|Minister of Finance|
15 December 2014 – 15 March 2015
|Prime Minister||Victor Ponta|
|Preceded by||Ioana Petrescu|
|Succeeded by||Victor Ponta (Acting)|
|Born||25 March 1977|
|Political party||Democratic Party (Before 2007)|
Democratic Liberal Party (2007–2012)
Social Democratic Party (2012–present)
Lavinia Șandru (m. 2005–2015)
|Alma mater||Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies|
Spiru Haret University
Vâlcov has obtained in 2008 a PhD degree from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, but was accused to have plagiarised over half of his PhD thesis. He countered accusing the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) of making up the accusations.
He was elected Mayor of Slatina twice (in 2004 and 2008) on the behalf of the Democratic-Liberal Party. In 2012, he resigned from the party and joined the Social Democratic Party (PSD), being elected a Senator.
He was convicted to an 8-year prison sentence in 2018, pending appeal.  The sentence included 4 years for influence peddling, 6 years for money laundering, 2 years for financial operations incompatible with public office. The prison sentences were combined into one. Additionally, Vâlcov was fined 6.200.000 Lei.
- Darius Vâlcov și-a dat demisia din Guvern, HotNews.ro, 3 June 2019
- "Noul ministru delegat pentru Buget, Darius Valcov, a depus juramantul", hotnews.ro August 28, 2014
- "Victor Ponta: Ministrul Finanțelor mi-a înaintat demisia", Agerpress, March 15, 2015
- Darius Vâlcov, ani grei de închisoare, Cotidianul.ro, 8 February 2018
| Minister of Finance