Thursday Communist-led PAME labor movement holds demonstration against job layoffs at the Labor Ministry, Pireos St, 6.30 p.m. Bank of Attica staff conclude 48-hour strike over pension demands. Deputy Defense Minister Vassilis Michaloliakos will attend a medal-giving ceremony organized by the French Embassy in honor of Greek soldiers who served in the French-led peacekeeping force in Kosovo. Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6.45 p.m. in the Eleftherias Park next to the Athens Concert Hall. Friday Fast train services begin on the Thessaloniki-Istanbul route. The Med SOS environmental organization launches its appeal for volunteers to help in beach cleanup programs and for help in charting local flora and fauna on the island of Samothraki. For information, see www.medsos.gr Saturday Investor organizes two-day conference on futures trading on Greek and international markets at company offices at 53 Stournari in central Athens. For more details call 210.520.1110. Sunday The Cypriot Embassy and The Federation of Cypriot Organizations in Greece (OKOE) hold annual memorial service for those who died in the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 at Athens Cathedral in Plaka at 11 a.m.