Not quite. Announce fines for non-compliance, wait to see if other countries object, if they do, cancel the fines and offer a bribe instead.Ah, I see. Fine the Poles then bribe them with the money raised by fines. Allies klar!
If you look at how the EU reacted to the German migrant crisis, if tried fo grab more powers, fine any country who objected, then after the pushback, the EU offered sweeteners.
Brexit negotiations showed a similar process: start with threats, those didn’t work, so the EU then became more realistic.
The Sausage war? Absolute position with threats, push back, compromise.
The French fisherman and access to British waters? It start with threats and absolutes, then rapidly softened when the rest of the EU decided to not push for decisive action. A compromise will be found.
The EU always starts with threats.