cross of Merit (rank II) and the Silver Medal of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. Between 1995 and 1998 Mr Untila serves as international officer for OISR (Geneva). Besides his diplomatic work, Mr. Untila conducts extensive scientific research. He is a PhD in Law, author of tens of publications on the fight against organized crime. In 1999, he becomes associate professor at the UNESCO International Personnel Management Academy (Ukraine, Kiev). In 2000, he becomes Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Criminology in Moldova. In the period of 1989-1993 he is a member of the Chisinau municipal council and in 1999 he becomes the leader of the public association „Civic Strategy”. In 2016 Mr. Untila is awarded the Order of Republic for outstanding achievements. He speaks Russian and French, is married to Alexandra Untila and has two children.

Political activity[edit]

Veaceslav Untilă started his political career in 2001, behind involved in the campaign for early parliamentary elections. In the same year, he becomes the president of the Order and Social Justice Party of Moldova. After the latter merged with the National Liberal Party, on September 22, 2001 Untila becomes the chairman of the National Council of the Social-Liberal Union „Moldova’s Strength” (USL Forta Moldovei). He further calls on all the center-right wing forces to merge into one single party, which to some extent was achieved through the merger of PRCM, USL Forta Moldovei and PNTCD and creation of the Liberal Party on March 24, 2002. Soon after being elected president of the Liberal Party on October 27, 2002 Untila contributes to the creation of Moldova Noastra Alliance through the merger of the Liberal Party, Social-Democratic Alliance and Alliance of the Independents (July 19, 2003) and becomes one of its co-presidents. He was also deputy president of the Electoral Bloc „Democratic Moldova”. In 2005 Untila becomes first-deputy president of the Moldova Noastra Alliance and in 2005 - Member of the Moldovan Parliament, deputy leader of the parliamentary group of Moldova Noastra Alliance and chair of the parliamentary committee for public administration, environment and territorial development. In 2008, Veaceslav Untila successfully advocates for the introduction of the „historical amendment” on the withdrawal of the Russian troops and weapons from Moldova in NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s resolution. With the formation of a new Parliament in Moldova in 2009, he becomes MP. In January 2010, he joins the European Action Movement (EAM) and during its third Extraordinary Congress he is elected president of the party by a majority vote. Together with Iurie Colesnic he forms the parliamentary group of EAM. In March 2011, EAM’s Extraordinary Congress decides on the self-dissolution and merger of EAM with the Liberal Party (LP). Later, on March 13, 2011, LP’s Republican Council decides to designate Untila as one of LP’s deputy presidents. On September 26, 2012, Untila is appointed director of the State Ecologic Inspection of Moldova, holding this office until June 5, 2013. On December 2014, he becomes Member of the Moldovan Parliament and chairman of the parliamentary committee for national security, defence and public order. On July 29, 2016 Veaceslav Untila is appointed President of the Court of Accounts of Moldova for a five-year term.

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