The deaths come as a "direct consequence of an infection due to bacteria resistant to antibiotics".
The burden of infection is measured in the number of cases, deaths and disability-adjusted life years of the superbugs and is equivalent to those of influenza, tuberculosis and HIV / AIDs combined.
The following infographic shows where antibiotic-resistant bacteria is causing the most deaths in Europe.
The great difference between countries and Italy accounts for a third of all cases across the continent with nearly 11,000 deaths in total. France comes second with over 5,500 while Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom all saw their deaths surpass the 2,000 mark.