I will be looking into the French approach and today I heard that the German gov. is going to, or is already, using a tax on games sold to fund game development..don’t know the details yet but hope to soon…
They are a pan European age-ratings collective type org who offer PEGI classification of titles; previously if you released a title in Spain – ADESE would give you the rating for Spain only, VSC in the UK only, now they have all* joined together to offer a pan-European ratings system pretty much like the US.
* the exception being Germany’s USK which still requires a separate submission.
If you need more info/contacts you can give me a bell.