There is currently (November 2022) increased tension between France and Italy regarding the reception of migrants from Africa who were rescued by the humanitarian boat Ocean Viking. The boat has been denied harbour by Italy (against international regulations) and continued to France where it finally accosted in the south of France.
France points out the "irresponsible" Italian actions, Italy is "shocked by the aggressivity" of France (I am putting the exchange in quotes, I heard this on the radio so it may not be exactly accurate but hints at the overall drama).
Since the geographical situation of the southern-most European countries is at the center of the issue (they get the most initial migrants) I was wondering whether there has been an objective high-level review of the resources spent by EU countries on these migrants (the ones that came on boats) and whether this is a significant portion of the overall costs.
This is not only a matter of raw numbers: a country such as Italy or Spain incurs costs related to the logistics of these operations (rescue, camps, ...) that may or may not be offset by the number of migrants heading further toward their target country (what I mean is that there could hypothetically be a situation where the immediate costs are high (rescue, camps, ...) but then everyone leaves and the long term ones (work, housing, school, ...) are offset to the target countries).
There are some EU countries such as Poland or Hungary that seem to be below the agreed quotas, some others like Germany that do not have the initial migrants flow end up being a prime target, and finally some others (Italy, Spain, France, ...) that are both primary and secondary actors in the problem.