France has announced that it will double its paid paternity leave from 14 to 28 days, with the policy starting next summer. President Emmanuel Macron also announced this week that it will be mandatory for fathers to take at least one week off work once the baby is born. The new plan also applies to same-sex couples.

“When a baby arrives in the world, there is no reason it should be just the mother who takes care of it,” Macron said in a statement. Several countries are already ahead when it comes to progressiveness regarding paternity leave. Portugal currently offers five weeks, while Finland allows nine weeks, although the latter’s female-led leadership recently announced that paternity leave would be extended to seven months (the same as the terms for maternity leave), effective next year.

Whereas, Germany allows parents to take up to 14 months of paid leave, in which the couple has an option for the time to be shared. Sweden offers a similar system of a shared maximum of 480 days of paid leave for both parents.