European Central Bank (ECB) governing council member Christian Noyer speaks at the Paris Europlace Financial Forum in Tokyo December 3, 2012. The European Central Bank's scheme to purchase government debt from euro zone countries is an important tool to ensure the proper functioning of monetary policy and to dispel fears of a breakup of the currency zone, Noyer, who is also head of the Bank of France, said on Monday. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS) REUTERS